The final book in the fantastic The Jewel trilogy. This is definitely too dark for movies though.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
I really enjoy this historical mystery series featuring Beau Brummell as the main character. After reading a ton of Regency romances that had him as a secondary character, it's nice that someone has placed him front and center. I'm thinking now I'm going to have to find a good biography about him to learn more. He was a fascinating character in his own right.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
I LOVE Mark Kurlansky and would read anything he wrote. I know I come across like a crazy person when I trying to tell them why a book about Salt, Paper or Cod would be interesting, but he truly makes the subjects fascinating. I have set a goal of reading all his books before the end of 2017. It was really interesting in learning not only about the history of paper but also printing.
This was a truly outstanding teen read. A Texas teen has to face if she is truly comfortable in her plus size body, even if it means entering the local beauty pageant. I can't recommend this enough to everyone to read.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
I'm working my way through Mark Kurlansky's books, after reading Salt. He takes what some would consider an obscure topic, such as salt or cod or the man behind the frozen food industry and brings it alive. I'm a sucker for fantastic nonfiction books like these.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
Our book club decided to read this for December and I'm so glad they did. It's been years and years since I've read this, and it's perfect for this time. Also, my copy was a Pocket Library edition, which after reading "When Books Went to War" and learning about the history behind paperback books, it was even more touching.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions & Heretics by Jason Porath, 370 pages
A look at women who history has maligned, downplayed or tried to forget. I especially liked the pictures that went with each one. The only drawback to this book is that it's big and heavy, so it gets a little hard to read after a while.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Laetitia Rodd, is the fifty-two year old widow of an archdeacon. She is occasionally called in by her brother, who is a barrister, to help investigate discreetly. This is one of the most interesting first books, in what will hopefully be a long series, that I've read in a long time.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
This poor woman had a really rough life. She kept getting knocked down but just picked herself up and kept going. She really should have knocked her husband upside the head once or twice though. A really good and solid read.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
This featured 3 short story mysteries with eggnog as the poisoned drink. I've read Leslie Meier before but not the other two. I might have to give them a try.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
These truly were sick and twisted, and had me chuckling throughout the whole book. I'm glad to see other people have the same tasteless sense of humor.
Monday, November 28, 2016
I had a review book by Carola Dunn to read and realized there were 3 before it that I hadn't read. Since I'm physically incapable of reading a series out of order I spent a weekend enjoying a binge of Daisy Dalrymple books.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
One of the things I love best about this series is how utterly British they are. I always feel like I should have a cuppa of tea and a biscuit while reading one. These are in my top 10 of favorite mystery series.