A rather eclectic mix of books this week. The Pumpkin Cookbook, because it’s fall and I love pumpkin spice, and so does my husband! Chaotic Good, because it’s about a geeky girl facing sexism, and it’s set in my hometown! And Frankly In Love because I’ve been hearing great things about it.
The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite Historical Romance / LGBT 322 pages Published June 2019 This was one of two sweet, lighthearted romances I read to prepare myself for Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments – and it definitely helped. HEAs always lift my mood. I was a little afraid, with the title, that … Continue reading
So I THOUGHT I had written up a post a long time ago featuring our visit to Poe’s grave, and I was going to link it today in a post about the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival happening this weekend in Baltimore, but it turns out I never wrote that post! So today will be … Continue reading
His Hideous Heart Edited by Dahlia Adler Young Adult / Retellings / Short Stories / Horror 468 pages Published September 2019 The first of my spooky reads this month, His Hideous Heart is a collection of thirteen redone tales from Edgar Allan Poe. The timing for this review is perfect, because today is also the … Continue reading
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple – turn to page 56 in your current read (or 56% in your e-reader) and post a few non-spoilery sentences. This week’s quote is from The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics, picking up right after our main character has presented her translation of … Continue reading
Country Wisdom and Know-How: A Practical Guide to Living Off the Land by M. John Storey Nonfiction / Homesteading 1055 pages Published 2004 This is a heck of an encyclopedia on homesteading topics. It gathers up a bunch of bulletins previously published by the Storey company, collating them into one very large book. It’s divided … Continue reading