Top Ten Tuesday: TV Edition

  Books I wish they would make into TV shows: The Count of Monte Cristo The movie with Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce is pretty good. It’s great fun and most of the major plot points are there. What I really want is a 6 or 8-hour special (think Pride & Prejudice with Colin Firth and…

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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