Book Review: The Testaments

https://www.amazon.com/Testaments-Novel-Margaret-Atwood-ebook/dp/B07KVLPYDQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=3CSJXBTLB7AP6&keywords=the+testaments+margaret+atwood&qid=1568918084&s=books&sprefix=the+t,electronics,167&sr=1-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=2fb3a25d7518cdef6ff5bad26fed361e&language=en_US I feel more than the average amount of self-imposed pressure to capture this novel in enough detail to entice you to give it a read. This book is probably one of the most anticipated sequels in recent years. In 1985, I was a high school sophomore, and this book wasn't yet assigned reading in … Continue reading Book Review: The Testaments

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: William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future!

https://www.amazon.com/William-Shakespeares-Thee-Back-Future-ebook/dp/B07GQ4VWJP/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1561729738&sr=8-3&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=c3db9131c0f73b32c5d1c4d404bd2037&language=en_US "The pow'r of love, O 'tis a curious thing:It changeth hawks into a gentle dove,It maketh one man weep, another sing,More than a feeling: 'tis the pow'r of love.'Tis tougher e'en than diamonds, rich like cream,It makes a bad one good, a wrong one right,'Tis stronger, harder than a wench's dream,The pow'r of love … Continue reading Book Review: William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future!

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

Book Review: The Warehouse

https://www.amazon.com/Warehouse-Novel-Rob-Hart-ebook/dp/B07KNV1Z5B/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1561037926&sr=8-2&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=8748114a4c70ecd75b36ecc18778cafd&language=en_US Happy Book Birthday!! I stayed up until after midnight to finish it, then woke up, reached for my Kindle and reread the last chapter. I feel like I could really reread the whole book at some point just to look for hidden clues that I probably missed the first read through. So, if you … Continue reading Book Review: The Warehouse

Book Review: The Kingdom

https://www.amazon.com/Kingdom-Jess-Rothenberg-ebook/dp/B07G11XTPT/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1559857935&sr=8-4&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=0c25901c38870ec2702109d1ee7c9d79&language=en_US This book is so weirdly wonderful. Sign me up for more robot fiction please. I haven't watched Westworld, but I bet it is kinda like this. The Kingdom (pseudo-Disney World) is a magical theme park where you'll see things that aren't "alive" anywhere else. Ana is a princess, they call her a Fantasist, and … Continue reading Book Review: The Kingdom

Book Review:The War For Kindness

https://www.amazon.com/War-Kindness-Building-Empathy-Fractured-ebook/dp/B07JYF3LBR/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=327TNYZ16FFFR&keywords=the+war+for+kindness+building+empathy+in+a+fractured+world&qid=1559572918&s=books&sprefix=The+War+For+Kindness,stripbooks,381&sr=1-1-catcorr&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=61af01704ccd862e2db15c2f4a749fbd&language=en_US The War For Kindness is out in the world today, and it is a war. The subtitle: Building Empathy in a Fractured World is what got me. We all know we should be kinder, we know that as a society, we are often impatient at best and cruel at our worst- primarily online. Zaki … Continue reading Book Review:The War For Kindness

Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles (Ronan Boyle #1)

https://www.amazon.com/Ronan-Boyle-Bridge-Riddles-ebook/dp/B07G9C1Y1C/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=Ronan+Boyle+and+the+Bridge+of+Riddles+(Ronan+Boyle+#1)&qid=1559504890&s=digital-text&sr=1-1-catcorr&linkCode=sl1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=5af4f213405a16ca1d70c82c6fd3ff9d&language=en_US This book is my brand, my spirit animal, my current fave among 2019 releases. It pushes all the buttons on what I look for in a read aloud. Plus, it is a perfect read aloud for this St. Patrick's Day week! Ronan Boyle, a smallish kid, lives in Ireland. His parents are in prison … Continue reading Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles (Ronan Boyle #1)

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (A Sal and Gabi Novel, Book 1)

https://www.amazon.com/Gabi-Break-Universe-Novel-Book-ebook/dp/B07FL82MKG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=sal+and+gabi&qid=1559505122&s=digital-text&sr=1-2&linkCode=sl1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=ce7a196b59bfd6f844be1fec0fa56282&language=en_US I was super psyched to get an early read of yet another book from the new Rick Riordan Presents Imprint Series. This story is a little different than most of the mythology-based storylines that I’ve come to expect from this publisher. It’s Snark, Science, and Spanglish- that’s how I sold it to my own … Continue reading Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (A Sal and Gabi Novel, Book 1)