Title: Beowulf Translated by: Seamus Heaney Published: 975 Genre: Classics Epic Poem Synopsis: Beowulf is the classic Northern epic of a hero’s triumphs as a young warrior and his fated death as a defender of his people. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on, physically and psychically exposed in… Read More Book Review: Beowulf Translated by Seamus Heaney
Hey guys!! I am in Central Florida and we are hunkering down to brace for Irma. I have tons of family with me as they were evacuated from Miami so a house full of people (9 adults) and animals (2 cats and 1 dog) and we are hoping not to loose power. But in case… Read More Hurricane Irma
Title: Northanger Abbey Author: Jane Austen Published: 1817 Genre: Classic Fiction Synopsis: Catherine Morland is a young girl with a very active imagination. Her entry into the fashionable scene in Bath results in an invitation to stay with new friends at Northanger Abbey, but Catherine’s naivety and love of sensational novels lead to embarrassing and entertaining consequences.… Read More Book Review: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Title: Jane Austen, A Life Author: Carol Shields Published: 2001 Genre: Non-Fiction Biography Summary: With the same sensitivity and artfulness that are the trademarks of her award-winning novels, Carol Shields explores the life of a writer whose own novels have engaged and delighted readers for the past two hundred years. In Jane Austen, Shields follows this superb… Read More Book Review: Jane Austen, A Life by Carol Shields
Only 6!! I know I should stop saying that, 6 books in a month is far more than many people read but I had high hopes for me this month and alas it didn’t happen. A lot had to do with current events; if you’ve been awake this past month between Charlottesville and Houston I’ve… Read More August 2017 Wrap Up
Title: My Lady Jane Author: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows Published: 2016 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Summary: The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant… Read More Book Review: My Lady Jane by many….
Title: The Lightning Thief Author: Rick Riordan Published: 2005 Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Summary: Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school… again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology… Read More Book Review: Percy Jackson – The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan