Little Bee by Chris Cleave

On the one hand, Jose Uribe makes absolutely zero sense as a bookmark for Little Bee. On the other hand, it’s pretty remarkable I haven’t used an Uribe card or written about him already. Little Bee is about a Nigerian refugee seeking asylum in London. As it is split between Nigeria and London, there isn’tContinue reading “Little Bee by Chris Cleave”

End of Practice Speech #4 (Trivia Game)

*I decided to tell a story and/or give a little baseball trivia at the end of each practice this season. Partly to give some background of the game we’re playing, the history of the game – I believe you can’t truly love and respect something until you know its history – but also partly forContinue reading “End of Practice Speech #4 (Trivia Game)”

The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Dare

Clayton Kershaw has been compared to Sandy Koufax his entire career, so much so that the great Vin Scully would sometimes call him Koufax during a broadcast. They are tied by their Dodger lineage, their high release southpaw deliveries from the mound at Dodger Stadium, the K in their last names hinting at the strikeoutsContinue reading “The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Dare”

The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley

The Authenticity Project is a wonderful book that sucked me in from page one. It begins with aging artist Julian (more on that name to come) who decides to write down the truth he’s been denying to himself in a notebook and leave it for a stranger to find. The notebook is read by othersContinue reading “The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley”

The Poet by Michael Connelly

(Kindle Book) The Poet is narrated by Jack McEvoy, a reporter in Denver who investigates the apparent suicide of his twin brother. Jack and his brother are both called “Mac” by their coworkers of course, so there was an obvious temptation to use a Willie McCovey card. Willie Mac is one of the most belovedContinue reading “The Poet by Michael Connelly”

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

(Audibook) The Midnight Library is a bit like It’s a Wonderful Life with a nod to quantum physics. The book opens with Nora unhappy with her life and the choices she’s made, and she decides to end her life. Rather than dying, she finds herself in the midnight library, a place where each book allowsContinue reading “The Midnight Library by Matt Haig”