Category Archives: Nonfiction

Hell’s Half-Acre: The Untold Story of the Benders, America’s First Serial Killer Family by Susan Jonusas

Not for the faint of heart, this true crime book recounts the tale of the “Bloody Benders,” a family that quietly terrorized the people of Labette County, Kansas in the late 1800’s. There is a lot of mystery surrounding the … Continue reading

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The Lady and Her Monsters by Roseanne Montillo – a Book Review

Still working through my reviews from 2021, I come to the Biography for the reading challenge. This is an interesting one in that, while it does surround the life of Mary Shelley, it puts a particular focus on the influences … Continue reading

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UnF*ck Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life by Gary John Bishop – A Book Review

I read this super short book in an afternoon on audio while I cleaned my house. Which is, interestingly enough, something I often need someone screaming motivational phrases in my ear in order to accomplish. How very appropriate was this … Continue reading

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Radiant: The Dancer, the Scientist, and a Friendship Forged in Light by Liz Heinecke: a Book Review

This is the first adult book for author Liz Heinecke whose background is in molecular biology and bacteriology. She has written some in the past in the sciences for children, specifically in experiments parents and children can do at home … Continue reading

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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery- a Book Review

Perhaps because I live in an utterly land-locked state in the middle of the United States, I have a bit of a fascination with the ocean. I’m known to periodically pick up books on ocean ecology, watch programs like Jeff … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – December 2, 2020

My apologies for my more than brief hiatus. This has been such a weird year fraught with unexpected hurdles. Henry and I are quarantined at home now after he got exposed at his preschool to Covid, and even before that … Continue reading

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