Twelfth Night is a novella in the Lady Julia Grey series by Deanna Raybourn. I’m not really a big fan of these novellas that all the series authors seem to be required to write. It just isn’t long enough to tell a satisfying story. … Continue Reading “Twelfth Night by Deanna Raybourn”
I’m still trying to decide if I liked The Moonstone better or The Woman in White… but it’s a silly question, really. Both books are fun reads, if you can say that about Victorian novels the size of these two books. You can see… Continue Reading “Review of The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins”
Thomas Hardy is probably a love-him or hate-him kind of author, and I love him. The more I read, the more respect I have for his work. With some authors, you feel like you’re reading the same book over and over again, but every… Continue Reading “Review: A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy”
At this point in my mid-winter doldrums, it was definitely time for something fluffy. If you like Victorian mysteries with a little bit of romance, you can’t do better than Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia Grey series. Each of these books is better than the… Continue Reading “Mini-review: Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn”
I read The Woman in White because so many bloggers listed it among their favorites. I’m glad I did. The Woman in White is a Victorian mystery and a love story, and is full of drama, action, and fascinating characters. Written in 1859, the… Continue Reading “Review: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins”
I first read Return of the Native when it was assigned in my high school English class. I was a senior at the time and basically an emotional mess. This book was a perfect fit. Reading it again, I wondered if it would read… Continue Reading “Review: The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy”
I finished Middlemarch at last, and while I’m a little bit happy to move on to a new book, Middlemarch is a book I’ll be thinking about for a long time! It’s too big a novel for me to write any kind of comprehensive… Continue Reading “Review: Middlemarch, Part 2”
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… Continue Reading “In the Middle of Middlemarch (Reading the Classics Part 1)”
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 ,… Continue Reading “Review: Changeless by Gail Carriger”
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