What I Read: September 2020

I’ve gotten my reading motivation back thanks to going through Fairytale Central’s retellings lists, reading two fairytale retellings by Liz Brazwell (found on those lists), the Dune trailer motivating me to pick up Dune (it has been on my list for awhile then some of my siblings read it, but I’ve got to see that… Continue reading What I Read: September 2020

What I Read: August 2019

Rose Cottage and Stormy Petrel by Mary Stewart. Not my favorites, the first is better, the last was rushed, undeveloped, and yet another of her stories were I preferred the bad guy (he had more personality and development). Lady of Quality and The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer. These feature the less-offensive rake and demure “on-the-shelf”… Continue reading What I Read: August 2019

What I Read: April and May 2019

Children’s Lit Continuing on from earlier this year in children’s lighter classics that I didn’t read as a child. Knight’s Castle by Edward Eager. I read Half-Magic ages ago but forgot everything about it. This is fun, I’m reading more of the series, but it’s not the most thrilling middle-grade lit for adults. All-of-a-Kind Family, All-Of-A-Kind… Continue reading What I Read: April and May 2019

What I Read December 2018

Nonfiction The Stories Behind the Best Loved Songs of Christmas by Ace Collins. I really, really enjoyed this at first. I didn’t appreciate the lack of sources, and I noticed he embellished his stories and spoke too firmly of things that maybe weren’t so factually provable, but I didn’t really pause until I came to… Continue reading What I Read December 2018

What I’ve Read: October 2018

Light Fiction The Minstrel and the Dragon Pup. Children’s illustrated book by Rosemary Sutcliff. Cute story, but I thought the illustrations lacking. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Cute but definitely trying to hard to be whimsical. Simon. A Rosemary Sutcliff novel set in Civil War England. I enjoyed… Continue reading What I’ve Read: October 2018