My Weekend’s Booked #12: The Dog Who Saved Me by Susan Wilson

Dog lovers are amazing, passionate people who pour their hearts into their passion. I have two pups of my own, and I honestly like them more than people most days. However, I find that passion often translates in literature into cloying dog stories with passages including the words "love" and "happy" on every page. Since … Continue reading My Weekend’s Booked #12: The Dog Who Saved Me by Susan Wilson

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My Weekend’s Booked #11: Wicked by Gregory Maguire

Is there that one world that seems to draw you in? For some people it's Alice's Wonderland, for others it's Hogwarts, and yet others it's Oz. Long time followers of the blog will recall the time I read Baum's complete collection of Oz stories. And admittedly the magic of Oz has stuck with me to … Continue reading My Weekend’s Booked #11: Wicked by Gregory Maguire

My Weekend’s Booked #10: A Dog’s Journey by W. Bruce Cameron

“You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.” “Dog’ is ‘God’ spelled backward; you know that. That’s why you’re here, to help the nuns do God’s work.” I packed W. Bruce Cameron's A Dog's Journey for my vacation to New Orleans this past week. A tiny … Continue reading My Weekend’s Booked #10: A Dog’s Journey by W. Bruce Cameron

My Weekend’s Booked #9: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Have you ever plunged into a book with blind faith? This week I read Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier with absolutely no context. Originally published in 1938 I had seen no reviews, did not read the synopsis, all I had to base my judgement off of was the cover. Rebecca also boasts the rare distinction … Continue reading My Weekend’s Booked #9: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

My Weekend’s Booked #8: The Cardinal’s Man by M.G. Sinclair

Does anyone else here just love Game of Thrones? Books, TV series, for me it doesn't matter. And of all the characters that make up the series (over 150 major characters) Tyrion Lanister is one of my hands down favorites. The dwarf underdog is a fiery man with a wicked sharp wit and a dark … Continue reading My Weekend’s Booked #8: The Cardinal’s Man by M.G. Sinclair

My Weekend’s Booked #5: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

I read  My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout last January shortly after it was published and hated it. A book about an adult daughter reconciling with her mother after a difficult childhood, I found it to be a long and winding book with unpleasant characters (how dare they actually have human flaws!) Anything … Continue reading My Weekend’s Booked #5: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout