Book Review: Danger on the Loch, by Paige Edwards

It’s about time I read one of the suspense novels I keep recommending at the bookstore where I work. I picked this novel to read for three reasons: The genre: Suspense. I’ve been wanting to read more suspense novels, since suspense is a genre that I like writing as well as watching in film. TheContinue reading “Book Review: Danger on the Loch, by Paige Edwards”

April 2021 Reading Blog

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve attempted one of these, but I’ve been reading a lot of books this last month so I thought, “It’s time”. I’ve used a podcast format for the first time on my blog to discuss these books and included my personal thoughts about them thus far. I’ve listed themContinue reading “April 2021 Reading Blog”

Book Review: Maybe This Time by Kasie West

Contemporary romances are not what I am usually drawn to or even like to read for that matter, but for some reason, I’ve been in the mood to read contemporary romances that have a Hallmark-like air about them. Summary. Teenage Sophie wants nothing more than to leave her small country town and go to designContinue reading “Book Review: Maybe This Time by Kasie West”

Book Review: The King’s Witch, by Tracy Borman

Introduction. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while after listening to Tracy Borman talk about it and her other books on Tudor’s Dynasty Podcast with Rebecca Larson. I’ve read a lot about the witch trials in America as well as books about the Tudors, but nothing in between, so this was a gemContinue reading “Book Review: The King’s Witch, by Tracy Borman”

7 English Lit Classics I’ve had to Watch the Movie to Understand

Anybody ever like a movie adaptation better than the book because of confusion regarding the themes/language/historical context of the story? Below I’ve listed some that I’ve come across during my English Lit education. 1. Great Expectations I heartily tried a few times to read this book, but I just couldn’t seem to get past theContinue reading “7 English Lit Classics I’ve had to Watch the Movie to Understand”

Book Review: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

Being the fan of Rebecca that I am, I thought I’d check out another one of du Maurier’s books. And this one did not disappoint! While we never see or hear the story’s subject in Rebecca, we get the complete opposite in My Cousin Rachel. Like Rebecca, we see only Rachel from the protagonist’s pointContinue reading “Book Review: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier”

Series Review: Order of Darkness by Philippa Gregory

Changeling Summary: A young woman named Isabel strives to reclaim the birthright of her family estate from her conniving brother. She and her Saracen servant Ishraq embark upon a journey to do so and run into a young novice-in-training, the “changeling” of our story, named Luca and his trusty scribe. They are a part ofContinue reading “Series Review: Order of Darkness by Philippa Gregory”

Book Review: Rebecca (Abridged Version)

I can’t believe it took me this long to finally read this classic gothic tale (one that is so short, yet so captivating), but I’m happy I finally did…especially in time for the Netflix film adaption coming out this month! I would like to delve into the unabridged version eventually…but I hope I won’t beContinue reading “Book Review: Rebecca (Abridged Version)”

September 2020 Book Vlog

Happy Autumn! As you can probably guess, there were a lot of books/stories I delved into this month! I’ve listed them and their authors below. Feel free to read more detailed reviews of some of these books on my blog. Happy Reading! Teaching the Literature Survey Course, by Gwynn Dujardin (et al) The Literature Workshop,Continue reading “September 2020 Book Vlog”

Book Review: The Lady and the Highwayman, by Sarah M. Eden

“…One did not treat an author poorly without consequences.”