Everyday Hockey Heroes Volume 2

Veteran hockey journalists and broadcasters Bob McKenzie and Jim Lang return with their second volume of Everyday Hockey Heroes. I received an advanced copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. In the same style of the first volume, McKenzie and Lang bring you more stories of men and women who contribute to…

My Life as a Villainess

My Life as a Villainess is a collection of essays written by crime novelist, Laura Lippman. Over the past number of years, I’ve grown to enjoy essay collections.  I admire people who can let others into their personal lives.  It takes a great deal of courage to be so open about yourself, especially when you’ve…

The Answer Is… Reflections On My Life

The Answer Is… is the memoir from long-time Jeopardy host, Alex Trebek.  Those looking for a standard paint-by-numbers linear memoir may be disappointed, but what you get here is likely a better experience.  I had the pleasure of listening to the audiobook, which aside from the introduction, the conclusion and a handful of chapters read…

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Through interviews with defectors, veteran journalist Barbara Demick takes readers inside the reclusive country of North Korea for a peak at the daily lives of its inhabitants. I thought I knew a fair amount about North Korea, but it turns out I was wrong.  While Demick makes sure to inform her readers of the country’s…