The Book of Knowing and The Book of Overthinking: Dr. Knows Guide to Untangling Your Brain | Gwendoline Smith | Audiobook Review

Why did I listen to The Book of Knowing and The Book of Overthinking? I decided to listen to the advanced copy of The Book of Knowing and The Book of Overthinking because they were all about untangling your brain and calming it down. The author Gwendoline Smith is a clinical psychologist and has writtenContinue reading “The Book of Knowing and The Book of Overthinking: Dr. Knows Guide to Untangling Your Brain | Gwendoline Smith | Audiobook Review”

In The Face Of The Sun | Denny S. Bryce | Book Review

Denny S. Bryce is quickly becoming one of my new favorite authors. I was captivates by her debut Wild Women and the Blues and now In The Face Of The Sun. Both stories are multigenerational tales involving African American families. In The Face Of The Sun follows Francine (Frankie) as she travels from Chicago toContinue reading “In The Face Of The Sun | Denny S. Bryce | Book Review”

Jagged Little Pill | Eric Smith | Book Review

As a child of the 90’s, I have very strong memories of the songs from Alanis Morrissette’s smash record Jagged Little Pill. I remember the music video with Alanis singing Ironic in her car. I also remember Alanis in the rooftop that eventually led to a pie fight in You Learn. And I may haveContinue reading “Jagged Little Pill | Eric Smith | Book Review”

Find Your Way Home | Jackie Ashenden | Book Review

Find Your Way Home is a new small town romance set in New Zealand. It is the first in the Small Town Dreams series. The first book follows Isabella Montgomery after she jumps on an airplane to Brightwater, New Zealand as part of the towns revitalization project. The project is led by ex paratrooper ChaseContinue reading “Find Your Way Home | Jackie Ashenden | Book Review”

A Brilliant Night Of Stars And Ice | Rebecca Connolly | Book Review

A Brilliant Night of Stars and Ice tells the story of what happened on April 12, 1912 from the perspective of the ship and crew who came to the aid of Titanic. The RMS Carpathia was traveling east bound from New York to Liverpool when it received the distress call from the sinking ship. CaptainContinue reading “A Brilliant Night Of Stars And Ice | Rebecca Connolly | Book Review”

Wave | Diana Farid | Audiobook Review

Why did I listen to Wave by Diana Farid? I saw Wave on Netgalley and thought that it sounded like a beautiful coming of age story. It’s also set in the past (the year I was born) so I was curious about that. And it is written in verse format which is one of myContinue reading “Wave | Diana Farid | Audiobook Review”

She Gets The Girl | Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick | Book Review

She Gets The Girl follows an old school formula and it results in a wonderful gem of a storyline. The old school formula in this case was “extrovert flirt tries to teach introverted new lesbian how to get the girl.” Of course along the way some feelings emerge forcing each character to reevaluate what theyContinue reading “She Gets The Girl | Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick | Book Review”

The One True Me and You | Remi K. England | Book Review

The One True Me and You is a debut young adult novel that has non-binary representation. As soon as I read the premise, I knew I had to read it. It involves two separate world colliding (a beauty pageant and a fandom convention) in a specious Florida hotel. And in the middle of this collisionContinue reading “The One True Me and You | Remi K. England | Book Review”

The Good Girl’s Guide To Rakes | Eva Leigh | Book Review

The Good Girl’s Guide to Rakes is the first book in the new historical romance Last Chance Scoundrels series by Eva Leigh. This was my first experience with this author but, I know it will not be my last. This book was so addictive! It had everything that I love – strong characters, strong banter,Continue reading “The Good Girl’s Guide To Rakes | Eva Leigh | Book Review”

How to Host a Viking Funeral | Kyle Scheele | Book Review

When How to Host a Viking Funeral: The Case for Burning Your Regrets, Chasing Your Crazy Ideas, and Becoming the Person You’re Meant to Be was available on Netgalley, I was immediately intrigued. A traditional Viking funeral normally involved the burning of a deceased individual and their most prized processions. However, in this case, theContinue reading “How to Host a Viking Funeral | Kyle Scheele | Book Review”

Chasing the Four Winds

Reading, Writing, Nerding, and Honoring the Oxford Comma Since 1987.

A. A. MacConnell

When you write drabbles, you relieve the pressure of the epic novel expanding in your head.

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