Finished This Week


What Am I Reading?

Andorra Pett is a book I got for review.  It is basically a cozy mystery set on a space station in cafe.  How could I pass that up?  The review isn’t scheduled until February but it is very good so far.

The Taliban Cricket Club is fiction about a woman who is trying to use cricket to escape Afghanistan.



What Am I Listening To?


The Newcomers follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of the 2015-2016 school year as they land at South High School in Denver, Colorado, in an English Language Acquisition class created specifically for them. Speaking no English, unfamiliar with American culture, their stories are poignant and remarkable as they face the enormous challenge of adapting. These newcomers, from fourteen to nineteen years old, come from nations convulsed by drought or famine or war. Many come directly from refugee camps, after experiencing dire forms of cataclysm. Some arrive alone, having left or lost every other member of their original family.