Review: Rick Riordan, The Burning Maze

Okay, look Uncle Rick-- you really didn't have to put us through that. For those of you who have read The Burning Maze already, you know what I'm talking about. I don't even have to be specific. For those who haven't read it yet, I only have two comments for you: This review will be a spoiler-free … Continue reading Review: Rick Riordan, The Burning Maze

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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

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

Review: And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie

Ten little soldier boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine. Nine little soldier boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were eight. Eight little soldier boys traveling in heaven; One said he’d stay there and then there were seven. Seven little soldier boys … Continue reading Review: And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie