Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
One-Word Reviews for the Last Ten Books I Read
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Top Books With A Halloween Vibe - 2022
Poems For Nighttime - Collection from B&N, if you read it outside at night with the sound of the ocean, you might not wanna leave.
Autumn, Ten Little Jack-O-Lanterns, and You're My Little Pumpkin Pie - A few of my girl's favorite fall themed picture books.
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
My Favorite Bookstores
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Books With Your Favorite Trope(s)
That said, it's hard to pick just one. (It'd probably be easier to list the ones I don't like). If I have to narrow it down, here goes:
SLOW BURN (pining due to the focus on the slow nature of the relationship)
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
CHILDHOOD FRIENDS TO LOVERS
The Highwayman (Victorian Rebels #1) by Kerrigan Byrne
Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #1) by Julia Quinn
ENEMIES TO LOVERS
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband (Rokesbys #2) by Julia Quinn
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
A Worn Path by Eudora Welty - It's technically a short story (I'm going to let it count because there are print copies, tis a book). It was required reading for a college class, but the sweetness, and interesting vagueness of it (can't explain more without giving it away), have stuck with me. Phoenix Jackson, an old woman, is on a dangerous journey through the woods to get medicine for her grandson. The Atlantic Monthly first published the story in February 1941.
A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter - An underrated, mostly forgotten classic. If you like L.M. Montgomery’s novels, or can imagine Katniss Everdeen without the Hunger Games violence, this one is for you. It's a 1909 coming-of-age tale. Elnora lives in the deep Limberlost swamp of Indiana with her abusive, narcissist mother. Ever the surviver, Elnora hunts for swamp moths to trade for cash to pay her way through high school and college.
Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne- Have I mentioned this one before? I don't remember and I don't have time to double check. Anyways, this collection was released to accompany the biographical movie Bright Star (2009). Prior to the movie, I had never heard of Keats, so I requested this book from Paperbackswap.com. I soft fell in love with John Keats after reading his letters. If you've ever enjoyed the male POV of a historical romance novel, you'll enjoy Keats, literally, flirting and falling in love on the pages.
Caesarean Birth - A positive approach to preparation and recovery- I would say childbirth is like a box of chocolates, you never know...Anyways, under normal circumstances, you don't expect to have a C-section, but when you do, it can be shocking, and recovery can be a solitary thing when no one around you has ever experienced it. I thank God for this book, and wish every mama-to-be would at very least skim through the preparation chapters.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that was created by Breaking the Spine to spotlight a blogger's eagerly anticipated new books.
Born into a happy family that is tragically ravaged by smallpox, Miss Priscilla Butterworth uses her wits to survive a series of outlandish trials. Cruelly separated from her beloved mother and grandmother, the young girl is sent to live with a callous aunt who forces her to work for her keep. Eventually, the clever and tenderhearted Miss Butterworth makes her escape . . . a daring journey into the unknown that unexpectedly leads her to the “mad” baron and a lifetime of love.
Delightfully illustrated by Violet Charles, told in Julia Quinn’s playful voice, Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron is a high-spirited nineteenth-century romp that will entertain and enchant modern readers."