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.

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Sherman Alexie
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Great news for Moonlight Reader! I am taking next week off work - I need some time away to get my head together! My husband...
July2017
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Dear Booklikes friends, I just decided that I have enough of Goodreads. I must say that I was absolutely charmed to have a ...
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and I'm getting a very bad feeling regarding one of my favorite characters in this series. That's not gonna happen, right? ...
July2017
09
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An above average historical mystery. Entertaining characters, clear writing. I definitely recommend it and look forward to ...
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I liked and disliked different aspects of this book. This is a detective noir-type story, set in an alternate version of Ala...
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This was a pretty faced paced book. I read through it a lot quicker than the first book but I liked the first one better. Thi...
July2017
07
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The latest installment in the Mail Order Massacres series is Optical Delusion. This time around the action is focused on some...
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Our family is a reading family and both me and my husband are big readers. I started to read to my first son when he was a ba...
THE HIDING PLACE by David Bell
THE HIDING PLACEDavid Bell Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Berkley (October 2, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 045123796X ISBN-13: 978-0451237965 aslo on Kindle ASIN: B0083P4...
The Hiding Place - David J.  Bell
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The Hiding Place - David J.  Bell
July2017
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July2017
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Oooh! This book has dragons in it! I didn't know that it had dragons in it or I would've read it ages ago!
June2017
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The North Water is a savage, harsh, gory, dark fiction story taking place mainly on a whaling vessel in the 19th century. Eve...
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BrokenTune & I had discussed doing a buddy read of The Talented Mr. Ripley & I think here were a few others who were up for i...
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Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. –P.J. O’Rourke
currently reading:
The Crowns of Croswald - D.E. Night

Currently reading

The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night
Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie

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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