Book Review: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I went into this book knowing two things about it: it was originally written in French, and it was about a little prince. That's about it. Yes, I know, but I tend to avoid reading much about a book before I read it, so I can perceive the story as I read the words without … Continue reading Book Review: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

My Favorite Book of the Year: 2019-2010

So today I'm starting a new series on my blog. I will be counting back my favorite book published in one year, starting from 2019, and going back until I run out of books I've read published in that year. I've seen a few blogs doing this, but usually it is only looking at the … Continue reading My Favorite Book of the Year: 2019-2010

Reading Wrap-up: July, 2019

It is so hot here in Ohio! It's the main reason summer is my least favorite season, because I'm like a flower: I wilt in heat. Anyway, this month I read twenty-two books, and two short stories. I'm proud of this, because I have been busy with college orientation and figuring out class schedule and … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up: July, 2019

Book Review: The Five The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold

I mentioned this book a while back in my I Love Spring Book Tag, where I mentioned I was anticipating its release. Well, it's now three months later, I finally got a chance to read the book. Having a pretty good working knowledge of Jack the Ripper, I went into this book expecting for it … Continue reading Book Review: The Five The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold

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

Fourth of July Book Tag

Since tomorrow is the 4th of July, I thought it would be fun to do a holiday-themed book tag. I know it's Wednesday, which is usually my book review day, but I'll be moving the book review to Saturday. This tag was originally created by Talking Leaves on Youtube. As always, I'm not tagged nor … Continue reading Fourth of July Book Tag

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

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