Book Review: The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, translated by Robert Van Gulik

Before I actually review this book, I feel it warrants some explanation of three different times which attributed to this book. During the Tang Dynasty in China, a man named Dee Gong An (630-700 AD) was a renowned magistrate (whose job encompassed detective, police, jury, and judge) and later state politician in China. During the … Continue reading Book Review: The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, translated by Robert Van Gulik

Books I Love: ABC Edition

Several of the blogs I follow have been doing The ABC Book Challenge, where you take one letter of the alphabet and mention the books you've read and the books on your TBR which start with the letter. This seems like waaayyy too much work for me (but props to anyone doing this challenge), so … Continue reading Books I Love: ABC Edition

Book Review: The Princess Bride by William Goldman

I saw The Princess Bride movie when I was probably about eight years old, and have watched it numerous times ever since. It was a part of my childhood, and I'm pretty sure I could say the entire movie verbatim. But, for some reason, I never bothered to read the book. Whether it was because … Continue reading Book Review: The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Book Review: A Passage to Shambhala (The Explorers Guild #1) by Jon Baird and Kevin Costner

Why have I never heard of this book before? It has been out for three years and only when my mother took it out at the library did I ever hear of it's existence, which just astonishes me. And yes, the second author, Kevin Costner, is the same actor and filmmaker that so many people … Continue reading Book Review: A Passage to Shambhala (The Explorers Guild #1) by Jon Baird and Kevin Costner

Book Review: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

I have seen this book (and its subsequent sequels) on bookstore shelves since I was a child. However, I never bothered to pick it up. I'm not sure why, since the cover is rather appealing. But, apparently the movie adaptation is being made, so I thought it was about time that I tried reading this … Continue reading Book Review: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Book Review: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

I love Charles Dickens, but I have always had a negative view of this book through watching a couple adaptations of it growing up. For one, I hate the idea of a romance centering around a foolish man in love with a cruel woman. It's one of the main reasons I did not like reading … Continue reading Book Review: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Book Review: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

I have been burned too many times by classic retellings, and yet I still decided to pick this book up and read it, for two reasons. First, I am a massive fan of Jane Eyre. Jane is one of my favorite protagonists in literature, mostly because she is such a strong character despite her horrible … Continue reading Book Review: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

Throwback Book Review: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

I read this book in college about five years ago, and absolutely loved it! I grew up watching the 2004 BBC adaptation (which I also love) and in many ways this book is kind of a deeper version of Pride and Prejudice. But recently, since I'm doing the 5 Tomes, 5 Weeks challenge, I felt … Continue reading Throwback Book Review: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Book Review: The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen

If you've been following my blog for any significant length of time, you've probably heard me mention Rhys Bowen or one of her books. I'm a great fan of hers and have read and loved both her Molly Murphy Series and Her Royal Spyness Series. In the last couple of years, she's started coming out … Continue reading Book Review: The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen