Dear Ms. Bishop, This is my first time reading one of yours. The first book in the rather prolific Black Jewels series has resided on my shelf for a few years now, but for whatever reason I just haven’t found my way to picking it up, likely due to a ... more >
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Tampa by Alissa Nutting. $ 2.99 From the Jacket Copy: Celeste Price is an eighth-grade English teacher in suburban Tampa. She’s undeniably attractive. She drives a red Corvette with tinted windows. Her husband, Ford, is rich, square-jawed, and devoted to her. But Celeste’s devotion lies elsewhere. She has a singular ... more >
Jia’s note: I’m reviewing the UK edition. The US edition was published in 2013. I don’t think there are any differences between the two editions other than publisher but if there are, please let us know in the comments! Dear Ms. Winnacker, The more YA novels I read, the more ... more >
Victor/Victoria (1982) Genre: Romantic Comedy/Musical Grade: B+ Victor/Victoria has long been a favorite of mine for many reasons. It’s got a cast crammed with fantastic actors who inhabit their roles like a second skin, it’s funny, it’s poignant and it’s got Julie Andrews’ voice and Henry Mancini’s music all through ... more >
Interview: Lucy Lethbridge, Author Of ‘Servants’ – For those who found the article yesterday on below-stairs servants interesting, here is an interview with Lucy Lethbridge, whose new book looks to be interesting and informative. “I read a lot of butlers’ memoirs, and what I found particularly fascinating was how [they] ... more >