Book Review: Winterfrost by Michelle Houts

This will be the first of many Christmas/winter themes books I will be reading, both this month and probably for the rest of winter. I don't what it is about winter that makes me want to read books set in cold places. Anyway, I was drawn to this book both because of its cover and … Continue reading Book Review: Winterfrost by Michelle Houts

Book Review: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

This book is on pretty much every "top books to read during your lifetime" list. And, after this book sitting forgotten on my bookshelf for a long time (I actually own it on Kindle too, so technically I own two copies), I read it. And I am completely lost for words of this masterpiece! Release: … Continue reading Book Review: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Reading Wrap-Up: November, 2018

This month went...tolerably well. I'm still super behind with my 5 Week, 5 Tomes challenge, but I did read technically 8 books this months. I use the word 'technically' because three of them were crocheting books, which take only a fraction of the time to read. But they are still books, so I'm counting them. … Continue reading Reading Wrap-Up: November, 2018

Book Review: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

On the rare occasion I will read a Middle Grade book, and 9 out of 10 times, I will really enjoy it. With YA novels, the chances are usually as low as 3 out of 10, so it makes me wonder why I don't read more Middle Grade books. Anyway, I spotted this book a … Continue reading Book Review: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Book Review: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

This book...this book...just why? If you are a regular follower of my blog, you probably read my mostly positive review of the movie released based on this book: Bel Canto. I really enjoyed the movie, so of course I was looking forward to reading the book it was based on. But let's just say that, … Continue reading Book Review: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Book Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

There are some books I read because I love the author and other books I get because I like the premise. And then there's books like this one, that I read just because I like the cover. It is a rather shallow reasoning, but, what can I say, I'm an impulse reader. I'm usually against … Continue reading Book Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Book Review: I was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon

I love the story of Anastasia. Since I was a child watching the 1997 animated musical of the same name, I’ve been fascinated by both Russian history and the tragic story of Anastasia. I’ve watched multiple movies and read several books on the topic. For those who are unfamiliar with the topic, Anastasia was the … Continue reading Book Review: I was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon

Reading Wrap-up October, 2018

I can't believe Spooktober has ended, and NaNoWriMo is in full swing. I usually do this wrap-up at the end of the month, but I was just too busy with other posts. So you're getting it a few days late, but as I always say, better late than never. This last month I read five … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up October, 2018

Book Review: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

We are nearing Halloween and for the final book I read this month, I thought it would be nice to finish with a classic horror. It doesn’t hurt that the title of the novel is a quote from Shakespeare (it’s from Act IV of Macbeth), who is possibly my favorite author of all time. Anyway, … Continue reading Book Review: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Book Review: The Alienist by Caleb Carr

No, this is not a book about aliens, as the title might make you surmise. Instead, it is a historical mystery about a psychologist, known at the time as an “alienist.” I was introduced to this book through its TV series adaptation released early in 2018, starring Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning, and Daniel Bruhl. I … Continue reading Book Review: The Alienist by Caleb Carr