Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme started by The Broke and The Bookish. Discovering new authors is sometimes hard but so worth it. December 8: Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite Authors/Books I Read For The First Time In 2015 1) Elena Ferrante – As if you couldn’t have guessed this one…Her writing is so passionate and forceful … More Top Ten Tuesday

Book Report: In The Garden of Beasts

In The Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin is a historical, nonfiction novel of the Ambassador to Germany’s time in Berlin during Hitler’s rise to power. Published in 2011, Erik Larson weaves a compelling narrative of one family’s experience in Nazi Germany. The Dodd family was a typical American family … More Book Report: In The Garden of Beasts

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme started by The Broke and The Bookish. Given that it is Thanksgiving and this week’s topic is a freebie, how about something general. I am terrible at coming up with my own topics… November 24: Top Ten Books/Bookish Things I’m Thankful For 1) Paperbacks: I LOVE paperback books. They’re … More Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was started by The Broke and The Bookish. Today’s topic is about quotes and I love a good quote. I used to highlight or underline my favorite quotes in my books but I found that was too easy. Now I dog-ear the page, so that I have to … More Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was started by The Broke and The Bookish. I’m going back to the archives because today’s topic is Book to Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward to and my brain is just not picking up on that one. So! Instead, lets do Top Ten Most Intimidating Books as determined by … More Top Ten Tuesday

Book Report: The Enchantress of Florence

The Enchantress of Florence is Salman Rushdie’s ninth novel and was published in 2008. Rushdie is a literary fiction big-wig and this was my first foray into Rushdie territory. This book is a combination of historical fiction and magical realism and does a splendid job of weaving together fact and fancy. The Enchantress of Florence is … More Book Report: The Enchantress of Florence

Book Report: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was published in 2008 and co-authored by the aunt/niece team of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Mary Ann Shaffer, sadly, passed away before she was able to finish the novel. Luckily for us, Ms. Annie Barrows picked up where her aunt left off, and we’re so … More Book Report: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society