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Book Review: The Essex Serpent

The Essex Serpent
Sarah Perry

The Essex Serpent was published on May 27th, 2016.

I decided to stop reading this book halfway through for reasons I’ve discussed in my review. If you enjoyed this book, great, I’m so glad it worked for you! I will not be persuaded to finish it, however; my mind has been made up. 

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Rabbit’s Bride

“There was once a woman who lived with her daughter in a beautiful cabbage-garden; and there came a rabbit and ate up all the cabbages.”

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Death of the Hen

“Once on a time the cock and the hen went to the nut mountain, and they agreed beforehand that whichever of them should find a nut was to divide it with the other.”

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Straw, The Coal, and the Bean

“There lived in a certain village a poor old woman who had collected a mess of beans, and was going to cook them.”

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From Your Bookshelf: The Martian (Tiny Navajo Reads)

From Your Bookshelf is a series I started in order to connect with other book lovers and share stories about a book they love. It is an extension of my From My Bookshelf series, and you can learn more about it – including how to get involved – here

The second From Your Bookshelf post is from Ashley from Tiny Navajo Reads. She talks about this story of survival, and the impactful effect of audiobooks. 

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Book Review: Georgiana Darcy

Georgiana Darcy: A Sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
Alice Isakova

Georgiana Darcy: A Sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was published on July 16th, 2018. The author provided me with a copy of the book, but all thoughts are my own. 

SYNOPSIS:

With her temptingly large dowry, the beautiful and talented Georgiana Darcy catches the eye of numerous suitors, not all of whom wish to marry purely for love. As Georgiana navigates the treacherous waters of courtship, her story becomes intertwined with that of Anne de Bourgh, her wealthy but painfully awkward cousin, who stirs up trouble when she sets her sights on a young gentleman with a rank far below her own. In so doing, Anne encounters the opposition of her proud and domineering mother, the formidable Lady Catherine de Bourgh, and sets in motion a chain of events that brings a damaging secret to light and threatens to destroy Georgiana’s dreams of happiness. Intrigues, gossip, and elopements further complicate Georgiana’s efforts to find love and avoid the snares of fortune-hunters. 

Written in a sparkling, witty, humorous style on par with Jane Austen’s own in Pride and Prejudice, Alice Isakova’s Georgiana Darcy continues the tale that has delighted readers for over two centuries.

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