The Magic of the Re-Read

I read The Hobbit every year.  Like clockwork, every January I pick up my favorite book and I read it.  It's so appropriate!  The book is about an unexpected adventure.  What better time of year to read that than at the start of a new year?  What unexpected adventures await me? I have decided that… Continue reading The Magic of the Re-Read


This is my first Tolkien-related post in a long time and I think, mostly because he is my greatest inspiration, I should make a post every now and then just to pay homage to his genius. This is my official book review of Joseph Loconte's A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and A Great War, published earlier… Continue reading A NEW TOLKIEN POST!

Book Review: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Jaw-dropping. From start to finish, what an adrenaline rush! I had to read this for an online book club and WOW!! At first I hated Claire. I thought her character was flat and I could not feel sympathy for her. But after she is shoved headfirst into the series of unexpected events, and handles it like… Continue reading Book Review: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

What a creative and super imaginative journey with a superior plot and bright, vivid characters. I listened to this book on audio so the jumps in time and place could be disorienting at times, but I did not even care. The writing was fluid enough that if I was momentarily confused, I quickly got back… Continue reading Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern