Monday, October 12, 2015

The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki, 495 pages

A work of historical fiction, looking at the marriage of the Habsburg emperor, Franz Joseph and his "fairy" bride, Sisi. Set in 1853 in the Austro-Hungarian empire, this was a great look at a powerhouse couple. I knew pretty much nothing about this period in this section of Europe, and this was a great introduction. I am very interested in learning more about Sisi after reading this book. Very well written.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Candy Corn Murder by Leslie Meier, 248 pages

An okay murder mystery read, not as big a fan of the series now as when it first started.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton, 294 pages

I love how Agatha is not a perfect character, in fact, she's downright unlikable at times. But she is always fun to read about. This was a great read, and the ending left me anxious to read the next one.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews, 307 pages

I always like this series, but at the end of this book, I realized I kind of dislike Meg. I think it's because I hate the fact that she seems to have a pretty perfect life, aside from stumbling over bodies. She has a wonderful husband, a family that completely supports her, a town that loves her and the plenty of money to do what she wants. It's kind of sickening how much support she gets to live a totally amazing life.

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Undertaker's Daughter by Kate Mayfield, 350 pages

A memoir looking at growing up in the South when your father is an undertaker. It was an interesting read. Lots of damaged people in her family.

Friday, October 2, 2015

The Annotated Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks, 523 pages

I'd been recommending the Shannara series to different people, and felt an urge to revisit this old favorite. It's still a fun and adventurous read. If you like Lord of the Rings, this is a must read.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015