Secrets of the Force

Secrets of the Force contains a multitude of material about the creation of the first six films in the Star Wars universe. There is lesser information about the films made without George Lucas. Quotes from movie insiders including George and some of the actors do release some secrets. At overContinue Reading

Seek You

Using ham radio, television laugh tracks, and pop culture as examples, Seek You attempts to explain how loneliness became so widespread in our society. “The laugh track of each show was a lesson in what I was supposed to feel and know, and a promise for something I could somedayContinue Reading

Epic Vegan Quick and Easy

Epic Vegan Quick and Easy is exactly what it says it is—quick and easy. The cookbook contains 11-15 recipes in each chapter. The chapters are for breakfasts, snacks/apps, soups/stews, handheld foods, lunch meals on the go, main dishes and desserts. Most of the recipes have familiar ingredients that you mayContinue Reading

The Confidence Men

Two British soldiers are held in a remote Turkish prisoner of war camp during World War I. One day, they hatch a remarkable escape plan. First, they convince their captors that a Ouija board works to reach the spirit world. Then,  the “spirits” tell the guards to take the prisonersContinue Reading

Above and Beyond

The #MeToo movement took down some rich Hollywood players. However, it failed to stop the “Coffee, Tea or Me?” world of luxurious private jet travel. In Above and Beyond, the author tells a tale of just how high-flying Russian oligarchs really are and how the flight attendants must cater toContinue Reading

Wake

Wake uses archival records to piece together the untold story of female-led slave rebellions and revolts. However, it is also a memoir of the author’s difficulty in obtaining the information. Despite having a Ph.D. in history, she runs right into the wall labeled the victors write the history. And theseContinue Reading

Press Reset

Press Reset is a deep dive into the video game industry. Specifically, the book questions “why is it so hard to maintain job security in the video game industry?” I always assumed that it was the friction between the finance people trying to make money for their investors vs. theContinue Reading