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March 21, 2020

The Happy Camper by Melody Carlson ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"By one-o'clock, after a hearty brunch at a nearby cafe, Dillion had carelessly crammed all her belongings into her small car, surprised that they actually fit.  Then, standing in the apartment parking lot, she handed her apartment keys over to her stunned roommates who'd just pulled up." (p19)

March 20, 2020

Is the Pandemic Affecting Your Reading?

by Donna Huber

For me, today marks the end of the first full week working remotely. Last night my city passed a "shelter in place" ordinance. I'm home all day, the amount of reading should be high. Why then have I only finished 2 books this month?

March 19, 2020

The Road to Delano by John DeSimone ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"There is nothing we can do about the violence of the growers and their thugs.  The courts and the police are in cahoots with them, so that is how they operate.  But the reaction of the poor workers is to strike back.   That is what I must stop. They want to hurt the growers the way they have been injured. If they do, we will lose everything.  So that is why i am fasting.  To quell the anger in their hearts."  (Ceser Chavez p 245-6)

March 18, 2020

3 Books for Science Fiction Fans

by MK French

It seems a little like we have fallen into the pages of a science fiction story lately, hasn't it? These three stories can provide a good distraction from our current crises.

March 17, 2020

Did You Miss These 3 February New Releases?

by Susan Roberts

February may have been a short month but there were some fantastic books published that you don't want to miss.  Here are reviews for three books published in February that I enjoyed.

March 16, 2020

Children of the Stars by Mario Escobar ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"A woman like her, dead, murdered by this despicable Vichy regime, murdered by all those who have surrendered their souls and looked the other way.  The worst friend of the truth is silence.  The worst lie in the world id that ordinary people are powerless against tyranny." (p 67)

March 15, 2020

Prefer Fiction? 8 Pandemic Novels to Read

by Donna Huber

Do you know that meme that pops up on social media from time to time asking if you could survive the world of your current read? As one who loves reading dystopian/post-apocalyptic fiction, particularly ones featuring a pandemic, I feel a little like I've fallen into the pages of one of those books.