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

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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

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke

   Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is a novel of epic proportions. Not only is it substantial in physical size, but the scope of the story is huge as well.  I have described this novel as an alternate English history when put to the question. The premise is that English magic (which was prevalent a … Continue reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke

Thoughts on My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne du Maurier

Last night I finished reading My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne du Maurier. It had been at the top of my to read list for the past several years, but I never got past the first several pages until last week, which is strange, because the first several pages are almost as gripping as the first … Continue reading Thoughts on My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne du Maurier

The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory

So here it is, a new start to an old blog...again. I'm going to try not to think about what this means about my basic personality and just get into it: I'm blogging again.   I recently read The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. This is the sixth book of hers I've read and I … Continue reading The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory

Book Review:: Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte Classic Literature Pages:: 337 Pages Published:: December 1847 Goodreads Page To By on Amazon   Summary:: Mr. Lockwood is the new tenant of a property that neighbors the landlord's, Wuthering Heights. When he calls over to meet the man, who is known only as Heathcliff, he is astounded by how unapologetically abrupt … Continue reading Book Review:: Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë