I’m starting a new project here on Deirdre Reads – indie author features!
My inaugural author is Maria Ann Green (@mariainmadness), based in Minnesota, USA, whose action-filled mafia romance Crown of Sins comes out today!
Over the years I’ve known quite a few former pizzeria employees, and whether it was a local family-owned shop or a huge chain, they all say the same thing: I can never eat pizza again.
Can a single moment define your whole life?
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s the importance of home–and especially a safe one.
If you’re a book person, you probably have been in a bookstore before, seen a book that looked interesting, and then, while still in the store, bought it on your phone on The Very Large Ethically Dubious Webiste That Shall Not Be Named because it was cheaper there. Guilty as charged. Despite all the problemsContinue reading “alternative (and ethical) ways to buy books”
3/5 Stars Barbara Demick has made a bit of a career writing about tense regions of the world–she has been a correspondent in Eastern Europe, China, and South Korea. Her most successful book so far has been Nothing to Envy, a nonfiction account of life in the port town of Chongjin, North Korea. This wasContinue reading “Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town by Barbara Demick”
Jessi Jezewska Stevens, are you living in my brain?
2/5 stars Zeba Talkhani knew she was different from a young age. Growing up in a Muslim family in India and Saudi Arabia, she struggled in the patriarchal expectations of her culture and the rigid standards for women. In My Past is a Foreign Country, she recounts her life of slowing removing herself from theseContinue reading “My Past is A Foreign Country by Zeba Talkhani”
4.5/5 stars Growing up in the New Jersey suburbs, I have really no memories of the era in which New York City wasn’t seen as a desirable place to be. My parents often told me that ‘going into the city’ was not a common weekend activity when they were young, not in the era ofContinue reading “The Central Park Five by Sarah Burns”