Book Review: London and the Seventeenth Century by Margarette Lincoln

My thanks to NetGalley and Yale University Press for a review copy of this excellent telling of the story of London in the 1600s. London in the seventeenth century was the London of Shakespeare and Francis Bacon, of diarists John Evelyn and Samuel Pepys, of Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot, of the popular rebellion…

Shelf Control #128: The Red Room by Nicci French

Wednesday, the 24th of Febuary, 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…

Shelf Control #127: When the Wind Blows by Cyril Hare

Wednesday, the 17th of February, 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…

More Cat (Pun) Book Titles

Via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Felix_aprilmaze_08.jpg#filelinks Last I had a short post on Cat Pun book titles (here), based partly on some of these that a friend and I used to make up for fun. We had lists that ran into pages and pages but I still haven't found either the emails or the note pads I…

Nicholas Nickleby Readalong Week 2 Post #NicholasNickleby2021

This is the second of my posts on Nicholas Nickleby, part of a readalong of the book being organized by Fanda Classiclit over February and March 2021 (master post here). This week we read chapters 12–21. Last week, we met some of our principal characters. After the death of their father, Nicholas and Kate Nickleby…

Book Review: West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

My thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for a review e-copy of this one. West with Giraffes is an endearing, and also heart-rending piece of historical fiction. The story is set around a truly extraordinary real life occurrence that took place in 1938. Two giraffes (later to be called Lofty and Patches) travelled to…

Shelf Control #126: The Brighter Buccaneer by Leslie Charteris

Wednesday, the 10th of February, and 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. To participate, all you do is pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it--what its…