Wednesday, May 4, 2016

How To Be A Tudor by Ruth Goodman, 320 pages

I love historical nonfiction books, and this detailing the everyday life of people during Tudor times is right up my alley. It takes a person from waking up (including what their bed would have been like) up to finishing the day. Meals, clothing, washing, cooking, and recreation are just a few of the topics covered. I'd also read How to be a Victorian so I knew I would enjoy this author and I wasn't disappointed.



Monday, May 2, 2016

Dorothy Must Die Stories by D.M. Paige, 377 pages

I really enjoyed the novel "Dorothy Must Die" so it was great to read prequels giving me back stories for the Dorothy, the head maid, and the Wizard. A very dark and great take on the Oz story.

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, 278 pages

I read this for my book club and was shocked to discover I'd only read the abridged version before. For what is essentially the first English novel, this really has stood the test of time.

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire, 173 pages

This was a fantastic read looking at what happens to those people who went through doors into other worlds, and then return to our world. Very well done.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Giant Days, Volume Two, 128 pages

Lisa beat me to buying the only copy of this at our local comic book store, but she was nice enough to loan it to me after she read it. I really like this series of comics. It's delightful, funny and well-done.

The Hell-Fire Club: The Story of the Amorous Knights of Wycombe by Donald McCormick, 208 pages

I saw this book as a paperback in an used bookstore but didn't want to pay $10 for it, so I requested it as an inter-library loan. I knew a little about the Hell-Fire Club because of the torrid historical romances I read as a teenager, so I was interested in learning more. This was dry, boring and basically went with the premise that rumors of the wild debauchery of the Hell-Fire members were played up, and they were just some somewhat horny guys who got together to play and drink. The book was a major disappointment as I was hoping for some salacious history.