Joe Siccardi Books

Local Author Joe Siccardi with Two Releases

Joe Siccardi is a local Maine author with two Christian releases – Heaven Shining Through is a fictional short story and Wisdom from a Father is an anthology of essays and advice. Heaven Shining Through Description:  Samantha is dreading her return home. Throughout her life, she had a rocky relationship with her mother – and…

Kingdom of Ash Book Review

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas Book Review

Kingdom of Ash is the final book in the epic Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Mass, a masterful high fantasy beset with powerful fae warriors, magic, dark magic from another realm, little people, witches, humans, and monsters of every kind. The first book began as almost a typical (but truly addictive) young adult…

A Gentleman in Moscow Book Review

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Book Review

Multiple award nominee and New York Times bestseller, A Gentleman in Moscow is a literary feast for hearty appetites. There is something about the winter months that makes us want to curl up with the thickest tomes under a pile of blankets, tucked away in the recliner beside a roaring fire. (Isn’t this something Count Rostov contemplated?)…

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet Book Review

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones Book Review

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet is the fourth book in the Charley Davidson series, an urban paranormal fantasy featuring a hilariously cheeky private investigator who also happens to be the Grim Reaper. Always fast paced, these books have Charley rushing against the clock to untangle several problems and mysteries  – some in the human realm,…

A Clockwork Orange Book Review

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess Book Review

A Clockwork Orange was first published in 1962 by Anthony Burgess in England and, despite the “ultraviolence”, it became a worldwide sensation. It could have been forgotten while fading away  into obscurity with new generations of books to take its place in shock value, but that seems impossible for the time being because of Stanley…


A Resolution, A Vow, and Mini Reviews

I’m back. It’s been a while. And I’ve so missed my book-loving community. My hiatus was caused by a very positive, absolutely wonderful career turn. I build websites for businesses, mostly in the scientific community, but it’s always a struggle to find new clients. Until the beginning of this year. I was accepted into Upwork,…

Bird Box Book Review

Bird Box by Josh Malerman Book Review

Bird Box is a post-apocalyptic horror novel that’ll keep you up all night after you’ve finished the book – in terror. In this book there are things out there that you cannot see, that you MUST not see. If you venture outside without a blindfold, you will see “it” and “it” will see you, and…

A Court of Wings and Ruin Book Review

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas Book Review

A Court of Wings and Ruin is the third book is Sarah J. Maas’ massively popular A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Although more will be coming to this series soon, this third book puts a nice bow on the trilogy and give readers what they crave: no cliffhangers and satisfying resolutions. It nearly…

Manhattan Beach Book Review

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan Book Review

For the most part, Manhattan Beach focuses on New York City life during World War II: separated families, economic strain, and a new status for women as the hardworking breadwinner. But as the story stretches out from the central view of a struggling family, two other stories emerge that are so massive, their sheer gravity…

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