Category Archives: Series

The Second Sleep by Robert Harris (Books to Read During a Pandemic, Part 18)

Robert Harris is an author that never fails to inform and entertain me. He is known for his historical books, like Imperium, which is about ancient Rome or Fatherland, which is about Nazi Germany, but The Second Sleep shows a … Continue reading

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The Poppy War and the Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang (Books to Read During a Pandemic, Part 16)

Over the years I have read many fantasy books but I have never found a series that uses Asian history to such good effect as The Poppy War series by R.F. Kuang. Using 12th century China as a back drop, … Continue reading

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Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Books To Read During a Pandemic, Part 15)

Young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist, lives in a rambling old manor house with her father and two older sisters, their mother having passed away quite tragically when Flavia was quite young.  Their father, dealing with both the loss … Continue reading

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The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George ( Books to Read During a Pandemic, Part 9)

It is comforting to be in the hands of a master storyteller and Elizabeth George is definitely a master at crafting a twisty, unexpected mystery while continuing to mold and shape her characters in ways that show their depth and … Continue reading

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The Dragon’s Lair by Sharon Kay Penman (Books to Read During a Pandemic, Part 8)

I find myself going back to tried and true authors during this pandemic. Maybe its because everything is so chaotic right now that I am less willing to experiment with a new author, or maybe its because I know that … Continue reading

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Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Testaments is one of the books I listed as wanting to read on vacation. It was a good pick! Engaging, well written, with a great plot and interesting characters, this book also answered some questions and filled in some of … Continue reading

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Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon

As you know I am big fan of Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series, but when you are all caught up and are waiting for the next book to be released  or there is an eight week wait list at the … Continue reading

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His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman

I did not read Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy when they were first published starting in 1995.  It wasn’t until HBO recently started advertising its new series based on the books that I became interested. Although marketed as young adult … Continue reading

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A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny

Did you get some money for Christmas that you are not sure what spend on? ? A gift card from Amazon? Do you have some time now with family and friends gone, to curl up with a good book?  Well, … Continue reading

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The William Marshall Series by Elizabeth Chadwick

William Marshall is known historically as England’s greatest knight. A skillful swordsman and warrior who was able to elicit unwavering loyalty from the men who followed him, Marshall was an acknowledged leader of his time. He also became a skillful … Continue reading

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