Book Review: Waiting for Tom Hanks

https://www.amazon.com/Waiting-Tom-Hanks-Kerry-Winfrey-ebook/dp/B07HLP2MN3/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=1NMZY2KIIFUEH&keywords=waiting+for+tom+hanks+by+kerry+winfrey&qid=1564450878&s=gateway&sprefix=waiting+for+tom+hanks,aps,162&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=59d7c686895e2df1520a06be90f6526d&language=en_US *Swoon-Worthy* in a Rom-Com sappy sort of way. As long as you know that going in, and you want that kind of a read, you'll be golden. It's a fluffy, cotton candy, (insert your favorite sugary treat here) story and that may be just what you need this week. If you love that sort … Continue reading Book Review: Waiting for Tom Hanks

Book Review: Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

https://www.amazon.com/Promise-Me-Dad-Hardship-Purpose-ebook/dp/B073RYSRGM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1564363703&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=94a50ac3ec08584e04fa74f9be1b43c4&language=en_US I'm getting towards the end of campaign books. Joe has quite a few books out and this is the most recent if you don't count the Audible original: Conversations with Joe which I don't. Joe Biden has had some bad breaks in life and he's also had some incredible luck. I liked that he … Continue reading Book Review: Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

Book Review: Mickey’s Inferno

And now for something completely different. I contemplated adding a category called “weird.”  At first, I described the market for this book like this: I did some research and felt better about it after I saw that it is an edited reprint from 1949. The original text of the story has stayed the same with … Continue reading Book Review: Mickey’s Inferno

Book Review: How to Survive a Horror Movie

https://www.amazon.com/Survive-Horror-Movie-Seth-Grahame-Smith-ebook/dp/B004ZACEJ6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1564106261&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=bdbf93b2a533bcb5d91284b858cf5433&language=en_US Quirk Books sent me a digital copy of this oldie but goodie. This might be a new edition or paperback version? It has a publish date in September of 2019, and since I got a digital copy, I'm not sure whats up. I missed this one entirely (if it is the same edition marked … Continue reading Book Review: How to Survive a Horror Movie

Book Review: The Root of Magic (MG)

https://www.amazon.com/Root-Magic-Kathleen-Benner-Duble-ebook/dp/B07J48KDZX/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1562718375&sr=8-2&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=1cccabf2a6b5a706e2a8314310146cdf&language=en_US This story has both an unusual and thought provoking premise. Willow and her family find themselves trapped in a tiny Maine village that harbors a big secret. The adults of the town are all there by choice, but children decide whether they will stay forever or be banished on their 13th birthday. Making that … Continue reading Book Review: The Root of Magic (MG)

Book Review: Star Spangled Scandal

https://www.amazon.com/Star-Spangled-Scandal-Changed-America-ebook/dp/B07FMHZSDX/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=star+spangled+scandal&qid=1563931500&s=gateway&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=1b393d711d48b98fe5a73159d9e2f834&language=en_US I managed to snag this book on Kindle last week for 99 cents. It's back up to like $12 now, but watch the price if you are going to buy and it might come back down. I love a true story, this one has politics, scandal, and murder. Dan Sickles, then a congressman and … Continue reading Book Review: Star Spangled Scandal

ARC Review: American Royals (YA)

https://www.amazon.com/American-Royals-Katharine-McGee-ebook/dp/B07N5JDW6Q/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1562718513&sr=8-3&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=41821b840dbd55a4f73d16aab2433c0d&language=en_US Another Fall Release- September 3, 2019. Such an interesting concept. What if George Washington became our King instead of our President? Think about the US having a completely British type Royal Family. The book alternates POV between four characters: HRH Princess Beatrice, who is next in the line to be the very first Queen … Continue reading ARC Review: American Royals (YA)

Book Review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

https://www.amazon.com/Bookish-Life-Nina-Hill-ebook/dp/B07JFJXXLS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1563553867&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=263e0e9b910aef6e3b144c0a00e4d3af&language=en_US This was one of my palette cleansing books in between all of the Democratic candidates' biographies. Nina Hill as a main character is delightful. I mean if you are a bookish sort (and I am) she is your fictional best friend. She works at a bookstore, owns a cat and a big night out … Continue reading Book Review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

Book Review: The War On Normal People

https://www.amazon.com/War-Normal-People-Disappearing-Universal-ebook/dp/B075CRY4TZ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1563564064&sr=8-1-spons&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=0b287e40f807c4fc645c35d31d4f966b&language=en_US This guy. He's not getting the attention of the press, but he has some excellent ideas. I think he's the only one trying to explain what he sees coming towards middle-class America. He's a tech guru, and he knows that many, many people will be out of their jobs within the next couple of … Continue reading Book Review: The War On Normal People

Book Review: The Opposite of Woe My Life in Beer and Politics

https://www.amazon.com/Opposite-Woe-Life-Beer-Politics-ebook/dp/B017SCQKIS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1562976873&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=841e899d8e39acefe8ba2c6925d18979&language=en_US If you asked me what my impression of John Hickenlooper is after reading this book, the only word that comes to mind is privilege. His story includes tragedy ( who's story doesn't) and his Mom was frugal after being widowed. Her frugality enabled him to go to exclusive private schools though- it wasn't about … Continue reading Book Review: The Opposite of Woe My Life in Beer and Politics