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Azalea, Unschooled by Liza Kleinman
Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez
Birds Art Life: A Year of Observation by Kyo Maclear
Bisbee, Arizona, Then And Now by Boyd Nicholl
Blood and Circuses by Kerry Greenwood
Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew
The Bubble Wrap Boy by Phil Earle
CatStronauts: Mission Moon by Drew Brockington
CatStronauts: Race to Mars by Drew Brockington
Drunk Tank Pink by Adam Alter
The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas
Finding Fortune by Delia Ray
Glimmerglass by Jenna Black
The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg
The Green Mill Murder by Kerry Greenwood
Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia by Won-Ldy Paye
Hello, My Name is Octicorn by Kevin Diller
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
How the States Got Their Shapes by Mark Stein
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph M. Marshall III
"It's a Good Life" by Jerome Bixby
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber
Pantomime by Laura Lam
Pippi Moves In by Astrid Lindgren
Road Trip by Gary Paulsen and Jim Paulsen
Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres
The 39-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths
The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce
The Upper Mississippi: A Wilderness Saga by Walter Havighurst
Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block

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Crossing the Cornfield
January inclusivity reading and shortening the gap in reviewing
On reading your own books and moving

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Born with Teeth: 01/21/17

Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew

Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew recounts her life, her career up through Star Trek: Voyager, and her struggle to find the daughter she gave up for adoption.

There is a lot of space in this book spent on her childhood. It's there, I suppose, to set the stage for the decision she made at twenty-two. It frames things within the context of an Irish Catholic upbringing. That said, the childhood section was by far the most uncomfortable portion to read. I will leave it at that, to avoid passing judgment as it's not my place.

The next big piece is her first pregnancy and the adoption and its consequences. Things she was promised didn't come to fruition. She was lied to and while her daughter did end up having a good life with loving parents, it wasn't the life (or parents) Kate had been promised for her.

I mostly, though, read the book for two parts in Kate Mulgrew's career: the short lived Mrs. Columbo and the later more successful Star Trek Voyager.

Kate Mulgrew's career is more varied than those two points in time, including work on stage. Her heart and soul is on stage, something I did not know about her until reading this memoir.

Like You're Never Weird on the Internet, this is another case of reading a memoir where despite my enthusiasm for some of an actor's work, I am not the intended audience. For this main reason, I can't give this book a fair review.

Three stars

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