The Dressmaker‘s Doll was creepy as heck. 😱
Haunting and engrossing. Loved it.
This started out strong for me then after awhile I got mired down in all the details, it took some time for me to finish it. Still though, it‘s a fascinating story.
My copy that I‘m reading from. I chose this one because it‘s easily replaceable and because I decided to annotate while I read. Since I just read this in January I wanted to do something different and interact with the book more. As you can I see I started already. 😊#Pemberlittens
This is the third time I‘ve read Mansfield Park and with each reading I like it more and more. I still have the love/hate relationship with Fanny Price however. 😂😬 #classicschallenge2020
I hate to have to pan this but I just didn‘t see the point to it. It drops you in at a certain point in a narrative with no backstory and seemed to me to be plotless. If I did not have any kind of knowledge already about Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday I would have bailed. 🙁
This is the kind of book where you feel like you‘re right there with Scout and Jem, whether it‘s harassing the Radley‘s, playing with Dill, or watching Tom Robinson‘s trial from the balcony. This truly is a masterpiece that will stay with you forever. #Classicschallenge2020 #GAR
Once I picked this book up, I couldn‘t put it down. My stomach is sick, my nerves are rattled and I‘m going to be thinking of this for awhile. It‘s hard to believe that an organization like the Tennessee Children‘s Home Society not only existed but existed for so long. The devastation that the families who had children taken from them I cannot even imagine. This is an excellent fictional account of a horrible reality for some of these families.
I read The Bear and the Nightingale a while back and wanted to finish the series. I wasn‘t sure if I could get right back into it with it being so long but this book drew me back in with it‘s beautiful characters, atmospheric setting, and page turning plot. I‘m not waiting to read book 3. ☺️
Up next for #classicschallenge2020 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
A book on how we visualize characters and settings when we read. I have to admit that I got a little bored in the middle, thankfully it went by quickly because there are many illustrations. I think I would rather just read than ponder on all the whys and hows.
Do you agree?
A retired cop on his way to London meets a little old lady on the train and she tells him of suspected multiple murders going on in her village. When she is murdered on her way to Scotland Yard he finds himself in her old village looking for a killer. Although I guessed the murderer and the motive this was still an enjoyable read. 😊
Not having read this for many years and it not being my favorite Austen (it still isn‘t) this reread has made me appreciate it and it‘s characters more. I enjoyed it. 😊 #classicschallenge2020
A fictionalized account of Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli‘s fashion feud in the 30‘s told by a young American art teacher who befriended them both. The story brought Paris to life at that time with insights into these remarkable women.
For the #classicschallenge2020 I‘m starting January with Sense and Sensibility and The Count of Monte Cristo. I‘ll be working on Monte Cristo for awhile because it‘s an absolute monster. I think I‘m going to read all of the Jane Austen books this year. @Reviewsbylola
Beautiful writing but slow. I felt this way about The Essex Serpent as well. Melmoth is a doomed woman that wanders the earth witnessing terrible deeds done by people and then preys on their guilt and despair to join her as a companion.