Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book popped up to read for bookclub. I was reluctant to read it because the story had been done so many times. I am glad I read it, though, because there’s a reason it’s a classic. The story is good, but old. It appeals to both young and old.

I will probably reread it in the future when I don’t have as much going on, but I did enjoy the book and I was glad for a break in the genres I have been reading otherwise.

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Treasure Island

Goofus and Gallant Podcast

There are a lot of freebies that are included with Audible. I recently found that I can listen to some podcasts on it.

Goofus and Gallant was a great comic from Highlights magazine. They recently started a podcast for kids. I listened to the first episode so far. It was fun and didn’t require too much thought. It was a story about Grandma going away and leaving the boys in charge of her guinea pigs and plants. The lesson was to find a happy medium in your tasks. Don’t go overboard and don’t ignore the tasks. The music was a little annoying, but the story was ok. Definitely for kids, though.

A Hug and a Kiss is Every Baby’s Bliss: How Your Baby Learns to Love: Your Baby Learns to be Affectionate when He Feels Your Love for Him. Hugs and Kisses … Books for 3 year Old by Melissa Winn


A Hug and a Kiss is Every Baby’s Bliss: How Your Baby Learns to Love: Your Baby Learns to be Affectionate when He Feels Your Love for Him. Hugs and Kisses … Books for 3 year Old
 by Melissa Winn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a cute book on how babies learn to love from their parents. It has cute illustrations and a little blurb about each type of animal. Small children would enjoy this being read to them while they look at the pictures. 

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Perfect Memories by Lindsey Powell

Perfect Memories by Lindsey Powell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the series. If I hadn’t read the first book right before starting this book, I wouldn’t have known what was going on. The story seemed forced after the memory part of the story was done. I enjoyed this story less than the first one, but I felt that I needed to know how the first story ended up after the cliffhanger ending. 

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The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

The Library at Mount Char

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I picked up this book for bookclub. I don’t know that I would have read it otherwise, but I am glad I did. The book was a little strange, but the story’s pieces all fit together by the end. 

This was well worth the read. I wouldn’t call it fun, but it sucked me into the story right away. It kept me guessing for most of the book. I enjoyed it and may reread it one of these days. 

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Perfect Stranger by Lindsey Powell

Perfect Stranger

Perfect Stranger by Lindsey Powell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed almost everything about this book. I had to suspend belief that a writer could completely forget about her phone and laptop for several days. Also, I was not thrilled about the ending. I had no choice but to get the next book in the series. I needed to know what happened. If you’re willing to invest in the whole series, then I’d recommend this mostly romance, somewhat suspenseful mystery book. 

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This is not your fault by Courtney Maum

This is not your fault

This is not your fault by Courtney Maum
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked this up as a palate cleanser between bookclub books. It was included with my Audible subscription, and it was short. It was the perfect time to read it. 

This was a light epistolary book about a couple going through a divorce during Covid times. It addresses many of the difficulties with life in during this time, along with general difficulties of time management. 

I think that it was well written and hit many points that I hadn’t thought of. Plus it kept my interest for the whole story. 

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The Watermelon Woman

This movie was recommended to me many times. When I took a film class last semester, I ran into a zoom meeting with the writer and director. I really enjoyed the short films by the director. I decided that it was time to actually watch the movie, especially since it was free this week, due to a special by the cable company.

The story is about a filmmaker researching an actress from the 30s who was not given proper film credit in several movies. It’s fiction, but still it is eye-opening.

I definitely recommend this movie. I would have enjoyed it even if it hadn’t been on the free movie list.

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a well-written, well-researched book about RBG. It covers mostly her professional life, but it also covers her family life. I enjoyed the story and was never bored during it. 

RBG was a remarkable woman and this book shows many of the things that she did in working toward making human rights more equal. I recommend the book highly. 

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