A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle

This is the second Sherlock Holmes story I have read (the first was The Hound of the Baskervilles), and I have to say I remain surprised by the way they read. I suppose it is the enormous fame of the characters, the familiarity with which I felt I had with them before ever reading one … Continue reading A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Girl You Left Behind, Jojo Moyes

I have to say, I was not expecting to love this book. Like it maybe, or more likely to be disappointed halfway through and feel obligated to finish it. It is not a perfect book by any means, and yet here I sit having finished the novel (in two days), and I am temporarily at … Continue reading The Girl You Left Behind, Jojo Moyes

Gone With the Wind – A Reading Journal, Part III

This post is a reading journal, and therefore contains pretty much nothing but spoilers. You have been warned. If you do the right things for the wrong reasons, are you still a good person? My oh my, part three has quite a lot going on, doesn't it? As a short summary, it opens when the … Continue reading Gone With the Wind – A Reading Journal, Part III

Thoughts on The View from the Cheap Seats, by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is one of those authors whose fiction has a distinct style. You can point to something he wrote and say with confidence, Neil Gaiman wrote that. It's in the names he chooses, the subjects he writes about, the stories he weaves, and the language he uses as the strands to do so. After … Continue reading Thoughts on The View from the Cheap Seats, by Neil Gaiman

Gone With the Wind, A Reading Journal – Part II

[Please be aware this post is full of spoilers!] It is difficult to know where to start with this entry, so much has happened in the second section of this novel...and yet it has ended in virtually the same place as the one before it. Scarlett, while she has been through many life altering events … Continue reading Gone With the Wind, A Reading Journal – Part II

Gone With the Wind, A Reading Journal – Part 1

I'm not sure how I was talked into reading this book so suddenly and completely, given that the number of books I've finished with upwards of 700 pages I could probably count on one hand (and all read in some other format than a printed book at that...e-books and audiobooks). I jovially call it a curse … Continue reading Gone With the Wind, A Reading Journal – Part 1

Summer 2017 TBR – & the 10 Books of Summer Challenge

I was in the middle of drafting a summer 2017 TBR post when I came across the 20 Books of Summer challenge hosted by 746books.com. What a happy coincidence! So instead of the conservative 5 books I was planning to list, why not double it and see if I can finish them all? Here are … Continue reading Summer 2017 TBR – & the 10 Books of Summer Challenge