Catching a Witch: A Novel of Loyalty, Deception, and Superstition by Heidi Eljarbo, a Book Review


Heidi Eljarbo’s historical fiction novel, Catching a Witch: A Novel of Loyalty, Deception, and Superstition, is a story about the persecution of witches in Rossby, Norway, in the 17th century.   According to Britannica, witchcraft is the “exercise or invocation of alleged supernatural powers to control people or events, practices typically involving sorcery or magic.” Although difficult to know … Continue reading Catching a Witch: A Novel of Loyalty, Deception, and Superstition by Heidi Eljarbo, a Book Review

November Book Review: Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari


Truly fascinating and unique, Sapiens: A brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari, is a detailed, engaging summary of the history of human beings. Harari demonstrates how humans are the only species willing and able to believe what only exists in the imagination such as money, human rights, religion, and states. He brilliantly weaves … Continue reading November Book Review: Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari

October Book Review: Creating a World That Works for All by Sharif Abdullah


“A human being is part of the whole, called [by us] “universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest – a kind of delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a prison for us … Our task must be to free ourselves … Continue reading October Book Review: Creating a World That Works for All by Sharif Abdullah

April Book Review: The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks


An absolutely compelling read, The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks (she does not capitalize her name) urges us to reclaim feminism for men as the result of patriarchy maintaining its power over their lives. I have to admit that this reading left me in awe. I had not thought of … Continue reading April Book Review: The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks

March Book Review: Lying by Sam Harris


As a young, impressionable girl in elementary Catholic school in sunny California in the 1970’s, I learned to lie. Yes, you read that correctly: I learned to lie. Every week, I was required to attend confession, where I was to tell a priest what my sins were for the week. As a very shy youth, … Continue reading March Book Review: Lying by Sam Harris

October Book Review: Propaganda by Edward Bernays


Considered a fascinating and controversial read, Propaganda by Edward Bernays-written in 1928 and revised in 1955-explains the role of public relations in government and business, or rather, explores how power is used by the ruling elite of our society to curb, control and manipulate public opinion. It is a summation of how the elite control … Continue reading October Book Review: Propaganda by Edward Bernays