Tag: violence

Mar 29

Book Review: The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas This is a very well done and enjoyable young adult fiction that happens to touch on some extremely timely and relevant aspects of modern American life. I honestly wish we had more books like this, especially ones that manage to touch on race relations in such a human …

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Apr 25

Book Review: The Unthinkable

The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why by Amanda Ripley This book is a lot like those “worst case disaster books” where anxious over-planning worry-worts like me can fantasize about the worst things imaginable and console ourseles that we are better prepared now that we have more information. Even though I’m probably …

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Apr 23

Book Review: The Job

The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop by Steve Osborne I love reading or listening to stories about people who live very different lives from me, and Osborn is “not a liberal,” a working class, raised Catholic, non-intellectual Brooklyn cop for whom beating people up is as common and …

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Jan 13

Book Review: Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates If the point of a book is to experience the world from another’s viewpoint, just for a little while, this book succeeds. It’s short, around 150 pages in the hardback, and it takes the frame of a father’s letter to his son. It’s dark enough that I …

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May 28

Book Review: Protecting the Gift

Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe by Gavin de Becker My rating: 3 of 5 stars I bought this book based on how valuable and life-changing Gift of Fear was. I figured it would be a great alternative to constantly nagging my girls to read Gift of Fear for themselves. Unlike Gift of …

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