December 31, 2013 - Why we’re living in the most peaceful time

By Sheila Smith Corvallis Writer Her blog Clicking UU Life Book review of “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined” by Steven Pinker The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker combines the enjoyment of a sudoku puzzle and a Grafton thriller: seeing patterns and finding […]

December 23, 2013 - Revisiting a classic — A Christmas Carol

Evelyn Donnell, La Grande Poet since Childhood Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol has been around, over a hundred years. It was made into Hollywood movies, scripted for stage plays, copied on CDs, appeared in comic strips; read in elementary schools, in college classes, and most impressive, laid in state in West […]

December 19, 2013 - Favorite Book Winner — Mystery

Christine Webb Beaverton book lover “Favorite Book” Writing Contest Winner. $50.00 Mystery Category Prize. Reviewing the book Gothic Spring, by Portland Author Caroline Miller. My favorite book?  It is, without a doubt, the mystery “Gothic Spring” by Portland-based, Oregon author Caroline Miller.  I’ve read this novel three times in the […]

December 17, 2013 - Favorite Book Winner – Religion

Sherry Meyer, Milwaukie writer Her blog, Found between the covers “Favorite Book” Writing Contest Winner. $50.00 Religion Category Prize. – Check Thursday for the final winners. Review of the book When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey When Mockingbirds Sing is the epitome of the book which leaves you wishing there […]

December 12, 2013 - Favorite Book Contest winner — Self-Help

Joan Callander West Linn writer Visit her website “Favorite Book” Writing Contest Winner. $50.00 Self-Help Category Prize. – Check in every Tuesday & Thursday for the next winners! Review of author Susan Cain and her book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” Martin Luther […]

December 10, 2013 - Favorite Book Winner – Romance

Ramona Scarborough Salem author of “Stranger Friends” &  “The Autograph Book” “Favorite Book” Writing Contest Winner. $50.00 Romance Category Prize. – Check in every Tuesday & Thursday for the next winners! The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys. Surprisingly, this slim, lilac bound gem has become one of my five top […]

December 5, 2013 - Favorite Book Winner — History Category

Heidi Cox, Beaverton Oregon Author of Just Moms: Conveying justice in an unjust world “Favorite Book” Writing Contest Winner. $50.00 History/Biography Category Prize. – Check in every Tuesday & Thursday for the next winners! Bonhoeffer:  Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy By Eric Metaxes Dietrich Bonhoeffer lived each day of his short […]

December 3, 2013 - Favorite Book Contest Winner (Wild Card Category)

Book reviewed by Lynn Leissler Eagle Point “Favorite Book” Writing Contest Winner. $50.00 Wild Card Category Prize. – Check in every Tuesday & Thursday for the next winners! Book Reviewed: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman No matter how just a war may be, its ramifications send ever-widening […]

December 1, 2013 - Women’s Report is now Oregon Book Report

Women’s Report is now Book Report! When we started Women’s Report five years ago we had no idea that our biggest fans would be writers & booklovers. We also did not know that these Oregon writers shared a giant common problem. Publishers told them that their books would go nowhere […]

December 1, 2013 - Unbroken: Best book of 2012

By Rebekah Schneiter, Out Numbered Blog Unbroken, is by far the best book I’ve read all year, if not in the last few years. I want to see this title at the top of the New York Times Best Seller List as a way that we as a country and […]