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Friday, May 12, 2017

Book Review: The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

The best book I have read this year. The amazing story of these girls who worked hard for their paychecks and were placed at such high risks in their workplace. These ladies fought to improve the rights of workers, while many of them were slowly and painfully dying. These heroes fought and brought about change leading to OSHA laws. The fact that they loved their jobs will break your heart. These ladies will become your friends and family. You will root for them to win, and cry when things don't work out. Thank you to Kate Moore for bringing these ladies stories out into the light!

*Thank you to NetGalley, Kate Moore, and the publisher for allowing me to read an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Book Review: Standing Strong by Diane Reeve

This is the true story of a man who knowingly infects numerous women with HIV and AIDS.  The women he preys upon are vulnerable and easily mislead. Sadly, most of the women buy into every lie he tells them. This author's writing is easy to follow and very easy to read. I felt like I was having a conversation with a friend while I was reading. This book also contains resources and suggestions. You will be heartbroken, and also inspired by the strength that is shown.

*Thank you to Diane Reeve, NetGalley, and the publisher for allowing me to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Book Review: The Trials of Walter Ogrod by Thomas Lowenstein

I love a good true crime read. I enjoy seeing how the case is solved and how the perpetrator is captured. I have a feeling that Walter was not guilty of the crime he was convicted for. I didn't really connect with the book. I found it to be repetitive and it just didn't hold my interest. The courtroom jargon was boring. The timeline also jumped around a lot. Sadly, this is not one I can recommend.

*Thank you to NetGalley, Thomas Lowenstein, and the publisher for allowing me to read an arc of this story in exchange for an honest review*

Movie Review: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

I recently saw a preview screening of King Arthur. The movie was so much better then I thought it would be. I would be lying if I said I was not a Charlie Hunnam fan! I was impressed with the movie. It was action packed and surprised me by making me laugh at several points. I was in a sold out theater of patrons who all clapped and cheered when the movie was finished.
This is not your typical King Arthur, but just sit back and enjoy the story. The Mage is fun and exciting and almost steals the movie from Charlie. I enjoyed it and I would actually go see it again.

*Thank you to Warner Brothers, gofobo, and AMC for allowing me to see this movie for free. This has in no way changed my reaction to the film.*