Five Books: I Enjoyed But Didn’t Review

I read a lot more books than I review. There are many reasons I choose not to talk about a book on this blog.  Time is the obvious one. I read seventy-seven books last year; even if I did this full-time, I couldn't write that many reviews.  Another might be that I didn't enjoy the…

The Binding, Bookbinder, Bridget Collins, Book Review, Review, Book, Romance, Magic, Fantasy, LGTBQI

Book Review: The Binding

THE FACTS Title: The Binding Author: Bridget Collins Published: 2019 BLURB Imagine you could erase grief.Imagine you could hide the darkest, most horrifying secret.Forever. Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning him away from his family. He is to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder—a vocation that arouses fear, superstition, and…

The Essex Serpent, Sarah Perry, Book Review, Romance, Cryptozoology

Book Review: The Essex Serpent

Once in a while, I'll choose a book without really paying any attention to book blurbs. In the case of The Essex Serpent, it was one of those books I'd noticed in passing on lists over Best Books of 2017. I'd been drawn to the cover in books stores, and at one point I think I must have read the blurb even though when I, on a whim, decided to read it I couldn't remember much about it.