Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History

Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American HistoryUnbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Engaging nonfiction writing from MSNBC journalist Katy Tur keeps readers’ interest despite the ending. It’s like we’re there again – re-living Trump’s campaign, except we are with Katy and up close and personal with the press who cover everything.
P. 244 I always knew it was bad at the rallies. The crudeness. But these pages give us a blunt picture.
Chants like “Drop dead, media!”
T-shirts “She’s a cunt, Vote Trump” A guy who’s with his wife and three kids is wearing this t-shirt. SMH
Last chapter. I don’t like the ending. Can you rewrite it, Katy, please?



Brave Like Me

Brave Like MeBrave Like Me by Barbara Kerley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Brave Like Me. Child or parent?
Excellent resource for families facing/going through deployment. Extra information included in the afterword.

Look at the faces – on the front cover, the back cover, inside, all those hugs…We see love.

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous BearFinding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This true story of Winnie-the-Pooh is narrated by Harry Coleburn’s great-granddaughter, Lindsay Mattick, who is also the author. Lindsay and Cole have a dialogue while Lindsay is doing her narration. 🙂

Harry was a veterinarian, one of those people who was in the perfect profession for himself, kind of an animal whisperer. While on his way to join the fight during WWI, he found a bear cub on a train with a supposed trapper. Harry bought the bear from the trapper for an outrageous sum of money in 1914 and Winnie instantly charmed the men in Harry’s division who were heading to Europe. While Harry and the soldiers were fighting in Europe, Winnie stayed at the London Zoo.

Winnie loved his life at the zoo. This is where Christopher Robin Milne met the beloved bear and gave Winnie his extended name -the-Pooh. Christopher Robin actually played with Winnie in his pen at the zoo. Christopher Robin made up stories about his stuffed animals and his father wrote books about them. These became the Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh.

Meanwhile, Harry returned to Winnipeg and his life as an animal doctor, after discovering that Winnie was happy at the London Zoo.

A photo album is included at back with pages from Harry’s diary – priceless!