Allison: Three Year Anniversary Celebration


On February 26th, 2012 my first review went live here at Good Books and Good Wine. At that time little did I know that I would discover a whole world of people that I really feel understand me. Seriously. You all get the part of me that loves to gush about books, who is always finding new book … [continue]

No Parking At The End Times by Bryan Bliss | Book Review

In all, this is a poignant book about surviving strange circumstances — living in a van and fixing a family that has been broken. I think No Parking At The End Times by Bryan Bliss is a book that deserves trumpeting and deserves to be on your TBR.


Fool Me Twice by Mandy Hubbard | Book Review


Sometimes you just need a light and refreshing brain candy kind of book. Fool Me Twice by Mandy Hubbard is the kind of book that does not require much investment on the end of the reader. The story is fairly straight forward. There’s not a whole lot of nail biting or anxiety that occurs while reading. […]


All The Rage by Courtney Summers | Book Review

Sometimes I am skeptical about “issues” books. I get annoyed that they take on this preachy, holier than thou tone and then at the end, everything is magically resolved. Actually, they remind me of those after school specials that used to be on TV. What Courtney Summers does is write about issues, but she does […]


Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard | Book Review

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It’s been awhile since I really anticipated and got excited for books. I mean, sure I know about upcoming releases but with sensory overload when it comes to choices, it takes a lot for something to be on my MUST HAVE IT NOW RADAR. Friends,Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard has this cover that just immediately […]


Allison: The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age | Myra MacPherson | Book Review


My first introduction to Victoria Woodhull came when I was responsible for helping TA an undergraduate class. I had to pre-screen the DVD which we were going to show in class so that I could come up with questions for the quiz. I was immediately captivated by this woman and couldn’t help but wonder why […]


Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To This Book? I listened to Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton because the narrator, Katharine McEwan narrated one of my favorite audiobooks last year — A Mad Wicked Folly and so I figured because I liked the narrator this would be a good listen. Also? The synopsis sounds so cool — people wielding […]


Ravensbruck by Sarah Helm | Book Review

I don’t think that it’s easy to write or talk about the Holocaust, to talk about concentration camps and the largest genocide of the twentieth century. It takes a special sensitivity to write about this subject. Sarah Helm brings sensitivity, strong research and solid writing to her latest book, Ravensbruck: Life And Death In Hitler’s Concentration […]


Better Than Before: Mastering The Habits Of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin | Book Review

I first became aware of Gretchen Rubin when a blogger I admire reviewedThe Happiness Project years ago. I purchased a copy immediately, intending to read it. That copy has collected dust on my shelf for years. However, I ended up subscribing to Rubin’s blog which to my mind was kind of the same thing as […]


The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski | Book Review

Some of you might be asking, why read a book like The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski so early, even though it does not release for five more months (from my date of reading) and I would answer that sometimes in life you go through a severe rough patch and certain books are like balm to your soul. This book is a balm to my soul. Even though it was an emotionally draining, heartbreaking read, ultimately I am so glad that I read it. I am glad I was able to take time and read a book that I have been anticipating more than anything. I am so pleased with this dark edition to the Winner’s Trilogy. Rutkoski works her magic again with this painful sequel, but know that it’s so worth your time and emotions.

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