Review: Crimes of Passion by Jack Harbon

Emery Thompson hates Calvin Chamberlain. When they are tasked with working together for a podcast series, they quickly find it hard to ignore the fierce chemistry between them.  This was a surprisingly wonderful audiobook. For shorter romances like this one, I was concerned it would feel incomplete, but nope. This was a wonderful story about … More Review: Crimes of Passion by Jack Harbon

Review: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

As the battle between the Olympians and the evil Titan Lord, Kronos, draws closer Percy finds that even the haven of Camp Half-Blood is threatened. Now to stop an invasion, Percy and the gang must set off on a quest through the mysterious and dangerous Labyrinth.  With each book this series just keeps getting better. … More Review: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

Review: The Snake, The Crocodile, and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters

Amelia and Emerson are returning to Egypt for another year of excavation, but for the first time in years they will be alone. Unfortunately, their plans are quickly changed when Emerson emerges from an ambush with no memory of Amelia.  This was an interesting one because we finally return to just Amelia and Emerson in … More Review: The Snake, The Crocodile, and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters

Review: The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters

Amelia and Emerson set off for a new archeological dig, this time in Sudan. They are unwillingly drawn into the search for an explorer and his young bride who went missing twelve years ago. This leads to a very dangerous journey through the desert that leads to them being taken prisoner.  When I picked this … More Review: The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters

Review: The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Steve Brusatte

This was a fascinating and very comprehensive look at the history of dinosaurs. Brusatte starts from the Early Triassic period, roughly 250 million years ago, all the way to the Cretaceous period, 66 million years ago, when a giant meteor struck the earth.  Like any child of the 90s, I grew up watching Jurassic Park … More Review: The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Steve Brusatte

Review: All that Remains: A Renowned Forensic Scientist on Death, Mortality, and Solving Crimes by Sue Black

Trigger Warnings: Graphic depictions of death and dissection. Discussions of hate crimes, murder, death of a family members and parents, grief, guilt, dementia, physician-assisted suicide, suicide, terrorist attacks, genocide, death of children, musophobia (fear of rodents), PTSD, pedophilia, child abuse Sue Black is a professor of anatomy and forensic anthropology in the UK and confronts … More Review: All that Remains: A Renowned Forensic Scientist on Death, Mortality, and Solving Crimes by Sue Black

Review: Coal Country by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen

As a West Virginian I remember this disaster and the trial that occurred afterwards. I picked this up because it included interviews with the families BUT the voices you hear are not the actual family members but voice actors.  I have mixed feelings about this audiobook. The interview portions were very emotional and captured the … More Review: Coal Country by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen

Review: Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall

Trigger Warnings: Discussions of racism, domestic abuse, sexual abuse,  miscarriages, abortions, gun violence, police violence, harassment, fatphobia, eating disorders, food insecurities PTSD, suicide, victim blaming, mental illness, human trafficking, femicide, cultural appropriation, teacher discrimination and bullying.  “One of the biggest issues with mainstream feminist writing has been the way the idea of what constitutes a … More Review: Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall