Going Postal by Terry Pratchett


Addition: Audiobook Rating: 3/5 Synopsis: “Arch-swindler Moist Van Lipwig never believed his confidence crimes were hanging offenses – until he found himself with a noose tightly around his neck, dropping through a trapdoor, and falling into…a government job?” “By all rights, Moist should have met his maker. Instead, it’s Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork, […]

July Round-Up


I’m not American, but I liked the picture! This is my July round-up 🙂 Books Read: Debbie Macomber: 50 Harbour Street Melanie Ray: The Great Destruction Book 1 Terry Pratchett: Going Postal Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Lewis Carroll: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Nick Hornby: About a Boy Allison van Diepen: The […]

A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett


Synopsis: The Heroine: Tiffany Aching, incipient witch and cheese maker extraordinaire. Once saved world from Queen of the Elves. Is about to discover that battling evil monarchs is child’s play compared to mortal combat with a Hiver (see below). At eleven years old, is boldest heroine ever to have confronted the Forces of Darkness while […]

Candide by Voltaire


Synopsis: A flamboyant and controversial personality of enormous wit and intelligence, Voltaire is one of the most intriguing figures of the eighteenth century Enlightenment. His masterpiece is Candide, a brilliant satire on the theory that ‘the world is the best of all possible worlds.’ The book traces the picaresque adventures of the guileless Candide, who […]

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll


This is the monthly read for July at the Book Club Forum, so the review will be slightly different. Synopsis: Conceived by a shy British don on a golden afternoon to entertain ten-year-old Alice Liddell and her sisters, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass have delighted generations of readers in more than eighty […]

In My Mailbox (5)


This is a meme hosted by The Story Siren. The books that entered my home this week are: Review Books: They are all in the form of e-books New Beginnings by Johanna Neald The Great Destruction Book 1 by Melanie Ray The Oracle of Dating by Allison van Diepen The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa […]

Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett


Synopsis: Polly becomes Private Oliver Perks, who is on a quest to find her older brother, who’s recently MIA in one of the innumerable wars the tiny nation of Borogravia has a habit of starting with its neighbors. This peevish tendency has all but expended Borogravia’s ranks of cannon fodder. Whether Sergeant Jackrum knows her […]

The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett


Synopsis: “Another world is colliding with this one,” said the toad. “All the monsters are coming back.””Why?” said Tiffany. “There’s no one to stop them. There was silence for a moment. Then Tiffany said, “There’s me.” Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands […]