Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Modern Sense and Sensibility

So everyone knows I’m one of Jane Austen’s biggest fans.  And almost everyone knows I tend to be critical of her imitators; some fan fiction is better never written.  So why do I insist on reading books that annoy me? … Continue reading

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The Protector is Full of Flames

The Protector, by Dee Henderson, is the fourth book in her O’Malley series.  It is another page turner, even though you are pretty sure after reading the first three books that everything turns out well in the end.  After all, … Continue reading

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Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin

Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin is the tenth installment in Nancy Atherton’s Aunt Dimity series.  I’ve been reading these books for a couple of months, and have really enjoyed them for the most part.  My chief dislike has … Continue reading

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Terri Blackstock’s River’s Edge

It’s been a while since I read the first two books of the Cape Refuge series, but I knew I had to read the third one when I saw it at the library.  River’s Edge, by Terri Blackstock, is the … Continue reading

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The Way of Kings Is Written For More Than Just Fantasy Fans

I first became acquainted with Brandon Sanderson when he was drafted to finish Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series.  I had read all of the books and was disappointed when Robert Jordan died before completing the series.  Enter Brandon Sanderson and … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste Time on When in Rome

I found another stinker.  When in Rome by Gemma Townley promised to be fun and light-hearted.  It delivered that, along with a load of bad language.  I think I’d like her if she were to write a book or two without … Continue reading

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Amelia Peabody in The Curse of the Pharaohs

I loved the first book of the Amelia Peabody mystery series so much that I quickly read through it the very first time I read the series.  I am quite sure makes the third time I’ve read Elizabeth Peters’ Amelia Peabody … Continue reading

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