May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring For those of you who by some odd slip of fate don’t already know the premise of this book here’s a quick summary. In a land known as Middle-earth several short farmers set… Continue reading The Fellowship of the Ring | Book Review
“His cold politeness, his ceremonious grace, were worse than anything.” ― Jane Austen, Persuasion I read several reviews on Goodreads that described this book as “autumnal.” Now what the heck does autumnal mean? (Well autumn-like obviously). But moreover that sort of bittersweet feeling of leaving the summer behind and heading towards winter. Leaves changing color, a sort… Continue reading Persuasion | Book Review
Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch-hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one; Persuasion by Jane Austen First Line Friday is a weekly linkup hosted at Hoarding Books. All you have to do… Continue reading First Line Fridays | Persuasion
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Now keep in mind that for my list here I… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday | Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library
Long, well-written but not particularly fascinating. I found this Robin Hood retelling to be well done, but not necessarily….enchanting. It’s much more down-to-earth than the typical Robin Hood retellings. Yet it’s also more lighthearted than some of the darker versions making it seem very realistic.
Did you know that “Curiosity killed the cat” isn’t the full quote. Rather fitting if you think about it. The full quote is actually: “Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back.” -anonymous What’s the good in quoting some anonymous person without name, history or credibility? Because in some small way it spoke to… Continue reading Curiosity killed the cat… or did it?
I was nominated for The Liebster Award by Elysa @ElysaTheBiblioBlogger. Thank you for nominating me Elysa! She’s got a great blog and a fun Book vs. Movie review list you should check out. What is The Liebster Award? I’ve seen this tag before, and there’s several definitions. Here is a definition of the Liebster Award according… Continue reading Liebster Award