Author Q&A

Victoria McCombs: Author Q&A

Earlier this year I read Oathbound, and Victoria McCombs immediately got added to my "read more books by this author" list! I am patiently(?) waiting for book two of The Royal Rose Chronicles, but McCombs has more in store for her readers! She was gracious enough to answer a few questions for us. 1) What… Continue reading Victoria McCombs: Author Q&A


Reading Update

My last review was on 7/31/16. It's been a while. The last couple of months have seen me sick off and on, and I started a book just before I got sick that is over 600 pages. So, not feeling like reading combined with a chunker means I'm still reading that book. Good news is… Continue reading Reading Update


400 Years After Shakespeare

April 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. I will always have a love of Shakespeare. I was first introduced to Macbeth in grade school, around the age of ten. I absolutely loved it. Next would come Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and King Lear. I… Continue reading 400 Years After Shakespeare

Book Reviews

The Never-Open Desert Diner by James Anderson

Ben Jones drives a truck down a long stretch of nearly abandoned highway through the Utah desert, making deliveries to people who, for one reason or another, prefer to be left alone. When he meets Claire, he finds he's drawn to her, not really caring what she's running from, and she's obviously running from something. As… Continue reading The Never-Open Desert Diner by James Anderson

Book Reviews

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

     East of Eden tells the history of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons. The narrator, a member of one of the families, recounts the stories as they were told to him. We follow several generations through life, death, love, and hatred. The book summary says that this is a modern retelling of the book of Genesis,… Continue reading East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Book Reviews

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

     Told by German soldier Paul Bäumer, All Quiet on the Western Front is the story of a group of schoolmates who enlisted in the German army during World War I. We watch as these young men fight at the front lines, and entertain themselves between battles. We see the losses, and the hardness that… Continue reading All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque


Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

     Jean Louise Finch, or Scout as she is better known, returns home at twenty-six to find that her hometown of Maycomb, Alabama is different than she remembers. Racial tensions put her at odds with the town and its people, including her beloved father, Atticus. There's no doubt that the publication of this novel is… Continue reading Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Book Reviews

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

     Laia and her family live under the rule of the Martial Empire. Her people live in poverty, often sold into slavery to the Martials. They don't fight back. They've seen what happens when you do. Elias is one of the best students at the greatest military academy in the Empire. He is bound to… Continue reading An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Book Reviews

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

     An elderly farmer is brutally murdered, and his wife left to die, in a remote farming town in Sweden. Kurt Wallander, an inspector with the Ystad Police must find those responsible for the horrible crime. He has just one clue, the dying woman's last word: foreign. In a country where lax immigration laws and… Continue reading Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell


Teaser Tuesday 12/16/14

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away!… Continue reading Teaser Tuesday 12/16/14