Bite Size Reviews

Book reviews, but bite sized.
Created 15 Jan 2021
  • #55: Remembering September 11th, 2001
    03 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff Commander Frank Culbertson, astronaut, NASA (the only American not on planet earth on September 11, 2001): One of the most startl...
  • #54: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
    20 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    Chances are you’ve seen the movie but haven’t read the book. And why should you? The movie is a Spielberg classic that won 3 technical Oscars. It’s a masterpiece. Why read a book published in 1990 if ...
  • #53: Summer Reading
    13 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    It’s been an awesome summer. Trips to the pool, the lake, summer camps for the kids, movies, and of course…BOOKS. When I tuck my boys in at night, they fall asleep listening to me read The Borrowers. ...
  • #52: The Obamas
    06 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    Depending on your political leanings, I’m about to say something heretical or harmless: I like the Obamas. I like them a lot. After listening to Michelle’s Becoming and Barack’s A Promised Land, they ...
  • 2nd Quarter 2021 Post Mortem
    24 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    First off, I want to say welcome to new readers! It is great to have you here. My friend Jeremy graciously mentioned me this week in his Read More Books newsletter. I highly recommend you head over to...
  • #51: Without Remorse by Tom Clancy
    14 May 2021 • 2 min read
    When I saw that Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Black Panther, Just Mercy) was going to star in a new action movie based on a Tom Clancy novel, I got super excited. I snatched up the book and inhaled it in ...
  • #50: Made for Love by Alissa Nutting
    23 Apr 2021 • 2 min read
    Published 2017 | 310 Pages Tags: Fiction, Literary, Contemporary, Feminist, Technology This may sound crazy, but I started reading this book fully expecting not to like it. And you know, I think that ...
  • Checking in on the First Quarter of 2021
    16 Apr 2021 • 1 min read
    It’s a time of year to check in on reading goals. First Quarter 2021 Quick Stats: Books Read: 14 6 fiction, 8 non-fiction 2 female authors, 12 male authors (not very balanced here) Pages Read: 3,959 F...
  • #49: How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates
    09 Apr 2021 • 2 min read • 0 2
    Published 2021 | 272 pages Tags: Non-fiction, Science, Environment The cruel injustice is that even though the world’s poor are doing essentially nothing to cause climate change, they’re going to suff...
  • #48: The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis
    26 Mar 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Published 1983 | 243 pages Tags: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Sports & Games, Feminism The stars aligned last week and I got the paperback, Kindle edition, and audiobook from the library all ...
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