book review

Story of My Life: Books of 2017

Greetings Viewers!

I hope everyone is having a fine 2018. I decided to try something new by recording one-sentence summaries for each of the 70 books I read in 2017. I hope you enjoy it and take away a few reading recommendations. There are some fantastic books here!

XXOO Kristy

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The Book Report – Obama Edition

Greetings Viewers!

Here is that Book Report I promised last month.

Wow, it has been a crazy year hasn’t it? Let’s keep being kind to each other, whether you identify as a Republican, a Democrat, or just a concerned International citizen like myself.

You and I might not have the power to change the world, but we can have a major effect on the lives of those around us. Make it positive. ^_^

XXOO Kristy

Giants in the Sky – Otto and Elise Hampel

Greetings Viewers!

After that tiny bit of a break last month I’m back with more book learning for you! Huzzah, you say! Huzzah!

Well…perhaps not. At any rate I *did* read Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada during my cruise and I was deeply moved by the experience. I couldn’t resist sharing my newfound knowledge with you all and felt that, as April 8th was the Anniversary of the Hampels’ executions, this month’s video would be the best time to do so.

As many people are celebrating Easter this weekend I urge you-Christian or not-to be kind to your fellow humans, now and always.

XXOO Kristy

The Book Report: The Mountain Shadow

Greetings Viewers! And Happy New Year!

As promised we are back on schedule. Mostly. Things got a little out of hand this morning with my nephew and I have to admit that the upload went right out of my mind until I went to write down a reminder to do something TOTALLY UNRELATED in my planner and then saw that it was upload day and then WHOOSH I flew to my computer to post this.

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE A DEDICATED VLOG CALENDAR FOR 2017!

Sorry for the yelling there. Let’s try to start the new year off with some positive energy. ^_^

And on that note, the first post for 2017 is a book review of a book from one of my favourite authors: Gregory David Roberts. If you haven’t already read this gem, I highly recommend it!

Best of everything in the new year and happy reading!

XXOO Kristy

Giants in the Sky: Nichelle Nichols

Greetings Viewers!

Wow. It has been a rough year. And the events of the last few weeks, especially in the USA, have been devastating. It makes you wonder if there’s any hope for humanity…

Luckily, books exist! Books and people writing them who are far kinder and more experienced than I will ever be regarding these matters. In this book review I share my thoughts and feelings on Nichelle Nichols’ autobiography Beyond Uhura: Star Trek and Other Memories.

Something I wanted to say in the video but it got cut out: We are all on this rock spinning through space together. And yet there is too much violence and not enough respect for life. We can be better. Let’s be kind to each other. Let’s educate ourselves to recognize our faults and privileges. Let’s teach the next generations to be even better than us.

XXOO Kristy