The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee Happy holidays, everybody! My gift to you this week is a recommendation to read one of the best books I read in 2017: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. Historical fiction doesn’t get any better than this, and I highly recommend… Read More Puzzle Mania!
I love it when other people share their own #plotdrivenlife experiences, and one of my favorite fellow librarians, Shannon Grieshaber, recently shared one with me in her own recent blog post. In my opinion, the coolest part about planning a #plotdrivenlife experience is that even if two people read the same book, no two experiences… Read More Balloons, Bonbons & Bacon
When the worlds of Jack the Ripper and the Elephant Man collide, there’s no shortage of gore, ghosts and . . . good deeds? A Taste for Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby In 1888 London, Evelyn Fallow has seen her fair share of hardship. Orphaned and badly facially disfigured from her work in a match… Read More A Bloody Good Read
Hamilton Frenzy Have you succumbed to the Alexander Hamilton frenzy? Do you belt out the show tunes in the shower, and are you willing to give a left arm for a ticket to the Broadway show? I’d like to keep my left arm, but this week’s book crush may have me calling in all kinds… Read More Finding Joy
Since I started this blog a couple of months ago, I’ve been so much more attuned to similar themes or topics in the books I read, and fishing was a thread I connected in two of the books I recently thoroughly enjoyed. The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock This book gets my… Read More The Sweet Smell of. . . Fish?
Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse I’ve read a lot of buzz in recent months on social media about Monica Hesse’s novel, Girl in the Blue Coat, set in Amsterdam in World War II. I downloaded the MP3 audio-book version to my phone from our public library’s free Overdrive collection (Are you doing… Read More A Blue Coat and a Typewriter