Top Ten Books for the First Half of 2017

I know I am not alone in saying I cannot wait for the dumpster fire that is 2016 to be over. I know that the calendar is arbitrary but there is something about having a fresh start that helps. I plan to do a great deal of reading on the upcoming winter break, and some…

Favorite Books with Fewer Than 2000 Ratings on Goodreads

These books have fewer than 2000 ratings on Goodreads, meaning they are, well, underrated. Here are ten that fall into this category that I’ve really enjoyed.  Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris An absolutely stunning and amazing book.  There were many overnight hours spent with a little light, awake and reading.  Hustvedt demonstrates such thorough…

REVIEW: THE STRANGLER VINE by MJ Carter

Without glorifying the colonial days of India, Carter has sketched an enjoyable adventure within these pages. India in 1837, the heydey of the British East India Company is the backdrop for two exceedingly unlikely heros. Both are Company men, and neither is happy about it. William Avery is young and finds himself broke in Calcutta.…

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