Alice In Wonderland: A Childhood Reverie

Much like returning to your childhood home, rereading a childhood favorite can be bittersweet. As a kid I loved the story of Alice In Wonderland, it held a mesmerizing kinda magic. Having just finished reading it as an adult, I still see the magic, but I also see the absurdity. Lewis Carroll was, I believe,... Continue Reading →

What I Read in 2019

Somehow every year I just barely miss my reading challenge goal. How many books do you have to read in a year in order to keep your bibliophile card? Regardless, I am still an avid lover of books. This year I spent time in multiple genres, exploring time travel, futuristic fairytales, historical fiction, cozy mysteries,... Continue Reading →

Heading Into Wonderland

To bookend my yearly reading activities, I thought I would try to start and end 2020 reading a favorite and/or classic book. Thankfully, my very thoughtful husband gifted me a beautiful classic edition copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. This is one of my all-time favorite stories, however it's been a long... Continue Reading →

Magic To The Bone

Magic To The Bone by Devon Monk My rating: 3 out of 5 - Worth Reading Allie would rather moonlight as a Hound than accept the family fortune - and the strings that come with it. All magic use has costs -- hers include migraines and memory loss. She finds a boy dying from a... Continue Reading →

An Invitation To Murder

An Invitation To Murder  by Leighann Dobbs My rating: 4 out of 5 - Loved Reading Lady Katherine only has one week to catch the Pink Ribbon Killer. Not only to stop the killing but also to prove her skills at detection to her father and win her dowry and independence. There’s only one catch—she... Continue Reading →

Bibliophile Confessions – A Review Of The Ghost & Mrs. McClure

The Ghost and Mrs. McClure by Alice Kimberly My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Ghost & Mrs. McClure is a delightful cozy mystery centering on the main character of Penelope Thornton-McClure. A survivor of the harsh publishing world, Penelope makes the life-changing decision to leave New York City with her son Spencer, and, using... Continue Reading →

BibliophileConfessions – A Review Of The Little Paris

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George My rating: 2 of 5 stars In The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George, we, the reader, follow the journey of Jean Perdu, a 51-year-old bookseller from Paris. As the story opens, Jean is in the midst of a twenty year long period of grieving for the woman... Continue Reading →

Bibliophile Confessions – A Review Of Henna House

Henna House by Nomi Eve My rating: 4 of 5 stars Henna House, by Nomi Eve, is a captivating coming of age story, centering on the life of a young Jewish girl named Adela, born and raised in Yemen. The reader joins Adela’s life in 1920, a time when the Jewish children are under threat... Continue Reading →

Sunday’s Stitches & Stuff – Episode 30

Hello March! For some of us, this month sure did roar in like a lion; rain, snow, never-ending gusts of wind. Here at our refuge, we survived fine, although I did look out the window expecting to see Dorothy flying by in her house, once or twice. The wind kept the animals on edge, so... Continue Reading →

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