Years ago, when Wicked the musical first came out, I read the book on which it was based: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. I’d forgotten most of it, though, and I’d never read the other three books in the series. So when I came across all… [keep reading]
Here’s how I feel about each book listed here:
- On a scale of 1 to 5: I’d give it a 4.
- My reaction, in a nutshell: I really liked it. I had one or two minor issues, but overall, a great book.
- Would I recommend it? Yes. I would not hesitate to recommend it to most people.
Ever since I read Never Let Me Go a few years back, I’ve meant to read another by Kazuo Ishiguro. I’ve had The Remains of the Day on my shelf, waiting patiently, for quite some time, so I put it on my TBR Pile Challenge list. It's the sixth book I've read for the challenge, which means I'm… [keep reading]
Since enjoying The Eyre Affair last fall and Shades of Grey during my blogging break, I’ve been meaning to read more by Jasper Fforde. When I came across The Big Over Easy, the first book in the Nursery Crimes series, on audio at my library, I picked it up. Detective Sergeant Mary Mary has just transferred… [keep reading]
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn has been on my radar (and my shelves) for years. It’s been recommended to me by several people whose reading opinions I trust. So when I put together my TBR Pile Challenge list, I made sure Ella Minnow Pea was on it. Ella Minnow Pea lives on the island… [keep reading]
Robertson Davies was first recommended to me by a fellow employee at my first bookstore job. She didn’t recommend him to everyone, she said, but for the right person, he was a treat. She thought I might be one of those people. Since then, I’ve been picking up his novels as I’ve come across them… [keep reading]