And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander

This was everything I wanted The Pink Carnation to be: exciting historical shenanigans with a mystery and a strong lead. Admittedly, Emily drove me up the wall sometimes. She’s not afraid to go against the grain of Victorian society, which is great! But she’s also naive and a little foolhardy. I’m thinking particularly of the last half of the book where her dead husband might be not-so-dead and she proceeds to go to a foreign Read More …

REVIEWS: Sushi for Beginners, Firebird, Dig, Abhorsen

Home again! The trip went well; I’ll be writing more about it here and at my travel blog later. For now, you can check out Finchagogo for some pictures I took. As for Birdbrain(ed)– I need to catch up on reviews! Don’t want to be posting January reviews in March (again). So, here we are. Yay! Guess what? I haven’t read a Marian Keyes book written after 2004! Which is really weird. Rereading Sushi also Read More …

American Gods: 10th Anniversary Edition by Neil Gaiman

The first time I read American Gods was back in 2006, and while I remember liking it I ALSO remember not really “getting” it. I didn’t understand a lot of it– mainly I couldn’t understand Shadow, who came off as emotionless and weird and scary. Now, though, six years later, I TOTALLY get it. I understand Shadow not the carboard-y character I thought he was at first. I understand the main plot, with the gods Read More …