Review: Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen

“The label of asexual should be value neutral. It should indicate little more than sexual orientation. Instead, asexual implies a slew of other, negative associations: passionless, uptight, boring, robotic, cold, prude, frigid, lacking, broken. These, especially broken, are the words aces use again and again to describe how we are perceived and made to feel.” … More Review: Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen

Review: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

“Throughout human history, three caste systems have stood out. The tragically accelerated, chilling, and officially vanquished caste system of Nazi Germany. The lingering, millennia-long caste system of India. And the shape-shifting, unspoken, race-based caste pyramid in the United States.” This book was mind blowing. Isabel Wilkerson dives into the history of the caste system in … More Review: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Review: Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Welcome to Night Vale follows the pawn shop proprietor Jackie Fierro who has the same routine and has never aged past 19 and Diane Crayton who is determined to keep her 15 year old son away from his father.  This was just like listening to the podcast, just a lot longer. At first I wasn’t … More Review: Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Review: All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

Trigger Warnings: sexual assault, racism, homophobia, death of a friend, physical violence. This is a series of personal essays about journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson. They explore his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia.  This was a very moving memoir about George’s life. He describes his past trauma and … More Review: All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

Review: Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark by Cassandra Peterson

Content Warnings: sexual assault, underage sexual attention, abusive mother, drug and alcohol use, domestic abuse, homelessness, murder, suicide, stalking, panic attacks, miscarriages, and friends and family death. “We all have our own scars. Let them be a blessing and not a curse.” Wow, what a life!  Cassandra Peters, aka Elvira, started her life as a … More Review: Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark by Cassandra Peterson

Review: Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood by Danny Trejo

Trigger Warnings: drug use, cheating, gang violence and murder, criminal acts, abusive childhood, family death Danny Trejo is an actor that I have watched on screen since I was a child. He is an iconic actor with his looks and personality. When I saw that he wrote a memoir, I knew I needed to read … More Review: Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood by Danny Trejo

Review: The Dark Deception by Morgan Baden

After solving the previous mystery, Daphne and Velma are now trying to figure out what is going on with Shaggy. But before they find anything, a new mystery arrives that might involve the original settlers’ disappearances.  This was another wonderful mystery with Daphne and Velma. They have finally mended their friendship and have reinstated Mystery … More Review: The Dark Deception by Morgan Baden

Review: How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper

Mo has just moved to the tiny town of Grundy, Alaska to get away from her parents and find herself. What she doesn’t expect is to fall for the towns grumpy nature guide, Cooper, who is also a werewolf. This was an enjoyable paranormal romance. It was filled with all the humor you would expect … More Review: How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper

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

Review: The Sandman: Act II by Neil Gaiman and Dirk Maggs

This audiobook contains adaptations from volumes 4-6 of The Sandman comics.  This was another enjoyable adaptation of this series. I really enjoyed the comics and the first audiobook so I was very happy to finally get my hands on this volume. The voice actors they chose for each character were wonderful and they really brought … More Review: The Sandman: Act II by Neil Gaiman and Dirk Maggs