Karen / Nonfiction / Travel Writing

1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz

OK, let’s begin with #1. (Ha, just kidding!) Seriously, this is an enormous treat for armchair travelers as well as seasoned globetrotters. The content is first organized by continent and then further breakdowns. After that, each place has a description, a color photograph, and then a “must do” section. There is a thematic index if … Continue reading

Books-to-Movies / History / John / Nonfiction

Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth

Many true crime fans know Colorado Springs, Colorado as the city where Joe Kenda worked as a detective for over twenty years. His work investigating homicides became the basis of the Investigation Discovery series Homicide Hunter. It turns out this isn’t the only thing the Colorado Springs Police Department is famous for. The city is … Continue reading

Henry / History / Nonfiction / Travel Writing

The White Darkness by David Grann

From the author of “Killers of the Flower Moon” comes a story of determination, exploration, love and loss on Earth’s most unforgiving continent:  Antarctica.  In “The White Darkness,” author David Grann follows the efforts of modern day explorer Henry Worsley as he seeks to recreate the historic expeditions of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. Though, perhaps, … Continue reading