James Madison: A Life Reconsidered by Lynne Cheney

This is not my type of book. I rarely read biographies and I don’t read books about American history. I’ve never been particularly interested in the genesis of the United States, thus I know embarrassingly little about our country. Prior to reading this book, I wasn’t even positive that James Madison was a president; therefore, I’m not sure if Cheney presents any new information here, as it is all new to me. Although political biographies are not my forte, I can say that this one has been painstakingly researched, and that Lynne Cheney knows her shit. Continue reading “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered by Lynne Cheney”

The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

The Universe Versus Alex Woods is the second book I’ve read this year to prominently feature Dignitas – the assisted death organization located in Switzerland. The use of this institution made perfect sense in the JoJo Moyes tearjerker, Me Before You; however, Extence’s story does not benefit from the inclusion of Dignitas. Really, by the time it shows up in Alex Woods, the plot is beyond resuscitation. Continue reading “The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence”