Holiday Reading 2: Burial Rites

Every now and then you read something lovely – Burial Rites is that kind of something. NB: word on the grapevine is this book is being optioned for a movie starring Jennifer Lawrence  . . . Burial Rites is the story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir.  Beheaded in 1830 for her part in a double murder, she […]

Holiday Reading 1: Sense and Sensibility

Austen fans can be a fearsome bunch. Many are generally hostile towards any human being who deigns to mess with the perfection of an Austen novel.  But that is exactly what UK writer, Joanna Trollope has done for the Jane Austen Project – an ambitious venture from HarperCollins, involving the re-release of Austen’s complete works, […]

Holiday Reading Challenge

It’s that wonderful time of the year once again.  Finally, I can sit down for more than five minutes without experiencing serious inner torment.  And since reading is best done while sitting down, it makes perfect sense for me to spend my holidays enjoying an enormous stack of books. Because study procrastination habits have become […]