Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke My rating: 4 of 5 stars Enter a world of Napoleonic rule, dark alleyways, and reclusive estates. Enter a world of apprenticeship and fa(e)teful dealings. Enter a world of practical magic; a world exclusive to Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. Allow me a moment of honesty –… Continue reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Rex Beach is a favorite of mine. Long since passed, his life was filled with adventure, prospecting failure, writing success, and Olympic silver! Flowing Gold was not the first book of his that I picked up, but it is the one I seem to pick up repeatedly.
Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures by Walter Moers My rating: 5 of 5 stars Rumo is a Wolperting, although he doesn’t know it yet. His life begins lazily as a Hackonian farmer’s pet pup; spoiled and loved. His only responsibilities to accept belly rubs, the cooing of admirers, and occasionally come to understand the world… Continue reading Rumo & His Miraculous Advenutres
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee My rating: 5 of 5 stars As a writer I was determined to find out why this book was so highly praised to the point that within a year of printing it had landed the most coveted of writer’s awards: the Pulitzer Prize. Was it because it spoke… Continue reading To Kill A Mockingbird
The Golden Isle by Frank G. Slaughter My rating: 5 of 5 stars Dr. Michael Stone has refused a lucrative offer as a slave ship doctor only to find himself kidnapped and floating across the Atlantic Ocean like the stock in the hold beneath him. Although paid for his work, he is made aware that… Continue reading The Golden Isle