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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SICK HOUSE is yet another example of Jeff Strand's crazy and sick mind. What fun! It's a relatively short book written in s...
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Half of a Yellow Sun is named for the centerpiece of the Biafran flag: * Red for the blood of those massacred in northern Nig...
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The further I progress into this series, the further downhill it goes. I had so many issues with this book. Not a single thin...
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OB & I met at Powells and browsed for books and then got coffee! It was amazing. Pic of my books: Since both of us hav...
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Published by: Ten Speed Press (27th December 2016) ISBN: 978-1607746454 Source: Netgalley Rating: 4* Description: On...
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Published by: Workman Publishing (13th April 2017) ISBN: 978-0761193111 Source: Netgalley Rating: 5* Description: F...
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Published by: Hay House UK (8th March 2016) ISBN: 978-1781805633 Source: Netgalley Rating: 4* Description: Eating he...
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Since Powell's has a huge used book inventory, I decided to look for inexpensive editions from these authors: Patricia Moye...
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Beneath that arch of unmoved and eternal lights; some, so remote from this little earth that the learned tell us it is doubtf...
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Obsidian Blue and I are going to get to meet! This Sunday! At POWELL'S BOOKS, Y'ALL!
April2018
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CAST TWO SHADOWS: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN THE SOUTH by Ann Rinaldi
Cast Two Shadows: The American Revolution in the South Ann Rinaldi Paperback, 304 pages Published March 1st 2004 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published October 1st 1...
Cast Two Shadows: The American Revolution in the South - Ann Rinaldi
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Cast Two Shadows: The American Revolution in the South - Ann Rinaldi
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Three stories: one set in England of the 1850s, one set in the US in 2007, and one in China in 2098. All of these stories ...
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This is Connelly's second outing for LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch, opening shortly after he returns to work, having recove...
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Hello, I got back from the trip to Berlin this lunchtime and have lots of updates of books to post but spent most of today ...

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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