Posts Tagged: historical

December books on my radar . . .

December books on my radar . . .

December 1, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 4

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 I’m also reading more paper books these days. My library gets many of the books so I don’t have to wait for a lower price for the books! That has been great. I continue to look for e-books and audiobooks from my library, but they don’t… Read more »

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Review: The Railway Detective by Edward Marston

Review: The Railway Detective by Edward Marston

November 15, 2014 2014, book rating, C-, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

    The Railway Detective by Edward Marston Series: The Railway Detective, Book 1 Genre: Historical Mystery (England, 1851) Published by Allison & Busby, 2004 E-book, Purchased 318 pages Grade: C- Synopsis: Set in the 1850s when rail travel took off, this title, written by Edward Marston, also chronicles the new crimes it inspired. Horses and ships have their place in the scheme of things but they were not enough to defeat the steam locomotive. Cheers Provides a great picture of the beginnings of railways and the clashes between horses and trains. We learn some of the history of this Victorian era. Robert Colbeck is the police inspector who must… Read more »

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I need to read more than one book from these authors . . .

I need to read more than one book from these authors . . .

September 16, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 15

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme which I take part in occasionally. It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with!   I’ve only read one book from these authors, but I really need to read more of their books (in no particular order & links are to Goodreads): 1. Kate Elliott–I read Cold Magic and loved it. Ms. Elliott has written quite a few books and I own at least one more by her. 2. Susanna Kearsley–I listened to The… Read more »

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My favorite books so far this year…

My favorite books so far this year…

June 10, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 15

I haven’t participated in a Top Ten Tuesday meme for quite a while. Several weeks I’ve meant to, but things have always come up! Anyway, this topic–Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far This Year–is one I’ve been thinking about because I’ve read a lot of good books already! The Broke and the Bookish blog hosts Top Ten Tuesday. In no particular order… Caszandra by Andrea K. Host (science fiction/fantasy, Grade: A)–this was the first book I read this year and is the last book in the Touchstone series. I like this series very much. Pivot Point by Kasie West (young adult fantasy, Grade: B+)–this isn’t a perfect book (what is?!!),… Read more »

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Review: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Review: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

April 7, 2014 2014, A-, Audiobook Challenge, book rating, reviews, TBR Pile 10

I’m participating in the 2014 New Author Reading Challenge hosted at the Literary Escapism blog. I’m also participating in the TBR Pile Challenge hosted at the Bookish blog and in the Book Bingo Challenge. This is an audiobook so this is also part of the Audiobook Challenge hosted by Hot Listens and The Book Nympho blogs. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear Narrator: Rita Barrington Series: Maisie Dobbs, Book 1 Genre: Historical Mystery Published by Soho Press, 2003 E-book and Audiobook, Purchased 294 pages (10 hrs.) Book Grade: A- Narrator Grade: A- Synopsis: Maisie Dobbs isn’t just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence — and the patronage of her… Read more »

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March books on my radar…

March books on my radar…

March 1, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 3

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! February 25 I didn’t love the first book in this series,… Read more »

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January books on my radar…

January books on my radar…

January 6, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 13

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! » » » » » » » » » » » »… Read more »

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December books on my radar…

December books on my radar…

December 2, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 0

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t always buy all the books–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 This month I have quite a few books which look good, but only a couple I actually plan to buy right away. I’ll wait for more reviews or for the prices to come down for most of the others. Because I post this I can go back and check on these books at… Read more »

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April 2013 Books

April 2013 Books

April 2, 2013 2013, books, Books on my radar 0

April 1 This is free right now for the Kindle (I’m not sure about other sites) Far in the Wilds by Deanna Raybourn Prequel Novella (54 pages) Published by Harlequin Mira Genre: Historical  Synopsis: Kenya, 1918  Ryder White is Canadian by birth but African by choice. He is more at home in the wilds of the savannah, shooting and sleeping his way across the continent, than amongst the hedonistic colonists of Kenyan society.  In a landscape where one false move can cost a man his life, Ryder’s skill as a guide is unparalleled, but only the rich or royal can afford his services. When a European prince hires Ryder to… Read more »

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