A Spy With Scruples Book Review from @kleffnotes

Scott Stoddard and Countess de Rovere return in the follow-up to An Improbably Pairing, A Spy With Scruples. Gary Dickson’s character were loved by readers in the first novel and they return in this glamorous ’60s-era book set in Europe. When Scott receives a notice that he has been drafted he and his new wife, who happens to be three months pregnant, find themselves in Germany and pushed into a new and possibly dangerous situation. Continue reading “A Spy With Scruples Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Dungeons & Dragons: Wizards & Spells Book Review from @kleffnotes

I have had the pleasure of reviewing all of the previous installments of the Dungeons & Dragons Young Adventurer’s Guides and this fourth and latest installment speaks deeply to some of my favorite elements. Wizards & Spells is perfect for anyone curious about the magic making elements of the game, which is something I was always curious about. While these are technically young adult reads, I personally find them to be a great gateway for any new or learning player. Continue reading “Dungeons & Dragons: Wizards & Spells Book Review from @kleffnotes”

The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper Book Review from @kleffnotes

Who doesn’t love a good pirate story, especially when it is set in space? The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper follows the saltiest capybara you will ever find who is both rider of falling stars and the great glass whale. In this collection you will join Cinrak and her crew of animal pirates as they travel far and wide. Continue reading “The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper Book Review from @kleffnotes”

The Giver of Stars Book Review from @kleffnotes

This is the first book I have had the pleasure of reviewing that also happens to be a selection from Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club. Optioned to become a major motion picture, The Giver of Stars is a touching story inspired by real life events in Depression-era Kentucky. This story is considered to be something that will become a classic and I can agree that it will be something that many people will consider a perfect read. Continue reading “The Giver of Stars Book Review from @kleffnotes”

The Binge Watchers Guide: Doctor Who Book Review from @kleffnotes

Mackenzie Flohr celebrates the world of Doctor Who by showcasing the most recent Doctor as portrayed by Jodie Whittaker. For fans of the long running series, whether you are dedicated to old seasons or new seasons, this book is a sort of love letter to what makes the series so great. Flohr loves Doctor Who and her passion is what makes this book such a lovely read. Continue reading “The Binge Watchers Guide: Doctor Who Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Fabulous Female Firsts Book Review from @kleffnotes

Highlighting women who have made their way into the spotlight by pushing back against the misogynistic elements of society, Fabulous Female Firsts is a book that is perfect for those looking for inspiration. Whether you are female identifying or just looking for figures to help you build your aspirations for the future Marlene Wagman-Geller has a number of women for you to choose from. This is a book that is perfect for Women’s History Month. Continue reading “Fabulous Female Firsts Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Still I Rise Book Review from @kleffnotes

With inspiration drawn from the title of Maya Angelou’s work, Still I Rise examines women who have been the controllers of their destinies. By embodying the strength of character of women who have pushed their way through obstacles on their path to gain their dreams this book acts as a source of strength for those who may feel like they are struggling on a truly daunting journey. Within these pages you will find stories of power and perseverance that will inspire you to push yourself to new heights. Continue reading “Still I Rise Book Review from @kleffnotes”

The Female Gaze Book Review from @kleffnotes

For women who love women on screen or women behind the camera, The Female Gaze by Alicia Malone acts as a list of essential films made by women. The genres may differ, but every movie in this book deserves to be discussed. Malone is working to grow the conversation connected to women in film and through this book she is allowing the voices and visions of women to be seen. Continue reading “The Female Gaze Book Review from @kleffnotes”

The Book of Awesome Women Writers Book Review from @kleffnotes

For Women’s History month I will be taking some time to highlight some works that focus on women in a variety of fields. The first book in this collection of reviews is The Book of Awesome Women Writers. As someone who loves reading this book seemed like a fantastic way to grow my knowledge and possibly my reading list. Written by Becca Anderson, who has made an appearance on The Nerdy Girl Express a few other times, this book will give you some insight into some prestigious women in the field of writing. Continue reading “The Book of Awesome Women Writers Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Confessions of a Sheba Queen Book Review from @kleffnotes

The story of Bilqis has appeared in a variety of mediums and many might remember her most recent appearance in the series American Gods. Autumn Bardot takes this figure and makes her the focus of her most recent work, Confessions of a Sheba Queen. This tale will take you back in time and drop you into the sensual world of Bilqis, whose sexual appetites are legend. Continue reading “Confessions of a Sheba Queen Book Review from @kleffnotes”