Publisher: Tantor Audio

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 //
The Anatomist’s Wife by Anna Lee Huber

The Anatomist’s Wife by Anna Lee Huber

Ahhhh guys guys guys. I found a romance that didn’t make me want to puke. #notaromantic Lady Darby was accused of murder and acquitted.  Since the trial, she has fled to her sister’s country estate and has managed to avoid the worst of social gossip.  When her sister throws a dinner party and someone is brutally murdered, Lady Darby is the first to be blamed by the guests.  The only way to prove her innocence and protect her sister’s family is to find the real killer. Okay, so there’s a few things to know right off the bat: This is […]

Posted June 7, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

Claire is in serious trouble. It was just one little snide comment, but now she’s got the meanest girl at school trying to kill her.  After she gets pushed down the stairs, Claire decides it’s time to get out of the college dorms.  Fortunately, there’s this place called the “Glass House” that’s looking for a roommate and after a little bit of crying, the housemates accept her, even though she’s only sixteen. There’s more going on in Morgansville than meets the eye.  Secretly, this town is run by vampires!  They really hate Claire.  And they’re looking for a magical book […]

Posted November 21, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

My reasons for quitting The Neverending Story were pretty simple, and I know it may just explode some heads because THIS BOOK WAS MY CHILDHOOD WHYYYY but I gotta be honest… I think that you need to be in the target age group or have a nostalgic connection to it to love it.  So… my thoughts? Things I Didn’t Like: Bastian is insufferable.  He’s just sort of whiny and flop and pathetic, and I don’t like him. It’s very clunky.  … I do have to say that in all fairness, my issue with the writing may be with the translation and […]

Posted July 27, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

A few years ago, I picked up Treasure Island and absolutely loved it.  I figured, hey!  Jekyll & Hyde is also a classic, and written by the same author, I’ll like this one too!  Unfortunately, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde just didn’t hit home for me.  Actually, I’m sort of preparing myself to be pummeled with tomatoes because out of all classics, this one seems to be the one most people like… eek!  Here goes…. Characters We spend the book trailing a man called “Utterson” who appears to be a prominent lawyer and in service to all the […]

Posted July 18, 2017 in Reviews // 1 Comment //