The future of my favorite reads posts I’m covering two months of reading with this post. That would cause it to be extra long if I listed all the four or five-star reads as I have in the past, so I’ll place the Jane Austen variations last, and include only those I like so much…
I’ve written here before about my love-hate relationship with movies from books, or at least about the dichotomy they present. I found this video about how the story was adapted to film a fascinating look at the process of taking a story from one medium to another, and why certain things are done.
An Affectionate Heart by Heather Moll is one of those novels that I thought about immediately rereading as soon as I finished it. It’s a fresh take on Pride and Prejudice that mostly takes place in Meryton. There are so many passages I wanted to linger over, yet I also wanted to find out what happened next, so I frequently moved along too quickly to savor everything I wished to.
My 4- to 5-star reads for April 2023. Note, some of these books may only be available from Amazon and/or as Kindle ebooks. April was a busy reading month, and I also pored over a number of yarn craft books. I posted about those on my other blog, Swatches Yarns and Frogs.
I can’t believe it’s late April already. This year is speeding by so far. Here — finally — are the books I rated as 4- or 5-star reads in March 2023. Note, these aren’t necessarily new or even new-to-me books. I read lots of older books, and I tend to reread favorites. Some may not…
Brief reviews of my favorites of the books I read in February 2023, including some nonfiction book on watercolor and personal transformation, as well as several Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice) variations.
Brief reviews of my favorites of the books I read in January 2023, including mystery fiction, nonfiction, and several Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice) variations.
If you want something special, a bit humorous and romantic to read for Valentine’s Day, here are a couple of ebook suggestions: Mr. Darcy’s Valentine by Heather Moll and As Only Mr. Darcy Can by Laura Hile.
This seems as good a day as any to finish up my year-end transition for reading books, since I just finished the last Christmas story I’d set aside to read in 2022, day-before-yesterday, nearly two weeks into 2023. Sometimes, in rebellious moments, I wonder why we insist on these demarcations between time periods, especially ending the year in the middle of a season. It feels so arbitrary to me, especially this year, for some reason. Maybe it’s that the same weather patterns are continuing, and I have some ongoing projects that are the same projects now as they were in December.
This post includes links to two video treasures for the holidays, J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Father Christmas and the Goblins,” a fantasy tale of the North Pole read by Adam F. McCune; and a tour of a Medieval-themed German Christmas market in the city of Esslingen, Germany with Fruity Knitting.