BAM! From the 1st chapter you're hooked! Finn is easily distracted, even when SO MUCH depends on his focusing on a VERY important mystery.
If you waste your life worrying, you'll miss a lot. Maybe even your WHOLE LIFE. This is such a great book!!
A touching memoir of the influential women (and men) in her life, and a thoughtful call to reject toxic 'machismo' and embrace feminism, Allende's latest book may be my favorite. She has a remarkable passion for people, and for life itself.
What a sparkling series premiere!! Witches, ghosts, magic, familiars, the mystical waters, the clouds, moon magic....IT'S ALL HERE!!
I'm so excited for book 2!! It will be a DELIGHT!
Omg. Multi-layered. Creepy without being farcical. Eerie and HAUNTING, but not in a supernatural sense. It's a complex and UNFORGETTABLE multigenerational mother/daughter story.
I highly recommend.
A friend described this story as "a fever dream" and despite my best efforts, I can't think of a more perfect metaphor to encapsulate it. It's always a bit hazy around the edges. Reality and hard facts seem like intangible items and always jjjjjust out of reach. I can't remember the last time I was so gently lulled through a catastrophe with such excellent, almost ethereal, writing!
What are fairytales but witch's spells renamed...magic lost. You can burn a witch, but you'll never silence her. Maiden, Mother, Crone...3 sisters awaken the "auld" ways and reclaim their power. Harrow delivers another beautifully told tale DRIPPING with magic.
Lindy has terrible taste in movies!!! That said, she sprinkles her reviews with wit, snark, and generous helpings of thoughtful insight. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I rate her book 7/10 signed, first editions of Outlander.
There are few things more charming than two men bantering Scottish history and drinking whisky as they tour the Highlands in a camper bus. It's humorous, engaging, historically accurate, and downright entertaining. It is a MUST for all Scotophiles...and fans of Outlander will simply go ___MENTAL___ for this!!!!
A REMARKABLE book regarding race, class, and America's rarely acknowledged and thoroughly set-in-stone CASTE SYSTEM. This may be the most important book to read, understand, and internalize, in this century!! We must learn, then we must DO something.
I thoroughly enjoyed this laugh-out-loud memoir. Jost is an intelligent, thoughtful, witty, downright FUNNY guy. Perhaps something you didn't expect from the "milkiest" member of SNL? And..I didn't want to punch him in the face once, while reading.
The parallels between the current pandemic and this one, are downright uncanny. It's another terrifying look at what happens when ambition, greed, commerce, politics, media, distrust, and rumors cast a shadow of suspicion that clouds the SCIENCE. Apparently, humankind is doggedly insistent upon repeating history.
Have recent events left you feeling helpless and speechless? It’s ok if you can’t find words because NOW is a time to LISTEN. This is the most transformative book about cultural and systemic racism, I’ve ever encountered. It’s time to be _uncomfortable_. Sit. Read. Listen. Change. Practice. Grow.
Does this small colony of settlers deserve praise or criticism? Human nature being what it is, even this group of Puritans/Pilgrims fell victim to greed, violence & prejudice. I've never read a fictionalized account of this era & found it INTRIGUING!
While there is nothing terribly earth-shattering or surprising in this novel, it DOES confirm some of your darker suspicions about Donald Trump and his sociopathy. It IS a very interesting look into the dysfunctional family that gave us our 45th president.
Another beautiful, richly detailed, and evocative story from Parry!! She steps so ENTIRELY into the world of the animals she writes about that you feel yourself sitting on the shoulder of a young wolf, or gliding on the back of an orca wayfinder. Readers navigate the perils of a changing environment, the dwindling food chain, mans' often dangerous interference, loss and separation alongside powerful Vega and her little brother Daneb. Such a STUNNING novel.