A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens – Dickens in December

Dickens in December is hosted by Caroline at Beauty is a Sleeping Cat and Delia at Postcards from Asia. Wow. The book is just… wow. It is absolutely brilliant. I really couldn’t write a lot about the book without revealing anything that a potential reader might not like to know beforehand. I hardly knew anything about the bookContinue reading “A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens – Dickens in December”

The Terror by Dan Simmons – R.I.P. VII

I wanted to buy a non-fiction book on Mary Celeste (I don’t remember its name) when I came across this one. If there is one thing I have always been scared of, it’s water and oceans and sea life and such and the premise of this book, a lost expedition, seemed fascinating.  It was snowingContinue reading “The Terror by Dan Simmons – R.I.P. VII”

Favourite Historical Fiction Books

I’ve recently began enjoying the historical fiction genre and I decided this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (Rewind!) to list them. I’m not sure how long this list is going to be, hence the title is favourite historical fiction books rather than top ten. Historical fiction, as I understand it anyway, is a fictionalized account ofContinue reading “Favourite Historical Fiction Books”

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

“It’s weird, isn’t it?” asked Sam, leaning closer to her over the card table and dropping his voice. “What’s weird?” she said, turning to him. “That you can have this whole entire life, with all your opinions, your loves, your fears. Eventually those parts of you disappear. And then the people who could remember thoseContinue reading “The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe”

Reading Shakespeare

“In nature’s infinite book of secrecy a little I can read – Soothsayer” That’s right. I am doing the unimaginable; reading a Shakespearean play. I don’t even know how I got here. It started when I read two German books in one night, desperately wanting to read something English next. And I have always wantedContinue reading “Reading Shakespeare”