2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 3 books toward her goal of 245 books.
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Book Review: The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon

So THAT happened…

I’m not sure what to say about this one – or, perhaps more appropriately, what I CAN say without giving anything away. I liked it, mostly. I found it odd and off-putting and eerie and never knew what in creation was going on (mostly in a good way). Continue reading Book Review: The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon

Book Review: The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell

I am a long-time Gladwell fan. As soon as he announces a new book, I’m signing up. I really enjoy his writing style and the insights he brings to everyday life and experience. This newest book is very different from his previous ones – from the cover (blue instead of white) to the subject matter (more singularly-focused than usual) and the narrative style (focusing on one set of people/events rather than scattered examples across locations, time frames, and populations). Continue reading Book Review: The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell

Guest Book Review: Lighting the Stars by Gabriele Wills, Review by Linda Lu

Today I’m pleased to bring you a review by a new contributor, Linda Lu. Enjoy!

About the Book
Tucked into the rugged Canadian wilderness of Muskoka’s majestic lake country, Merilee Sutcliffe’s peaceful town seems worlds away from the escalating conflict in Europe. But life is about to change dramatically in the Summer of 1940. As her patriotic friends and relatives leave for battle, her small town is thrust into the war machine. Merilee’s formerly tranquil skies soon roar with aircraft from the Royal Norwegian Air Force, stationed nearby to train young men determined to liberate their country from Nazi occupation. Continue reading Guest Book Review: Lighting the Stars by Gabriele Wills, Review by Linda Lu

Book Review: The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

I am captivated by books about books and words. I myself am a lifelong lover of both, and find that others who feel the same generally craft beautiful tales in homage to our great loves… Pip Williams has crafted one such tale. Continue reading Book Review: The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

Book Review: Through the Door by T.L. Brown

Merciful heavens, but Emily’s life is getting more confusing by the minute!

In this second installment in the Door to Door series, T.L. Brown throws us right into the thick of things from the opening pages. (For my review of book one, Door to Door, click here.) With her characteristic wit and humor, we find ourselves right back in the world of doors and magical objects and people who are definitely not all that they seem… Continue reading Book Review: Through the Door by T.L. Brown