What I’m Reading: Among the Wicked


I just finished listening to the audio book Among the Wicked: A Kate Burkholder Novel by Linda Castillo.  I am a huge fan of the Kate Burkholder series.  I love reading the books and have gotten attached to the characters.

This book is more about Kate and less about her love interest John Tomasetti.  In fact, John doesn’t even play into the story much at all.  This one is a little unusual too as it takes Kate undercover to upstate New York where she works undercover as an Amish lady who was recently widowed.

The question though…Did I like the change? [Read more...]

What I’m Reading: Salt to the Sea


I just finished up listening the audio book Salt to the Sea by  Ruta Sepetys.  I loved the author’s book Between Shades of Gray.  It was a really good book.  (You can read my review of that book here.)  I was excited to see this author had a new book.  I snapped this one up the second I saw it.

It’s sometimes hard to read a book by the same author especially if you really loved the first book.  There’s an expectation that this book too would be great.  So was it??
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What I’m Reading: Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey


My online library had a category in their search that said, “If you liked Downton Abbey you might like these”.  Well I looked through the selections and came upon Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle.  Well I did like Downton Abbey..I liked it a lot so I thought I would try the book.

It was later in the evening when I started listening and I finally had to force myself to stop listening.  Let me explain… [Read more...]

What I’m Reading: The Invention of Wings


I finished up listening to the audio book The Invention of Wings by  Sue Monk Kidd.  This book had come up in suggested books for me for a long time.  I don’t know why I didn’t grab it up sooner…Maybe the over wasn’t overly appealing for me…I don’t know.

The cover to me gave me the impression that the book was contemporary and for the most part, I don’t read a lot of contemporary books unless they involve a crime…as I am writing this post I see that the same author wrote the book The Secret Life of Bees and I loved that book.  Had I seen that on the cover earlier, I would have snapped this book up sooner.

Regardless of if I read it earlier or if I read it now, I was well worth my time.  I really did find the book interesting.  I almost said I enjoyed the book but that’s not the right word.  The book covers the topic of slavery and that is never a topic to “enjoy”.  This happens pre-civil war in the earlier 1800s.  The book is based on facts but isn’t non-fiction.

Here’s what Amazon had to say, [Read more...]