Book Review: Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal

If you haven’t noticed in my recent book reviews, I’ve been trying to read the books that I’ve been meaning to read for years but never gotten to. However, this book wasn’t actually on my TBR, though when it came out six years ago I told myself to read it and yet I never did. … Continue reading Book Review: Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal

Famous Times Books Were Burned

It’s something that traumatizes booklovers all across the world. Imagine burning precious books, watching millions of words go up into flames because of cruel fate. Suffice it to say, there have been many times in history that just that happened. Whether by accident or by unjust hands, this is my list for famous incidents when … Continue reading Famous Times Books Were Burned

Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Technically, this is a novella, not a novel, coming in at just under two hundred pages (four hundred on Ebook). This classic horror is probably most famous for its 1963 movie remake called The Haunting. I watched the movie years ago, back when I was obsessed with TCM, and my memory is a little fuzzy … Continue reading Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

My Favorite Books With Violet Covers

This is the final post in my series of favorite books with different colored covers. I could continue with minor colors, but I’ve hit most of the colors I really like (red, black, turquoise, green…). But I had a fun time with this series! I chose violet (versus purple) simply because I like the word … Continue reading My Favorite Books With Violet Covers

Book Review: The Maze Runner

I have been ruminating on whether to read this book since before the movie came out. Honestly, I am not a huge YA fan. Even the books I actually enjoy in this genre (like The Hunger Games), had really poor character development. So, I confess, I was avoiding this book. But this week I had … Continue reading Book Review: The Maze Runner