A Long Fatal Love Chase, Louisa May Alcott

I found this novel in a thrift store. Before that, I had no idea this novel existed. I probably would have bought this book for the cover/edition itself, but of course I also recognized the name of Louisa May Alcott, who most famously wrote Little Women (which I am ashamed to say I have never … Continue reading A Long Fatal Love Chase, Louisa May Alcott

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The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins

Oh. My. Goodness. I am so glad that I read this just as summer turned to fall here in Northern Colorado - it always enhances the gothic genre when there is a crisp in the air and there are lots of dreary, stormy days. This is my favorite time of year for reading, and The Woman … Continue reading The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins

Wishlist – 2017

As you may know from reading my goals post earlier this year, I set a goal for myself to buy no more books for the remainder of 2017 (excluding my Audible subscription). So far, I have stuck to this rule with only one exception - which was a complete accident, I swear! (On a trip … Continue reading Wishlist – 2017

The Two Towers, JRR Tolkien

In my post about The Fellowship of the Ring, I mentioned that I was feeling impatient for the story to 'get started' since I had seen the films and was used to the fast pacing of them, but now in book two I have to rescind that sentiment. In The Two Towers I loved that … Continue reading The Two Towers, JRR Tolkien

Passage, Connie Willis

I have read Passage by Connie Willis several times, it's an old favorite. My (signed!!) mass market paperback copy has definitely seen better days, but that doesn't detract from the story it tells. Joanna Lander is a researcher who is studying Near Death Experineces. She interviews patients at a Denver hospital who have NDEs in … Continue reading Passage, Connie Willis

Autumn 2017 TBR

Moving forward with a little bit of momentum from my summer reading success, I am making myself a reading list for this autumn as well (September-November). The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien Great Expectations by Charles Dickens The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by … Continue reading Autumn 2017 TBR

The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro

To be honest, I wasn't planning to post anything on my blog about this book. But for the sake of keeping a record of everything I've been reading, I decided to write up a little something. I bought it because it is absolutely gorgeous and I am a sucker for beautiful books. I also loved … Continue reading The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro

Gone With the Wind – A Reading Journal, Part V

**Spoilers, obviously. This is the last part in Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell** It has been really hard for me to sit down and finally write something about this book since I finished it. I liked it very much, you can tell that from my updates as I read it, but man, I … Continue reading Gone With the Wind – A Reading Journal, Part V

The Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings is one of the biggest epic stories that exists in the fantasy genre. Unfortunately, I watched the Peter Jackson film trilogy before reading the books. In fact, I saw the movies before I even knew The Lord of the Rings was a book series (I was 13 when the first … Continue reading The Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien

The Fireman, Joe Hill

The first Joe Hill novel I read was Horns. I read it during the 'blackout phase' of my blogging career, but it was one of the best books I read in 2015. I picked it up because I liked the cover (it's soft) and it was on sale at Target - always a win. At the … Continue reading The Fireman, Joe Hill