The Moment of Lift

If you read our “Books We’re Looking Forward to in 2019” post, you might remember that I was excited about the prospect of reading Melinda Gates’s book. Despite the fact that it’s not my usual type of book, I was interested in reading it because of the blurb and because it was written about some of the work supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - specifically about the work they do to support women. The title of the book refers to Gates’s primary point: “If you want to lift society up, invest in women.”

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Okay readers, before we get started on this review, one small caveat: We have not watched...any...of Mindy Kaling’s TV comedy. (Bethany has seen No Strings Attached, and Kaling’s character was the only one she actually liked in that movie.) We did know that the commercials for her self-titled TV series, The Mindy Project, were funny, but unfortunately neither of us spend much of our scarce free time watching comedy.

Hallucinations

r those of you who read the blog regularly, this might seem like a book that is completely outside of my realm of interest. Y'all know that I love romance novels and a good suspense plot and that will never change. You may not know that Oliver Sacks happens to be my favorite author, I just don't get to read him very often because 1) his books are expensive and 2) I read them in hard copy - not electronic - which means they take longer for me to read. If you're thinking, "Can we get to the review now? None of this seems important," I promise, I'm getting there.