Friday, July 29, 2016
A book that won't appeal to many but I did enjoy. It looked at the dying world of the English country house, and some of the most famous examples.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
I'd seen this reviewed elsewhere and it looked interesting. 2 girls taken from their village to train at the schools for good and evil, but both believe they're in the wrong school.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Jaine Austen is such a fun character. I would like to see her have a more long term relationship, but that's because the author has created a character I've really come to care for. One of the best parts of these books is the emails from Jaine's parents. This is one series I'll definitely keep reading.
The Tudor curse covered in historical fiction. Phillippa Gregory is the queen of bringing history alive in a way that engages the reader. Having read a ton about this time period, I knew what happened to the Countess of Salisbury, but I still found myself hoping for a different ending because the author had created such a vivid character.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
I've read all 22 volumes in this series, but my Comics and Cocktails book club is reading this one. The difficulty will be in not talking about the next ones.
When I picked this up I didn't realize it was the second in a teen forensics mystery series. There wasn't too much missing back story, I just didn't really bond with the main character.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Bitch Planet, Volume 1: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Valentine De Landro, 136 pages
I'd read the first issue of this comic and was thrilled to see us get the collection. It reminds me of A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Very dark, very subversive. A great read.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
The sequel to Pennyroyal Academy. I can see why it's been optioned for a movie. I can't wait until the next one comes out.
Monday, July 11, 2016
This was a very informative and interesting read about salt. It's been used as money, a reason for war attacks, killed its collectors and brought one nation to its knee. I found myself telling tidbits from the book to family members and various acquaintances while reading it. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good nonfiction read.
This is one of the seminal revamps in Batman, dating from the 1980s. I was very interested in reading this after having it mentioned in the nerd culture Batman book I'd just read. Very dark, very 1980s in the comics.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
I'm a DC fan in a family of Marvel lovers, but my passion has always been Wonder Woman. I'm familiar with Batman because of the Adam West show, the animated cartoons and his appearances in comics I've read about Wonder Woman, but he's never been my main emphasis. After reading this book I have a better appreciation for him and have already picked up Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns and made my family watch the Michael Keaton's Batman.
Friday, July 8, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
A look at the rise and fall of the Vanderbilts. I've read a lot of historical fiction that featured the Vanderbilts and was interested in learning more about this family. The amount of money they went through is just impossible for me to wrap my head around.
My daughters wanted to see this and the rule is "Read the book before seeing the movie." I will not be seeing the movie because this one was too heartwrenching and emotional. It was an outstanding read, especially if you own stock in a kleenex company.