Reviews Posted This Week

Freedom’s Daughters by Lynne Olson – Nonfiction about the women of the Civil Rights movement

Lost and Found by Brooke Davis – Australian fiction about an abandoned girl, a widower, and a recluse on the run

A Chosen Exile by Allyson Hobbs – Is passing as another race ever a good option?

Top 10 Pratchett Heroines

About February

I read 18 books. Thirteen were fiction and five were nonfiction. They were set in the U.S., England, Suriname, Botswana, Australia, Finland, and one on the moon.

I read 8 white female authors, 5 black females, 2 black male authors, 1 white male, 1 Indian female author, and 1 Native American male. Two of the books were originally written in other languages – Finnish and Dutch.

Around the Internet

I won something! Thanks Alysia!

New to Me Book Bloggers I’m Following on Bloglovin’

It Starts at Midnight – Looking for discussion posts?  She has a linkup here. and Outlandish Lit

New on Twitter

leah renee and Talitha Nelle

Reading This Week

The Annotated Sandman, Vol. 1The Annotated Sandman, Vol. 1 by Neil Gaiman

Every time anyone talks about Neil Gaiman they always work in how wonderful Sandman is. I’ve never read it. I’ve decided to fix this apparently huge gap in my understanding.


Yes, ChefYes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson

An Ethiopian orphan is adopted by a Swedish family and becomes a top European chef.



Blood Colony (African Immortals, #3)Blood Colony by Tananarive Due

This is the third book in the series with My Soul to Keep and The Living Blood (review publishing this week).  Can the blood of immortals be used as a medication without endangering them?