European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss

I recently re-read the first book in the series, The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter, just ahead of the release of the sequel European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman. The first one dealt with Mary Jekyll helping Holmes and Watson solve the Whitechapel Murders, and in doing so uncover the truth behind her father and his assistant …

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The Strange Case Of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

I follow a lot of book podcasts and book-tubers and book blogs, because, well, I really like books, and last year, this book was featured on nearly all of them, and they had only good things to say about this book. Then, Sword and Laser was reading this book for their book club, and I …

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The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

I am very picky about my mysteries; I have grown up reading Agatha Christie's Poirot stories, which for me are the epitome of mysteries, and TV Shows like Monk - as far as I am concerned, one of the best TV detectives - so, in comparison, I find a lot of new mysteries and thrillers …

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I picked this book up thinking that I would be in for something light - a beach read. But, damn, was I wrong. Going by the name and the blurb, I really thought I’d be reading some cliched Hollywood starlet and her failed marriages tale; I couldn’t have been more wrong. Okay, let’s get into …

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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Let me be clear, the only reason I picked this book up is that the TV adaptation of this stars Alex Kingston, and I LOVE Alex Kingston. Diana Bishop is a witch who has rejected her witchy powers after the death of her parents under mysterious circumstances. She is a scholar and a science historian …

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I started this book in the last week of January, and I finished it, a month later, in February. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood was a particularly tough book to read; so, instead, I decided to listen to the audio book version of it. Listening to Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is a beautiful experience, …

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The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

John Scalzi had hit it out of the park with the Old Man's War series. It features weird aliens, really good characters, and a really interesting concept. He, now, returns with a new Space Opera series called The Interdependency.  The Collapsing Empire is the first in this new series. The Interdependency is the name of the …

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Hidden Figures and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: A Comparative Review

This weekend I finished listening to 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' by Rebecca Skloot, and in January, I finished reading 'Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race' by Margot Lee Shetterly. The reason I wanted to review both together and compare …

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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake Review

I don't usually like YA Fantasy; in fact, I actively avoid anything relating to that particular genre, because, as interesting as the premise may be, it will, inevitably, dive much deeper into the relationships, and how the girl is stuck in a love triangle, or quadrangle or whatever. No doubt, several paragraphs will be spent …

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Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood Review

This is the four hundredth year of Shakespeare, and his plays are enjoyed, and loved, and relevant today, as they were in his time. The Hogarth Press was started by Virginia and her husband Leonard Woolf back in the early 20th Century. Virginia Woolf was a lover of Shakespeare, and that was reflected in her …

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