February TBR

The following are the books I plan to read in the month of February: A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro Cinder by Marissa Meyer I have also placed a book order from Chapters/Indigo and there is... Continue Reading →

Books I Read in January

January turned out to be a great reading month for me.  The following are the books that I finished in January along with how I rated them on Goodreads: Thursday’s Children by Nicci French – 4 stars The Princeling of Nanjing by Ian Hamilton – 3 stars Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas –... Continue Reading →

Nearer Home – Book Review

Book:               Nearer Home Author:            Joy Castro This is the second book in the Nola Cespedes series.  Nola is a crime reporter for a newspaper in New Orleans.  While out jogging one morning she discovers her former university professor’s body. Nola begins to investigate and discovers that her professor was working on a couple of stories... Continue Reading →

The Winter Rose

Book:              The Winter Rose Author:            Jennifer Donnelly This is the second book in the Tea Rose trilogy.  The first book, The Tea Rose, I rated four out of five stars on Goodreads.  Normally I find that the second book in a trilogy is my least favorite, however, I absolutely loved this book and enjoyed... Continue Reading →

Current and Upcoming Reads

  In the summer of 2015 I found a gem of a book at a used book store.  It is the first book of a trilogy and is called The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly.  The setting is London, 1888 and the story was about a young woman, Fiona Finnegan whose goal in life was... Continue Reading →

Used Books and Weekend Reads

When I was on vacation in Victoria, British Columbia in July, 2015, I found a fantastic used book store called Russell Books.  It is huge and has two locations.  I ended up buying too many to take on the plane so had to ship some home.  A week or two after I got home, I... Continue Reading →

Book Review – The Little Stranger

Book:  The Little Stranger Author:  Sarah Waters Although this book is told from the perspective of Dr. Faraday, in my opinion, the main character in this story is Hundreds Hall, a grand house and estate that is a couple of hundred years old.  Dr. Faraday grew up in the Warwickshire district of England where his... Continue Reading →

Weekend Read

I am currently reading Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin.  I'm not even sure what book this is in the series as he has written so many but I am just loving it.  Rebus is such a great character and I am savoring each sentence.  Ian Rankin took 2014 off from any serious... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Crown of Midnight

Spoiler Alert   I finished Crown of Midnight, the second book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas last night.  It had been a few months since I had read Throne of Glass and it was good to get back into that world again with Celaena, Chaol and Dorian.  I was surprised... Continue Reading →

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