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An enjoyable historical piece. I picked out this book because it is set in an era that I don't read much of, I am fascinated by Louise Brooks, and it got good reviews. This read went by much quicker than I thought. I think because I became quickly absorbed into the story of Cora. The book isn't about Louise Brooks; she's just a sideline character and an anchor in a way. The novel was interesting…

This week I read and finished Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte. I started reading Respect the Spindle by Abby Franquemont the other week (but haven't read it due to other things). I also started Little Women by Louisa May Alcott on Friday, but I think I will read The Chaperone by Lian Moriarity. It's due back at the library by tuesday so I will try and read it the next two days. The Olympics have…

My first Anne Bronte work. I had to resist reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall for just a bit longer since I had this already on the Kindle and knew it to be Anne's first novel. This novel is somewhat autobiographical in nature, it's not Roman à clef, but when reading this novel, it felt like a lot of the scenes were nonfiction and had actually happened to Anne Bronte. It is a novel about…

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="180"] Handle lengths: 4.5"/11cm. Center piece: 9"/22cm.[/caption] This isn't a fibre FO, but it relates to my fibre crafts. Since I wanted to learn to spin, I realized that eventually I would need to make my own skein of yarn. I could do with a chair or my knees, but then I found these tutorials on how to make a Niddy Noddy out of PVC. I wasn't going to be able to…

On BTT this week: Do you have a favorite season of the year that you read more? (Example: during snow storms, rainy weather, or sunny and warm weather) Sorry, that was the best I could come up with. Where is your favorite place to read? On the beach? Inside/outside? When I was younger, I did read more in the summer. I spent a lot of time at the library just looking through the shelves for…

Last week, I wanted to post a WIP Wednesday, but found I hadn't progressed very much either in spinning or my knitting. Mostly because this has been the hottest summer in my hometown. We do not have air conditioning so it makes me averse to knitting a giant wool blanket. Having said that, it cooled down for a few days, and I have been crafting again. An important thing is that I bought Abby Franquemont's…

When I first heard about Georgette Heyer years ago, this was the title that I remembered. I could not find at this at my library, but I got it and a few other Heyer books on Kindle just for the event that I would run out of library heyer books. Similar to other Heyer books, there is a large ensemble cast of characters, but I found them all more defined than usual in this. There…

Hello, world! The weather has cooled down this week, and that was the best thing about it really. It was an ok week. Since last Sunday Salon, I read Lady of Quality and Cotillion by Georgette Heyer (review up tomorrow). I read the latter book yesterday, and today, I am not sure which book I will read or start. There isn't a lot of time for reading this weekend, but that's fine since I did…

I did not know until writing the end of this review that this was one of Heyer's last novels; it was definitely her last romance. This novel was not the most exciting of Heyer's, nor did it have the best characters, but it was one of the most introspective about romance and love. There wasn't a lot of it, but the main protagonist did think and talk about it more than any other Heyer heroine…

On BTT this week: Series or Stand-alone? I actually answered this in my reading habits survey a couple weeks back. Most books are stand-alones, and some of my favourite books, such as the classic ones, are stand-alones. Often, I do want to know more about my favourite characters, and that is the mark of any good book. Of course, I do like series though, Harry Potter being my favourite one. I have read a lot…

The ending of this book surprised me. Actually if the ending happened as I expected and have come to expect from Heyer novels, I would have given this book a very low rating. It features the most annoying of any of the Heyer's characters I have read yet. I hated the odious Wilfred Stearne. Even though he came in two thirds of the way into the book, his one scene with Simone irked me so…