Growing Up

By: Russell Baker Followed by┬áThe Good Times 1982 Nonfiction Rating: 4.5/5   I greatly enjoyed Growing Up, the memoirs of Russell Baker, who grew up in the Depression-WWII era. Of course, I love me some biography. But autobiographies can be… Continue Reading

The Complete Persepolis

Persepolis 1 Persepolis 2 Persepolis 3 Persepolis 4 By: Marjane Satrapi 2000 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Comic books; Comic strips; Persepolis Rating: 3/5 One first important point: Persepolis is a graphic novel. Graphic novels always frustrate me. I never really know… Continue Reading

Animal Dreams

By: Barbara Kingsolver 1990 Fiction Rating: 4/5 I just love Barbara Kingsolver. Animal Dreams is a work of art, an exploration of the human soul, of childhood and coming of age and love and family and roots and nature.

The Shape of Mercy

By: Susan Meissner 2008 Fiction Rating: 3.5/5   A friend of mine gave me The Shape of Mercy to read because she knows how much I enjoy historical fiction. I had low expectations. The cover makes it look like a… Continue Reading