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Book Review: We Are Anonymous by Parmy Olson

Title: We are Anonymous Author: Parmy Olsen Genre: Non-Fiction Published June 5th 2012 by Little, Brown and Company Rating: 4 out of 5 My thoughts: It’s a digital World. Everything is online, including our private lives. In the news we… Continue Reading →

Book Review – Dear Leader: My Escape from North Korea by Jang Jin-Sung

Title: Dear Leader Author: Jang Jin-Sung Genre: Memoir Rating: 5/5 Thoughts: This book is amazing. If there is one book you read on North Korea, let it be this one. I’ve read 2 books based in North Korea so far… Continue Reading →

Growing up Bin Laden by Jean Sasson (with Osama’s wife and son)

Title: Growing up Bin Laden Author: Jean Sasson (with Najwa Bin Laden and Omar Bin Laden) 352 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Press; First Edition edition (October 27, 2009) Set in: Saudi Arabia Genre: Non-Fiction (memoir) Rating: 4.5 out of 5… Continue Reading →

For the Love of a Son by Jean Sasson

Title: For the Love of a Son Author: Jean Sasson Genre: Non-Fiction Source: Personal Shelf Set in: Afghanistan, America and Jeddah Rating: 4.5 out of 5 My thoughts: I love books by Jean Sasson. The first time I read on… Continue Reading →

The Great Elephant Escape by Antoinette Van De Water

Title: The Great Elephant Escape Author: Antoinette Van De Water and Liesbeth Sluiter Genre: Memoir Source: Library Set in: Thailand Challenge: East and SouthEast Asia Rating: 4 out of 5 My thoughts: I had very low expectations from this book… Continue Reading →

Call of the Litany Bird by Susan Gibbs

Title: Call of the Litany Bird by Susan Gibbs Author: Susan Gibbs Source: Review Copy Rating: 4 out of 5 My thoughts: To say I didn’t know anything about the Rhodesian Bush war is an understatement. I’m overwhelmed by African… Continue Reading →

Steve & Me by Terry Irwin

Title: Steve and Me Author: Terri Irwin Source: Personal Shelf Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Simon Spotlight Genre: Non Fiction Rating: 4.5 out of 5 My thoughts: Who hasn’t heard about Steve Irwin? Even though I’m not a crocodile fan, I… Continue Reading →

Muslim Women Reformers by Ida Lichter

Title: Muslim Women Reformers Author: Ida Lichter Hardcover: 513 pages Publisher: Prometheus Books (May 26, 2009) Genre: Non-Fiction Source: Review Copy Rating: 4.5 out of 5 My thoughts: When I first browsed through the book, all I saw was too… Continue Reading →

The Memoirs of a Monster Hunter by Nick Redfern

Title: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter Author: Nick Redfern Genre: Non-Fiction (Memoir) Source: Library Rating: 2 out of 5 My Thoughts: I love reading everything paranormal. I have watched a lot of documentaries that deal with searching or proving the… Continue Reading →

Buried Alive by Roy Hallums

Title: Buried Alive Author: Roy Hallums Genre: Non-fiction (memoir) Source: Review Copy Set in: Iraq Rating: 4 out of 5 My Thoughts: Roy was a 56 year old retired Naval commander working for a food supply contractor in Baghdad’s high-end… Continue Reading →

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