#204 ~ The Devil’s Company

The Devil’s Company by David Liss The Devil’s Company is the third in David Liss’ Benjamin Weaver series.  Weaver is a thief-take and former boxer of some repute in 18th century London.  In this installment, which was my first, we find Weaver at a loss when he discovers himself in a great deal of debt […]

Vacation Reading 2009

Today we’re getting ready for our vacation to Michigan.  We can’t wait to see our family and it’s been a while since I’ve been home.  When I’m there, I’m looking forward to spending time with friends, family – especially my nieces Carly (9 months) and Lawson (3 weeks).  I can’t wait to give them hugs […]

Announcing the 4 Rs Challenge!

Over the holidays, I participated in LibraryThing‘s Secret Santa book swap.  I had fun playing elf for my fellow LTer and really enjoyed getting my presents in the mail.  Around the same time, Nicki from Fyrefly’s Book Blog posted about modifying that concept into a giveaway.  I added my two cents about it making for […]

#146 ~ Serendipity

Serendipity by Louise Shaffer I normally try to write and publish my reviews in the order in which I have read the books.  In this case, I’m making an exception.  I have been somewhat in a reading lull – reading casually, not voraciously like normal.  Serendipity changed that.  Once I got into this novel, I […]

#138 ~ Etta

Etta by Gerald Kolpan I am not typically one for reading Westerns.  The American West has never held my imagination the way it has for so many people.  Still, when Etta was offered as an Early Reader choice on LibraryThing in December, I requested it and was lucky enough to snag it.  I don’t think […]


Thanks to a fun post written by Fyrefly, I found out about SantaThing, a wonderful Secret Santa type of book exchange facilitated by LibraryThing.  I received my SantaThing books yesterday and I’m so exicted!  I got Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer and The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman.  I am loving Georgette Heyer these days […]

#131 ~ The Jewel of Medina

The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones A’isha is a 6 year old girl who, after her parents betrothed her to Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, was required to remain in her family home until she had her first menstrual period.  For an adventurous girl such as herself, she is tortured by the limitations placed […]

Mailbox Monday on Tuesday

Last week was a wonderful week for Literate Housewife’s mailbox (front porch, actually).  It was a bonanza of wonderful books and was by far the most exciting mail week I’ve had since I started my blog.  So, what was it that makes me so excited?  Take a look: The Reluctant Widow and The Conqueror by […]

Tuesday Thingers LT Authors

Today’s topic: LibraryThing authors. Who are your LibraryThing authors? What books of theirs do you have? Do you ever comment on an author’s LT page? Have you received any comments from an author on your LT account? My LT authors are Olivia Brooks-Scrivanich (author of Fiscal Pear and Shimmer in the Call of River Whale), […]

Tuesday Thingers LT Vs RL

Today’s question: LT and RL (real life)- do you have friends in real life that you met through LibraryThing? Have you attended any LT meet-ups in your area? Would you be open to attending meet-ups or is LT strictly an online thing for you? I have not met anyone that I’ve become friends with on […]