Weekly reading, vol. 9

Happy Sunday! School’s back in session but I’m having a hard time getting back into “work” mode. Especially since I’ve been sick all last week, and all I want to do is sleep and read books. Bleh. Continuing onward from last week’s Beings in Love binge, I finished up Little Wolf by R. Cooper on Sunday. More werewolves, yay! This time the couple is a heroic sheriff and an on-the-run, sassy werewolf with self-confidence issues Read More …

The Bone Key by Sarah Monette

So apparently I have a thing for books about repressed introverts who’re plagued by the paranormal when they’re not working in a museum. I’m not really surprised. It combines my love of books, antiques, mysteries and the paranormal, plus there’s a character with the potential for some sort of clam situation if they have a cute enough sidekick. (Spoiler: Kyle doesn’t have a sidekick (or friends). He also doesn’t go anywhere in a character development Read More …

REVIEW: Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer (#heyermonth)

Cousin Kate is one of three gothic novels Georgette Heyer wrote; this one’s more traditionally gothic, as it doesn’t really mess with any of the gothic romance conventions like Sylvester did. It’s creepy, romantic and everything you could want in a gothic novel! At the start, Cousin Kate reads like a typical GH romance. It’s light-hearted and funny, and Kate herself is the typical GH heroine: she’s intelligent, friendly, elegant and super determined. She’s so Read More …

REVIEW: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Generally I don’t consider myself a gothic romance fan. I like gothic elements in books but basically every other time I’ve actually tried to read a gothic romance I’ve been disappointed by the characters or the plot or the writing. I keep trying to find a good gothic romance, though, because I’m masochistic like that. When I saw Rebecca just sitting there in a free book box I thought “oh, that might be good,” and Read More …