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Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice (Reviewed)

Another important read in the all-too-real world of wrongful conviction. Benforado takes an approach that I haven’t come across yet. He spends a lot of time bringing forward psychological studies and applies them to our criminal justice system. The science behind why our system fails us so often is very closely tied to our human tendency to believe with full… Read more »

Too Big To Fail – Or: Our Government Failed Us Big

An excellent read. I’m curious now to somehow watch the HBO documentary that was made (with the same author?). I felt that the author of this book, though comprehensive in his detail, too often gave an apologetic and even rationalizing explanation as to the motives and intentions of the primary actors in the catastrophic events and decisions that took place…. Read more »

We Stopped Reading Mindy Kaling’s novel “Why Not Me?”

Why not us?  Here’s why: Last night, Tezi and I started reading Mindy Kaling’s new book Why Not Me. We picked it up again this evening.  We didn’t get that far into it before we realized that we didn’t like it at all. It wasn’t funny. It was … silly. It was trite, insubstantial, and …. pretty pointless. It was… Read more »

Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson – summary & review!

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Tezi and I Pick Our Next Book to Read! (February TBR)

Just a couple of days ago, Tezi and I finished The Aeronaut’s Windlass, which is Book 1 of Jim Butcher’s new steampunk fantasy series, The Cinder Spires. (Our review of this book coming soon.) It was a book that we listened to together in audio book format while we drove around town or most favoritely, while we worked on our… Read more »

Saturn Run by John Sandford and Ctein (Reviewed)

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OK. There were some parts of Sandford’s Saturn Run that I liked a lot. It had its moments, where I was drawn in, intrigued, and even curious. But there were other parts of the story that just fell sort of flat in my mind, and still other parts that bothered me. Stuff I liked: The science in the story is excellent…. Read more »

Making A Murderer: Books On Wrongful Convictions!

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If you haven’t yet seen the documentary MAKING A MURDERER, you’ve probably at least heard about it, or heard other people talking about it. The Netflix ten-part documentary about Steven Avery & Brendan Dassey has a lot of people talking… and talking means thinking! Dive deeper into the story here, you’ll find that the world of wrongful convictions is much… Read more »

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi Summary & Review

Paolo Bacigalupi. Bacigalupi. He’s Portuguese, and I have a lot of fun saying his name. Bacigalupi! 🙂 Also, he wrote a book called The Water Knife, which I recently read and very much enjoyed. I had previously read a great book by Bacigalupi called The Windup Girl, and his writing has only gotten better in this most recent publication. I expected The Water… Read more »

The Force Awakens NOVELIZATION Review!

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Did you know that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is also a book? Yes it is! Did you know that you can relive all the fun and action of The Force Awakens reading the novel? Yes you can! Did you know that this novelization by Alan Dean Foster is very much like seeing the movie in slow motion? Yes it… Read more »

Adult Coloring Books & Audio Books: A Great Combo!

Tezi and I have recently found a new, fun, and relaxing way to spend some time together. We’ve begun combining our love of reading with the big kid inside of us by coloring as we listen to audiobooks! We know that you probably have already seen people talking about these adult coloring books – many have touted their calming effects…. Read more »