I don't know how in the world I managed it this month, but I got four books in! Four whole books! As a bibliophile, avid reader, one with whom a book is always on her person, it's a big deal considering I've been in a nasty reading drought. I haven't had nor, honestly, made the time … Continue reading July was a Great (and Rare) Month of Reading
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Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel My rating: 4 of 5 stars View all my reviews As I wait and wait and wait with bated breath for the third book of the Thomas Cromwell trilogy by Hilary Mantel, I’ve chosen to repost my review of the second book, Bring Up the Bodies. Click here … Continue reading Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel My rating: 5 of 5 starsView all my reviewsWinner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize.As I wait and wait and wait with bated breath for the third book of the Thomas Cromwell trilogy by Hilary Mantel, I've chosen to repost my review of the first book, Wolf Hall. (Previously posted in … Continue reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
I swept through this book quickly and loved pretty much every moment. Finished it in the wee hours of the morning. As macabre as the title is, and as grim as the subject matter, too, the humor woven through the story lightened it up JUST a bit. Korede narrates the story about her sister’s – … Continue reading My Sister, the Serial Killer by Okinkan Braithwaite
The Old Stone House located at 1914 East Main Street, near Shockoe Bottom, is Richmond's oldest known structure. It was built around 1750. Perhaps much more significant than that to the rest of the world is the fact that it is also home to the memorabilia and artifacts of the gifted poet, horror short story writer, … Continue reading The Poe Museum, Richmond, VA
This was originally a post for the #ReelInfatuation Blogathon a few years ago that I participated in with my classic movie site, Goosepimply All Over, celebrating my movie crush. It's been updated a bit. Since he's also my literary crush, it's quite relevant here as well. 🙂 When I recently watched The Outsiders (1983) not … Continue reading My Literary Crush – Ponyboy Curtis
Standing high within the beauty of Byrd Park in Richmond’s West End, visible from various driveways of the city, is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s first memorial to Virginians who served in World War I: The Carillon. An illustrious landmark, this campinale is a beloved gathering area for local residents and visitors. In 1924, several years after the end … Continue reading The Carillon in Byrd Park, Richmond, VA
This month, another great gift card giveaway is going on!! From now until the end of the month, you can enter to win a $25.00 gift card when you sign up for some great free romance e-books in the “Summer Book Bash” gift card giveway! My short romance, Without Your Goodbye, is one of them! … Continue reading Summer Book Bash!