By: Patrick O’Brian
Aubrey-Maturin series Book 1
I suppose I had heard the term before, but I didn’t realize I was reading a classic when I picked up Master and Commander at first. One day, my father asked what I was reading and I told him, and he immediately looked at me and said, “Ahh, Russell Crowe.” When I gave him a blank stare, he said, “Sara, his face is on the cover. It’s a great movie.”
So, if you’ve seen (or heard of..) the movie, you’re already one step ahead of me. Continue reading “Master and Commander”
By: Geraldine Brooks
Subject Matter: Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck; Wampanoag Indians; Massachussetts; Martha’s Vineyard; Indian college graduates; Indian scholars; United States
I was given this book as a Christmas present a few years ago by an especially beloved aunt of mine. I highly value her literary opinion, but I have to admit I was wary of this one. Continue reading “Caleb’s Crossing”
By: Kim & Krickitt Carpenter
Subject Matter: Biography
The Vow was pretty much exactly what I expected it to be.
If you’ve been living under a rock and didn’t already know, The Vow the movie, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, is about a young married couple who face a tragic accident in which the wife forgets she ever married her husband. Continue reading “The Vow: The True Events That Inspired the Movie”
By: Hillary Frank
Subject Matter: Interpersonal relations; Elective mutism; Letters; Puns and punning; Colleges and universities; Family problems
I first read I Can’t Tell You sometime in middle school. And I’ve been recommending it ever since. Continue reading “I Can’t Tell You”
By: Bram Stoker
We have all heard of Dracula.
The vampire who “vants to suck your blood.” The scary man who comes in the night dressed in all black with razor sharp fangs who can transform into a bat at will and sleeps in a coffin. Tell me this isn’t what you think of. Continue reading “Dracula”
By: Debbie Macomber
Blossom Street Series Book 1
At 395 pages, The Shop on Blossom Street may look long, especially for a beach read, but don’t worry.
I read it in less than 48 hours. (And it’s not even that good!) Continue reading “The Shop on Blossom Street”