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2/4 Update: Deerbrook

I actually started reading Deerbrook last summer, and left it behind in pursuit of quicker reads while I was busy at an excavation. It’s taken me a while to get back into reading it, but I’m so glad I did! Deerbrook focuses on the lives of Hester and Margaret following Hester’s marriage to Edward Hope. […]

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3/4 Update: Atlantis

This book started out so promising… Now, it’s not a jaunty archaeological adventure through the city of Atlantis (excuse me, I have a Disney movie to watch). It’s somehow a thriller political novel? There aren’t any spies, but there’s Kazakh gangsters who’ve created a sanctuary for terrorists and are using that to…pillage museums and ancient […]

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Atmospheric Settings

“I became conscious…of a vast ruined castle, from whose tall black windows came no ray of light, and whose broken battlements showed a jagged line against the moonlit sky.” – Dracula What is the atmosphere? The atmosphere of a book is the mood, the setting, and the emotions that the author invokes. The above example […]

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Saturday Morning Wrap-Up, 24/8

Overview This week has been a fun one! Since I launched this blog, I’ve really enjoyed getting into all of the book blogger circles of twitter, tumblr, and Instagram. I’ve gotten some warm welcomes, and I’m very excited to get to know everybody a lot better!  What am I reading? At the moment I have […]