I love Ann Patchett but have avoided reading this for years because I wasn‘t sure if I could handle it. It was so good though. Worth the the heartbreak and sadness.
I need something light and full of WWII-era slang, and this did the trick. Emmy wants to be a Lady War Correspondent but accidentally takes a job as a typist at an old fashioned ladies magazine. Slang to look forward to: Bee‘s Knees, Fizzing, Ripping, and Smashing.
I have been craving comfort so I decided to go back and listen to some Flavia de Luce. I‘ve read all but the last one and loved them, so I thought listening to them would be perfect. But the narrator is all wrong. She‘s bright and chirpy and, in my head, Flavia is wry and dry and cynical. I was really looking forward to listening to all the books, but I‘m going to have to bail on the audio.
So, these books have been around since the 90s, but I just discovered them and I love them. This is the fifth in the series and maybe the best one so far. These are true to the spirit of Sherlock Holmes and full of wonderful historical jewels.
This duology pulled me out of a serious personal and readerly funk. I love these characters and this universe. Oh, and the heists and scheming, so good!!
I loved this book! So much of Gabrielle‘s early years in restaurants are so familiar to me. She didn‘t glamorize it or romanticize it, which I loved. And, oh, the way she describes a meal. I was hungry the whole time.
I almost gave up on this book. It took a while to get going, at least 100 pages, but once Bombay and society in the 20s was established, it got pretty good. The story reveals itself by going forward and backward in time, which I like. It was a bit stilted for me to love it, but I definitely liked this book a lot.
Oh man, I loved this book so much. Morrigan Crow is rescued from a bleak fate by the outlandish Jupiter North and taken to the magical Free City where she prepares for the trials to enter The Wunder Society. I can‘t wait for the second book to come out in September.
I like these books but don‘t love them. Sometimes the denouement is a bit too dragged out, but I enjoy all the history, and the narrator for the audio is good.
I think something‘s wrong with me because I didn‘t like this book. Everyone I know and listen to talks about what an amazing book this is and how emotionally powerful it is, and I just didn‘t get it. The narrator was a limp rag and all the tension built up in the first half of the book fizzled by the second half.
I‘ve been reading this to my son but couldn‘t wait for bedtime and just finished it up. Enola Holmes is a little bit Flavia de Luce and a little bit Elizabeth Barnabus and completely great. I can‘t wait to pick up book #2.
I‘ve been reading this to my 7-year-old every night who, like me, has a love of things mystery related. I‘m having a hard time not finishing it after he falls asleep. I‘m exercising all of my self-restraint.
Y‘all. I found this sub genre of steampunk in the library today: Steamlust. Yes times one million.