Book Review – A Great Reckoning

This is the latest installment of the Louise Penny series starring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, the former head of the Surete in Quebec.  He has just nicely accepted the position of the head of the Surete academy so that he can clean it up.  The staff in power previously had been corrupt and had taken promising... Continue Reading →

Weekend Reads – October 28, 2016

I just finished reading Girl With A Pearl Earring last night and I really enjoyed it.  I question how much is actually true but it was an entertaining story nonetheless.  If I am ever in Holland again, I want to travel to The Hague and see this picture in person.  I am planning on renting... Continue Reading →

Weekend Reads – October 21.2016

Last night I picked up Louise Penny's newest installment in the Armand Gamache series, A Great Reckoning.  I am only forty pages in and already I had a hard time putting it down this morning in order to arrive at work on time.  As I plan out my weekend activities, I find myself looking for... Continue Reading →

Book Review – The Likeness

I originally read this book in 2011 and until the newest book in the Dublin Murder Squad, The Trespasser, was published in 2016, The Likeness was my favorite Tana French book.  I finished reading The Trespasser a few days ago and the experience made me want to re-read The Likeness.  I knew that in five... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Black Water Lilies

I knew very little about Claude Monet’s life prior to reading this book other than I loved his water lily paintings.  The setting for this book is Giverny, France which was not only Monet’s home but also where he painted his famous waterlilies.  Until I read this book, I didn’t realize that he created the... Continue Reading →

Book Review – The Trespasser

The latest installment of the Dublin Murder Squad series focuses on detectives Antoinette Conway and Stephen Moran.  The murder case they have been assigned is Aislinn Murray, a young woman who has been found dead in her home from head trauma.  Aislinn was in a new romantic relationship and it was obvious that she had... Continue Reading →

Weekend Reads – October 14.2016

I have always been a big fan of Tana French but I am absolutely loving her latest book in the Dublin Murder Squad mystery series - The Trespasser.  I have been very disappointed with a couple of thriller/mystery books I have picked up recently where I have figured out the ending no later than 50%... Continue Reading →

Weekend Reads

This weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada which means an extra day off of work and more time for reading.  Yeah!!!! I am currently reading (and almost finished) two books.   Black Water Lilies by Michel Bussi.  This book is set in Giverny, France, in particular in Claude Monet's garden in Giverny.  A body has been... Continue Reading →

October Reading

Normally I create a TBR with a detailed plan of what I am hoping to get read for that particular month.  It is a task that my organized and anal mind enjoys greatly - the planning, anticipation and then, when successful, the crossing off of a completed task.  For once I am going into a month... Continue Reading →

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