This was delivered to the wrong door somehow (the address was TOTALLY right- so I’m not sure why they didn’t deliver it properly) but my lovely neighbor, to whom the amazon people wrongly delivered the package, knocked on my door yesterday and handed it over. Weird, but YAY! I got it. Anyway, thank you, I’m super excited to delve into these.
The Wizard of Oz is so closely associated with the Great Depression (thanks to the movie) that it’s hard to remember it was actually published almost 30 years before the great stock market crash of 1929. The book has since been adapted and retold numerous times. The sequel to it, published four years later, has also been adapted a number of times (or worked into the adaptations of The Wizard of Oz). Thus, both books could work for the two bingo slots I’m filling today. However, for the sake of argument The Wizard of Oz slots into The Book Was […]
People have been telling me that I need to read Georgette Heyer’s books for a long time now. I just never really got around to it, I’d make a mental note and then just never pick up one of her books. So, knowing that I would need something for The White Whale slot, I finally picked up one of her books. I have issues, a lot of issues. I don’t know if those issues are singular to The Grand Sophy, but I’m not really willing to read another one of her books to find out. To put it plainly, this […]
I would argue that the ‘urban’ part of Urban Fantasy is just as vital to the story as the fantasy part. I mean, could you imagine Kitty Norville outside of the wilds of Denver, or October Daye in any place other then San Francisco? Or perhaps Kate Daniels doesn’t require the damp heat of Atlanta and Sookie Stackhouse would be the same story set outside of her backwater swamp? Does Harry Dresden really need Chicago? (No, LIAR, Yes are the only correct answers here). And so it is for Peter Grant; he belongs in London and London is his. As […]
Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, MD and currently lives up in the northwestern part of the state. And so this book, Dark Witch, fills the Home Something Home slot on my bingo card. I am not impressed. I mean, kissing books are not my favorite genre and unfortunately this one follows the plot beats with drumming regularity. I think if you’re fond of a particular genre, then this type of drumming to the story beats will appeal to you. I know that I have forgiven many a stereotypical fantasy novel it’s wizards and mcguffins simply because of what […]
According to Goodreads I shelved this as TBR on June 14, 2013. I’m sure there are books that have been on my TBR list longer, but I would have no idea what they are.Therefore, this book is my Backlog book. I don’t know why it took me so long to read this book, I know I enjoy Kingsolver’s writing, but whatever the reason I’m glad this challenge gave me a reason to pick it up. Dellarobia is a young woman trapped by life in a marriage with two young children and no real way out. She decides to throw it […]
This is one of the most popular books on this site, and it’s one I’ve been meaning to get around to. Bingo was the perfect opportunity to kick me in the butt and start it for the So Poplular slot. That said, while I see that it’s one of the more popular books on the site I could not get past the icky plot. Rowell is a fantastic writer. Her characters are very well drawn and engaging. I honestly felt for every single one. However, I simply can’t get past the stalking nature of what Lincoln does, and I don’t […]
I spent a while trying to decide which book I was going to review for the Delicious slot on my Bingo card. I knew I wanted to do a cookbook, because I have a lot of them and I love reading and rereading them cover to cover. I thought about doing one of my newer acquisitions, but the truth is that while I love them and have read them I haven’t really cooked from them. I think that if you’re going to do a cookbook review you ought to have at least attempted one of the recipes in it. Instead, […]