I saw this on the shelf and realized that I'm not that familiar with Norse mythology. I wasn't a fan of this because the author did some editorializing that distracted from the stories.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
I always like books related to Pride and Prejudice and this was a great addition to the canon, so to speak. It tells the story of Mary, the ignored and overlooked sister. I felt like the author did a wonderful job of fleshing out her story and really bringing her to life.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
These are always a fun and fast read. But I do have to say that I've noticed that I haven't been enjoying the last few ones as much. I think it's because Lorie has such a perfect life that it just doesn't read as plausible anymore (disregarding the fact that Aunt Dimity speaks to her from beyond using a journal) but I'll continue to pick up each new one.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Even a less than perfect Daisy Dalrymple book is still a fun read. The main fault with this one is the fact that it wrapped up way too neatly and quickly at the end.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
This mystery series set in the early 1800s of England, featuring Sebastian St. Cyr, are fantastic. This book took a very dark turn, but I'm pretty sure of what the next plot twist will be in the following book. Onto it to find out!
This was the book for my Readers Without Borders book club. The author lived an interesting life but this book just wasn't that outstanding. But, it's one of those I probably wouldn't have picked up otherwise.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
A graphic novel about a princess guarded by a dragon, who decides she doesn't need saving by a prince. She teams up with her dragon to go rescue her sisters from their towers as well.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
This book is the 3 years of Anne and Gilbert's engagement, told mainly through Anne's letters to Gilbert.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Anne is off the college with Gilbert. She's facing this new bend in the road of life with her eternal enthusiasm and imagination. I can't believe I've never read this before with how much I like Anne of Green Gables.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
I realized that I've never read any of the sequels to Anne of Green Gables, so I'm going to work my way through them. I really like seeing Anne growing up. In some ways it reminds me of the Little House on the Prairie episodes where Laura is growing up and falls in love with Almanzo.
After reading the prequel, I had to pick Anne of Green Gables back up. I've probably read this close to 10 times, but I still love it. It really bothers me that my daughters don't have the same love and appreciation for this book, along with Girl of the Limberlost and Little Women.
Monday, June 6, 2016
A prequel to Anne of Green Gables authorized by the estate of L. M. Montgomery. This was a superb read, fitting the original perfectly. It was so heartwrenchingly perfect that I had to stop every few chapters to compose myself. Now I'm going to work my way through the series again as a delightful treat.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
A twist on a classic- Red is the granddaughter of "the witch of the woods." She has a magical cloak, a wolf for her familiar, and a friend named Goldie, as in Goldilocks. A great book about love conquering fear.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
A modern, uncool geek decides to try for popularity based on tips from a 1950s teen book. This was very well-done, I'm shocked at how much I enjoyed it based on the writer's youth. I felt for her and saw so much of my own teen years in it. The author was so much braver than I ever could be.
Daisy and Alec are finally married, and while ready to start their honeymoon, they end up having to head to America. During the trip, people start falling overboard, the couple find themselves busy investigating. For once, I actually figured out the killer pretty early on, I'm proud of myself for that.