March Book Madness! Day 21, Piers Torday’s The Last Wild 5/5 — So Many Thoughts

Book Details In a world where animals no longer exist, twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes sometimes feels like he hardly exists either. Locked away in a home for troubled children, he’s told there’s something wrong with him. So when he meets a flock of talking pigeons and a bossy cockroach, Kester thinks he’s finally gone crazy. But […]Continue reading “March Book Madness! Day 21, Piers Torday’s The Last Wild 5/5 — So Many Thoughts”

March Book Madness! Day 18, Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale 5/5 — Parts of My Soul

Book Details Mystery The enigmatic Winter has spent six decades creating various outlandish life histories for herself — all of them inventions that have brought her fame and fortune but have kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she at last wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life. […]Continue reading “March Book Madness! Day 18, Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale 5/5 — Parts of My Soul”

March Book Madness! Day 14, Ben Behunin’s Authentically Ruby 5/5 — So Many Thoughts. . .

Book Details Inspirational In the middle of the Pennsylvania hinterlands lies a peculiar farm that s played host to lonely souls each summer for more than three hundred years. Genevieve Patterson has been dispatched by her magazine to interview Ruby Swarovski, the illustrious matchmaker of Niederbipp, for the November issue. But it quickly becomes clear […]Continue reading “March Book Madness! Day 14, Ben Behunin’s Authentically Ruby 5/5 — So Many Thoughts. . .”

March Book Madness! Day 11, Eva Ibbotson’s Which Witch (1979) 5/5 — So Many Thoughts. . .

Not the cover I’m used to, but it will do. Book Details Children’s Fantasy Arriman the Awful, feared Wizard of the North, has decided to marry. But his wife must be a witch of the darkest powers . . . A sorcery competition is held to discover which witch is the most potent and fiendish, […]Continue reading “March Book Madness! Day 11, Eva Ibbotson’s Which Witch (1979) 5/5 — So Many Thoughts. . .”

March Book Madness! Day 10, Gregory Maguire’s Egg and Spoon (2014) 3.5/5 — So Many Thoughts. . .

Book Details Young Adult Fantasy Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar’s army, the other taken as a servant in the house of the local landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there […]Continue reading “March Book Madness! Day 10, Gregory Maguire’s Egg and Spoon (2014) 3.5/5 — So Many Thoughts. . .”