Category: Book Reviews

Mansfield Park-Book versus 2007 Movie

Book Synopsis: ‘We have all been more or less to blame … every one of us, excepting Fanny’ Taken from the poverty of her parents’ home, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and…

Andy Weir-Artemis

Synopsis: Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right?…

Liv Constantine-The Last Mrs Parrish

Synopsis: Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more—a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the…

AJ Finn-The Woman in The Window

Synopsis: Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into…

Top 5 Library Themed Young Adult Books

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler- E. L. Konigsburg Synopsis: When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn’t just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere — to a place that is comfortable,…

The Eyre Affair-Jasper Fforde

Themes Explored: fantasy, libraries, magic, time travel, books, love, father-daughter relationships, work-life relationships, meta fiction  Synopsis: Great Britain circa 1985: time travel is routine, cloning is a reality, and literature is taken very, very seriously. Baconians are trying to convince the world that Francis Bacon really…

Joe Abercrombie-The First Law Trilogy

  *This is a review of all three books  Themes Explored: revenge, torture, magic, politics, wizardry, tragedy, death, fulfilling potential, love, hate, past mistakes Summaries: The Blade Itself (Book 1): Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Nobleman Captain Jezal dan Luthar, dashing…

The Bone Queen-Alison Croggon

  Themes Explored: regret, magic, mistakes, pride, love, forgiveness, fantasy, magic, youthful rage, good versus evil, antihero, redemption Summary: Cadvan of Lirigon, one of the most powerful Bards of his time, has been exiled from the School of Lirigon for a grievous crime that unleashed…

Top 5 Romantic Novels (Revisited)

I had previously published a Top 5 Romantic Novel list in 2015. This is my list for 2017. The only constant is The Deception of the Emerald Ring; which I clearly like quite a bit.  1. Pride and Prejudice-Jane Austen I am not sure what all I…

Mark Twain-A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Themes Explored: fantasy, escapism, luck, wits, endurance, slavery, foolishness and folly, patriotism, society and class, injustice, wisdom, knowledge, technology, modernization, the supernatural, magic, wizardry, romance, adultery, betrayal, satire Summary: A nineteenth-century American travels back in time to sixth-century England in this darkly comic social…

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Life of Chaz

Welcome to My Life

The Renegade Press

Tales from the mouth of a wolf

What's She Reading?

Because the only thing better than reading is more reading.

Unabashedly Poetic

A blog about life

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