Friday Review: Bellwether by Connie Willis (Audiobook)

Narrated by Kate Reading Bellwether by Connie Willis My rating: 3 of 5 stars Sandra Foster is a research scientist working for the Hi-Tek corporation studying fads, specifically the bobbed hair fad among women in the 1920s. Hi-Tek is hoping she will discover how fads begin in order to use that to their marketing advantage. … Continue reading Friday Review: Bellwether by Connie Willis (Audiobook)

Friday Review: The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coehlo

The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is Brazilian author Paulo Coehlo's first novel, and the precursor in many ways to his more famous work, The Alchemist. In The Pilgrimage, Coehlo narrates the journey he undertakes to travel the road to Santiago de Compostela. He must make the pilgrimage as … Continue reading Friday Review: The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coehlo

Friday Review: In the Snows of Haz (The Heart of the World #1) by Maxine Janerka

In the Snows of Haz by Maxine Janerka My rating: 3 of 5 stars This murder mystery takes place in the small, outlying town of Haz Gate, a mountain village in an undetermined country. Like most small towns, it has its secrets and its own dynamic. A stranger comes to town from the capital, and … Continue reading Friday Review: In the Snows of Haz (The Heart of the World #1) by Maxine Janerka

Friday Review: Origin by Dan Brown (Audiobook)

Origin by Dan Brown My rating: 3 of 5 stars Narrated by Paul Michael In this latest installment of the Robert Langdon series, professor and symbologist Robert Langdon is in Barcelona for a live mega-event being put on by his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch. Kirsch is a billionaire and futurist, and claims to … Continue reading Friday Review: Origin by Dan Brown (Audiobook)

Friday Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe by Madeline Miller My rating: 3 of 5 stars I am a sucker for anything to do with mythology, any mythology. So, when my youngest sent me this book for Mother's Day, I was very happy. In this novel, Miller takes on the tale of Circe, daughter of the Titan sun god, Helios, and … Continue reading Friday Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Friday Review: The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (Audiobook)

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Narrated by Raul Esparza Matteo Alacran is a clone. He was grown from a strip of skin taken from El Patron, the drug lord known as the king of Opium, a land made up of parts of the southwestern US and … Continue reading Friday Review: The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (Audiobook)

Friday Review: What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton My rating: 4 of 5 stars Narrated by Hillary Rodham Clinton Contrary to what some people apparently expected, this is not an unbiased look at the 2016 presidential election. It is, in fact, a look at the campaign from the perspective of the candidate. And Mrs. Clinton states just … Continue reading Friday Review: What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Friday Review: (Audiobook) Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World by Bill Clinton

Narrated by Bill Clinton In Giving, Bill Clinton gives us a broad overview of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), non-profit groups that are organized around a specific common interest. The book covers NGOs at every level: large international groups, national groups, and small, community efforts. There are anecdotes covering many of the groups and the good they … Continue reading Friday Review: (Audiobook) Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World by Bill Clinton

Friday Review: Blood Hound (Hound of Eden #1) by James Osiris Baldwin

Blood Hound by James Osiris Baldwin My rating: 3 of 5 stars I usually start a review with a short, spoiler free synopsis of the book's plot, but as much as I tried, I couldn't put one together for this book. Not that there wasn't one, but it seemed to take a back seat to … Continue reading Friday Review: Blood Hound (Hound of Eden #1) by James Osiris Baldwin

Friday Review: Chill Out, Fido! by Nan Kene Arthur

Chill Out Fido!: How to Calm Your Dog by Nan Kene Arthur My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book was recommended to me when I needed some tips on helping my dog to calm down and behave in a less hyperactive way. The book is organized into two parts. The first talks about the … Continue reading Friday Review: Chill Out, Fido! by Nan Kene Arthur