Shelf Control #96: Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant #Classics

Wednesday, the 24th of June, and time for Shelf Control once again! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, all you do is pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it--what…

Book Review: Lucia’s Progress by E.F. Benson

Lucia’s Progress is book 5 in Benson’s Mapp and Lucia series, telling of the further adventures of Emmeline Lucas, ‘Lucia’, as she pits her wits against her arch-rival Elizabeth Mapp-Flint (now married to major Benjy) to be ‘queen’ of Tilling. As this instalment opens, Lucia is about to turn fifty and realises that while she…

Not Just Anne of Green Gables: Some L.M. Montgomery Favourites

L.M. Montgomery or Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1952) was a Canadian author, best known for Anne of Green Gables, her 1908 book about a little red-headed orphan girl who arrives by mistake at the home of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, siblings running a farm who had wanted to adopt a boy. But before long, she wins…

Shelf Control #95: Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana by Devdutt Pattanaik #TBR

Wednesday, the 17th of June, and time once again for Shelf Control! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, all you do is pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it--what…

Book Review: The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie #BritishCrimeClassicsChallenge

Still on my Agatha Christie revisiting spree, and this time, like The Mystery of the Blue Train which I read last, I picked one that I didn’t remember much of from previous reads. The Man in the Brown Suit (1924) does have a mystery element and clues thrown in as AC usually does, but essentially,…

Shelf Control #94: A House on the Rhine by Frances Faviell

Wednesday, the 10th of June--Shelf Control time once again! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. It appears every Wednesday. To participate, simply pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it--what its about,…