Fantasy, Fiction, Retelling

The Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon

I love fairy tale retellings, they are one of my favorite subgenres of fantasy and like Beauty, and other works by Carolyn Turgeon, the combination of fairytales promised in The Fairest of Them All pulled me in. Synopsis In an enchanted forest, the maiden Rapunzel's beautiful voice captivates a young prince hunting nearby. Overcome, he climbs her… Continue reading The Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon

Classics, Fiction, Mystery

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

On Thursday, before leaving home for a bit of a road trip, I was desperately searching through the Overdrive app for a new audiobook - I could not undertake the journey without one and I had forgotten to swing by the library the previous two days. Imagine my excitement when I stumbled across an Agatha… Continue reading And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Book Club, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction, Photography/Art, Travel

My Holiday in North Korea by Wendy E. Simmons

The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth In January 2016, I went with my boss to an ABA (American Booksellers Association) event called "Winter Institute." It is the biggest gathering of independent booksellers and my boss reminded me that in addition to learning lots about the book world and being starstruck by all the authors present, I… Continue reading My Holiday in North Korea by Wendy E. Simmons