Library Loot Wednesday

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted  The Captive Reader and Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.      Husband looks at the tower of books that seems to be growing every week. “Did you go to the library again??” Me: “Yeeesssssssss…” Husband: “Okay…well, at least I’m not […]

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  I didn’t get much reading done over the weekend this time around since my sister came to visit us from BC. It was a nice change and it was great having her around. Of course naturally, we stopped by Barnes and Noble and I grabbed my LibraryThing app and started scanning right left and […]

Review of A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger

London, 1385. Surrounded by ruthless courtiers—including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt’s flamboyant mistress, Katherine Swynford—England’s young, still untested king, Richard II, is in mortal peril, and the danger is only beginning. Songs are heard across London—catchy verses said to originate from an ancient book that prophesies the end of England’s kings—and among […]

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

Amelia Peabody, indomitable Victorian, embarks for Egypt armed with confidence, journal, and umbrella. Enroute to Cairo, she rescues dainty Evelyn, abandoned by her lover. They sail up the Nile to the archeological dig of the Emerson brothers – irascible but dashing Radcliffe and amiable Walter. A lively mummy, visitations, accidents, kidnap attempt – evil is […]

For Such a Time by Kate Breslin

In 1944, blonde and blue-eyed Jewess Hadassah Benjamin feels abandoned by God when she is saved from a firing squad only to be handed over to a new enemy. Pressed into service by SS-Kommandant Colonel Aric von Schmidt at the transit camp of Theresienstadt in Czechoslovakia, she is able to hide behind the false identity […]