A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir

A Very Punchable Face is a memoir of sorts from comedian/writer Colin Jost, the current co-anchor on Weekend Update and co-lead writer for Saturday Night Live.  Jost presents a series of essays that takes the reader through various points in his life from his early years through to his current position both behind and in…

Hope Rides Again (Obama/Biden Mysteries #2)

Prior to giving a speech at a conference in Chicago, former US President Barack Obama’s Blackberry goes missing.  Determined to find it for his friend, former VP Joe Biden takes to the streets of The Windy City to track down the missing phone. It’s not long before Biden and Obama get more than they bargained…

The Body

Bill Bryson’s books are like the literary equivalent of the British panel show Qi.  Like an episode of the long-running series, his books are filled with tidbits of trivia presented in a quirky and humorous way.  While Bryson is often quite ambitious in tackling the subjects that interest him (attempting to explain the universe in…

My Life

My Life is the story of the life and career of retired Finnish hockey player Teemu Selanne. From a young age, Selanne had hinted at greatness.  His natural speed would help him excel at nearly every sport he tried.  While he enjoyed both soccer as well as track and field, his heart belonged to hockey. …

Klaus

Funny story about these two graphic novels. Every year, usually completely by accident, I end up spoiling most of my own Christmas gifts.  2019 year was no exception.  I was looking for books to read during the holiday season and came across Grant Morrison’s comic books series containing an origin story for Santa Claus.  I…

A Fatal Grace (Gamache #2)

It’s Boxing Day and the town villain, CC de Poitiers, dies in front of a crowd of people attending an annual curling tournament.  Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is quick to declare it a murder but solving the case will prove to be difficult.  With so many enemies, de Poitiers could have been knocked off by…