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MONTHLY WRAP-UP

April has come to an end. Time for my monthly wrap-up. This month I read six books. A Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah J Maas A Court of Mist and Fury, by Sarah J Mass When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi Strange The Dreamer, by Laini Taylor The Drowning King, by Emily… Continue reading MONTHLY WRAP-UP

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Othello retold

I just got access to this ARC from Penguins first to read program. This is a part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series in which bestselling authors interpret and retell Shakespearean classics. See more here... Hogarth Shakespeare series I love Tracy Chevalier. She is the author of The Girl with the Pearl Earring, Burning Bright, and most recently, At… Continue reading Othello retold

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Gray

  Today's word of the day is Gray. It has been rainy and gray outside all day today. Some would complain about it, especially since it was sunny and warm yesterday. But not this girl; this is perfect bookworm weather. There is nothing like staying home on a rainy day in comfy clothes and fuzzy socks-cozy beneath blankets-reading… Continue reading Gray

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Word of the day post

  Today's word is HARMONY .  When I think about this word it reminds me of when I read Shogun by James Clavelles. I'm not sure if this is completely accurate but I remember that Clavelles said the Japanese word for Harmony is Wa (spelling😬) The reason I remember this even though I read the book… Continue reading Word of the day post

book reviews

The Latest from Colm Toibin

Genre: Historical fiction Rating: 4 / 5 Review: The House of Names, by Colm Toibin,  is a retelling of the myth of Clytemnestra and her husband Agamemnon. In case you all don't know, Agamemnon is the brother of Menalaus who was Helen of Troy's husband in Homer's Iliad. Agamemnon tricked his wife, Clytemnestra, into bringing… Continue reading The Latest from Colm Toibin

book reviews

The Drowning King, by Emily Holleman

I received this egalley courtesy of Little Brown publishing and netgalley.com. Genre: Historical Fiction, Biographical Fiction RATING: 3.5 / 5 Review: For those of you who may not know this is the follow-up to the book Cleopatra's Shadows. The writer has dubbed it "The Fall Of Egypt" series. I'm sure there will be at least… Continue reading The Drowning King, by Emily Holleman