My Grandfather’s Son

My Grandfather’s Son by Clarence Thomas My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow. Just … wow. What an inspirational story. Clarence Thomas’s life is truly an amazing testimony to family and faith. He doesn’t hold anything back. He’s clear about his own failings, his bad decisions, and his fight against anger and radicalism in hisContinue reading “My Grandfather’s Son”

Blackout

Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation by Candace OwensMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I’d seen Candace Owens on TV a number of times, and she struck me as smart, honest, and tough. This book proves she’s all of that and more. What hit me as I readContinue reading “Blackout”

Dorothy and Jack

Dorothy and Jack: The Transforming Friendship of Dorothy L. Sayers and C. S. Lewis by Gina Dalfonzo My rating: 3 of 5 stars If you enjoy either or both of these authors, this is a book worth reading. Their friendship was unique, deep, and occasionally contentious when their opinions on a subject clashed. But asContinue reading “Dorothy and Jack”

400 Knitting Stitches

400 Knitting Stitches: A Complete Dictionary Of Essential Stitch Patterns by Potter Craft My rating: 4 of 5 stars I felt like I *needed* another knitting stitch pattern book. I picked this one because it includes both written and charted instructions and anymore I’m all about the charts. The photography in the book is excellent.Continue reading “400 Knitting Stitches”

Socks a la Carte

Socks a la Carte: Pick and Choose Patterns to Knit Socks Your Way by Jonelle Raffino My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’ve been knitting socks for *years,* but I bought this book because the idea of it was intriguing. I bought a used copy for a good price … and was glad I did.Continue reading “Socks a la Carte”

Popp’s Journal

Popp’s Journal, 1777-1783; by Stephan Popp My rating: 2 of 5 stars I was expecting something with … details. This is as minimalistic as possible. However, I did find one fact I was looking for to corroborate a historical fact I needed to research. So it was worth it. But seriously, it’s very shy ofContinue reading “Popp’s Journal”

The Russia Hoax

The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump by Gregg Jarrett My rating: 3 of 5 stars I wanted to read this book to see what a lawyer thought of how things happened at the beginning of the whole Russian collusion investigation. I can’t say I learned anything newContinue reading “The Russia Hoax”

The Culper Ring

The Culper Ring: The History and Legacy of the Revolutionary War’s Most Famous Spy Ring by Charles River Editors My rating: 4 of 5 stars We’ve started watching the TV series “Turn” and I wanted to bone up on the history. It was a good book for that. It gives an overview of the CulperContinue reading “The Culper Ring”

Writing Deep Viewpoint

Writing Deep Viewpoint by Kathy Tyers My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you’re a writer, if you even think you *might* want to be a writer, then you need to read this book. Point of view (POV) is a difficult thing to explain. Kathy Tyers has made it simple, digestible, and understandable. Get it.Continue reading “Writing Deep Viewpoint”

All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor’s Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor

All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor’s Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor by Donald Stratton My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you’ve ever wondered how The Greatest Generation got its name, this is the book to read. Inspiring doesn’t begin to characterize it. This is what we were. This is who we were. ThisContinue reading “All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor’s Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor”