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

Book Review: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

I don't usually anticipate books coming out anymore, because usually I end up getting my hopes up for nothing. But this book looked particularly good, both by the synopsis and the cover, so I decided to read it. And several months after it came out (because I never do anything quickly), I finally read it. … Continue reading Book Review: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Indie Book Review: The Songbird and the Spy by J’nell Ciesiekski

If there is one era that is overrepresented in historical fiction, it has to be World War II. I get it, it’s an important period in the world's history, where more soldiers (and civilians) died than in any other war. But after you read a hundred or so books that are so similar, it becomes … Continue reading Indie Book Review: The Songbird and the Spy by J’nell Ciesiekski

Book Review: Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

I am finally back from my hiatus of moving. While my stress isn't completely gone, it's definitely much less than when I last posted. I have been meaning to reading this book for some time. For reference, I read the first two books of this series, Strong Poison and Have His Carcass, all the way … Continue reading Book Review: Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

Jane Austen Character Book Tag (Original)

I am a massive fan of Jane Austen, and it is almost solely due to her books that I became such a fan of classics in general. Her books for me are like a gateway to much more complex classics like Les Misérables and War and Peace. Since I love doing book tags, I was … Continue reading Jane Austen Character Book Tag (Original)

Contenders for the Second Book Curse

We've all felt that sensation as readers. You discover a book and fall in love with it. Everything is perfect. Then you learn it's the first book of the series. And you wait with anticipated breath for the second book to be released (or be delivered to your library, if you discover a series already … Continue reading Contenders for the Second Book Curse

Indie Book Review: Murder by Misrule by Anna Castle

There are many mystery novels I have read which feature a real historical person and gives them a fictional murder mystery series. You see it with the Jane Austen mysteries by Stephanie Barron (where Jane Austen solves murders) and The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter by Susan Wittig Albert (starring Beatrix Potter, the author of … Continue reading Indie Book Review: Murder by Misrule by Anna Castle

Reading Wrap-up: March, 2019

Despite being so busy this month, I read a total of 24 books and 2 short stories. This is probably because I'm reading every moment I have free. I find it so relaxing when I'm stressing about moving to just sit in the silence and read. Plus, it helps that ten of those books are … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up: March, 2019

Throwback Book Review: Cecelia and Kate by Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer

Have you ever wanted to read a series which combines the magical humor of Howl's Moving Castle and the romantic Regency of Jane Austen? Well, if so, this series is for you! I fell in love with this series just around the time the third book was published (so around 2006 or 2007), which means … Continue reading Throwback Book Review: Cecelia and Kate by Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer