Mini Reviews, Vol. 13

After a readathon, a mini review post is usually appropriate. The Science of Illusions by Jacques Ninio (trans. Franklin Philip I bought this book last year at The Open Book when visiting my sister in Santa Clarita. I was intrigued because Science! Illusions! What could be more up my alley? Alas, this book is very … Continue reading Mini Reviews, Vol. 13

Review ~ World of Trouble

World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters There are just 14 days until a deadly asteroid hits the planet, and America has fallen into chaos. Citizens have barricaded themselves inside basements, emergency shelters, and big-box retail stores. Cash is worthless; bottled water is valuable beyond measure. All over the world, everyone is bracing for the … Continue reading Review ~ World of Trouble

15 Books of Summer 2018

20 15 Books of Summer, hosted by Cathy @ 746 Books It's become a summer tradition: Cathy invites us to set the goal and we read! The challenge is to make a list (full or partial, or change it up when you need to) and read 20 (or 15, or 10) books between June 1st … Continue reading 15 Books of Summer 2018

Mini Reviews, Vol. #9

My 20 15 10 Books of Summer efforts crashed pretty hard. I was going to make a last valiant effort during Bout of Books, but alas: https://twitter.com/Katen/status/900380729539837953 I ended up in digital libraries like some sort of ebook junky. So, here's a wrap-up, not of 20 15 10 Books of Summer, but of what I ended … Continue reading Mini Reviews, Vol. #9

Review ~ Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic

Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic by Adelaide Herrmann, Margaret B. Steele (Editor) Madame Adelaide Herrmann (1853-1932) was a superstar of the Golden Age of Magic and now her story is finally told, and what a story it is! Entitled "Sixty-Five Years of Magic," Madame takes us on an amazing adventure, from her beginnings as a … Continue reading Review ~ Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic

Review ~ Club Deception

This book was provided to me by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Club Deception by Sarah Skilton A glamorous romp through the scandals and secrets of LA's most exclusive fictional magician's society, CLUB DECEPTION. Claire Fredericksson is the beating heart of CLUB DECEPTION, LA's most exclusive magician's society. She's … Continue reading Review ~ Club Deception

Review ~ The Last Days of Night

This book was provided to me by Random House Publishing Group via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to … Continue reading Review ~ The Last Days of Night