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Mel's Book Blog

I read and review whatever strikes my fancy and many things strike my fancy. I'm particularly fond of Young Adult, New Adult, dystopian tales, and mystery thrillers. Easily distracted by the newest book in the shelf.

Currently reading

The Upside of Unrequited
Becky Albertalli
Tin God
Stacy Green
Arrows Through Archer
Nash Summers
If There's No Tomorrow
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Secrets of Power Negotiating: 15th Anniversary Edition (Inside Secrets from a Master Negotiator)
Roger Dawson

Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison - Piper Kerman I would give this book 3 1/2 stars. It is a stream of consciousness treatise on the federal prison system in the US. It is a fascinating reading experience which portrays very pointedly that our prison system as a whole is expensive and very ineffectual, locking many people up for all the wrong reasons and offering very little to them that helps them improve their lives. For all the money we devote to it, we can and should do better.