This is not only the story of Richard Dadd but also of Charlotte Brontë and Charles Dickens. I knew relatively little of Bronte and Dickens and absolutely nothing about Dadd. I was like a fresh canvas ready to absorb all there was to learn.To get lost in this raindrop click for more
I’d like to think I picked out The House on Selkirk Avenue because I wanted to read something set close to home. Perhaps, The House on Selkirk Avenue chose me. It turned out to be a read that was certainly introspective. If I would have read this book in my 20’s, I don’t think I would have liked it yet, approaching my mid 40’s… I connected with Kate in so many ways.To get lost in this raindrop click for more
Sometimes you challenge yourself with a book that doesn’t fit in your normal genre or goes beyond what you know in your everyday; Selection Day by Aravind Adiga was exactly that for me.To get lost in this raindrop click for more
I’ll be the first to admit that the title of this book and the cover art are what hooked me. I’m bringing you this review a little late but since Ruth Ware is coming out with her third novel The Lying Game quite soon you may be interested in reading The Woman In Cabin 10, that’s if you haven’t already.To get lost in this raindrop click for more
It’s not easy for me to write about myself, it doesn’t come naturally. I’m going to push myself from time to time to bring you [No Umbrella Required]; snippets of who I am. So here we have my first post on how books have become somewhat of my personal shield.
If you ask people why they enjoy reading they might tell you that they love to be transported to a different place in time, that they read to relax or even use reading as a sleeping aid. I read for a whole lot of reasons but only recently have I twigged on how books have become my shield.
For a first timer, I think it went rather smoothly. My goal was to finish the book I was currently reading and complete at least two books in my Canadian reading list. Done, Done and DoneTo get lost in this raindrop click for more
Being my first Lucinda Riley book, (and book 3 in the series) I didn’t know what to expect. Stepping into this book basically blindfolded, I was unsure if I’d find myself fully immersed. Boy, was I wrong ! This is a novel that kept me from chores, from making myself lunch, I may have even been late for an appointment as well !! You absolutely don’t need to read the two previous novels to get lost in The Shadow Sister.To get lost in this raindrop click for more
The true test of plunging into a series on book four is how well you can dive into it without feeling like a complete outsider. I leapt into Beneath the Wake and didn’t feel the least bit out of the loop. As far as the characters were concerned, I got to know them fairly quickly. Interestingly enough, what made me choose this book was…..To get lost in this raindrop click for more
For a few years now, I’ve been seeing the bout of books hashtag pop up, but always thought life was too busy for me to participate. Move over busy life, I’m participating this round!!To get lost in this raindrop click for more
Book wise, April had me showered in awesome reads ! I was able to knock out four reviews. I may have been able to squeeze out another one but April almost whacked me down a few times. So yes, April on a personal level has been hectic. Many trips to the clinic with the kids and a basement full of water. This lead to major excavation work around the house. It’s a headache but at least I have my books to retreat into when things get crazy.To get lost in this raindrop click for more