Black Beauty by Anna Sewell | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To Black Beauty by Anna Sewell? Black Beauty by Anna Sewell is THE classic horse book. While I am not entirely a horse book person, I do like to be well versed in classics. Also, when I was a kid, I had the illustrated classics version of Black Beauty and well, let’s […]

Half Bad by Sally Green | Book Review

On paper, Half Bad by Sally Green sounds like the perfect book for me. There are witches. The setting is in England. There’s a battle between good and evil with some shades of grey. While I did enjoy a lot of Half Bad and devoured it in one day, I failed to fall in love and flail […]

Review of The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas

Y’all I am an Alexandre Dumas fan girl. If I could resurrect him and make him be my writer boyfriend, I totally would (sorry boo!). Last summer I read the unabridged Count of Monte Cristo translated by Robin Buss* over a period of two weeks. I am a generally fast reader, especially when I have […]

Review of Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

The afterword of my 1960 copy of Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy begins with this, “To read the word of any famous author is in itself something of an art. A reader must develop the poise of courage in order to stay the judgement of his elders until he can read the […]