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


Review: Hope Jahren, Lab Girl

I probably should have read this book before writing a book from the point-of-view of an aspiring scientist. Whoops. LabĀ Girl is about Hope Jahren's life as she works towards owning her own lab. She tells readers how both of her parents inspired her interests in science and literature, and how both of those interests stayed … Continue reading Review: Hope Jahren, Lab Girl

Review: Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking

It's important to understand icons we've lost. Carrie Fisher, better known as Princess Leia, or Debbie Reynold's daughter, tells it like it is in her memoir, Wishful Drinking. Her raunchy language and blunt descriptions lead the reader in all different kinds of directions. She doesn't skirt around the horrible events of her life; instead, she … Continue reading Review: Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking