Bronte’s Mistress – Book Review

There are few books that I think about for days after I finish them. I am a voracious reader. I will open up a book, get into the story, and then when I am done with the book, I move on to the next. Not so for Bronte's Mistress by Finola Austin. As nearly anyone... Continue Reading →

Ready Set Rogue by Manda Collins

I picked this book up after reading another book by Manda Collins, A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem. I found the plot of that book entertaining, and who doesn't enjoy a well off widow doing basically whatever she likes, but especially bucking tradition? Ready Set Rogue is one of those romance novels I don't... Continue Reading →

The Secret, Book and Scone Society

The Secret, Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams is a well-written book. Here's an extract from the Amazon blurb: Strangers flock to Miracle Springs hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a... Continue Reading →

A House Divided by Sulari Gentill

I really wanted to like this book and the main character. A House Divided by Sulari Gentill caught my eye for the local and timeline. It is set around the same time as Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher books, which I enjoyed, especially after being introduced to Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries TV series. And actually, there... Continue Reading →

Ideas from James Clear

"Repetition unlocks value. The value of your first workout increases the more you exercise. The value of your first article increases the more you write. The value of your first conversation increases the longer you stay in the relationship. Day One continues to compound." James Clear from his weekly newsletter 3-2-1 Thursday

Al Capone Does My Shirts – Book Review

This book, at one point, Al Capone Does My Shirts, made me angry. I love the premise of following a 12-year-old boy, Moose, as he and his family move into staff housing on Alcatraz. The set up is interesting, and the scenes with the warden and other details were also good. What bugged me most... Continue Reading →

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