My Last Six Reads

American Royals 2: Majesty- In many ways, this was a perfect book two. I hope that this is just the middle of a trilogy, as there were a few story lines that were left unresolved by the end. I loved the first book and re-read the entire book before I went straight into this E-ARC … Continue reading My Last Six Reads

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion

Can I give all of the stars to this Little House books companion guide? Reading Laura Ingalls Wilder made me the reader/writer that I am today. I've homeschooled my kids using these books and various guides that didn't work for us in any cohesive way because they were either religious or too babyish. This companion … Continue reading The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion

The Lost Family

https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Family-How-Testing-Upending-ebook/dp/B07WVDFVJS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=2J1AB7C11BOCR&dchild=1&keywords=the+lost+family+libby+copeland&qid=1585945941&sprefix=the+lost+family,aps,2692&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=9c7a8c73da121fcb8b35feda675ea64c&language=en_US A deeply reported look at the rise of home genetic testing and the seismic shock it has had on individual livesYou swab your cheek or spit into a vial, then send it away to a lab somewhere. Weeks later you get a report that might tell you where your ancestors came from or if … Continue reading The Lost Family

Book Review: Ride the Devil’s Herd: Wyatt Earp’s Epic Battle Against the West’s Biggest Outlaw Gang

https://www.amazon.com/Ride-Devils-Herd-Against-Biggest-ebook/dp/B07RQ75L47/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=Ride+the+Devil's+Herd:+Wyatt+Earp's+Epic+Battle+Against+the+West's+Biggest+Outlaw+Gang&qid=1585344505&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=ed1cb06b9518acea1c94edb965147dd8&language=en_US The little-known story of how a young Wyatt Earp, aided by his brothers, defeated the Cowboys, the Old West’s biggest outlaw gang. Wyatt Earp is regarded as the most famous lawman of the Old West, best known for his role in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. But the story of … Continue reading Book Review: Ride the Devil’s Herd: Wyatt Earp’s Epic Battle Against the West’s Biggest Outlaw Gang

Book Review- Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit

A young woman's debut memoir of grit and tenacity, as she returns to the conservative hometown she always longed to escape to earn a living in the steel mill that casts a shadow over Cleveland.Steel is the only thing that shines in the belly of the mill...To ArcelorMittal Steel Eliese is known as #6691: Utility … Continue reading Book Review- Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit

Book Review: The Splendid and The Vile

On Winston Churchill’s first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and … Continue reading Book Review: The Splendid and The Vile

Book Review: American Sherlock

Berkeley, California, 1933. In a lab filled with curiosities--beakers, microscopes, Bunsen burners, and hundreds upon hundreds of books--sat an investigator who would go on to crack at least two thousand cases in his forty-year career. Known as the "American Sherlock Holmes," Edward Oscar Heinrich was one of America's greatest--and first--forensic scientists, with an uncanny knack … Continue reading Book Review: American Sherlock

Book Review: Disney’s Land

https://www.amazon.com/Disneys-Land-Invention-Amusement-Changed-ebook/dp/B07R4PNP1H/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1575341792&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=8349e3d56249bff97f75dcca5c6f6aa5&language=en_US Shop your local indie bookstore Disney's Land tells the complete story of Disneyland from concept to the present day. This novel is one of the best histories of Disneyland that I've read (and there are quite a few out there.) The tone of the book is so friendly and readable that you feel as … Continue reading Book Review: Disney’s Land

Book Review: The Day It Finally Happens

https://www.amazon.com/Day-Finally-Happens-Humans-Phenomena-ebook/dp/B07P5JB67K/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1575837048&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=2b88dcf52ce6d10667519976ce56eafc&language=en_US Shop your local indie bookstore So, I strolled into my library intent of dropping off and then picking up my holds. Just minding my own business. When my eye strayed up to the Nonfiction Quick Pick Shelf. I pride myself on keeping current with new release books, especially in this subject matter: Tin Foil … Continue reading Book Review: The Day It Finally Happens

Book Review: How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids

https://www.amazon.com/How-Stop-Losing-Your-Kids-ebook/dp/B07QJ4969N/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1569268571&sr=8-3&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=585c679322395d3d68cd021a87fa1a9d&language=en_US Shop your local indie bookstore Where was this book when I had four kids under the age of ten? Practical and not preachy, this is the kind of book you can read in spurts with no problem. It's also not so long that you'll never begin in at all. But do read it from … Continue reading Book Review: How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids