Sunday, February 25, 2018





"... Running for the 2:10 by Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte packs much experience in for the reader.  Each chapter is a kind of reflective essay from the author.  What I appreciated most here is the way Bize-Boutte shares her true-to-life narrative in what Amazon calls a series autobiographical short stories.  For its exploration of culture along with personal story, I probably enjoyed "Little Girl Gone Under in the Jambalaya Sea" best...and what a great title for a chapter!" 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Elizabeth Hughes’ Book Periscope Reviews Bize-Boutte Books in Synchronized Chaos Magazine

Review of A Dollar Five by Sheryl J. Bize Boutte
A Dollar Five by Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte is a collection of short stories and poems that cover the author’s childhood memories in Oakland CA starting in 1956. Some of the short stories bring back memories. The first poem “Childthink” is one that brings back memories of playing cards attached to the spokes of bicycle wheels. I also liked Crossing Bridges with Perry Mason very much. I enjoyed each and every poem and short story very much. They are a mix of happy, sad and funny. This book of short stories and poems is a very unique look into the author’s life and how a young African-American girl grew up in 1950’s Oakland CA. I enjoyed this very much and very highly recommend this book.
All That and More’s Wedding by Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte
All That and More’s Wedding by S. J. Bize-Boutte contains 4 short stories. The stories are humorous and suspenseful. My particular favorite is Inky and the Carpenter. It is about a man that does maintenance in a hospital that is scheduled for demolition. He finds out his favorite childhood star is in a room in one of the buildings that is no longer in use. Inky and NickRon develop a companion type friendship. NickRon tells his wife about Inky and all the stories she tells him. Then one day things go very wrong. It is a very gripping tale that will keep you reading to the end. Perfect for a quick read or a gift for yourself or a friend. I highly recommend this book, I enjoyed it very much.
Running for the 2:10 More Stories From a Baby Boomer’s Ongoing Journey by Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte
Running For the 2:10 is a collection of autobiographical stories of the author’s life. Once again she has written the stories with humor and of course, as with anyone’s life, some sadness. This is a very well written book that anyone, of our “certain age” can relate to. I enjoyed each and everyone of the stories. This would be an excellent book for yourself or a gift. I very highly recommend Running for the 2:10.