Historical Fiction · Magical Realism

The Essex Serpent

I saw this book around a lot when it was first published and the topic, the possible existence of a mythical serpent in Essex, is definitely one that struck my fancy. Plus, the detail in the cover is lovely in its delicacy. Which is, in fact, what prompted me to buy it. I saw it… Continue reading The Essex Serpent

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Classics

Rebecca

I have never read anything by Daphne du Maurier before, though this book (and others of hers) are considered classics and she is known as one of the greatest shapers of popular culture and modern imagination (or at least, that’s what “back of the book” blurbs say about her). But seriously, I knew her work… Continue reading Rebecca

Contemporary Literature · Romance

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

I have never liked Valentine’s Day. I am all for sharing feelings of love and celebrating that, but for some reason, the commercialization of the holiday has always sat poorly with me. And as I’ve told my husband a million times, I would rather he give me a surprise chocolate on a random day –… Continue reading Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating