It’s Monday – What are you reading?

I’ve been jumping around a bit this week. Trying to find the book that will stick with me, that I can’t ignore. And I’m trying to infuse my reading with Halloween-ish titles. It’s my favorite holiday so I basically celebrate for the six weeks leading up to it. Nearly finished with The Secrets of Wishtide,…

ARMCHAIR BEA 2014 – Young Adult Suggestions

Our final genre of discussion is books for the younger crowd, from middle grade to young adult.  When I was growing up, I don’t remember much in the way of a Young Adult genre. Or maybe I passed through the reading levels so quickly, I skipped it all together. As an adult I am fascinated…

REVIEW: MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs

Anyone who knows me could have guessed I’d like this book just based on the cover.  Slightly creepy, old black and white photograph and a Victorian-style title. I came across this book while in a book store at the Newark airport, of all places.  My husband and I were headed to Scotland for our honeymoon…

BOOK PHOTO: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

This book draws some of its characters from strange portraits.  Reproductions of the photos are sprinkled throughout the book.  I too have a small collection of odd pictures, found at fairs, yard sales and museums.  Here I’ve couple the book with one of my favorites of a school teacher, his wife, and a rabbit in…

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