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 January 2023, including mystery fiction, nonfiction, and several Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice) variations.
I just finished reading The Flame Ignites, by Donna Fletcher Crow. I enjoyed this novel a lot, and it’s a departure from the typical novel, in that it combines some fact with fiction in an unusual way.
I’m more intrigued than ever by Agatha Christie. This is a biography that has been thoroughly researched and is even-handed as far as sensitivity, respect for the subject, and for truth-telling. It doesn’t turn a blind eye to Agatha Christie’s failings, but presents her as a whole human being, a brilliant creative person as well as a product of her time and social class. It maintains a balance that feels solid and well thought out, sympathetic and at the same time objective, scholarly and fair. It’s also a delightful read.
An invitation to read the blogger’s own book, Shadows Fall by Barbara W. Klaser, available as an Amazon Kindle ebook.
Review of One for Sorrow, the first in the John the Lord Chamberlain mystery series, by Mary Reed and Eric Mayer, which is set in sixth century Constantinople, also known as Byzantium.