December 2021

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2021 was a great year in books….

I completed 136 books this year. I had a slow period from July to October. I had a lot of stress at work. After taking care of that, I got back on track. But it really slowed me down. My goal was 130 books, so I cannot complain. But I Read more

Review of “Will” by Will Smith and Mark Manson

Overall: 4.5 Stars Summary: Will Smith’s memoir goes from childhood to present day. He talks about his family, growing up, his career, and marriages. The book has serious and funny stories throughout. It starts with his childhood, siblings, and parents. He then talks about his start in the music industry and Read more

Review of “Redeeming Love” by Francine Rivers

Rating: 3 star review Summary: A re-telling of the biblical story of Hosea. It is set during the gold rush. It tells the story of Angel. She is abused by her estranged father. After her mother passes away, she is sold into prostitution at a young age (eight years old). Read more

Review of “El Deafo” by Cece Bell

Rating: 5 star review Summary: We follow Cece Bell from Kindergarten to 5th grade! Cece lost her hearing as a child in the 70s. She is fit with a hearing aid that has a box that she wears. This book follows her going to school, making friends, having boy crushes, Read more

Christmas Books

I made a list a week ago with ROM-COMs for Christmas. This list is books about Christmas that is not rom-coms. Some are dark…some are funny! But I hope you enjoy! Letter from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens The Man Who Invented Christmas by Les Read more