Bookish News

Goodness! It's been practically forever since I've posted anything, and I really didn't intend for it to be this long.
  Last month was...crazy? Insane? Nearly impossible? Hmm...possibly all those things.
 Last month, one of my sister's was married and I was in her wedding. It was beautiful. The weather was great which was a relief. The day before it was cold and windy. Since it was outside, I was picturing my sister, her wedding dress covered in dirt and dust, so I was relieved when the next day it warmed up considerably and there was just a light breeze.
 The second thing of note was that I participated in NaNoWriMo.  I know...crazy. Wedding and NaNoWriMo? *deep breath* That was fun. I started eight days late and in order to make it work, got up every morning at 6:30 to edit, because of course I couldn't be normal and just write a fresh book. Nope. I had to be a rebel and edit.   I've never had the chance to edit anything properly. I've always been the "e…

Book Review of Agatha Christies's "Crooked House"

Crooked House by Agatha Christie                                                       My rating: 5 of 5 stars
                                               Available on Crooked House by Agatha Christie
                          Published by Arrangement with Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc.                                                  Copyright: 1948, 1949                                                   ISBN: 0-671-54321-0

                                                  "There was a crooked man and he went                                                      a crooked mile                                                    He found a crooked sixpence beside                                                      a crooked stile                                                    He had a crooked cat which caught                                                      a crooked mouse                                                    And they all lived together in a litt…

Book Review for "Lost in a Book" by Jennifer Donnelly

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly My rating: 5 of 5 stars (available at Publisher:Disney Press; Dlx Org edition (January 31, 2017)  ISBN 1484780981

Death and Love have a bet.
Love bets that Belle will win the Beast's heart and that she will fall in love with him in return. Death bets that the Beast will fail. To ensure her victory, Death inserts a magical book into the Beast's Library, a place Belle has fallen in love with, a book called "Nevermore". "Nevermore" isn't an ordinary book. It is alive in every sense of the word, writing the story that its reader has always wanted, a perfect fairy-tale ending. When Belle discovers the book and enters its pages she'll have to chose between living for herself in the perfect world of "Nevermore" or living for others in the reality of the Beast's Enchanted Castle, a place where she has little control over her own life.
I saw this book at a Target a while back …

Book Review of K.T. Ivanrest's "The Inkling"

(available on
                                                                  ISBN: 198109265X (ISBN13: 9781981092659)
Independently published (May 27, 2018)

The Inkling by K.T. Ivanrest                                                                       My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have had this book on my "TBR List" for a couple months now and finally had time to read it. "The Inkling" by K.T. Ivanrest, is far too short a book for the amazing content it had to offer. Things that I absolutely loved:
-I loved the fact that the main character is a thief, but in no way does Yeta revel in the fact that she has to "steal" in order survive. -Ink magic. Stop right there. I mean, how cool is that? Really think about it. Ink that contains it's own magic. And it's not just one type of ink either. There are several different ink. -Ink dragons. Loved this more than I can say. -Small book but wrapped up the story well, but left me wanting more.

Book Review of Agatha Christie's "N or M?"

ISBN 9780062074324
Author: Agatha Christie
© 1941 by G.P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
"N or M?" by Agatha Christie (available on

It's World War 2 and while Britain fights the physical, visible forces of Germany, the British face an even deadlier threat, that of "The Fifth Column".
"The Fifth Column" is the name given to a group of unknown spies working for Germany. An attack by Germany is imminent and the British Intelligence Service is at a loss. Their best agent has just been murdered by Germany's spies named "N and M". Enter Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Tommy and Tuppence have been rejected from serving their country. They are "too old". Both are middle-aged; the army only wants the young people. Husband and wife bemoan the fact that they must sit around while others are fighting for their country. They feel useless. One night they are approached by an old friend. The Intelligence Agency …

Book Review of Agatha Christie's "Ordeal By Innocence"

Jack Argyle killed his mother in a fit of anger...or did he? 
Years after Mrs. Argyle is murdered, a stranger shows up at Sunny Point with some news: Jack Argyle did not kill his mother. In fact, Dr. Calgary was with Jack at the time that the murder was supposed to have happened.  The law has imprisoned the wrong man. Jack Argyle died in prison, convicted of a crime he didn't commit. The news that Dr. Calgary brings to Sunny Point is unwelcome, much to his astonishment.  As young Hester Argyle says to him, "It's not the guilty who matter. It's the innocent." A murderer is on the loose, but who is it? All seven family members begin to look at each other with suspicion and fear. It could be anyone of them...are they really safe? Is everyone who they say they are?  It's up to Dr. Calgary to set the mess straight and discover the murderer or the innocent will be punished along with the guilty.  It's time to start the Ordeal by Innocence.

I picked up this book from the…

What are Words?

What are words, but portals to other worlds,
Where my imagination spins out of control,
Help I've fallen down this rabbit hole,
Into the great unknown.

Don't rescue me,
Just let me be,
These words have forever transformed me!