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His Official Fiancee by Berta Ruck | 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

Book Review · Classics

Uncle Tom’s Cabin | Classics Club

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

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In Another Girl’s Shoes by Berta Ruck | Book Review

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

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Madam, Will You Talk? | 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

Philosphy

What separates the books you love from the books you merely like?

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?

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Spindle by W.R. Gingell | Hilarious characters, but underdeveloped plot

I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book. There were so many things I both liked and disliked about it. In fact, I think it’s very similar to how I felt about the Six of Crows series. There was a lot of good potential, but too much time spent on characters or plot… Continue reading Spindle by W.R. Gingell | Hilarious characters, but underdeveloped plot

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Book Review | Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot

What an enchanting book! (Pun intended.) I went into this not expecting anything too profound, and it perfectly met my expectations. It was light, fun, and had a wide cast of characters, sufficient conflict to keep the story interesting and my attention captured, and just a very fun aura about it all. Set in an… Continue reading Book Review | Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot

Short Stories · The Awkward College Student

The Awkward College Student Eats a Taco

There are not many things more awkward in this life than eating a crunchy taco. An overly-full crunchy taco. It was particularly awkward as my new boss was sitting across from me, watching each excruciatingly chaotic bite. The only consolation I had was that at least I didn’t have to watch myself eat the taco.… Continue reading The Awkward College Student Eats a Taco

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Valentine’s Day Period Drama Tag

Valentine’s Day Period Drama Tag is hosted by Along the Brandywine. Below are the questions, and my thoroughly insightful and witty answers to each of them. 1) Your current three (or up to five!) favorite period dramas? Emma (featuring Gwyneth Paltrow!) There is something horribly relatable, and just downright hilarious about Emma. She’s one of… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Period Drama Tag

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Making Money by Terry Pratchett | Book Review

You get a wonderful view from the point of no return. Making Money, by Terry Pratchett Summary In this sequel to his first book, Going Postal, Moist Von Lipwig is the Head Postmaster of the Discworld capital. Everything is running smoothly, the post office is booming and he is bored. Thank goodness he has the… Continue reading Making Money by Terry Pratchett | Book Review