Holiday Reading 5: This House is Haunted

It is time, once again, for a summer book review. I’m excited – and you should be too. Whoa, I’m rhyming! That’s impressive. Unlike my dazzling introductions, This House is Haunted is not a laugh. It comes to us from John Boyne, the author of the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. If you read The […]

Holiday Reading 4: All the Birds, Singing

Summer book number four is something I bought in Paris last year from Shakespeare and Company, a gorgeous English-language bookstore near Notre Dame. Ah ‘in Paris’.  Apparently I’m one of those people. This book was a bit of a random choice. I scarcely knew where to begin when I wandered into the store – with […]

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 […]