#BookReview Regina’s Closet: Finding My Grandmother’s Secret Journal

Regina's Closet: Finding My Grandmother's Secret Journal ~Diana Raab  Part memoir, part diary of the author's grandmother Regina, Regina's Closet kept my attention page after page. It was a fast read I could hardly put down. The author has woven her emotional struggle to process her grief with excerpts of her grandmother's diary given to …

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#BookReview The Battle of Chibi (Red Cliffs): Selected and Translated from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms

The Battle of Chibi (Red Cliffs): Selected and Translated from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms ~Hock Tjoa Epic, strategic, fiery and brutal battles with hundreds of thousands of men, intrigue, betrayal after betrayal, loyalty and beheading, and fascinating Chinese history, philosophy and culture is presented in this saga translated by historian and scholar on …

#BookReview – Jonathan Livingston Seagull – There’s a Part Four now!

Jonathan continues to inspire young minds and old 48 years after first publication. Jonathan Livingston Seagull made a huge impression on me as an adolescent in the late 70s. My attention focused on memoir now, I recalled Jonathan and his struggle for enlightenment and freedom. I couldn't find my childhood favorite in my stash so …

Book Review – How Dare We! Write edited by Sherry Quan Lee

Today I finished reading How Dare We! Write edited by Sherry Quan Lee. Here's my brief review.  I very much appreciated each essayist's very personal (and well written) sharing of experiences in childhood and adulthood related to finding their writing voice. Each was a painful journey, with racism and no place for a voice of …