New Year’s Day (The Seventies) by Edith Wharton

   I picked up this book at the annual library booksale.  Something about it called to me – maybe the compact size of it, the dark blue hardcover with a simple title label stuck onto the upper part of the cover.   In fact, I think it was one of those books that I saw…

Flock Together: A Love Affair With Extinct Birds

As a huge bird enthusiast, I was beyond happy to start this book. I wanted to know about birds gone by – not knowing what this information would present. It presented me with a mystery instead of a closed case where the Ivory Billed Woodpecker was concerned. The WHAT? I’d never heard of this bird….

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

**SPOILERS** I chose the audio version of this book. I couldn’t wait to go to work every day and start listening! There is so much offering here – tragedy, taboo issues, adventure, happy endings and not so. Even more….this is based on a true story originating in Nantucket, MA. I’m a born New Englander so…

Every Frenchman Has One – Olivia de Havilland

    I found Olivia De Havilland’s memoir to be refreshingly funny.  Written in 1961, De Havilland writes of the many different facets of life from an American’s perspective,  in France.  Delightfully written, DeHavilland can take a mundane topic and twirl it into a fun chapter.  We learn about French vs. American livers and whether…

Nostalgia From: a City Set Upon a Hill

I had the pleasure of reading Nostalgia From A City Set Upon a Hill, supplied by the author, Garfield “Garry” Whyte,  in exchange for an honest review. I personally have zero experience with boarding schools. The only one I ever knew of was the one on the Facts Of Life in the 1980s. And even…

Hummingbirds Fly Backwards

A refreshing and fun read by Amy Cheung about three women in various relationship stages and circumstances. Written with humor and honest emotion from the point of view of the Other woman. You may find yourself asking these women why they do some of the things they do….and wonder if there will be a payoff…

Daughter of the Wolf

  Written by Victoria Whitworth, this story takes place around 850. So imagine lots of organic lands and emotions. The main character, Elfrun, is just coming of age with great responsibility and besides being faced with normal young girl issues such as crushes and learning how to grow into an adult, she is also faced…