I love murder mysteries, especially on audio book—my commute just flies by! I especially enjoy murder mysteries with female narrators. It’s safe to assume I really loved Gone Girl. When The Girl on The Train came out, I was an early cheerleader. I “read” it through Audible and the narration was really outstanding, which I think made me like it more than I would have if I had just read the book normally. This is all to say, I came into this book with high hopes. It had to do quite a bit to disappoint me, and boy did it […]
I read Caroline Linden’s best book first. It’s One Night in London from the trilogy “The Truth About the Duke”, but I haven’t gotten around to reviewing it yet, although it is on my “Re-Read and Review List. (Linden books I have gotten around to reviewing can be found here.) Having enjoyed that first book so much, I bought the trilogy and now everything else she writes, but her most recent efforts took a turn that has left me wanting something more from her. It’s not that the writing went south, I really like Linden, but that she went in […]
Everyone knows the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens as the story of a mean old miser named Scrooge who has a change of heart after being visited by four ghosts. I have seen many film versions of this story, but I can’t really choose a favourite amongst them as they include things that I like and things that I don’t. The main difference between the movies and the book is that the book has many things that the movies don’t include, such as the two wolfish children that the Ghost of Christmas Present reveals […]
It’s a Fables encyclopedia. But, more importantly, I made it!! I almost didn’t think I was going to. This has been wonderful fun. I’m definitely signing up for next year, except I’m only committing to a half Cannonball. With a new baby on the way, and how close I came to the wire on this one, I don’t think I can make it to 52 next year. Thanks to everyone for the interesting reviews and to MsWas for keeping this ship afloat. I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year’s Eve and a great year ahead of them.
Fifty-second book reviewed as part of the 130 Challenge. It seems that one can only despise someone with true passion, if they have once loved them just as much. And there is no story that can equal Wuthering Heights when it comes to passion. The story is tragic, but beautifully so and the reason why tragedy is such a thing of beauty is because it takes much loving and longing to make a tragedy. Nothing that happens in Wuthering heights is subdued. There is unabashed love, longing and despair and so there is unmasked humiliation, rage and retribution. While Catherine […]
Yes, it’s another Doctor Who novel. And this one manages to have the Doctor, Amy and Rory on the cover. Poor Rose.
Seriously, mine just has the Doctor on it. Do people really hate Rose that much that they had to make two covers?
First Gwen Stefani, now Rapunzel? I do have to say, I love her style, especially that bathroom haircut and her final fight outfit with that fuzzy coat that I’m not going to tell you what it’s made of.