Review: Agatha Christie, Death on the Nile

Time for another review of a novel by the Queen of Mystery! I'm becoming a sucker for a good mystery, and I'm especially fond of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot series. Death on the Nile places the famed detective on a river cruise in Egypt. The boat is full of elite travelers, including a newly-wedded Linnet Ridgeway, who … Continue reading Review: Agatha Christie, Death on the Nile

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Review: David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon

It's no secret that Native American Indians have faced more than their fair share of tragedy. David Grann's novel, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI introduces readers to events so horrific and scandalous that it is almost impossible to believe it actually happened. The novel introduces readers to … Continue reading Review: David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon

Review: Ruth Wariner, The Sound of Gravel

Imagine having over forty siblings, all related to you by your father. That's just a small piece of Ruth Wariner's polygamist, Mormon family. In The Sound of Gravel, she recounts her life living in a polygamist colony in Mexico, torn between supportive family in the states, and manipulative family in Mexico. She and her siblings … Continue reading Review: Ruth Wariner, The Sound of Gravel

Writing Advice That Will Make You Suck it up and Write

A few weekends ago, I went to a boat show and met a local author. She recommended that I join some local writing groups, because writing is a "lonely" hobby. It's true that writing is something you practice and improve upon on your own, but criticism is also an important part of writing. If you … Continue reading Writing Advice That Will Make You Suck it up and Write