The Future of Assisted Suicide And Euthenasia

⭐⭐⭐⭐/9 I've been listening to the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court-nominee Neil Gorsuch with great interest and had to look up the cover of his book, the catchingly-titled The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthenasia. I'm sure it's a fun read. The cover seeks to give the potential reader no doubt as to the subject … Continue reading The Future of Assisted Suicide And Euthenasia

Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/9 Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you all! Overall, I like this cover depicting everyone's favorite slave-turned-missionary miracle worker. The placement of the walking cane's crook behind his head is both awkward and dangerous-looking. But I love the snake coiled around the end of the rod. Tomie dePaolo has made a long career of introducing … Continue reading Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland

From Here To Eternity

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/9 Yet another classic I need to put on my never-ending/ever-growing reading list since I regard the film adaptation one of the best movies ever made. The novel was controversial when it came out, so much that some major changes had to be made to the film just to get the military on board with … Continue reading From Here To Eternity

The Turing Test

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/9 This is a great book cover. Definitely one of the best I've seen in the self-published world. The simplicity of the cover belies its science fiction narrative and yet the chess piece serves as a perfect visual allegory for the narrative, which explores the potential relationship between man and robots in a world that … Continue reading The Turing Test

The Best Non-Best Pictures

Taking a break from the book covers to re-post this from our family blog for Hollywood's biggest night. Tonight's the big night: the Oscars. But I dedicate this final post of the 2017 Oscar season to the bridesmaids who could never be the bride. Here are my best movies to be nominated for but not … Continue reading The Best Non-Best Pictures

Strength to Love

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/9 Sorry for the delay in posting but I have also been doing a series of Oscar-related blogs on our family blog. But back to business. In light of Valentine's Day, Black History Month and the fact that I just finished reading it, I thought it would be great to discuss Strength to Love by Dr. … Continue reading Strength to Love

Act Like A Lady, Think Like a Man

⭐⭐⭐/9 Maybe I'm too harsh on this cover. I mean, it has everything you would expect to find/need in a book from well-known relationship expert/TV personality Steve Harvey. And there's not much I can say about it that it doesn't already say for itself. I mean, there's definitely nothing sexist about the title. So... ...yeah. … Continue reading Act Like A Lady, Think Like a Man

Seven Psychics (Shifter Squad, Book I)

⭐⭐⭐/9 I've seen professional, mainstream books with worse covers. And I mean that as a compliment. We've got three primary characters here: Rambo wannabe from an 80's mercenary B-movie, a Buckle model, and a wolf. The wolf appears the most confused about his presence on this cover, yet he garners most of the 3 stars … Continue reading Seven Psychics (Shifter Squad, Book I)