DNF: The Grift of the Magi (A Heist Society Novella) by Ally Carter

DNF at 75% The Grift of the Magi is a holiday-themed Heist Society novella eBook, written and published by Ally Carter via NLA Digital LLC in 2016. Our series' heroine, Kat Bishop, has established herself as a thief who re-steals valuable artwork and returns it to its rightful owners. The latest item she must steal … Continue reading DNF: The Grift of the Magi (A Heist Society Novella) by Ally Carter

Book Review: A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I had attempted to read the Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as a younger person, but usually the old-fashioned prose threw me off, and I had difficulty following it. Recently, I had the pleasure of coming across a free LibriVox recording of the audiobook (the version I listened to is here: https://librivox.org/a-study-in-scarlet-version-6-by-sir-arthur-conan-doyle/), which … Continue reading Book Review: A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Book Review: A Pirate’s Ransom by Gerri Brousseau

I just love pirate romances, and was drawn in by the first page of this book, A Pirate's Ransom by Gerri Brousseau. The story is about a young English countess called Catherine, who lives on one of the Spice Islands with her father. To avoid financial ruin, Lady Catherine must sail to London to wed an elderly Duke she's never met. Aboard … Continue reading Book Review: A Pirate’s Ransom by Gerri Brousseau

Book Review: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations (1860) by Charles Dickens is the classic, delightful story of Pip, a young English boy who inherits a mysterious fortune. I read this book in high school and really enjoyed it. Despite being long-winded in places, it’s a great story that I’ve always remembered, with a few shocking and somewhat disturbing twists as … Continue reading Book Review: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens