Nonfiction

Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit by Dane Huckelbridge

…surely our spirit can survive an overdose or two of misguided notions and questionable taste, and still come out blazing in the end. Bourbon was a fun roller-coaster ride following bourbon’s rise and fall amidst the great social changes that influenced America. Huckelbridge tied bourbon closely with American movements such as frontier times, wild west,…… Continue reading Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit by Dane Huckelbridge

Fiction

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Meh, that’s what I thought at first. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was neither good or bad but just uninteresting and pretty boring. Then, it got ridiculous and really bad. I have to say, the only reason I finished the book was because I was reading it for a reading challenge and even then, I pretty…… Continue reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Undefinable

The Anthropology of Turquoise: Reflections of Desert, Sea, Stone, and Sky by Ellen Meloy

I was lost but knew where I was. They were not lost but did not know where they were. – Anthropology of Turquoise Ellen Meloy I picked up the Anthropology of Turquoise in a book store in Grand Canyon Village on a camping trip, expecting a study of turquoise. What I got was so much better than that. (Even…… Continue reading The Anthropology of Turquoise: Reflections of Desert, Sea, Stone, and Sky by Ellen Meloy

Reading Challenges

Diverse Reads Book Challenge

We could all use more information about the differences between us. I chose to do this challenge because learning more about various cultures, groups, ethnicities and lifestyles will make me a better person and more approachable, relatable and knowledgeable about the people that I’m helping every day. I work in a very diverse university and…… Continue reading Diverse Reads Book Challenge