Not Awestruck Until the End of Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck (2006) by Erik Larson started slowly. It took me a few months to read it, because I kept losing interesting during the first half of the book. It is about the collision of two events in the early 1900s. One is the invention of the wireless, which Marconi invented and perfected. His ability to... Continue Reading →

The Diary of a Midwife: Recognizing an Invisible Woman of the Past

I’ve been wanting to read Pulitzer Prize–winning book A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary 1785-1812 (1990) by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich for years.  Ulrich has been a sort of role model/celebrity to me because of her achievements with this book, but also for her life.  She is a member of... Continue Reading →

Wrapping Up A Week of Non-Fiction

Today is the final post on some of the most compelling and interesting non-fiction books I’ve read.  If you’d like to see the ten books I previously highlighted this week, please visit Post One or Post Two. As you can see from the picture, the patrons at my county library have loved and worn this... Continue Reading →

How to Catch a Book Thief

It’s time to come clean.  I live in Utah.  I don’t know why, but when I started this blog I felt compelled to keep that from you.  Call it a desire to be anonymous or a desire to avoid scrutiny.  I guess my motives don't really matter, but my motive for telling you today does. ... Continue Reading →

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