On average, I don’t finish books I don’t like. My motto is “life is too short to read books you don’t like.” Or watch movies you don’t like. Or eat food you don’t like. You get the picture. There are of course, exceptions to this mantra and I don’t follow it in everything I do.… Continue reading To read or not to read? Do you finish books you don’t like?
My first P.G. Wodehouse book did not disappoint! While it’s not a long book, it isn’t too short and left me feeling satisfied. The length fit perfectly to the tale told, and everything felt very intentional and perfectly in place. It made me laugh, and just felt delightful and fun. What really stands out about… Continue reading Quick Service by P.G. Wodehouse | Book Review
Instead of focusing on the classics that everyone probably knows about already (Narnia, Harry Potter etc.) I thought I’d highlight some of my favorite Children’s Fantasy books growing up that are perhaps lesser known! Enjoy! The Enchanted Castle by Edith Nesbit This author has several good books I’d try recommending, and was one of the… Continue reading Underrated Children’s Fantasy
I can enjoy practically everything that comes along—while it’s happening. Only I have to keep on doing things, because, if I once stop, it all seems a lot of rot and I don’t care a damn if I go west tomorrow. At least, that’s what I should have said. Now—I don’t know. I’m beginning to… Continue reading The Busman’s Honeymoon | Dorothy Sayers | Classics Club
‘It’s a kind of medicine with words,’ said Nutt, carefully. ‘Sometimes people fool themselves into believing things that aren’t true. Sometimes that can be quite dangerous for the person. They see the world in a wrong way. They won’t let themselves see that what they believe is wrong.’ Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett Another hilarious book… Continue reading Unseen Academicals | Discworld Novel | Book Review
A lovely, light rom-com. I had just read “In Another Girl’s Shoes” and liked it so much I was eager to read something else by Berta Ruck. This one was just as good! I appreciate being able to read a romance that’s well written, and witty and clean without being over-the-top sappy. Summary This is basically “The… Continue reading His Official Fiancee by Berta Ruck | Book Review
Any mind that is capable of a real sorrow is capable of good. ― Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin Pros In this book you get to see all sides of the issue of slavery. Harriet doesn’t portray all of the slave owners as thoroughly evil. They do have redeeming qualities even while they are participating in… Continue reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin | Classics Club
This story is basically the inspiration for the movie While You Were Sleeping. I love the movie, so I suppose it’s not a surprise I enjoyed this book as well! There were elements of comedy, romance, and delightful descriptions of Paris. It’s set during World War I so it definitely feels similar to Downton Abbey… Continue reading In Another Girl’s Shoes by Berta Ruck | Book Review
Ahhh to be in France, constantly sipping coffee at charming little cafes. Or whooshing through the French countryside in my 1940s equivalent of a convertible. Stopping every now and then in historic towns to savor the local cuisine and throw the murder chasing me off of my back. Summary A young widow name Charity heads… Continue reading Madam, Will You Talk? | Book Review
The books that speak to us, that we love, or feel a special connection to, are a reflection of the questions we’re wrestling with. That’s my premise, now whether or not it’s true is another question entirely. I’d love to hear what you think. In one way I think that that statement feels very obvious,… Continue reading What separates the books you love from the books you merely like?