Narrator: Katherine Kellgren

Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter

Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter

So nobody really talks about it anymore, and I don’t know any friends who have read these tales to their children, but Beatrix Potter is such a classic.  These short tidbits, written over a hundred years ago, are so familiar today.  It was such strange nostalgia going back not just to childhood favorites, but to stories I remember having read to me, and the memory of illustrated collections we used to have. I’m going to try something a bit different here, because this is a collection of very short children’s stories.  So, rather than try to summarize the collection as […]

Posted September 28, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

This book had me hooked from the beginning. When I went into Monstrous Beauty, my opinions on it were 100% “Ugh. A mermaid book?  I probably won’t like this one, either.  Well – here goes!”  …  I WAS SO SO WRONG.  This book is beautifully written, the characters are deep and interesting, and the story is just magical enough to be fantasy, but mostly it reads like a contemporary ghost story.  I loved it.  Monstrous Beauty exceeded my expectations in every way and I was so, so pleased. Hester is my literary dopplegänger. There are plenty of characters out there that I will read, and […]

Posted November 1, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //