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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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

Mrs. Hemingway, Naomi Wood

I love Ernest Hemingway. That's probably something you should know about me. I love his writing so much that I've been savoring it, because I never want to run out of new things to read. First I read A Farewell To Arms - to this day one of my favorite novels of all time. Then … Continue reading Mrs. Hemingway, Naomi Wood

Gone With the Wind – A Reading Journal, Part IV

This post comes to you as a series of thoughts by bullet point. Spoilers abound. -Ashley actually does like her? I apparently misread things from the beginning. Even after that confrontation in the orchard, she is still so wild about him. I've been harboring that she didn't truly love him, but now having thought of … Continue reading Gone With the Wind – A Reading Journal, Part IV

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

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

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

The White Princess, by Philppa Gregory (#5 Cousins’ War Series)

The White Princess, Philippa Gregory Historical Fiction 544 Pages Published: July 2013 Goodreads Page Buy on Amazon.com Political history has never been of particular interest to me, that’s generally why I never enjoyed ‘American History’ classes. I don’t necessarily enjoy such recent history (unless my new fiancé is telling me about it – his fascination with … Continue reading The White Princess, by Philppa Gregory (#5 Cousins’ War Series)

The White Queen, by Philippa Gregory

This book came as a bit of a surprise to me. I came across it at a local grocery store when I was perusing the bookshelves, and I bought both it and The Kingmaker's Daughter, with the new Starz series covers:: I already own The Lady of the Rivers, which is the first book I … Continue reading The White Queen, by Philippa Gregory