Post by writerwriting on Mar 30, 2020 7:17:04 GMT -8
Just read "Mark of the Thief" by Jennifer Nielson. It is an interesting story of a slave gaining magic in Roman times. I enjoyed how the author wove historical fact with fantasy.
Also finished "The Beginner's Guide to Old Age" by Michael Kinsley. It is a little morbid at times and not at all how I view life, but it made me chuckle in places and learned a lot about Parkinson's disease.
Post by writerwriting on Apr 13, 2020 11:48:25 GMT -8
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac. It's a historical fiction story. I only knew that they used the Navajo language as code during World War 2 before reading this. It was such a fascinating look at how Native Americans were treated in that time period and how they helped win the war. I also learned a lot more about Navajo culture. A great read and you can tell a lot of research went into it, including talking to men who were code talkers.
Post by jennyoralice on Apr 25, 2020 19:34:02 GMT -8
I'm currently reading a book called "The Couple Next Door" by Shari Lapena. One of the workers at my local book store recommended it. I've another book by this author and I enjoyed it so I decided to give it a go.
Post by writerwriting on Apr 26, 2020 13:49:17 GMT -8
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. A little edgier than I like but nothing really outright graphic, and it's well-written. I'm liking it enough to keep reading until the end just won't be one I shelf when I'm through.
Post by writerwriting on May 10, 2020 8:26:35 GMT -8
I am reading a novelization of "Mary Poppins Returns". I don't usually read books where the movie came first, but I got it as a gift since I love the Mary Poppins books so much. I am enjoying it more than I thought I would. It is nice to hear the characters' inner thoughts and in a movie that is a musical, it allows you to focus on the meat of the story.
"On the Bright Side" by Hendrik Groen From 'LoveReading.com' "Eighty-five-year-old Hendrik Groen is fed up to his false teeth with coffee mornings and bingo. __________ Along with fellow members of the Old-But-Not-Dead Club, he embarks on a wild spree of octogenarian anarchy. But the home's director will not stand for any more drunken bar crawls, illicit fireworks or geriatric romance. The good name of the care home will not be disgraced. But when Hendrik learns of a plan to close the home down he realises life outside it could be much worse. He and the gang must stop the closure before it's too late."
Post by writerwriting on May 27, 2020 14:02:42 GMT -8
I'm in the middle of The Case of the Sin City Sister by Lynne Hinton. Enjoying it immensely. It's about a nun who is exploring the idea that her calling might lay outside of her order solving mysteries. The characters are so well-written and the mystery is good with multiple layers. It starts with a historical piece that has yet to be fully explained. I love stories that tie the past into the present. I also love that the setting is Las Vegas.
Post by jennyoralice on Jun 15, 2020 17:44:03 GMT -8
I'm currently reading the following on my Kindle Fire....
Synopsis: Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious death fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather's Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house's dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide.
A century earlier, the house on Foster Hill holds nothing but painful memories for Ivy Thorpe. When an unidentified woman is found dead on the property, Ivy is compelled to discover her identity. Ivy's search leads her into dangerous waters and, even as she works together with a man from her past, can she unravel the mystery before any other lives—including her own—are lost?