Sunday, June 28, 2009

Playing for Pizza by John Grisham

I was organizing my bookshelf the other day, when I came across John Grisham's book Playing for Pizza. It's different from his legal thrillers, in that it is actually about an American playing football in Italy. He gets to spend some time learning the Italian language and culture while trying to regain his former glory.

It's another read and great fun for the summer. It'll make your mouth water for pizza and wine and you'll be breaking out the Italian cds.

To learn more about it, read my old book review:

Book Review: Playing for Pizza by John Grisham

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Review of Mistaken Identity

Just over a year ago, I watched a tragic Dateline NBC story of two girls whose identities were mistakenly switched following a deadly car crash. The pain of the two families involved was immense, and the story was very moving. A book had just been published detailing the story of the two girls. So, I had one of my infamous reading binges at Borders, where I sat down in an over-sized armchair and read the entire book in one sitting.

When I got home, I published a review of the book, as well as some of my thoughts and feelings concerning the story. You can read the entire piece here:

A Review of Mistaken Identity

It's a story that will move anyone.

Monday, June 15, 2009

About Me

I am one of those freak kids who learned how to read at the age of 2. Family legend has it I learned my letters from watching Wheel of Fortune with my grandfather during the day, and it just went from there. There is also some story about me being in my crib holding a book the proper way and turning pages correctly as if I was reading, at a very tender age, and on a regular basis. And then, of course, there was the big murder in Toledo, which my parents wanted to keep from me. So, they kept the TV and radio off, but I managed to tell them all the details, at the age of 3, from reading the story in the newspaper.

30 years later, I can still be found reading on a regular basis. I read articles online, any book I can get my hands on, and will page through numerous magazines and newspapers when they are available to me.

People are constantly asking for my advice on what to read, be it for themselves, their family, or their children. So, my goal is going to be to bring to the forefront some of the best reads I've had.

I welcome suggestions and comments. I also will do book reviews for free, for any interested authors and publishers. I have already received a few books from authors and publishers, and am very interested in previewing some more!

Thanks for reading!