Why I Read the Book Before Seeing the Movie

I’m a visual reader. For me, this means I truly see the action unfold in my mind as my eyes read the words on the page. I’m a slow reader, I read only a little faster than I do aloud. For me, though, that time is truly captivating. I am the characters, I paint the […]

Ann Charles’ Deadwood Mystery Series book review

I’ve been reading some great books lately. I found a series, thanks to the Amazon Kindle Lending Library, by Ann Charles, that I’ve been reading like triple chocolate cupcakes. It’s her Deadwood Mystery Series. I’d probably have thought nothing of it save we spent an afternoon in Deadwood, SD last summer on our Great Roadtrip […]

Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate Series

I’ve just completed Gail Carriger’s delightful Steampunk novel series, the Parasol Protectorate. They are set in an alternate Victorian England where werewolves, vampires, and ghosts are out and have legal recognition.

The five book series are:

Souless Changeless Blameless Heartless Timeless

I won’t give any plot points away, I promise. The protagonist, Alexia Tarabotti, is […]

Book Review: The Hangman’s Daughter

I have recently read The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch (translated by Lee Chadeayne) on my Kindle. I love historical fiction and found this book delightful in its presentation, rich in its historical setting, and a bit too much of a page-turner for my own good. I found myself lingering too long reading when I […]

Book Review: An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon’s newest book in the Outlander series was published in 2009. After a very long waiting list at the library, I finally got my hands on it last week.

Since this is the latest of a (to date) seven book series, I shan’t reveal any of the plot. Suffice it to say that it […]