I love these books. They're murder mysteries featuring Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins. I always want to break into song while reading them.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
I truly enjoy Ray Bradbury's language and writing style. This book is about a group of boys on Halloween night who travel through space and time learning about the origins of the holiday and the role that death plays throughout all ancient and present day customs and celebrations of Halloween. A great book with awesome illustrations!
Debbie recommended this as one of her favorite historical fiction books. It is a tale of slavery and freedom and secrets and family, from the perspective of Thomas Jefferson's children with Sally Hemmings. The back cover says it all, "What does it mean when the man who wrote the declaration of Independence is your father and *also* your slave master?" A very good read.
Friday, October 23, 2015
A collection of short stories all featuring video games. While there were many that didn't grab me because I'm not a big gamer, there were several that were outstanding. Very glad I got to read this as a review book.
I always enjoy a retelling of fairy tales. This one was the twelve dancing princesses. It was very well done and entertaining. I'll be picking up the others in the series.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
My family wanted to watch the Descendants movie and I told them I couldn't until I read the book. This was actually really good. Imagine all the villains are packed away on a magic free island. What would it be like growing up as their children? I can't wait to see the movie and then read more in the series.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
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
Thursday, October 8, 2015
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
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
Friday, October 2, 2015
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.