Book Haul

A few weeks ago, I placed an order with Indigo/Chapters and they arrived this week.  They are: The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall – set in Russia, this novel’s main character, Valentina, is being pushed into a loveless marriage by her parents.  She meets a Danish engineer for whom she develops feelings.  While... Continue Reading →

Book Review – A Mother’s Reckoning

Book:  A Mother's Reckoning:  Living In the Aftermath of Tragedy Author:  Sue Klebold On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed twelve students and a teacher at Columbine High School.  This story is about how Sue Klebold, Dylan’s mother, has coped with her grief and guilt about that tragedy. As I am sure... Continue Reading →

Book Review – The Muralist

Book:  The Muralist Author:  B.A. Shapiro This book is a historical fiction novel with fictional characters interacting with real-life persons and events. I read this author’s other novel entitled The Art Forger a few years ago and really enjoyed it.  Unfortunately, I don’t have the same love for this book.  The main character, Alizee Benoit,... Continue Reading →

The Book of Life

  Book:  The Book of Life Author:  Deborah Harkness This is the final book in the All Souls Trilogy and because of this I don’t want to go into too much detail and reveal spoilers.  I think it is fair to say that in a lot of ways, this book is about Diana coming into... Continue Reading →

Weekend Reads

So, as I said in my last post, I am behind on what I was planning on reading in the month of February so I intend to do some serious reading this weekend. Currently I am reading The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness which is the third and final book in the All Souls... Continue Reading →

Bits and Bobs

So I am back from my vacation in Palm Springs and it was great – nice hot days and lots of time to relax and unwind and a chance to do some shopping in stores that we don’t have where I live -- Prada Outlet and Barnes and Noble, I miss you already!!  One would... Continue Reading →

Vacation Reads

So I started my vacation today along with a new book - The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness. This is the third and final book in the All Souls Trilogy. I don't know if I should take another paper book with me on my travels or not. I did download an audiobook today by... Continue Reading →

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