Upcoming Books: “Paris in the Present Tense” by Mark Helprin

I received an ARC of "Paris in the Present Tense" by Mark Helprin. Thank you to W.W. Norton. I really have a mixed review here. I have heard good things about Helprin's writing and I was not entirely disappointed on that front. On one side Helprin's writing is phenomenal. He has this incredible ability to… Continue reading Upcoming Books: “Paris in the Present Tense” by Mark Helprin

November is National Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Awareness month. I am one of the leaders of the College, Career, and Coffee Book Club, a themed book club out of the Iredell County Public Library in Statesville, North Carolina. More importantly, I am also adopted. I was adopted when I was two days old, so adoption is a topic… Continue reading November is National Adoption Awareness Month

Themed Book Club: September Blue Books

The College, Career, and Coffee Book Club is a monthly book club that meets at the Iredell County Public Library in Statesville, North Carolina. I've talked about the concept of a themed book club here, and it was very well received. If you are local to the Statesville area, STOP BY! Or join the discussion here… Continue reading Themed Book Club: September Blue Books

Book Review: Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

This was a wonderful book that covers the very controversial topic of the North Carolina Eugenics Program which lasted until the 1970s; longer than any other state in the nation.  I had mixed emotions throughout this entire book. On the one hand, I was not opposed to the option of sterilization, especially for those women… Continue reading Book Review: Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain