Category Archives: Skinny reads

Books under 150 pages

Escape From Samsara: A Dark Comedy Fantasy Adventure (Prophecy Allocation Book 1) – Nicky Blue

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Escape From Samsara is a dark comedy about Barry Harris who still lives with his mom and has fantasy adventures about being a lethal ninja. This humorous tale begins with Barry trying to find his dad … Continue reading

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When Leaves Fall (A Different Point of View Story) – C.A. King

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) ? Have you ever read a book so good that you don’t even know where to start reviewing it? When Leaves Fall is a fictional short story that intrigues from the start and almost has your … Continue reading

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How to Have Fun with Your Aging Parents: I Want to Go to Lithuania – Christina Britton Conroy

(Reviewed by Pat Luboff) A gem of a book! Part workbook, part memoir, part self-help and how-to book; in under 100 pages, Christina Britton Conroy has put together a blueprint for living in peace with your parents. Wow! Yes, even … Continue reading

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A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment – Barbara Radnofsky

(Reviewed by JD Jung) May I speak to our America readers for a moment? We’ve been hearing the term “impeachment” and “impeachable offenses” quite a bit lately. Do you think that you can speak on the subject with a fair … Continue reading

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An UnderratedRead revisited: A Sportscaster’s Guide to Watching Football: Decoding America’s Favorite Game – Mark Oristano

(Reviewed by JD Jung) It’s my favorite time of year: football season. Now that we’re in the middle of NFL playoffs, some of you may  be wondering what all the fuss is about. Maybe you’re not from the United States … Continue reading

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How to be a Gentleman: What Every Modern Man Needs to Know about Manners and Behaviors to Attract Women Now (The Modern Ladies & Gentlemen Guides Book 1) – Niel Schreiber

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “…a real gentlemen holds his own and knows when to show strength of character and decisiveness with the aim of self-preservation, while still maintaining his chivalry and honor intact. A gentlemen knows his own worth very … Continue reading

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Mygale – Thierry Jonquet (Translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith)

Ah, revenge can be so sweet. Now mix it with obsession and a touch of madness, and it turns utterly twisted and bizarre.  Such is the case with the intense and fascinating novel, Mygale, written by the late French crime … Continue reading

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Surviving Schizophrenia: My Story of Paranoid Schizophrenia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Anosognosia, Suicide, and Treatment and Recovery from Severe Mental Illness – Richard Carlson

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Surviving Schizophrenia is a memoir written by Richard Carlson, who was twenty one when he was diagnosed with this mental illness. The book revolves around his illness and recovery. It took ten years for the professionals … Continue reading

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Affections: A Novel – Rodrigo Hasbún , Translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Affections is an intriguing work of historical fiction based on true events following the once- close Ertl family. Hans, the patriarch, was a Nazi propaganda cinematographer, and the family fled Munich and arrived in La Paz, … Continue reading

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Russia: History of Russia: Kievan Rus to Vladimir Putin, Tsars and Revolutions – All Shaping Russian Culture and Russian History- Ian Maslow

(Reviewed by JD Jung) I have been requested to review some short non-fiction books, and as promised, I am posting reviews of those that I recommend. History of Russia is such a book. Russia: History of Russia: Kievan Rus to … Continue reading

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