New Title Tuesday · non fiction · Reader's Advisory

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, New Title Tuesday

 The New Title Tuesday recommendation, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI  by David Grann is in keeping with his previous works of literary true crime and conspiracy.  It is  more evidence of the limitless greed of man. Publisher’s Summary:  In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in… Continue reading Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, New Title Tuesday

5 Star Fridays · movie or tv · non fiction · Reader's Advisory

Yes Please, by Amy Poehler Five Star Friday

This week’s Five Star Friday recommendation is a little gem by the hilarious Amy Poehler, her memoir, Yes Please.  Part scrap book, part confessional, part rules-to-live by, we need a little Poehler to balance the very unbalanced happenings in the world today. Publisher’s Summary: Do you want to get to know the woman we first… Continue reading Yes Please, by Amy Poehler Five Star Friday

New Title Tuesday · non fiction · Reader's Advisory

New Title Tuesday Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times

The New Title Tuesday recommendation today, Radical Hope edited by Carolina De Robertis is in honor of the dreamers and free thinkers who officially began this nation in 1776. Each person in the United States, regardless of when they arrived, carry the ideological DNA of our founding fathers and mothers.  We expect justice. We demand equality.… Continue reading New Title Tuesday Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times

New Title Tuesday · non fiction · Reader's Advisory

The Art Book-Big Ideas Simply Explained

My New Title Tuesday recommendation this week is DK Publisher’s The Art Book-Big Ideas Simply Explained by contributors Caroline Bugler, Ann Kramer, and many others. This is perfect for anyone wanting to know more about the ideological, social, political, and cultural influences on art and artists throughout the ages.  It’s also helpful information for parents who hope to teach and excite children while visiting art and history museums… Continue reading The Art Book-Big Ideas Simply Explained

New Title Tuesday · non fiction · Reader's Advisory

New Title Tuesday: The Unmade Bed By Stephen Marche

  My New Title Tuesday recommendation, The Unmade Bed: The Messy Truth About Men and Women in the 21st Century  by Stephen Marche, made me curious to see how a man would “mansplain” the gender divide to women.  But, he played it a bit safe by stating on the cover that his wife, editor Sarah Fulford, provided commentary on the book.  OK,… Continue reading New Title Tuesday: The Unmade Bed By Stephen Marche

5 Star Fridays · non fiction

Five Star Friday: When Breath Becomes Air

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his… Continue reading Five Star Friday: When Breath Becomes Air

New Title Tuesday · non fiction · Reader's Advisory

Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy

  At first glance, it may appear that the New Title Tuesday recommendation, Thrill Me Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy, is targeted at English teachers and students.  But then I realized it would also appeal to anyone who aspires to write the next-great-American-novel, which of course, considerably broadens the pool or potential readers. Once I… Continue reading Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy