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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I don't really know what to say about this book. The writing is superb; really just near perfect. The dialog is crafted so ...
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There is no getting around that these books are the very definition of cozy; they're also charming in a way that endears them...
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I need a massage from all that tension Mr. Ripley caused in my neck! More tomorrow because it's Preacher time.
August2017
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The Rules of Magic is the prequel to Practical Magic. And it's available for request on NetGalley (US preferred). I've toss...
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You know those books that you are pretty sure you are really going to love, so you buy it and wait to read it because once yo...
August2017
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I couldn't get this in audio here in Australia - which was my first choice - but I did run across a used copy of the hardcove...
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The review below was based on my first read of the Harry Potter books, ages ago and in Dutch. Updated reviews will follow aft...
August2017
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Open Road managed, apparently, to secure the rights to Whitney's backlist and is issuing them in groups with lovely new cover...
July2017
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In the cold town of Dread's Hand, Alaska, Paul Gallo arrives in search of his missing twin brother. He will never be the same...
July2017
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text: THE CROWNS OF CROSWALD BY D.E. Night
The Crowns of Croswald D.E. Night Paperback Published July 21st 2017 by Stories Untold ISBN13 9780996948654 also on Kindle More Details... The Crowns of Croswald is D.E. ...
The Crowns of Croswald - D.E. Night
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The Crowns of Croswald - D.E. Night
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finished it . It was good and enjoyable but a little different than I thought it be . review to come at a later point
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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? ...

Currently reading

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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