Book Blogger Hop March 3rd – 9th – When you start reading a novel, do you prefer to be plunged right into the action, or do you prefer a slower, more descriptive introduction to the plot and characters? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books) 10th – 16th – How far in advance do you read the books you have scheduled for review? … Continue reading Book Blogger Hop : March
Hi All, This Spring I’ve been reminded that when I go to University in a few months I’ll have to move all my books, and with that horror in mind I have decided to have a clean out. Hopefully I can put the money towards accommodation or course costs in September. Some of these books I found it really hard to part with, and some … Continue reading BOOK SALE SPRING CLEAN!
Romantic and well written, A Discovery of Witches is written by Deborah Harkness, a professor of history, so is accurate in its facts and the main character Diana’s History knowledge is as palpable as the authors own.The characterizations are particularly good, as are the characterizations of Diana’s parents, even if only through the notes and trinkets they left their daughter, the care they have for … Continue reading March 2017 Monthly Motif Challenge: A Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness
This book was a pretty great read. I was invested in every part of the story, from DI Bob Sparkes catching the child-napper, to Kate Waters writing her interview. I especially wanted to know exactly what happened to little Bella. (spoiler) It was a bit disappointing to know she dies but at the same time I was shocked to know that Jean, the Widow herself, knew … Continue reading The Widow – Fiona Barton