The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz ~ Audiobook Review

The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel by David Lagercrantz Published by: Knopf Published on: September 1, 2015 Page Count: 416 Genre: Crime Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook purchased through Audible. Audiobook Published by: Random House Audio Narrator: Simon Vance Audiobook Length: 13 hours 22 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook […]

Great Gone with the Wind Readalong Parts II and III

I am continuing to enjoy Erin Blakemore’s readalong. It’s been so long since I’ve read this book that I’m finding all of these delightful details that I’d forgotten or have mixed together because of the movie. Part II contained the scene at the Atlanta Bazaar where Rhett gets Scarlett, a young widow in mourning – […]

#264 ~ The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nestby Stieg Larsson Published by: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Published on: May 25, 2010 Page Count: 576 Genre: Thriller / Mystery My Reading Format:An audiobook purchased using an Audible.com credit Available Formats:Hardcover, audiobook, eBook FYI: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest contains some graphic sex and violence.  This […]

Thursday’s Thoughts ~ What Grabs Me

Which author’s writing surprised you when you first read their work and what about it grabs you? Today’s question is brought to us by our wonderful Serena at Savvy Wit & Verse.  Great question, Serena!  As I did last week, I’m going with the first answer that came to mind ~ Margaret Mitchell. Although I […]

Three I Can’t Live Without

I found this post that Miss Holly wrote in response to Cheryl’s.  I just had to jump on in… If your book collection were on fire and you could only save three books from burning, which three would you save and why? While I’m answering this, I’m going to assume that I’ve already rescued my […]

Turning Fiction into Film

Whitney from Pop Candy (one of my favorite pop fiction blogs), posted a link to this article that lists 21 books that could make great movies. What do you think about movie versions of books? What elements make for the best translations? In my experience, I’d prefer to keep to the book. That being said, […]

#41 ~ The Monsters of Templeton

The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff There is something spectacular about a book whose first line lures you into its spell like a siphon and never lets you go. In my 36 years of reading, there has only been two books whose first lines I’ve memorized and cannot forget: “Call me Ishmael.” Moby Dick […]