We Are the Troopers

Written By: Stephen Guinan Published By: Hachette Books Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                Some time ago, I read Hail Mary, a book about the National Women’s Football League, something I never knew existed until I found that book.  It annoyed me that I never knew about women’s football.  I knew all about women’s baseball, tennis,Continue reading “We Are the Troopers”

The Game of Thrones Finale

My Opinion By Melissa Minners Spoiler Alert: If you have not watched the entire Game of Thrones series through to the last episode of Season 8, don’t read this commentary as it will spoil the ending!                Okay, spoiler alert out of the way, let’s get down to the nitty gritty.  I know I amContinue reading “The Game of Thrones Finale”

The Song of Achilles

Written By: Madeline Miller Published By: Ecco Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                Being a rabid fan of all things mythology, it is no wonder that one of my Christmas presents would be a book based on mythology.  The story of the Trojan War has been told by many, most famously by Homer in The Iliad. Continue reading “The Song of Achilles”

Matchless: A Christmas Story

Written By: Gregory Maguire  Published By: William Morrow  Reviewed by Melissa Minners                 It’s that time of year again.  Radio stations are playing Christmas music and have been since the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Stores have been pushing Christmas items and advertising Christmas sales (starting long before Halloween).  Santa is in the stores taking photos withContinue reading “Matchless: A Christmas Story”

A Firefighter’s Christmas Carol

And Other Stories Written By: Douglas R. Brown Published By: Epertase Publishing Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                When the holiday season comes along, I like to find a new book, movie or soundtrack to add to the various favorites I watch and read around this time of year.  One of my favorite tales is AContinue reading “A Firefighter’s Christmas Carol”

We Are Marshall

Distributed By: Warner Bros. Pictures Reviewed by Melissa Minners             On November 14, 1970, Huntington, West Virginia experienced one of the worst tragedies in the history of the town.  A plane, chartered to transport the Marshall University’s Thundering Herd football team from its game in North Carolina, crashed just short of its destination.  The crashContinue reading “We Are Marshall”

The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan

Written By: Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller Published By:  Little A Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I love when I get offered the opportunity to check out a new author and a subject matter that I really haven’t delved into.  I recently found that opportunity with a bundle of books offered up for perusal at Amazon.com.  Most ofContinue reading “The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan”

The Last Herald Mage Series

Author: Mercedes Lackey Published By: DAW Books Reviewed by Melissa Minners    Mercedes Lackey sees herself as a storyteller.  It’s her job, she states on her website, and a job well done in my opinion.  Fantasy novels aren’t the only forms of literature Lackey is interested in.  She has also received acclaim for the lyrics sheContinue reading “The Last Herald Mage Series”

You, Me, and the Colors of Life

Written By: Noa C. Walker Translated by Lisa Reinhardt Publisher: Amazon Crossing Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                What if…?  What if you kept walking despite knowing someone was in desperate need of help?  What if you decided it was none of your business?  Too many people see others on the street and ignore their unspokenContinue reading “You, Me, and the Colors of Life”

A Quiet Place

Distributed By: Paramount Pictures Reviewed By Melissa Minners                When A Quiet Place hit the theaters in April, the movie received great reviews, but I wasn’t much in the mood to spend my hard-earned money on yet another post-apocalyptic horror film, so I passed it up.  Recently, looking for something new to add to HorrorContinue reading “A Quiet Place”

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