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Series on Sunday: Space Operas

The husband and I read and watch a lot of science fiction, and it’s a genre I’ve really warmed to.  But I have to admit, I tend to like the “softer” science fiction, which feels terribly girly of me.  I like science fiction that’s more about people, relationships, and societal issues like class struggles and…

The Dutch Girl by Donna Thorland

If you’re looking for really good historical fiction with a touch of romance, I highly recommend Donna Thorland, who writes about the American Revolution. This is my second book by Thorland; I previously reviewed her Mistress Firebrand. Thorland’s writing stands out to me because it’s so rich in detail, and it focuses on historical settings…

Books to TV: What We’re Watching

  We’re snowed in this weekend so needless to say we’re watching a lot of TV (and some football).  So I thought I’d write about some of the things we’re watching. After bingeing on Jessica Jones in December, we found ourselves without a lot of good television in January. So let’s talk about the three…

2015 in Reading and Blogging: an End of Year Survey

Thanks to The Perpetual Page Turner for this end-of-2015 survey!  It’s long, so I’ve cut out some of the questions (in case you’re confused by the numbering). Number of Books Read: 80 (reviewed: 64) Genre You Read The Most: contemporary or near-contemporary fiction. The rest of my reading is pretty spread out across fantasy, historical…

Happy Thanksgiving!

On this Thanksgiving day, I want to say thank you to my readers for five years of The Book Stop.  This blog means a lot to me: it’s my creative outlet, my source of reading recommendations, my sense of community. Today, I’m thankful for all the good people I have in my life, especially for…

What should I read this summer?

I’ve got plenty of books on my TBR list. But lately my reading choices have been driven by what’s come in at the library, rather than what I want to read — and that means I’m reading on a deadline.  It’s summer, and it feels like that’s a good time to let loose a little.…

May Reading Wrap-Up

Happy almost June, everyone!  I love summer, from the heat to summer travel to grilling and eating on our patio.  Here are a few things that made me happy in May: Finishing my classes: having my evenings and weekends free this month has been glorious. Planning summer trips. We nixed the idea of going to…