Review ~ Hangsaman

Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson Natalie Waite, daughter of a mediocre writer and a neurotic housewife, is increasingly unsure of her place in the world. In the midst of adolescence she senses a creeping darkness in her life, which will spread among nightmarish parties, poisonous college cliques and the manipulations of the intellectual men who surround … Continue reading Review ~ Hangsaman

Deal Me In, Week 42 ~ “The Fall of the House of Escher”

Hosted by Jay @ Bibliophilopolis "The Fall of the House of Escher" by Greg Bear Card picked: Nine of Hearts From: David Copperfield's Beyond Imagination Review: I could not get through this story, despite its intriguing title. Maybe it was because I was reading it during my 17th straight hour of readathon-ing yesterday. Maybe it's … Continue reading Deal Me In, Week 42 ~ “The Fall of the House of Escher”

Review ~ The Quick

This book was provided to me by Random House Publishing Group via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Quick by Lauren Owen London, 1892: James Norbury, a shy would-be poet newly down from Oxford, finds lodging with a charming young aristocrat. Through this new friendship, he is introduced to the drawing-rooms of high … Continue reading Review ~ The Quick

DNF ~ Glorious

This book was provided to me by the Penguin Group via their First to Read program in exchange for an honest review. Glorious: A Novel of the American West by Jeff Guinn Cash McLendon has always had an instinct for self-preservation, one that was honed by an impoverished childhood and life with an alcoholic father … Continue reading DNF ~ Glorious

Review ~ Cobweb Bride

This book was provided to me by Norilana Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Cobweb Bride by Vera Nazarian Cobweb Bride is a history-flavored fantasy novel with romantic elements of the Persephone myth, about Death's ultimatum to the world. In an alternate Renaissance world, somewhere in an imaginary "pocket" of Europe called … Continue reading Review ~ Cobweb Bride

Review ~ The Dark Water

This book was provided to me by Pegasus Classics via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Dark Water by David Pirie In a literary tour de force worthy of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself, author David Pirie brings his rich familiarity with both the Doyle biography and the Sherlock Holmes canon to a … Continue reading Review ~ The Dark Water

Take Control of Your TBR Pile Read-a-thon

Hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer To help those who are taking part in the month long Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge (you can still sign up) and anyone else who wants to catch up on some of those reads collecting dust. Anyone can join in! The only requirement is that … Continue reading Take Control of Your TBR Pile Read-a-thon