Bingo! The Shape of Water by Daniel Kraus in collaboration with Guillermo del Toro

It’s bingo Saturday once again – that rolled around fast! The square I’ve filled for this entry is:   A Book that became a Movie     This is a book that has a slightly different journey to movie in that it was written alongside the creation of the movie, rather than simply having a … Continue reading Bingo! The Shape of Water by Daniel Kraus in collaboration with Guillermo del Toro

New Release Book Review: The Shape of Water by Daniel Kraus in collaboration with Guillermo del Toro

The Shape of Water... About the Book: It is 1962, and Elisa Esposito—mute her whole life, orphaned as a child—is struggling with her humdrum existence as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimore’s Occam Aerospace Research Center. Were it not for Zelda, a protective coworker, and Giles, her loving neighbor, she doesn’t know how … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Shape of Water by Daniel Kraus in collaboration with Guillermo del Toro

New Release Book Review: Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women by Kate Forsyth

Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women... AUTHOR: Kate Forsyth ILLUSTRATOR: Lorena Carrington About: For many young women, the only fairy-tales they know are the ones that have been retold by Walt Disney studios. Once upon a time, these stories of magical transformation were meant for young women as they grew away … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women by Kate Forsyth

New Release Book Review: The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories by Charlaine Harris

The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories... About: For the first time together in one volume, here is the complete short story collection starring Louisiana’s favorite telepathic waitress, Sookie Stackhouse—from #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris. New fans can fill in the gaps in their Sookie lore while old friends can revisit some of their favourite moments … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories by Charlaine Harris

New Release Book Review: Stone Circle by Kate Murdoch

Stone Circle... About: Is the ability to read minds a blessing or a curse? When Antonius’s father dies, he must work to support his family. He finds employment as a servant in the Palazzo Ducal, home of Conte Valperga. Sixteenth-century Pesaro is a society governed by status, and Antonius has limited opportunities.When a competition is … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Stone Circle by Kate Murdoch

My Reading Life: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Today I'm talking about how I fell down the rabbit hole of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, and why I stayed there.   I’ve always been rather partial to quirk. Quirky stories, quirky movies, quirky songs, quirky TV shows. If it’s a little bit weird or a little … Continue reading My Reading Life: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Book Review: Beyond the Orchard by Anna Romer

Beyond the Orchard... Book Description: A haunting story of yearning, love and betrayal from the bestselling author of Thornwood House. Lucy Briar has arrived home in turmoil after years overseas. She’s met her fiancé in London and has her life mapped out, but something is holding her back. Hoping to ground herself and find answers, Lucy … Continue reading Book Review: Beyond the Orchard by Anna Romer