Reincarnation Blues

I have to give credit to Jim Tierney, who designed the beautiful cover of this book. As for what's inside the book, I was a bit disappointed. I discovered this book in my readers' advisory class as a readalike to Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde (which I highly recommend). It was on my immediate … Continue reading Reincarnation Blues

Booklist: Couples in History

As a married woman who is no longer in her early twenties, I am slowly becoming disillusioned with the couples in romance novels. I am more interested in the couples that stand the test of time and support each other through thick and thin. I found myself tearing up when reading about Ruth and Marty's … Continue reading Booklist: Couples in History

A Guide to Regency Romance

The official Regency Era lasted only between 1811 and 1820, when George IV served as Prince Regent of the United Kingdom. Novels that fall into the category of "Regency Romance" do not always take place in these 9 years. They can take place as early as the American Revolution and as late as the beginning … Continue reading A Guide to Regency Romance

What I Checked Out in November

  The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman and Beth Dooley has some amazing and authentic recipes that I used to make our Thanksgiving dinner this year. I highly recommend looking into tribes that are indigenous to your area and learning about their cuisine. It was a much healthier alternative to a traditional Thanksgiving meal. … Continue reading What I Checked Out in November

What I Checked Out in August

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica  I checked this out because it's a psychological thriller and it takes place partly in Minnesota. I liked the non-sequential writing style and the unexpected twist at the end. The audiobook is narrated by Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and Andi Arndt. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier I checked out the … Continue reading What I Checked Out in August

What I Checked Out in July

The Handmaid's Tale audiobook by Margaret Atwood is narrated by Claire Danes. I requested it after noticing that a patron at my library had requested it. Claire Danes is a wonderful narrator and the book is beautifully written. The Woman in the Window audiobook by A.J. Finn is narrated by Ann Marie Lee. The narration is … Continue reading What I Checked Out in July