Recent Reviews

  • Casino Royale by Ian Fleming 189 pages 2012 edition published by Thomas and Mercer My copy: Kindle e-book My rating: The Synopsis: In the novel that introduced James Bond to the world, Ian Fleming’s agent 007 is dispatched to a French casino in Royale-les-Eaux. His mission? Bankrupt a ruthless Russian agent who’s been on a… [Continue Reading]

    1001 Books Discussion: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
  • Candide by Voltaire Originally Published:  1759 My copy: Free Kindle Book The Synopsis: Caustic and hilarious, Candide has ranked as one of the world’s great satires since its first publication in 1759. It concerns the adventures of the youthful Candide, disciple of Dr. Pangloss, who was himself a disciple of Leibniz. In the course of… [Continue Reading]

    1001 Books Discussion: Candide by Voltaire
  •   Chasing the Sun by Natalia Sylvester 306 pages Published by Lake Union Publishing My copy: Free Kindle Book The Synopsis: Chasing the Sun:  Andres suspects his wife has left him—again. Then he learns that the unthinkable has happened: she’s been kidnapped. Too much time and too many secrets have come between Andres and Marabela,… [Continue Reading]

    Book Review:  Chasing the Sun by Natalia Sylvester
  • Inamorata by Megan Chance 421 pages Published by Lake Union Publishing, 2014 My Copy: Free Kindle Book My summer reading list has been a little lighter this year.  The day job has been keeping me way too busy for voluminous reading, but this little gem of a novel inspired me to return here to the… [Continue Reading]

    Book Review: Inamorata by Megan Chance
  • We Carried the Mat by Katie Jordan WestBow Press, 2012 Kindle Edition: $3.49 Hello again, Readers!  After a longer than expected hiatus, I am returning to The Lit Witch as promised.  It’s good to be back. I return to you today with a “review” of sorts that’s very personal.  It is not from a genre… [Continue Reading]

    Book Review: We Carried the Mat by Katie Jordan
  •   Cold Days: A Novel of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher New York: Roc, 2012 ISBN 9780451464408 (hardcover) Katherine gives this wizard story 4 stars — be ready for action and a thrilling ending that will surely carry to the next story. Harry Dresden has seen and gone through a lot in the 13… [Continue Reading]

    Guest Book Review: Cold Days by Jim Butcher
  • Burning Air: A Novel by Erin Kelly ISBN 9780670026722 (hardback) New York : Pamela Dorman Books, 2013 Katherine gives this family relationship / psychological suspense novel 3 stars. The English have been doing a wonderful job bringing us psychological/suspense fiction in the last year or so like Before I Go to Sleep, What the Nanny Saw… [Continue Reading]

    Guest Book Review: The Burning Air by Erin Kelly
  •   The Real Life Downton Abbey: How Life Was Really Lived In Stately Homes A Century Ago by Jacky Hyams London : John Blake Publishing Ltd, 2011. Katherine gives this book 3 stars — read it to find out tidbits and facts about upstairs and downstairs life in the Edwardian manor. It does seem that… [Continue Reading]

    Guest Book Review: The Real Life Downton Abbey by Jacky Hyams
  • Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith New York : Pantheon Books, c2012.   Katherine gives this wonderful book 4 stars and loves the reader (5 stars) in the audio version. Alexander McCall Smith continues to come up with wonderful stories for the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. Based in Gabarone, Botswana… [Continue Reading]

    Guest Book Review: Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Ashenden: A Novel by Elizabeth Wilhide New York : Simon & Schuster, c2012.   Katherine gives this novel four stars — where the main character is a grand ol’ manor home that grows on you as you read the book.   Ashenden: A Novel by Elizabeth Wilhide When Downton Abbey finished its third season I… [Continue Reading]

    Guest Book Review: Ashenden by Elizabeth Wilhide

Friday Fights: The Paying Guests

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  It’s been a VERY long while since I’ve done a Friday Fights post.  But I was inspired by the very different looks of the UK and US covers of my current read: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters.  So what do you think?  Who did it better, the US or the UK?  Vote below! [...]

Book Photo of the Week

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Found this very cool book photo on my web wanderings today and thought I’d share it here: Beautiful!

1001 Books Discussion: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

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Casino Royale by Ian Fleming 189 pages 2012 edition published by Thomas and Mercer My copy: Kindle e-book My rating: The Synopsis: In the novel that introduced James Bond to the world, Ian Fleming’s agent 007 is dispatched to a French casino in Royale-les-Eaux. His mission? Bankrupt a ruthless Russian agent who’s been on a [...]

An ecard for all you bookish parents

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 An ecard from me to you for Hump Day:     I decided to try my hand at making an ecard last night while facing this very dilemma.   Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Kindle Unlimited: get your read on.

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  Kindle Unlimited: Are you a subscriber? Having recently given up on my age-old love affair with the Barnes and Noble Nook, I finally got a Kindle Paperwhite (pictured above) and I love it.  Additionally, I recently signed up for Kindle Unlimited… a monthly subscription service on Amazon.  It gives you unlimited reading access to [...]

Bookish Gear: Litographs

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Litographs:  Uh.  Muh. Gah. I stumbled upon Litographs tonight while trolling the web for all things bookish and new (to me, at least) when I stumbled upon this gem of a retail idea.  Have you seen Litographs?  They make t-shirts, totes and posters that depict images of famous novels… and the images are made up [...]

Book Photo of the Week

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I saw this image in my web wanderings and just loved it.   I think my family would tend to agree that I disappear down a similar hole every time I pick up a book.    Artwork by Jennifer Khoshbin…  (Click the image to view its source page).  

1001 Books Discussion: Candide by Voltaire

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Candide by Voltaire Originally Published:  1759 My copy: Free Kindle Book The Synopsis: Caustic and hilarious, Candide has ranked as one of the world’s great satires since its first publication in 1759. It concerns the adventures of the youthful Candide, disciple of Dr. Pangloss, who was himself a disciple of Leibniz. In the course of [...]

Quit Lit: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

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    It’s almost impossible to believe, given how much all of us here at The Lit Witch loved Discovery of Witches, that I finally gave up on even finishing the third book in the All Souls trilogy: The Book of Life.  I’ve been trying to slog my way through this mess of a novel [...]

Book Photo of the Week

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I recently happened across this very cool photo on ScienceFiction.com and had to share!  Click the photo to go directly to the original post. Happy Reading to you… wherever you are today.