I spent months reading this book, which is unusual for me. I tend to read a book straight through once I’ve started, but with this book (and maybe given the time I was reading it) I felt I needed to go slow and take…
Author Charlotte Brentwood sent me this book to review, which is a regency romance with a Georgette Heyer/Jane Austen feel. I hesitated, because of my recently-established rule of not reading books that are “sweet” or “heartwarming.” But then I read the first chapter, and…
Over Sea, Under Stone is the first of five books in Susan Cooper’s classic children’s series, The Dark is Rising. She won a Newbery award for the fourth book, The Grey King. It’s on my Classics Club list and also counts towards the Around…
I don’t want to say very much about this book (which is hard for me) but I will say it wasn’t what I expected. Here’s what you already know: The Casual Vacancy is about the sudden death of Barry Fairbrother in a small English…
Last week we were talking about the Man Booker nominees, and the general consensus was that the list is usually on the dull and uninspiring side. If that’s the case, then Pigeon English must be an exception. I absolutely loved this book. Pigeon English…
This week’s Literary Blog Hop, hosted by The Blue Bookcase, asks the question “what literary setting (time or place) would you most like to visit”? There are many places I’d love to visit, like Australia or South Africa or India, but those places aren’t…
Reading about bloggers’ favorite books recently inspired me to pick up some classics I missed in college. A lot of people mentioned Middlemarch as a favorite. I always meant to read something by George Eliot so this was long overdue, and I’m really enjoying…
The Devil’s Company continues the story of Benjamin Weaver, a Jew in early 1700’s England who used to be a pugilist and now makes his living as a “thief-taker” – in other words, he tracks people down. In this story, Weaver is blackmailed into…
I greatly enjoyed the first book in this series, Soulless, primarily because of its unique voice and story. The world of fantasy these days seems to take itself much too seriously and this series was refreshing in its different view of the supernatural ,…
I read nearly every genre and love to talk about what I read. Some of my favorite genres are historical fiction, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, and children's literature. I try to read diversely and travel the world through my reading. I love books that make me feel I'm in another world -- and also books that help me to better understand this one.
Amy and Isabelle
Know My Name
With the Fire on High
The Most Fun We Ever Had
Get a Life, Chloe Brown
The Lost Man
No Visible Bruises
My Dark Vanessa
The Night Watchman
Vera Kelly is Not a Mystery
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line
The Only Plane in the Sky
Clap When You Land
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