Looking at Slavery

I recently listened to two audiobooks back to back that looked at the history and legacy of slavery in the United States. How the Word is Passed explores the legacy of slavery modern American places. It compares and contrasts discussions […]

Deaf Utopia

Nyle DiMarco loves being Deaf. He is proud of his family, his culture, and his language. But that hasn’t always been so for Deaf people. In this memoir he compares and contrasts the way different generations of his family have […]

The Boys

I grabbed this audiobook as soon as I saw it on my library’s webpage. It is a fascinating look at the lives of people who grew up in front of millions of people but managed to come out of it […]

Crossing the Line

I found this book while browsing my library’s list of available audiobooks. I was immediately intrigued by the story of an inner-city polo club. Polo is a very expensive sport to play because it requires multiple highly trained horses per […]

Refocusing My Family

When I saw the title of this book I laughed and immediately reserved it from the library.   If you grew up in the evangelical church like I did you couldn’t avoid Focus on the Family.  They had programs on Christian […]

Wine Girl

I’ve always wanted to learn about wine.  I think the history of different vineyards and wines is fascinating.  That’s why I was interested in listening to Wine Girl.  What does it take to be an expert on wine, especially at […]

Cat Daddy

I am so disappointed in this book.  I’m a fan of Jackson Galaxy’s way of interacting with cats and his ability to work through their issues.  It always amazes me how clueless a lot of people are about what is […]

Dottir

I’m a CrossFit Games junkie.  When I started CrossFit I just happened to wander into a class that included a reigning Games senior (60 years old and over) champion.  Every morning the first thing we did was a 1/4 mile […]

White Is A State of Mind

After reading Melba Patillo’s memoir of the integration of Little Rock’s Central High School, I wanted to know more details about what happened next.  Instead of letting the black teenagers have a second year in Central High, the governor closed […]

Becoming Superman

I’ve seen a lot of J. Michael Straczynski’s work.  I watched He-Man and She-Ra in the 1980s.  I’m a huge fan of Sense8.  But I didn’t know who he was until I read this book.  Becoming Superman refers to many […]