Category Archives: Book Review

These are posts about books I’ve read. Generally, these are taken from my Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram posts.

F.C. Yee – “The Rise of Kyoshi”

“But that all changed when the Fire Nation attacked…” I never watched Avatar when it first aired (16 years ago, yesterday!) because I thought it was a kids’ show. When I caught it on Netflix a few months back, I … Continue reading

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Nicole Galland – “I, Iago”

Today I finished “I, Iago” by Nicole Galland. I picked this up a few weeks back at the Green Valley Book Fair, because the title caught my attention. As a part of the grad certificate in English that I completed, … Continue reading

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Neil Degrasse Tyson – “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry”

Here’s another one, and this one was fun! “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” by Neil Degrasse Tyson was enjoyable to listen to because HE was reading it. I’m glad the Libby app had it on there. While space isn’t … Continue reading

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Andrew Krivak – “The Bear”

For December the RCC Book Club read “The Bear” by Andrew Krivak, and I, once again, took advantage of its presence on Hoopla. This one started off with some promise. There was a man and girl living in a cabin … Continue reading

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Ellen Marie Wiseman – “What She Left Behind”

Whoops! I’ve been slacking a bit and forgot to post updates for some of the books I’ve read. This one is “What She Left Behind” by Ellen Marie Wiseman. The RCC Book Club read her book “The Life She Was … Continue reading

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Ellen Marie Wiseman – “The Life She Was Given”

This month the RCC Book Club read “The Life She Was Given” by Ellen Marie Wiseman. I actually listened to it on Hoopla while driving, but it was so good, I bought myself a paper copy in case I wanted … Continue reading

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“My Hero Academia”

Bit of a different book this time around! A few weeks ago my daughter asked me to take her shopping. We went to Short Pump Town Center, and we ended up at the big Barnes and Noble. She wanted to … Continue reading

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Madeleine Bohme – “Ancient Bones”

Saw this one in my recommended section on Hoopla after I finished Amityville. “Ancient Bones” by Madeleine Bohme tells of her work in paleoanthopology and working with the fossils of early hominids. We briefly talk about this in my classes, … Continue reading

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Jay Anson – “The Amityville Horror”

So while I technically didn’t READ this one, I did listen to it on Audiobook through Hoopla as a part of the Rappahannock Community College book club. Jay Anson’s “The Amityville Horror” was perfectly timed for Halloween. While I had … Continue reading

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Harry Turtledove – “Opening Atlantis”

I know the world has been patiently waiting, sitting on the edge of their seats, for news of the latest book I’ve read. This one is “Opening Atlantis” by Harry Turtledove. A colleague of mine at the college introduced me … Continue reading

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