Book Review

Murder Past Due

Murder Past DueMurder Past Due by Miranda James
Published by Berkley Prime Crime on August 3rd 2010
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Pages: 294
Format: ebook
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There's a cat in the stacks...


...and he makes the purr-fect partner for a librarian-turned-sleuth.

Everyone in Athena, Mississippi, knows librarian Charlie Harris-and his Maine coon cat named Diesel that he walks on a leash. They also know his former classmate-turned-famous bestselling novelist, Godfrey Priest.

But someone in Athena took Godfrey off the bestseller lists- permanently, and with extreme prejudice. Now, Charlie and Diesel must browse through the history section of the town's past to find a killer.

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Book Review

Little House in the Big Woods

Little House in the Big WoodsLittle House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Published by Harper Trophy on March 8, 2016
Genres: Children's, Classic, Historical Fiction
Pages: 238
Format: ebook
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Meet Laura Ingalls, the little girl who would grow up to write the Little House books. Wolves and panthers and bears roam the deep Wisconsin woods in the late 1870's. In those same woods, Laura lives with Pa and Ma, and her sisters, Mary and Baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of logs. Pa hunts and traps. Ma makes her own cheese and butter. All night long, the wind howls lonesomely, but Pa plays the fiddle and sings, keeping the family safe and cozy.

Book Review

Alanna: The First Adventure

Alanna: The First AdventureAlanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers on December 7th 2010
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 260
Format: ebook
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Alanna of Trebond is no ordinary girl: her dream is to become a knight. So she disguises herself as a boy and begins training at the palace of King Roald. Alanna quickly finds out that the road to knighthood is not an easy one, but her skills and stubbornness help her become friends with Prince Jonathan and his followers. At the same time, Alanna makes an enemy of the prince's uncle, the overly charming Duke Roger.

Here begins Alanna's first adventure, one that will lead not only to fulfillment of her dreams but to a magical destiny that will make her a legend.

Book Review

A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of WitchesA Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Published by Viking Penguin on February 8, 2011
Genres: Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 579
Format: ebook
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A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery, so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks, but her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries--and she's the only creature who can break its spell.

The Monday Review

The Monday Review, Vol. 13

Hey, y’all! Welcome to the lucky 13th edition of The Monday Review! I’m actually getting ahead of myself and preparing this post on the Thursday before December 11! Yay, me! I’m very rarely ahead of myself – if you’ve been following this feature for even a week or two, you probably already know that! 😀

Reading Challenge

On the Back Burner

I am so super stoked to participate in my first ever Beat the Backlist challenge! Hosted by Novel Knight, the challenge consists of reading as many – or as few – backlist books you’d like in 2018. The only catch is – hence the word backlist – that all books read to count toward the challenge must have been published prior to 2018.

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