Being cold, wet, tired and hungry makes me feel unloved. So why read a book about it?

Last summer while in Canada I picked up “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy. Big mistake. I was going to re-gift* this book at my Writer’s Group party next week but I wanted to read it first. First, let me confess: there are very few novels that I actually finish reading. They just don’t hold my … More Being cold, wet, tired and hungry makes me feel unloved. So why read a book about it?

You are not crazy: This book says so! #BuyThisBook #books

My Nurse Practitioner recommended this book for PTSD survivors. This could include returning Veterans, victims of crimes, and those abused as children. We have all heard of the “fight or flight” theory of dealing with danger or stress. But I believed there is a third one, “freeze”. When you just don’t know what to do, … More You are not crazy: This book says so! #BuyThisBook #books

If you really want to combat racism, read to a child    #reading #children #racism #family #kids

With all the talk of racism in the news, what do we tell our children? How do we talk to them? A Doll Like My Mommy is the celebration of an interracial family. It depicts each family member’s uniqueness while acknowledging their inherent similarities. This book is filled with images of loving interaction between all … More If you really want to combat racism, read to a child    #reading #children #racism #family #kids

What if an atheist wrote about the Holocaust?

What if, instead of a Jew, a gentile atheist was arrested and thrown into a concentration camp? That’s exactly what happened in the book Scheisshaus Luck, Surviving the Unspeakable in Auschwitz and Dora by Pierre Berg with Brian Brock. This is Pierre’s actual story of enduring the Holocaust. When I looked at the cover, I … More What if an atheist wrote about the Holocaust?

My Outcast Heart – I recommend you read this book!

I recently finished reading an e-book novel called My Outcast Heart by Anna C. Bowling. I don’t normally read romance novels (mostly because they are all sex and very little romance) but this one held my attention. The story takes place in colonial New York in the 1720’s.  It is a sweet story of a … More My Outcast Heart – I recommend you read this book!

The Gendarme

Book Review: The Gendarme by Mark Mustian. I was walking through the Public Library and the cover of this book jumped out at me. It is a picture of a young woman, and only one side of her face can be seen. The title caught my eye, “The Gendarme.” [ This is because I am addicted … More The Gendarme