Review: Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love

Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love by Dava SobelMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I think I prefer this book to Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, which is also a good book, but not quite as captivating. Galileo’s oldestContinue reading “Review: Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love”

Review: The Happy Prince & Other Stories

The Happy Prince & Other Stories by Oscar WildeMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This little book includes three fables that Oscar Wilde wrote shortly after the birth of his children. Wikipedia says that these are children’s stories, but… The Nightingale and the Rose? Really? That one just doesn’t seem like a children’s story toContinue reading “Review: The Happy Prince & Other Stories”

Top 10 Tuesday: 5 Audiobooks I Loved & 5 I Want to Listen To

My current audiobook is  Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love, but I am featuring other audiobooks for Top Ten Tuesday. 5 Audiobooks I Loved: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke, read by Simon Prebble (source: OverDrive, library checkout) Alternate history set in a magical England. One of my favorite fantasy books! The longest audiobook on thisContinue reading “Top 10 Tuesday: 5 Audiobooks I Loved & 5 I Want to Listen To”

Review: Citizen: An American Lyric

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia RankineMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Citizen: An American Lyric won National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry (2014) and was a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry. The book combines prose, verse, and images, describing Rankine’s experience of racism in America. There are seven parts. PartContinue reading “Review: Citizen: An American Lyric”

Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: Galileo’s Daughter (+Book Blogger Hop)

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week. Today I am featuring my current audiobook, Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love by Dava Sobel. It begins with a letter from Galileo’s oldest daughter, born of his affair with Marina Gamba of Venice. InContinue reading “Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: Galileo’s Daughter (+Book Blogger Hop)”

Review: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le CarréMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I originally added this to my to-read list, way back in 2016, because of one of my GoodReads friends gave it 5 stars and a great review. Technically this is part of a series, but it can beContinue reading “Review: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold”

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books On My Spring TBR

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is not on here, because I will probably finish it in a few days. March: 1. The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang (own) (ebook) This was a free download from Tor.com last year. Nebula Award & World Fantasy Award nominee for Best Novella. The Black Tides ofContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books On My Spring TBR”

Review: A Stranger in Olondria

A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia SamatarMy rating: 5 of 5 stars As I was a stranger in Olondria, I knew nothing of the splendor of its coasts, nor of Bain, the Harbour City, whose lights and colors spill into the ocean like a cataract of roses. I did not know the vastness of theContinue reading “Review: A Stranger in Olondria”

Library Loot: March 13 to 19

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Sharlene from Real Life Reading that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. I did this once last year but I then I forgot about it and stopped following this one. Here is my post for March 13 to 19.Continue reading “Library Loot: March 13 to 19”

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