Title: The Midnight Witch Author: Paula Brackston Genre: Fantasy, Historical My Rating: Three Stars
Growing up, The Chronicles of Narnia was one of my all-time favorite book series. C.S. Lewis’ classic books are imaginative, memorable and enthralling, especially for fantasy loving-kids like me. As I got older, I discovered the more adult appeal of the books as well: room for intelligent debate about religion, childhood and the cliche of … More 70 Years of “Chronicles of Narnia” Cover Art
This is my first Top Ten Tuesday link-up so thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for having me! This week’s theme is the ten books that would be on your syllabus if you taught a themed 101 class. It took all of about half a second for me to decide that my theme would … More Top Ten Books on My Fairytales 101 Syllabus
One of my favorite boxes to pull down from the attic at Christmastime as a kid was the box of Christmas books. Filled with Golden Books and more, I’d read pretty much everything in there by the end of the season. Here are a few of my old favorites!
It’s officially the spookiest time of the year and no author, living or otherwise, is spookier than Edgar Allan Poe. With an impressive collection of short stories and poems and a gruesome, disturbing life story, Poe is the quintessential horror writer. His classic works have inspired many artists in the 150 odd years since his … More Friday Faves: 5 Edgar Allan Poe Book Covers
September 28, 2012 was the day we found my cat, Pumpkin. Or, as is often the case with cats, more accurately it is the day she found us. It was two nights before the Harvest Moon but luckily, still warm enough to be leaving the windows open at night. If it had been any colder, … More 6 Books About Cats for My Kitty’s “Birthday”
The scanning feature of the Goodreads web app is a dangerous thing. Before the advent of such magic, a trip to the bookstore meant a few purchases and maybe, if you were lucky, you’d remember some other books you saw that you wanted for the next trip. But, honestly, probably not. And it meant that … More Top 10 Books on My Goodreads Wish List