The Geisha with the Green Eyes by India Millar
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I received a Kindle version of this book free from the publisher for review (this time through Goodreads), and I’ll begin by telling you it has one of the most beautiful covers I’ve ever seen! It’s absolutely gorgeous and captures your attention right away, so of course I had to look up the artist who designed it. Her name is Cherith Vaughan for those of you interested.
I’ve never read a story based in Asian culture, so this was a refreshing change for me. I especially loved the language used by the characters. It was very unusual and Continue reading “The Geisha with the Green Eyes by India Millar”
Vivid and Repulsive as the Truth: The Early Works of Djuna Barnes by Djuna Barnes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Thanks to a suggestion by Angela Rackard Campbell, I’ve joined a website called NetGalley, where authors and publishers can list their books to find reviewers, and reviewers can find free books to review and offer their feedback. I’m finding this website very enjoyable and convenient, and this is where I picked up Vivid and Repulsive as the Truth, which I must confess, took me for a completely unexpected literary and philosophical ride! My feelings about this book ran from elation to disappointment, and from profound tears to mild horror.
Since I had never heard of Djuna Barnes, I paid close attention to the introduction, where the editor gives you a description of Continue reading “Vivid and Repulsive as the Truth: The Early Works of Djuna Barnes By Djuna Barnes”
Stealing the Light: A Medieval Fantasy by Lisa Hofmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Considering the impression I received of this book, I decide to start reading it early in the morning – 5:45am to be precise, when the sun just starts to light the sky, and there is often at least a light fog covering the ground. I hoped that would be true on this morning, and I wasn’t disappointed! I take my heavily creamed coffee onto the back patio and fondle the real book in my hand. Reading is a much more profound and personal experience with an actual book (even if you get a cramp in your fingers or a crick in your neck)!
The cover is blue and white and depicts an archway partially covered with overgrown flowers and a dove in flight (I think it’s a dove anyway). Light is streaming through the arch and highlights a stone floor. I love the font. It looks familiar, but I don’t remember what it’s called. I open the book and smell the pages. There is nothing more wonderful than the smell of fresh paper! Every book Continue reading “Stealing the Light by Lisa Hofmann”