Book Review: An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic

https://www.amazon.com/Odyssey-Father-Son-Epic-ebook/dp/B01N1TRD02/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1565049364&sr=8-2&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=e6652a06beebcdabae29eff8d4acd58b&language=en_US You don't need to be familiar with The Odyssey to enjoy this book. By the time you finish this, you may want to read it. The author is a classics professor. Dad starts attending his lectures on The Odyssey. The book chronicles the themed cruise that they go on together. And it is almost … Continue reading Book Review: An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic

Book Review: Puzzle-lopedia

Puzzlelopedia August 20, 2019 This is so fun. I love a good puzzle book and this one works with a huge age spread. Do you need to cut off the screens in your home prior to the beginning of school? You can preorder this now and be all set to get those brains back to … Continue reading Book Review: Puzzle-lopedia

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

Book Review: The Truths We Hold

https://www.amazon.com/Truths-We-Hold-American-Journey-ebook/dp/B07FC47R8D/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1562710691&sr=8-2&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=b0b2536c8ece3ac5f0a4a618e8ee13c1&language=en_US I held off posting the review for this because I didn't have time to dig up Kamela's actual prosecutorial record. I still didn't have time as it turns out, so I'm reviewing this based on what she wrote in her book and not anything printed about her outside of it. I'll send you to … Continue reading Book Review: The Truths We Hold

ARC: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States For Young People

https://www.amazon.com/Indigenous-Peoples-History-ReVisioning-American-ebook/dp/B07K5YV7TD/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1562247033&sr=8-2-fkmr1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=59ab7c735937ca6767b453a23d169e24&language=en_US This book was adapted for Middle Grade students from the original: An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. One or both of these books deserve a spot in every library. I actually recommend the Young Peoples edition as the original was not an easy read in content or in an emotional sense. Obviously, … Continue reading ARC: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States For Young People

Book Review: Chicago Union Station (Railroads Past and Present)

https://www.amazon.com/Chicago-Union-Station-Railroads-Present-ebook/dp/B07BRK4QX8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1560698837&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=a3da92ecc3024871aabe56a0eb92b447&language=en_US If you've ever wondered about the architecture style of Union Station this book is for you. I linked to the Kindle version, but I checked out the hardcover from the library and the pictures are beautiful. It's probably a book you'll want to flip through unless you've got a Kindle Fire. The author lays … Continue reading Book Review: Chicago Union Station (Railroads Past and Present)

Book Review: Every Tool’s a Hammer

https://www.amazon.com/Every-Tools-Hammer-Life-What/dp/1982113472/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=6DF23FVBD1XH&keywords=every+tools+a+hammer&qid=1561731625&s=books&sprefix=every+t,audible,167&sr=1-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=17610d139d3164030e17d754535f5163&language=en_US I went into this one thinking it was an autobiography. Adam shares some stories, but it is more of a makers manifesto. I'm sort of a creative book junkie. I choose books about creative pursuits and the artist's methods because I am always looking for guidance in those areas in my own writing. My … Continue reading Book Review: Every Tool’s a Hammer

Book Review- H.H. Holmes: The True History Of The White City Devil

https://www.amazon.com/H-Holmes-History-White-Devil-ebook/dp/B07DQS9C1N/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=H.H.+Holmes:+The+True+History+Of+The+White+City+Devil&qid=1559779499&s=gateway&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=51e2d0b851d5563b56b329552ed34919&language=en_US Whew. At 10% in my Kindle said I had 7 and a half hours left of reading- and I'm a fast reader. It was just about correct. This is a long book. I liked it, but it took me forever to get through. That said, here's the thing, you won't find better or more … Continue reading Book Review- H.H. Holmes: The True History Of The White City Devil

ARC REVIEW: The Escape Manual For Introverts

https://www.amazon.com/Escape-Manual-Introverts-Katie-Vaz-ebook/dp/B07S29FLWZ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=The+Escape+Manual+For+Introverts&qid=1561121160&s=gateway&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=b2a0783de190d227bbb46ec52ed5e894&language=en_US The idea that introverts may need this guide was inspired. I can say I'm an introvert all day long, but extroverts reading this may finally get an idea of what that actually means for me in real life. The strategies are divided into five situational categories: Friends, relatives, coworkers, acquaintances, and strangers. The book even … Continue reading ARC REVIEW: The Escape Manual For Introverts

Smart but Scattered–and Stalled: 10 Steps to Help Young Adults Use Their Executive Skills to Set Goals, Make a Plan, and Successfully Leave the Nest

https://www.amazon.com/Smart-but-Scattered-Stalled-Successfully-ebook/dp/B07FY6HT7G/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=smart+scattered+and+stalled&qid=1559504372&s=digital-text&sr=1-1-catcorr&linkCode=sl1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=3c4d552843f2deedd7ab3cadac94f893&language=en_US This review is going to be especially applicable to parents of a certain age. Remember when reading What to Expect While You’re Expecting was your go-to book? Fast forward to today, and this is the replacement. Maybe you have kids that went away to school, graduated and landed back in your home. Or you … Continue reading Smart but Scattered–and Stalled: 10 Steps to Help Young Adults Use Their Executive Skills to Set Goals, Make a Plan, and Successfully Leave the Nest