A young woman is consigned to a mental asylum in the late 1800s. Slowly dying in the horrible conditions, she is saved by a doctor and moved to a more hospitable asylum to serve as his assistant investigating crime scenes. A very dark and disturbing read, but outstanding, none the less.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
I think Agatha Raisin might be one of my favorite literary characters. I enjoy the fact that she isn't perfect, she manages to delude herself in the name of love, but will pull herself back and look at life with candid eyes, only to fall back into the chase of love. This is a series that you need to read from the beginning to truly appreciate the character development by the author.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
I'd really enjoyed the new twist on the Wizard of Oz story by this author, so I had to pick up her newest book. Kind of Snow White, but not, very different. I'm not as big a fan on this book.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
A collection of some of squirrel girl's previous adventures, especially with the Great Lakes Avengers, no, the Great Lakes X-men, no, make that the Great Lakes Champions. Darker and a little more twisted, especially with Deadpool. It includes the death of Monkey Joe.
Friday, September 16, 2016
This book was mentioned in another book and I was interested in learning about the advertising history of Aunt Jemima. This actually covered very little of the actual advertising history and centered more on the societial mores. The book was pretty dry and geared more towards a thesis than a book it seemed like. Not the best nonfiction read I've picked up.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Imagine Dracula revived to fight the Nazi invaders of his homeland. Then, what if Hitler discovered news of Dracula and wanted immortality for himself. If this plot piques your interest, this is the book for you. Very well-done, not hokey or trite. I really enjoyed it.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
This was a book club book. Definitely one I wouldn't have picked up on my own, not one of my favorite reads. But I did really enjoy Candyfreak by the author.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Friday, September 2, 2016
Usually I love the Magdelena Yoder books but this one just didn't grab me like the past ones. I almost felt like it was trying to hard to hit all the cliches and bad jokes of Magdalena instead of just letting her be herself.