Ask Again, Yes — Mary Beth Keane

Ask Again, Yes — Mary Beth Keane

Read Date: August 20, 2019Rating: 4/5Format: Print Book A classic family drama, Ask Again, Yes is the story of the Gleesons and the Stanhopes, next-door neighbors whose patriarchs met at the Police Academy years prior and even did a brief stint as partners in the city before their respective relocation to suburbia. The Stanhopes and [...]

The Cruelest Month — Louise Penny

The Cruelest Month — Louise Penny

Read Date: August 13, 2019Rating: 4/5Format: Print Book Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns to the quaint village of Three Pines in this third installment of Louise Penny's extensive mystery series. When a woman beloved by all in the community dies of fright during an Easter Monday seance in the village's most haunted location, Gamache and [...]

50th Post Giveaway!

50th Post Giveaway!

Well, readers, this is my 50TH POST! I cannot believe it! I know that number seems negligible compared to some of the *amazing* things that fellow book bloggers, bookstragrammers, and book Twitter folks are accomplishing, but we are all creating and forming the community, and, hey, they all had to pass this milestone to get [...]

The House of the Spirits — Isabel Allende

The House of the Spirits — Isabel Allende

Read Date: August 8, 2019Rating: 5/5Format: Print Book Where to begin! Frequent readers and visitors will know that I am a true lover of magical realism, specifically from Hispanic authors, and The House of the Spirits epitomizes that genre. A multigenerational saga of the Trueba family, Spirits is replete with familial trials and tribulations, hardships [...]

July Wrap-Up!

July Wrap-Up!

Wow, August already! This year is flying by. I am juuuust a bit ahead of schedule on my reading challenge this year with 47 books read out of my goal of 78. July has been incredibly busy for me, and between closing one musical and rehearsing and opening another, I haven't been reading as much [...]