I am an avid reader and love writing book reviews. Hopefully you will find your next great read here. I read a little bit of everything including comics and graphic novels, YA and children’s literature, non-fiction, and more.

  • What Happened to the Lost Words?

    The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams Have you ever thought about how the dictionary was created? I know that I haven’t. It was just one of those things that I took for granted. Someone had to create it and I am sure there is a great story behind it. And that is what […]

  • Star Trek Finally Gets Its Final Season

    Star Trek – Year 5 Star Trek is one of the most iconic television shows of all time. When it debuted in 1966 it changed the scope of popular culture and took science fiction to brand new frontiers. The show was intended to run for five years and detail the entire mission of its cast […]

  • Jeopardy! – A Definitive History

    Answers in the Form of Questions: A Definitive History and Insider’s Guide to Jeopardy! by Claire McNear Jeopardy! is one of the greatest television shows of all-time. Combined with Wheel of Fortune, we get an hour of television every day that challenges us, and allows us to play along at home. When Alex Trebek came out with […]

  • Stephen King Reaching New Heights

    Elevation by Stephen King I haven’t read a book from Stephen King in a while and had a craving. Readers can have those right? This one jumped out at me because it was only three hours long. Stephen King even narrated the audio book. I love when authors read their own work. The story revolves […]

  • Learn to Podcast from the Pros at NPR

    NPR’s Podcast Start Up Guide: Create, Launch, and Grow a Podcast on Any Budget by Glen Weldon I had no reason to pick this book up. I’ve been podcasting my radio show for for over ten years now. But I wanted to see what advice the experts at NPR had and whether or not I […]

  • Did Hip Hop Raise You Too?

    Hip Hop Raised Me by DJ Semtex This is a beautiful book that celebrates the history of Hip Hop music and culture. It’s heavy. Literally. It’s bigger than some of the textbooks I had to cart around back in my school days. I know that Hip Hop raised me. It helped me to understand a […]

  • Teach Like Your Hair Is On Fire!

    Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 by Rafe Esquith This book is inspiring and reminds me why I love teaching. I took so many notes that I won’t be able to share them all in one post. If you teach, I highly recommend reading it! Here are a […]

  • My Reading Log of 2022

    This will be my eleventh year of keeping a detailed reading log and I have to tell you, it is a lot of work. Not only do I read on average a book a week, I also take notes on what I read. Sometimes I have pages of notes to type at the end of […]

  • Naomi Season One (Just Read the Book)

    Okay, this is confusing. This graphic novel is called “Season One” but it predates the television series that premiered this year. I saw it at the library this week and thought it was worth a shot. It had to be better than the tv show, but that wasn’t saying much. The first episode of Naomi […]

  • Nobody Cries at Bingo (Or Reading This Book)

    Nobody Cries at Bingo by Dawn Dumont This is a work of fiction set on the Okanese First Nation but it had some interesting things to say about public education. Here is a particularly poignant passage . . . “Walking through the playground one day, I observed the other clusters of students and noticed the […]