2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 3 books toward her goal of 245 books.

Book Review Blurb: Right Place, Right Time by Bob Gruen

I really enjoyed this one, it was a fascinating look at the evolution of rock photography as well as the evolution of rock. I’m a big fan of rock and roll memoirs, and Bob Gruen’s offers all the delightful bits (behind the scenes views at stars, the origins of bands/genres) without many of negatives (addiction, […]

Guest Post: Influential Books by Melanie Gibson, Author of Kicking and Screaming: A Memoir of Madness and Martial Arts

Today I’m pleased to introduce you to Melanie Gibson, whose new memoir Kicking and Screaming describes how she used taekwondo to counter the kicking and screaming inside her head… #kickingandscreaming

About the Book Melanie Gibson was an independent woman with a good job, multiple college degrees, and a condo in the trendy part of Fort […]

Excerpt: So Happy Together by Deborah K. Shepherd

About the Book When Carolyn Mills flees her unhappy childhood to attend the University of Arizona, she meets Peter MacKinley accidentally, but they connect immediately—in the ending-each-other’s-sentences way. Caro is bright, vivacious, and a gifted writer. Peter is kind, quiet, and shows tremendous talent as an actor. They balance each other and are soon inseparable, […]

Book Review: Maniac: The Bath School Disaster and the Birth of the Modern Mass Killer by Harold Schechter

Oh my goodness but this was an engaging and disturbing story!

It was May 18, 1927. The school day started out normally – the school was beautiful and ahead of its time, as was the marvelous (relatively) new the principal, and the children were delighted that it was the last day of school. But for […]

Excerpt: Just Get Home by Bridget Foley

About the Book

When the Big One earthquake hits LA, a single mother and a teen in the foster system are brought together by their circumstances and an act of violence in order to survive the wrecked streets of the city, working together to just get home.