Book Review-An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago

https://www.amazon.com/American-Summer-Love-Death-Chicago-ebook/dp/B07DMZMYQN/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=An+American+Summer:+Love+and+Death+in+Chicago&qid=1559501602&s=gateway&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=f2d627147d67ce08795e4664b6e8c035&language=en_US My takeaway after reading the true stories in this book include the fact that there is nothing any one person can do about the ongoing violence in Chicago. No mayor or police chief can fix this mess. We all know that summer is the worst season. The warmer the weather, the higher the gunshot … Continue reading Book Review-An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago

Book Review: Dutch Girl

https://www.amazon.com/Dutch-Girl-Audrey-Hepburn-World-ebook/dp/B07MSCBVBJ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=dutch+girl&qid=1559501768&s=gateway&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=54c400f1fd067edd816970853e64cb9e&language=en_US Loved this historical nonfiction book up to the top. The author clearly liked Audrey, and after reading this, I did too. It's hard not to. I mean just about everyone likes the Audrey of film fame, but after I read more about her life during World War 2, I liked her more like a … Continue reading Book Review: Dutch Girl

Book Review: Year of Yes

https://www.amazon.com/Year-Yes-Dance-Stand-Person-ebook/dp/B00YTG3C0G/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=the+year+of+yes&qid=1559502079&s=gateway&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=ad11ce750a5f0e4ae14b46d73e1ff593&language=en_US Shonda Rhimes is the creator and writer of the TV I watch. I spend a reasonable amount of time reading, and when I'm ready to turn my brain off her shows: Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder are my go-to viewing. That's why I haven't read a lot of women's fiction … Continue reading Book Review: Year of Yes

Book Review: The Farm

https://www.amazon.com/Farm-Novel-Joanne-Ramos-ebook/dp/B07GD543B8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=the+farm&qid=1559502210&s=gateway&sr=8-2&linkCode=sl1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=22385538a4c0ab699c771713cf96ce33&language=en_US Imagine spending some time at a fancy resort where everything is free. Anything you need is provided to you quickly and cheerfully, and you get to stay for nine months. The only catch? You are a surrogate, and after you give birth, you'll be sent on your way-richer and yet emptier. The three main … Continue reading Book Review: The Farm

Book Review: The East End

https://www.amazon.com/East-End-Jason-Allen-ebook/dp/B07FHL8FB8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=the+east+end&qid=1559502366&s=gateway&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=480fcbb7d786f230d72d10330a6b5d07&language=en_US The East End is a book you could pick up now if you've got a Mother's Day gift card burning a hole in your pocket. Hint, hint. It's the kind of caper where the main character has it all figured out. Nothing can go wrong with his plan- so of course, everything goes wrong … Continue reading Book Review: The East End

ARC Review: Crashing the A List

https://www.amazon.com/Crashing-List-Summer-Heacock-ebook/dp/B077ZSY9L5/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=crashing+the+a+list&qid=1559502489&s=gateway&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=55ca86b49a714e9743d04cfbe4958ce4&language=en_US Grown Up Books for Summer Reading a series all week long right here while I wish that I was going to have a Summer full of lounge chairs instead of drywall... Loved this- it's only the second romance novel I've read this year, and I am getting more and more positive That I'll be … Continue reading ARC Review: Crashing the A List

ARC Review- The Oddmire, Book 1: Changeling

https://www.amazon.com/Oddmire-Book-1-Changeling-ebook/dp/B07GNV219H/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=the+oddmire&qid=1559502581&s=gateway&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=4ff134282645cb4c9f4c25b4f94a55e5&language=en_US You all know I'm always relieved to see #1 in the title of a new book- I double puffy heart love a new series. Also, I apologize in advance for teasing you with a book you can't read until July. After researching just how much it helps authors to get pre-orders I decided to … Continue reading ARC Review- The Oddmire, Book 1: Changeling

Spliced

https://www.amazon.com/Spliced-Jon-McGoran-ebook/dp/B075NTC63T/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=spliced&qid=1559502752&s=gateway&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=d134cde6d806309c448e934bf0de68a1&language=en_US What happened to my older reviews??? Ugh. Typing this for the third time because I'm about to read Book 2: Splintered and I'm a huge fan of this series. This story probably isn’t meant to be an allegory to the current state of attitudes towards minorities, but once you start reading it, you can’t … Continue reading Spliced

Book Review- Three Stones Make A Wall: The Story of Archaeology

https://www.amazon.com/Three-Stones-Make-Wall-Archaeology-ebook/dp/B07CSGGMC6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=three+stones+make+a+wall&qid=1559503508&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=02fb5e3ea38b2f0e29cf33c3340875a0&language=en_US I grabbed this book on Audible as teacher prep for myself before I get into teaching the Ancients for the umpteenth time. Because I combined the kids in history I have an almost 14 yo who has studied the Ancients three times already. We're starting his 8th grade year in June and because he … Continue reading Book Review- Three Stones Make A Wall: The Story of Archaeology

Book Review: Guardians of the Wild Unicorns

https://www.amazon.com/Guardians-Wild-Unicorns-Lindsay-Littleson-ebook/dp/B07JNCVQ21/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=guardians+of+the+wild+unicorns&qid=1559503781&s=digital-text&sr=1-1-catcorr&linkCode=sl1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=998a7c86200fea1afc9e90c4b951ba74&language=en_US I literally " awed" out loud while reading this late one night. Lewis and Rhona are at sleepaway camp when they discover a real life- Unicorn!! Then they find that there are more- which was awesome! Unicorns aren't all cuddly and sweet either, but that doesn't mean they don't need saving. Poaching is a … Continue reading Book Review: Guardians of the Wild Unicorns