SEARACHING FOR WHITOPIA / Review

Searching For Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America by Rich Benjamin From the Publisher: By 2042, whites will no longer be the American majority. As immigrant populations–largely people of color–increase in cities and suburbs, more and more whites are moving to small towns and exurban areas that are predominately, even extremely, […]

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY AND SEA MONSTERS / Review

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters  From the Publisher: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters is the latest title from Quirk Books. Just imagine the Dashwood sisters (played in the 1995 film by Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet) and what happens when their suitors, Edward Farrars (Hugh Grant), […]

THE DEVIL IN MERRIVALE – Tour & Review

Jackie Griffey – THE DEVIL IN MERRIVALE – Tour & Review The Devil In Merrivale by Jackie Griffey From the Publisher: Murder isn’t the usual order of business in the little town of Merrivale, Tennessee, so the brutal stabbing death of popular high school student Denise Davis sends a shock through the community. Sheriff Cas […]

A GOOD TALK / Review and Giveaway

THIS giveaway is now CLOSED. A Good Talk by Daniel Menaker From the Publisher: A GOOD TALK is an analysis of and guide to that most exclusively human of all activities– conversation. Drawing on over forty years of experience in American letters, Menaker pinpoints the factors that drive and enliven every good conversation: the vagaries […]

LONE STAR LEGEND/ Tour and Giveaway

 From the Publisher: When Sandy Saavedra lands her dream job with the popular website ¡Latino Now!, she can’t wait to write hard-hitting pieces to combat all those stupid Latino stereotypes. While visions of Pulitzers dance in her head, her editor in chief is suddenly laid off, replaced by the infamous Dolores Villanueva O’Sullivan. Dolores has […]

John Tippets – HEARTS OF COURAGE / Review

Hearts of Courage by John Tippets  From the Publisher: On January 5, 1943, an airplane with six onboard goes missing in remote Southeast Alaska with the pilot’s only radio message of “one engine has conked out, expect trouble.” The winter weather is extreme, searchers find no signs of the Lockheed-Electra aircraft, and all are presumed […]

Denise Austen – Denise's Daily Dozen / Review, Tour, and Giveaway

This Giveaway is now CLOSED Denise’s Daily Dozen by Denise Austin From the Publiser: From Denise Austin comes the perfect health book for anyone who wants to live better but just can’t seem to find the time. Much more than just another exercise book, Denise’s Daily Dozen covers a whole range of health and diet […]

Kaye Marshall Strom / THE SECOND-HALF ADVENTURE – Tour & Review

The Second-Half Adventure by Kay Marshall Strom From the Publisher: Whoever you are, whatever your skills and experiences, you can use what you have gained in life to help change the world. In connection with The Finishers Project, The Second-Half Adventure will enable you to analyze where you have been, where you want to go […]

Just a Thought on the 28th Congressional Amendment

For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress.  Most citizens have no idea that members of Congress can retire with the same pay after only one term, that they donn’t pay into Social Security, that they have specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as […]