Friday Reads: The Silence of the Girls

This weekend, I'm reading another book on the Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker. This is a retelling of The Illiad, told from the perspective of Briseis, one of the women who is forced into slavery during the Trojan War.   Keep scrolling for this week’s Book Beginnings and The Friday... Continue Reading →

Six Degrees of Separation: Fight Club

The 6 Degrees of Separation meme is a monthly meme hosted at booksaremyfavoriteandbest, that explores the ways in which a chosen book can be linked to six other books. The February 2019 book is: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk  My chain this month features twins, Georgian England, books inspired by objects in museum collections, brothels, and remote... Continue Reading →

Stacking the Shelves- 2/2/19

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality all about sharing the books we are adding to our shelves, whether physical or virtual. This week, I've added a Kindle book I've been wanting to read and a paperback ARC I won in a Goodreads giveaway.     Tangerine by Christine Mangan... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Items

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is: Top Ten Bookish Items I've included five bookish items I'd love to own, and five bookish items I do own and love.     Bookish Items I'd Love... Continue Reading →

Friday Reads: Romantic Outlaws and Testament of Youth

This month, I'm participating in two lovely nonfiction read-alongs. I'm reading Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon with Juliana from [the] Blank Garden (and the Tales & Co Goodreads Group); and Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain as part of the #cctestament read-along hosted by Jillian from In Her Books. Both... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: Rainy Day Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic was a freebie, so I decided to talk about books that I think make great rainy day reads. It's that time of year for spring showers, and what's... Continue Reading →

Friday Reads: Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley

Happy Easter/Passover/long weekend everyone! I was beyond thrilled when my NetGalley request to read an ARC of Bellewether was approved earlier this week. Susanna Kearsley's novels are some of my favorite escapist reads, and I cannot wait to inhale this historical fiction treat, along with my Cadbury mini eggs, over the weekend! Keep scrolling for this week’s... Continue Reading →