Goodbye to 2014

What a year! Two of my favourite series ended, I’ve moved across the country, and completed my first term of an MLIS program. I read so many good books over the year – let’s take a look! Before we get started, my list is in two parts that combine to be my best 14 of… Read More Goodbye to 2014

Winter Reading: The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

Hope you’re enjoying the season! It’s above zero lately, most unusual where I am, making it hard to remember that it’s still winter. Anyway, another book I’ve been meaning to read for ages is The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Andew Llyod Webber’s adaptation is wonderful, but I’m not sure how similar it… Read More Winter Reading: The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

Halloween Reading: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Happy Halloween! Today is the day we (ok, I) have been waiting for and to celebrate, here is A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. The first book of the All Souls Trilogy, A Discovery of Witches is simply wonderful. Diana Bishop, historian and reluctant witch, doesn’t use her magic in hopes of leading a ‘normal’ life. After a brief encounter… Read More Halloween Reading: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Halloween Reading: No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong

I warned you there would likely be a second book from Women of the Otherworld! Let’s talk undead creatures this Halloween eve, with No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong. Book seven in the series, No Humans Involved offers zombies, ghosts, vampires, demons, werewolves and more! That sounds like a lot, but encountering these creatures is less odd considering the… Read More Halloween Reading: No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong

Halloween Reading: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Now a young adult option for Halloween, Nightshade by Andrea Cremer. Pictured here is the original cover art, because I absolutely love it. The paperback looks quite different. This is the first book in the Nightshade Series*. Now, this book itself isn’t too spooky, but the series overall has shifters, magical relics, forces of evil, and some horrifying… Read More Halloween Reading: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer