Back to the Classics Challenge 2017

The last time I did a Back to the Classics Challenge was back in 2012, and I don’t think I did very well.  I like this challenge because it’s a good way to force encourage myself to read the Classics, which I enjoy, but sometimes forgo for easier, more contemporary reads.  I think it’s time…

The Light Between Oceans

During the Holidays, most people choose to read books more fitting the occasion, about family, or about things warm and fuzzy… I decided to read M.L. Stedman’s debut novel, The Light Between Oceans.  Yes, the one recently turned into a movie, starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander.  Those who have read the novel or seen…

Sorcerer to the Crown

I feel a bit bad about not updating my blog; it’s been a while since I last posted a review, though I’ve only finished one book since.  I’ve been a bit busy with some freelance work, and now with the Holiday season coming up, there’s always something that needs to be done.  But today I…

His Bloody Project

To most people in the remote village of Culduie, Roderick Macrae seemed like an ordinary, quiet, solitary, but decent, teenager. That is until he set out one morning to a neighbor’s house, and brutally murders 3 members of the family.  The novel starts out with the horrific event, with no question as to who the murderer is.  It…

Dissolution

Dissolution is the first book in C.J. Sansom‘s Shardlake Series. Set in Tudor England, the series stars Matthew Shardlake, a hunchbacked lawyer, who, through commissions from his master, Thomas Cromwell, ends up doing more crime / mystery solving jobs than legal work. Anne Boleyn has just been executed for infidelity and Queen Jane Seymour has…

The Illusionists

You know how everyone says “don’t judge a book by its cover”?  It’s sound advice, for sure, but come on, don’t tell me you’ve never bought a book because it had a beautiful cover.  Ok, how about a beautiful cover, and a semi-interesting blurb at the back? That’s not usually how I choose what I’m going…

Litsy!

Hey guys, if you haven’t already!, download and try out Litsy, an app every book lover will love! Litsy is like a cross between goodreads and instagram. You can upload pictures of books and write blurbs, quotes, and short reviews. You can also upload books you’re currently reading, as well as books you want to…

The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway‘s The Sun Also Rises is one of his most well-known, and well-loved novels.  Published in 1926, it is said to depict the life, ideals, and frustrations of the “Lost Generation” – intellectual young men and women enlightened during the years after World War I.  Hemingway himself was one of the “founding” members of…