Book Review: The Graveyard Book

Two things prompted me to read this book now: one, Tim Ferriss announces this book before the start of every episode of his podcast. He said it was a fantastic book. The best way to read it was to listen to the author read it. The other reason I picked up this book was to find a book for the Modern Mrs. Darcy reading challenge. I had to find a Newbery Award Winner book. I did not know what I would be reading when I picked up Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book*, but I was pleasantly surprised. This is a fun book to read for audiences of all ages even though it is targeted for young adults. Read more

Book Review: In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II

I have to be honest, I really didn’t know what to expect when I picked up this book. It was a book that was offered through Amazon’s Kindle program. I believe it was a free book and I chose the book because of the cover. This selection was for Modern Mrs. Darcy’s reading challenge. But I have to admit, the book pleasantly surprised me. The book in question is In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II written by Rhys Bowen. It is a mystery set in World War II England. Since I’m a fan of mysteries and this time period, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Read more

Book Review: The Scarlet Letter

To end 2016 and to meet a Modern Mrs. Darcy reading challenge category, I elected to read The Scarlet Letter* by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Scarlet Letter is a book that I should have read in high school but never did. If it were not for the challenge, I am not sure I would have ever picked up this book. However, now that I have read it, I am glad I did. Because I was under a deadline, I finished the book in one sitting. Overall, I enjoyed the story even though I had hoped for a different ending. Read more