Shelf Control #108: Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt

Wednesday, the 30th of September, 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: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

The first of a trilogy, The Bear and the Nightingale is a magical and wonderful story combining elements of folklore and fantasy, and exploring various themes, most prominent among them religion—specifically the impact that the arrival/spread of Christianity had on old beliefs. Set in Russia, the story introduces us to the family of Pyotr Vladimirovich…

Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (128) #WindintheWillows

Photo by Sebastian Voortman on Pexels.com Sudden and magnificent, the sun’s broad golden disc showed itself over the horizonfacing them; and the first rays, shooting across the level water-meadows, took theanimals full in the eyes and dazzled them. When they were able to look once more, theVision had vanished, and the air was full of…

Book Review: The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

The Queen of Nothing is the final book of the Folk of the Air trilogy and turned out for me to be an exciting and quite satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. This was a series I’d been hearing about a lot, so I decided to give The Cruel Prince a try, and found myself enjoying…

Book Review: The Case of the Careless Kitten by Erle Stanley Gardner

This, the twenty-first of the Perry Mason books, was certainly a complicated one and a very interesting read, even though the end, or rather the denouement, done differently from usual, was a touch confusing as well, I wasn’t quite sure at first if I understood it right. This one opens with Helen Kendal, a young…

Shelf Control #107: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Wednesday, the 23th of September, 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…

#Repost: #Review: Dark Fire by C.J. Sansom #HistoricalFiction #Mystery

Still sharing old reviews. This one is from 2018 and my first time reading Sansom and thus, Shardlake. I love the series, though still have three books left to read. These are doorstoppers alright, but can really get you hooked once you get started. This review too has not appeared on the blog but on…

Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (126) #TheWindintheWillows #Home #Quotes

But it was good to think he had this to come back to, this place which was all hisown, these things which were so glad to see him again and could always be countedupon for the same simple welcome.Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows (1908) Image source: Wikimedia Commons (By Saffron Blaze - Own…

Book Review: The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side by Agatha Christie #repost

Once again, I'm sharing an old review today, this time from 2017. In that year, I did a Miss Marple challenge with group on Goodreads, when we read all the Marple books chronologically. At that point, I hadn't read the book before but it made it into my Marple favourites list! Again, I haven't changed…