Books for February

I have every intention of reading and reviewing each of these in the next couple of weeks, but I know that it’s likely a longer timeline. So consider this a preview of things to come, and maybe some of these titles will strike you even without my commentary. All images link to Goodreads page. Different…

It’s Monday – What are you reading?

I just finished the amazing Arthur & Sherlock (review to come soon) and desperately wanted there to be more. Luckily, last week I received a lovely box of wonderfulness from Katie and Iris at Pegasus Books and I couldn’t wait to dive in. The Zoo: The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo:…

REVIEW: THE ART OF THE ENGLISH MURDER by Lucy Worsley

  Lucy has the best job in England. She is curator for the Historic Royal Palaces, which means she has access to some of the coolest artifacts in the UK. She began her career by studying history, then becoming an inspector of historic homes for English Heritage. In addition to her impressive academic resume, she…

ACCENT: BLISS HOUSE by Laura Benedict

Laura Benedict refreshes the typical Gothic story with this novel. Set in present day Virginia, a recently widowed mother and disfigured daughter move in to the ancestral home. The house is nestled in an uncomfortable middle ground between Southern sensibilities and a modern life. The peace that the two seek is denied when the daughter…

REVIEWS: BOOKS THAT DIDN’T QUITE FLOAT MY BOAT

I try to give every book the same consideration, particularly when it’s in the review pile.  As a (wannabe) writer myself, I can understand the toil that an author went through.  I respect that.  But there are still some books, that no matter how much I should have liked, and thought I would enjoy, I…

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