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review 2018-02-09 16:53
The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York by Peter J. Tomasi
The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York - Peter J. Tomasi,Sara DuVall

I am a huge history buff and love to learn about different landmarks. This book is about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. It is not really my type of book as it is done in Graphic novel or Comic book style. It was still a great book. It takes you from the beginning of the the idea by John Augustus Roebling to the completion 14 years later of the bridge which was oversaw by his son Washington, and his daughter-in-law, Emily.

 

This book is great for kids and adults alike. It is actually a very short read since most of the book is pictures. But it does give you all the information you need to understand the idea and need for the bridge, how the spot was chosen, and how the construction began and all the way through to the completion.

 

The book tells of how Washington Roebling developed caisson disease and was pretty much bedridden for most of the 14 years it took to build the bridge but his wife Emily stepped up and pretty much became the chief engineer on site. At the time this was pretty much unheard of for a woman to take this type of role in well pretty much anything.

 

This book really is worth the time it takes to read it and you come out on the other end knowing a lot about a iconic landmark in the United States history.

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

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review 2016-08-06 16:19
Connected by Kat Stiles
Connected - Kat Stiles
Connected by Kat Stiles is the first book in a series that deals with people having powers activated after a traumatic event. Now, in Em's case, she is run over by a car but her power is to heal, so she is 'lucky' in that respect. Roz has a close encounter of the dangerous kind, and her power as a psychic is activated. There is also Tommy, Em's love interest, who has super senses. Now these are the main three in this book, but by no means the only ones. 
 
This book has a bit of everything in it, which was absolutely fine by me. There is mystery, suspense, romance, paranormal - you name it. Tommy is a fantastic character, I loved his reactions to people and situations more the further in I read. However, Em and Roz are both fully functioning, multi dimensional characters that were a joy to read. 
 
The book does end on a cliffhanger, and I really can't wait to learn more about Em's father and her kidnapping. Connected was a joy to read, meaty enough to pull me in, but light enough to make me laugh out loud. Absolutely loved it and now desperately wanting book 2!!! 
 
* I received this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review. *
 
Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

 

Source: archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2016/08/review-by-merissa-connected-by-kat.html?zx=99c8813824c2da4c
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review 2016-06-22 00:00
Connected
Connected - Kat Stiles This book was unexpectedly good. It has a good mix of suspense, mystery, thrill and romance all mixed in with the urban fantasy theme. It is suitable for teens and adults alike so if you or your kid is enjoy reading paranormal themed books, Connected is a great recommendation. I am quite curious to know what happens next.

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review
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