Current Read: The Broken Girls

Written by Simone St. James, this is the novel of the month for my local book club, chosen because it stars a ghost (cause Halloween get it?). So far, I am 30 pages in, and the club meets this Wednesday. I can do it. I vaguely recall that this is about a few murders, and…Read more Current Read: The Broken Girls

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Spinning Silver: A Book Review

Written by Naomi Novik, Spinning Silver is a bit of a re-imagining of Rumpelstiltskin in the form of a Russian tale with a Jewish girl. Which is to say it isn't like the tale of Rumpelstiltskin at all, other than changing something into gold. Now, this is the first novel by Novik that I have…Read more Spinning Silver: A Book Review

The Mermaid: A Book Review

Written by Christina Henry, The Mermaid is NOT a retelling of The Little Mermaid, but is actually a retelling of the Feejee (Fiji) Mermaid that was a P.T. Barnum draw. So, take that idea of The Little Mermaid and throw it out the window now. Right now. Now that has been taken care of, let's…Read more The Mermaid: A Book Review

Before We Were Yours: A Book Review

Written by Lisa Wingate, Before We Were¬†Yours is a historical fiction piece based around actual events: Georgia Tanns, a woman who sold babies, and stole them, back in the early mid-century. This novel follows one family, who is made up but based on real stories, of river gypsies and the long lasting effects that this…Read more Before We Were Yours: A Book Review