Review: The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne

While on a research trip, scientist Dr. Theo Cray is pulled in unexpectedly by the police for questioning. However, midway through his harrowing experience–in which he definitely incriminates himself–the police come to the conclusion that their “murder” is actually a bear attack. An accident. Theo is free to go. But now Theo is haunted by …

Discussion: Science in Fiction

Introduction For this post, I’m not really discussing science fiction itself, but books that feature science on some level. These books usually comprise of a narrator or main POV character with a background in a scientific field–oftentimes a field that the author themselves have experience or great interest in. This POV character/narrator generally is considered …

Review: The Buccaneers of America by Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin

Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin is supposed to be of a Dutch background, participating in Naval service until it became clear that piracy was a more lucrative and interesting career choice. His book serves as one of the few known first hand accounts of the activities in the Caribbean during the age of Captain Henry Morgan and …

Review: Stubborn Archivist by Yara Rodrigues Fowler

For fans of Chemistry and Normal People: A mesmerizing and witty debut novel about a young woman growing up between two disparate cultures, and the singular identity she finds along the way But where are you really from?  When your mother considers another country home, it’s hard to know where you belong. When the people you live among can’t pronounce your …

Discussion: Breaking the Rules of Prose

So, book bees, we all read quite a bit. I’m sure that even if strange narrative styles aren’t your thing you’ve encountered one or two on occasion and know what I’m referring to. Breaking the rules of prose means writing what is still ostensibly defined as a novel, but with a different kind of grammatical …

Monday Schedule: 7/27 – 8/2

Monday: 7/27 Reading: I’m currently trying to make a dent in The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco, which is beautifully written! Blogging: This morning I already posted a new installment of my Kindle Unlimited series you should check out! Tuesday: 7/28 Blogging: Tomorrow I’ve got a review of Stubborn Archivist coming out along with a …

Delving into Kindle Unlimited #3: Can you find new releases?

Hello book bees and welcome to another KU post! For this post, I will be attempting to hunt for new releases from late 2019 to early 2020 and seeing how many from my TBR are available in KU right now! So despite my best efforts, I am not finding a way to look at my …

Coffee With Catherine, July 2020

Wow book bees, it’s already the end of July. This year gets slow and fast unexpectedly, and there are moments where this month is taking forever and others where it’s gone by too quickly. I’m also very tired, and ready for things to either settle down enough that I can maintain a routine for more …

Saturday Morning Wrap Up: 7/25

What am I reading? The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates His Bluestocking Bride (Branches of Love #3) by Sally Britton The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco This week’s reads: Night of the Shadow Moon (Furyck Saga #3) by A.E. Rayne, 5 stars Stubborn Archivist by Yara Rodrigues Fowler, 4 stars The Buccaneers of …

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