Review: The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War by Joanne B. Freeman

In The Field of Blood, Joanne Freeman traces the history of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress leading up to the Civil War. Drawing on a range of historical sources, Freedman shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict, duels, and lifelong grudges.  This was a fascinating look at Congressional history. While … More Review: The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War by Joanne B. Freeman

Review: Human Sacrifice: A Shocking Expose of Ritual Killing Worldwide by Jimmy Lee Shreeve

Human Sacrifice investigates some recent cases of human sacrifices and ritual killings throughout the world. With the use of police reports and interviews, Jimmy Lee Shreeve tells the history of these cases.  This book was interesting. I didn’t realize ritualistic killings and human sacrifice was still happening around the world. Certain cultures still use human … More Review: Human Sacrifice: A Shocking Expose of Ritual Killing Worldwide by Jimmy Lee Shreeve

ARC Review: The Witch of the Forest’s Guide to Natural Magick by Lindsay Squire

The Witch of the Forest’s Guide to Natural Magick is a wonderful introduction to harnessing your inner magick. Whether you are in the broom closet or out-and-proud, Lindsay Squire has provided a wonderful and informative guide to the beginner aspects of magic that will allow you to succeed and thrive.  This is a wonderfully informative … More ARC Review: The Witch of the Forest’s Guide to Natural Magick by Lindsay Squire

Review: Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

Title: Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2018 Authors: Various Edited by: Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain  Genre: Nonfiction Length: 14 hours 2 min Four Hundred Souls is a collection of essays and poems chronicling 400 years of African American history. The essays began in 1619 with the ‘White Lion’ … More Review: Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

Review: The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London by Christopher Skaife

Title: The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London Author: Christopher Skaife Narrator: Christopher Skaife Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir Pages: 6 hours 39 min Until a few years ago, I didn’t realize that the Tower of London had ravens or that there was a whole rumor that the city would fall if … More Review: The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London by Christopher Skaife

Review: The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America by Ann Neumann

Title: The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America Author: Ann Neumann Narrator: Suzanne Toren Genre: Nonfiction Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins In The Good Death, journalist and hospice volunteer Ann Neumann examines what it means to die in the United States. She discusses end-of-life care, right to die, medical ethics, starvation deaths, … More Review: The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America by Ann Neumann

Review: White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

Title: White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide Author: Carol Anderson Narrator: Pamela Gibson Genre: Nonfiction Length: 6 hours 5 min “White rage is not about visible violence, but rather it works its way through the courts, the legislatures, and a range of government bureaucracies. It wreaks havoc subtly, almost imperceptibly. Too imperceptibly, … More Review: White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

Review: Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Title: Wishful Drinking Author: Carrie Fisher Narrator: Carrie Fisher Genre: Memoir Length: 3 hrs 6 min Trigger Warnings: Discussion of ECT therapy, depression, suicide, death of friend, drug use, and bipolar disorder.   In her first memoir, Carrie Fisher comes clean about what it is like to grow up as a product of Hollywood, become a … More Review: Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

ARC Review: The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II by Major General Mari K. Eder

Title: The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II Author: Major General Mari K. Eder Genre: Nonfiction  Pages: 400 Release Date: August 3, 2021 Trigger Warnings: rape, miscarriage, death of a spouse, depression, attempted suicide, antisemitism, death, genocide, starvation, violence, racism, torture, concentration … More ARC Review: The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II by Major General Mari K. Eder

ARC Review: Lugosi: The Rise and Fall of Hollywood’s Dracula by Koren Shadmi

Title: Lugosi: The Rise and Fall of Hollywood’s Dracula Author: Koren Shadmi Genre: Nonfiction Comic Pages: 160 This is a comic biography detailing the rise and fall of the horror film icon Bela Lugosi. Lugosi is a household name because he brought to life Dracula and embodied the role multiple times during his career. Unfortunately … More ARC Review: Lugosi: The Rise and Fall of Hollywood’s Dracula by Koren Shadmi

Review: American Monsters by Adam Jortner

Title: American Monsters Author: Adam Jortner Narrator: Adam Jortner Genre: Nonfiction Length: 4hrs 55min In American Monsters, Adam Jortner discusses the real and fictional monsters that have been created in America and how they are related to the history of fear in America. He discusses monster stories, movies, cryptozoology, and the Salem Witch Trials.  So … More Review: American Monsters by Adam Jortner

Review: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Title: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Author: Michelle Alexander Narrator: Karen Chilton Genre: nonfiction Length: 16 hrs 57 mins “The United States now has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, dwarfing the rates of nearly every developed country, even surpassing those in highly repressive regimes like Russia, … More Review: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander