Brenna M's Book Blog

I grew up in Western New York, with a huge Italian, German, and Irish influence in my family life. Frederick Douglas, Susan B. Anthony, the Haudenosaunee, and the Erie Canal are a big part of the history in my area. This is, I believe, is one reason I like reading about history and historical fiction.

 

I garden, cook, and preserve some of the food I grow. I, also, enjoy traveling. A book or two are always with me when I travel. And there is always one in my car, at my desk, and anywhere I may have a chance to read. Primarily I read fiction--young adult, historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers. I do enjoy a good memoir, biographies, and cookbooks. If someone recommends something, I will always check it out.

Today
February
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reading
Maja Lunde
February2019
09
updated shelf:
State of Sorrow (Sorrow, #1) - Melinda Salisbury
February2019
08
text: attempting something
I've not been able to actually post one of my reviews so i am trying this. I can update # of pages read or if i finished a book and rated the stars. but nothing else. We'll se...
January2019
23
updated shelf:
The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science  - David Blistein
finished reading:
December2018
25
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I haven't had any decorations up this year, but these are photos I took a few years ago:
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For this task, I think I'm going with some of the great classics that helped establish the hero / villain dichotomy ... as we...
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This has been a long time coming. I have been holding off reading this trilogy for years! I don't know what it was that kept ...
December2018
16
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It's absolutely horrible outside: it's cold, stormy, rainy, and it's been really dark all day. And I mean REALLY dark. This i...
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Mr. Roydon has just introduced his play, under close scrutiny and with countless interruptions by the family that just cracke...
updated shelf:
Wildlife - Richard Ford
December2018
12
finished reading:
December2018
10
text: Crazy Times, But I Am Still Reading.
I am in the middle of 3 books-one I am stalled on (The History of Bees), the other 2 are slowly getting read. I, also, have a giveaway book coming, as well as a "Secret Santa"...
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Harriet was silent. She suddenly saw Wimsey in a new light. She knew him to be intelligent, clean, courteous, wealthy, well-r...
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My BFF and I took a trip down to Frankfurt yesterday, to stock up supplies at our favorite tea and spice store; and while we ...
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I have reached rock bottom and denial is no longer working for me. The rationalisation that life has been so busy!, no matte...
November2018
28
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I'm enjoying this read an awful lot, but it's going slower than I expected given the very engaging and sometimes snarky writi...
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wait what ?!

Currently reading

The History of Bees by Maja Lunde
Progress: 92/352pages

Brenna's books

Garden Spells
3 of 5 stars
Garden Spells is a relaxing read. Sara Addison Allen developed the characters well, giving them and the little southern town personality and charm. I liked the little eccentricities built into the characters, making them unique. Allen bu...
The League of Regrettable Superheroes: Half-Baked Heroes from Comic Book History
4 of 5 stars
The League of Regrettable Superheroes is definitely a fun and informative read. Included in the book are vintage covers and pages from the comics that these superheroes were featured in. The art alone is wonderful, but the history of eac...
The Woods
4 of 5 stars
The Woods seemed a little slow and wordy when I first started to read it, but that didn't last long. I started to like the characters, despite their flaws, and enjoyed the descriptions of the town and region. I could tell a lot of time w...
Beatrice Belladonna's Black Magic Web
4 of 5 stars
Beatrice Belladonna's Black Magic Web is a quick read. It is a little spooky reading about a sociopath murder who is being interviewed about her life before and during her prison sentence. King keeps the pace of the story moving quickly....

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