Roots by Alex Haley – Week 2

This week’s discussion covers Chapters 21-40. I felt a measure of excitement and nervous anticipation about this phase in Kunta’s life and eagerly looked forward to accompanying him during a pivotal part of his adolescence. “Not a day passed that Kunta and his mates didn’t feel both anxiety and joy at the approach of theContinue reading “Roots by Alex Haley – Week 2”

Tony’s Wife – Review

I received a free review copy from the publisher (Harper Books) in exchange for an honest review. “Duty-bound love is the Italian girl’s area of expertise. The Italian woman is a master craftsman at the art of sacrifice. But love, romantic, wild, impetuous, unguarded, and free? Chi Chi had never experienced it. Love had alwaysContinue reading “Tony’s Wife – Review”

Boardwalk Summer- Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author, Meredith Jaeger, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Boardwalk Summer is told in alternating POVs from the past and present, and I wondered how the life of Violet Hastings (1940), a beautiful young woman with aspirationsContinue reading “Boardwalk Summer- Review”

The Hamilton Affair – Review

“For Alexander, careful dress and formal language were shields against the world’s disrespect.” – The Hamilton Affair, Elizabeth Cobbs What happened in American history? Did I happen to fall asleep during the lessons about Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers, one of the men who wrote the Constitution of the United States yada yadaContinue reading “The Hamilton Affair – Review”

War and Peace – Review

Let’s talk about big books. Big books, especially classics, can be the most meaningful experiences in reading, forming lasting impressions. But I have to admit, I have not always felt that way. There was a time when page number and book size intimidated me but no more! I give 2 books credit for changing myContinue reading “War and Peace – Review”