The Evil Within

A book review of The Evil Within: The heartbreaking story of Becky Watts by her father by Darren Galsworthy Stars: **** HarperElement (2016)True Crime Memoir304 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Previously published as Becky, this is the heartbreaking story behind the murder of 16-year-old Bristol schoolgirl Becky Watts, a crime that shocked… Read More »

Dare to Create

A book review of Dare to Create: 35 Challenges to Boost Your Creative Practice by Marie Boudon Stars: **** Rocky Nook (2021)Art192 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Want to create but don’t know where to start? Need a shot… Read More »

I Am Spock

A book review of I Am Spock by Leonard Nimoy Stars: **** Hatchette Books (2015) – the reprint. Originally published 1995Celebrity Biographies353 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The memoir by the late Leonard Nimoy, best remembered for his portrayal as everyone’s favorite Vulcan, Spock, in Star Trek, the TV series and films. Leonard Nimoy’s… Read More »

Good and Cheap

A book review of Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day by Leanne Brown Stars: **** Workman Publishing (2015)Cookbook208 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Created for people who have to watch every dollar—but particularly those living on the U.S. food stamp allotment of $4.00 a day—Good and Cheap is a cookbook… Read More »

Good News of Great Joy

A book review of Good News of Great Joy: 25 Devotional Readings for Advent by John Piper Stars: **** Crossway (2021)Christmas Devotionals144 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Crossway in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Come, let us adore him.  This beloved Advent refrain captures the… Read More »

The Skeleton Cupboard

A book review of The Skeleton Cupboard: The Making of of a Clinical Psychologist by Tanya Byron Stars: **** Flatiron Books (2015)Memoir/Psychology320 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The gripping, unforgettable, and deeply affecting story of a young clinical psychologist learning how she can best help her patients, The Skeleton Cupboard is a riveting and… Read More »

The Underdogs

A book review The Underdogs: Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional Love by Melissa Fay Greene Stars: **** Ecco (2017)Animals>Dogs352 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: THE UNDERDOGS tells the story of Karen Shirk: felled at age 24 by a neuromuscular disease and facing life as an immobile, deeply isolated and depressed,… Read More »