Book Review: A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd

I've read a lot of historical mysteries, so much so in the last year I've cut back on how many I read, because they all start to blend together eventually. One of the main faults I see in many genres is that the authors play within the limits of certain tropes so much that the … Continue reading Book Review: A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd

Book Review: Silas Marner by George Eliot

I'm astonished to think I have never read a single book by George Eliot. She's one of those authors who I've heard of for years but never bothered to read (I feel like there are many authors like that for me). I've been wanting to read Middlemarch, but when I stumbled upon this book at … Continue reading Book Review: Silas Marner by George Eliot

Reading Wrap-up: June, 2019

I got a bit carried away with reading this month, finishing a total of twenty-three books and three short stories. Clearly summer makes me read...a lot. It's so hot currently in Ohio (about 90 Fahrenheit, or about 32 Celsius). It makes me not want to leave the house unless I absolutely have to, enabling me … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up: June, 2019

Book Review: Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama

I had absolutely zero knowledge of the book going into it. I happened across it on Overdrive from the library and decided to listen to the audiobook of it (all twenty-four hours of it). I went in with expectations of a fast-paced thriller, and instead this book is a slow psychological mystery, examining the inner … Continue reading Book Review: Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama

Book Review: The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

This book was recommended to me after I read The Lost City of Z by David Grann, which I read a few years ago. It took me a couple years to read, but I'm glad I finally got to it, because it is such a fascinating book filled with historical details. Many reviews I read … Continue reading Book Review: The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

Book Review: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

I grew up watching and re-watching Jurassic Park, and it alone was motivation for my early fascination with dinosaurs. I remember collecting books and pictures about dinosaurs when I was seven or so. I eventually grew out of my fascination with those prehistoric creatures, but I still have a great fondness for this movie and … Continue reading Book Review: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Book Review: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Ever since I read Something Wicked This Way Comes in October of last year, I've been wanting to read more books by Ray Bradbury. He is such a unique and sensual writer (sensual meaning describing the senses of a scene in ways I rarely see). And I finally managed to read this book. Now I … Continue reading Book Review: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Reading Wrap-up: May, 2019

I read fourteen books this month and two short stories, which is amazing, especially considering all the craziness of this month. At the beginning of the month, I moved from Minnesota to Ohio. Now, near the end of the month as I was finally settling in, a massive flood of tornadoes hit Ohio (thirteen in … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up: May, 2019

Book Review: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

I have had this author on my TBR for years now, probably ever since I saw the movie adaption of this book a decade ago. He's famous for many novels, but none looked quite so interesting as this one. The movie, starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, came out in 1993 and is an absolutely … Continue reading Book Review: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro