Category Archives: non-fiction

Book Review: Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing: 2013 Edition by Jason Kelly

This really is the Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing; it delves into just about everything you will need unless you have very advanced knowledge on the topic.  First of all, there are the basics that many authors never … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

In her non-fictional account, journalist Susannah Cahalan aptly describes how she suddenly developed behaviors that to all appearances were psychotic and demonic.  She sat up in bed one night foaming at the mouth spewing blood while her arms stretched out … Continue reading

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Ultimately, why do we read books? There are as many answers to that question as there are readers.

Nina Sankovitch, writer, lawyer, activist, beloved and loving family member has given her answer in the book, Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading. Ms. Sankovitch is one of three sisters born to immigrant parents who survived … Continue reading

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Book Review: Francis of Assisi: a new biography by Augustine Thompson

“Honesty must admit that, as a medieval Italian Catholic, the Francis produced by the historical critic could just as likely be a rather unappealing man.  It would not be odd if modern sensibilities found some aspects of such an alien … Continue reading

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“Island Girl” Without The Tan: A Book Journey

I’ve never been asked what books I would take with me to a desert island. But earlier this year, I landed on an “island” with four walls and a remote control, becoming housebound for several months while recovering from auto … Continue reading

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