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Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James Part of The Dark Star Trilogy Published by: Riverhead BooksFeb 04, 2020 | 640 Pages From the Publisher: In the stunning first novel in Marlon James’s Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child… […]

Full disclosure, I still haven’t read The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern’s first novel.

It took me a lot longer than expected to get into The Starless Sea, and I never did quite get wrapped up in the story. At first I wasn’t sure what it was, the style of writing, the cadence, but it is more complicated than that. I enjoyed all the little stories peppered throughout the myths and fables that come together was a real treat, and it was all those little tales that spoke to me.

When you travel frequently and live in a small country town, there isn’t always a local book club that you can become a member of. This has always been an issue for me, but the internet offers some great solutions and alternatives to your traditional book clubs. Here are my top 5 recommendations, and two […]

Holy Dante’s Inferno! Give me more Galaxy Stern! Leigh Bardugo weaved the perfect occult tapestry full of history, imaginary, and magic that I have only experienced in the best and rarest books… raw magic, that we mere mortals only dream of spring to life in Ninth House, and those monsters of the dark that are seen only by those gifted, or cursed. Or for those who continue to seek ways to see the “lost places, maybe even lost people who might come to life…” If only one can find the right magic words. The true challenge is telling who is evil, who the real monsters are.

2020 is a new decade, a new fresh start, the perfect time to return to one of my most favorite pass times. It’s not really a New Year’s Resolution or goal, I don’t really believe in those. It is more a reentering of my interests into my life getting back to what I enjoy, what makes me uniquely me. One thing I have missed immensely is making time in my schedule for reading all sorts of books. I miss the stories, the history, the smell…