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Tell Me Everything, by Erika Krouse (audio)

Subtitled: The Story of a Private Investigation Part memoir, part legal/true crime, Krouse details the work she did as a private detective on a landmark case involving sexual assault in the collegiate football arena. Over the course of several years, … Continue reading

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April Mini-Reviews

Very little reading happened in April, but here are some mini-reviews of the things that got read in the corners of busyness! Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor This is a sci-fi future-world story of a girl who is somehow infected … Continue reading

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How to Take Awesome Photos of Cats, by Andrew Marttila

This is a layman’s how-to book for cat photography, including 1) working with cats, 2) photo photography, 3) dedicated cameras, and 4) editing. Everything is simplified down to non-technical terms for easy understanding even if you’re an amateur photographer. Plus … Continue reading

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American Portrait, by Multiple Authors

Subtitled: The Story of Us, Told by Us This is a collection put out by PBS about people’s lives (mostly**) through the first year of the pandemic. There were various prompts posted online (“The tradition I carry on is…” or … Continue reading

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Understanding Exposure, by Bryan Peterson

Subtitled: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera The subtitle says it all. This isn’t so much a how-to for working a camera in manual mode, but to help photographers understand more the ins and outs of doing so … Continue reading

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It Could Be Worse, by Beth Probst

Subtitled: A Girlfriend’s Guide for Runners Who Detest Running The title and subtitle basically describe the book. Beth Probst is a larger-bodied person who took up running as a kind of personal challenge, and uses every kind of running incentive … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Nonfiction November

I’m not officially participating in Nonfiction November, or looking at the prompts etc, but for years I’ve associated November blogging with two things: NaNoWriMo and Nonfiction November. I’m not doing NaNo again this year – there’s a high likelihood that … Continue reading

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Grandma Gatewood’s Walk, by Ben Montgomery (audio)

Emma Gatewood through-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1955, at the age of 67. She was a robust woman who trained by walking ten miles a day for months leading up to the hike, and who knew how to survive on … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Tohoku Daishinsai (Guest Post)

The following is written by my friend Chris Messer, who lived with his wife in the area of Japan where the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power plant meltdown happened in March 2011. When I read Ghosts of the Tsunami in … Continue reading

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Ghosts of the Tsunami, by Richard Lloyd Parry

Subtitled: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone In March 2011, an enormous earthquake shook Japan. Afterwards, one of the largest earthquake-driven tsunamis swept over communities in the northeast part of the country. In this book, Parry lets the survivors … Continue reading

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