Is anyone else really really really sad that superhero movies have delayed their release dates until after this pandemic situation calms down more? Because I’m over here going absolutely crazy waiting for a new superhero movie to obsess over. So, when I received an email from Amazon Kindle Unlimited about Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for Ultra Human Protection, I jumped on it.
Messenger acts in many ways as a conclusion to a series. It ties the first two books together by bringing back several characters from both and providing more details about the world where the books take place.
My love of paranormal mysteries started with a discussion with my mom. We were talking about books we enjoy and I mentioned that, while I love fluffy romance novels that stop my brooding over things going on in my life, I often need a challenge for my brain. I had previously been solving my need for challenge with thrillers by authors like Mary Higgins Clark, but they tended to make me more broody. That was when Mom handed me my first paranormal mystery romance - a book by Heather Graham, who I did an author spotlight on in 2018.
Every time I see an Isabel Allende book at a thrift store or used book store, I buy it (unless I already own it).
I picked up Of Moths and Butterflies for the low low price of Free on Amazon Kindle. From the description, I knew the book was set in Victorian England and it was about an entomologist/lepidopterist (Archer Hamilton) who falls in love with his uncle’s servant (Gina Shaw, aka Imogen Everard), a girl running from a scheming family, a scandalous past, and a fortune she sees as more of a curse than a blessing. Their marriage was arranged without her knowledge. The final paragraph of the blurb was: “Mr. Hamilton is about to make the acquisition of a lifetime. But will the price be worth it? Can a woman captured and acquired learn to love the man who has bought her?”
Book: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry Reviewer: Jeriann Age/Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Reading Activity: Think about how your favorite creative talent can both be celebrated and exploited by society. Content Notes: Ableism A while ago, I stumbled across Gathering Blue in a thrift store. I was pulled in by Lois Lowry’s name, and even more…
The first page says, “If you need this book, it is for you.”
It’s easy for me to identify the type of book I feel like reading on any given day based on how I react to the blurbs of items on my to-read list. After finishing Melinda Gates’s The Moment of Lift, which I recently reviewed, I thought I might be interested in another non-fiction book. That idea belly-flopped quite magnificently when I couldn’t even bring myself to pick a title, let alone read a blurb. SO, I decided a fluffy romance was probably what my brain needed following the weighty material I had just finished. Unfortunately, I fell down a rabbit-hole of entirely uninteresting sounding contemporary romances on my to-read list before I landed on What Would a Duke Do? by Collette Cameron.
If you read our “Books We’re Looking Forward to in 2019” post, you might remember that I was excited about the prospect of reading Melinda Gates’s book. Despite the fact that it’s not my usual type of book, I was interested in reading it because of the blurb and because it was written about some of the work supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - specifically about the work they do to support women. The title of the book refers to Gates’s primary point: “If you want to lift society up, invest in women.”
No Time to Spare is a collection of posts from Le Guin’s blog. Dates on the posts range from 2010 to 2014, and are sorted into vaguely themed sections. Le Guin died in 2018, and I’m not sure how much she had to do with the organization of the book, but the individual pieces are all her.