Book Review — Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher

I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book from Netgalley and Celadon Books. This has not impacted my rating and this review is voluntary. Genre: True Crime, Memoir Published by: Celadon Books Publish date: April 26, 2022 Number of pages: 288 pages Support local! Buy the book on BookShop! In 2018, Paul Holes retired as a …

Book Review — Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter by E.B. Bartels

Photo by Small Circle Studio, Inc. I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book from Netgalley and Mariner Books. This has not impacted my rating and this review is voluntary. Genre: Non-Fiction Published by: Mariner Books Publish date: Aug 2, 2022 Number of pages: 272 pages Author’s website: Support local! Find this book …

Book Review — Couple Found Slain: After a Family Murder by Mikita Brottman

Photo by Joey Pulone August 25, 2010 Portrait of Makita Brottman, a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. Date: 8/25/10 I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book from Netgalley and Macmillan Audio. This has not impacted my rating and this review is voluntary. Genre: True Crime Published …

Book Review — Vegetable Simple: A Cookbook by Eric Ripert

I received and eARC of this cookbook from Netgalley and Appetite by Random House. This review is voluntary. Genre: CookbookPublished by: Appetite by Random HousePublish date: April 20th 2021Number of pages: 256 pagesAuthor’s website: local! Buy the book on BookShop! From one of the world's most renowned chefs, 110 essential recipes that bring out the beauty …

Book Review — Lawbreaking Ladies: 50 Tales of Daring, Defiant, and Dangerous Women from History by Erika Owen

I received an Advanced Reader's Copy from NetGalley and Tiller Press. This review is voluntary. Rating: 4/5 Genre: History, Women's History, Non-Fiction, True Crime Discover 50 fascinating tales of female pirates, fraudsters, gamblers, bootleggers, serial killers, madams, and outlaws in this illustrated book of lawbreaking and legendary women throughout the ages Many of us are …

Book Review — The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor

Thank you NetGalley and Berrett-Koehler Publishers for an advanced reader copy of the second edition in exchange for an honest review. Rating: 4/5 Genre: Non-fiction, Self-help This pioneering bestseller has become a rallying cry for a movement of radical self-love--the second edition shows readers how to grow the movement from self to systems and includes …

Book Review — Goodbye, Again by Jonny Sun

Photo Credit: Rozette Rago *Thank you NetGalley and HarperAudio for this book in exchange for an honest review. Rating: 9/10 (5/5 on Goodreads) Genre: Essays, Non-fiction Blurb: Jonny Sun is a delight and this book is delightful. Through what I can only describe as musings, Sun describes the world in his careful and descriptive way-- filtering …

Book Review — Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall

*Review may contain spoilers. Rating: 9/10 (5/5 on Goodreads) Genre: Non-fiction, collection of essays Blurb: Hood Feminism is a critique of modern feminism and how mainstream feminists aren't intersectional, particularly when it comes to race. Interspersed with reflections and stories of her upbringing, Kendall not only provides a searing admonishment of modern feminist movements, but also …

Book Review — Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession by Rachel Monroe

*Review may contain spoilers. Rating: 7.5/10 (4/5 on Goodreads) Genre: Non-fiction, True Crime Blurb: In Savage Appetites, Rachel Monroe uses four stories about women who become obsessed with some aspect of True Crime. These four women are meant to represent four archetypes in this genre: detective, victim, attorney, and killer. The introduction is promising and honestly, …

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