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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My first book in the Tomorrow series for almost a year, as I've been trying to hunt down the second book that combines books ...
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A big THANK YOU to Tudor Times for inviting me to talk about Margaret Beaufort and her four husbands! http://tudortimes.co....
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This book is a bit slow at times, but still, looking back, quite a lot is happening as it becomes increasingly difficult to f...
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And then it is all over. The final episode of the Tomorrow-series by John Marsden. I've enjoyed reading them, it was an inter...
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Lindsay is an inspector for the San Francisco Police Department. She gets hit with world shattering news about her health the...
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This is a series of short stories about a working class couple that won the New York State Lottery and became millionaires. T...
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text: THE RULES OF MAGIC by Alice Hoffman
The Rules of Magic Alice Hoffman Hardcover, 369 pages Published October 10th 2017 by Simon Schuster ISBN: 1501137476 (ISBN13: 9781501137471) I've always liked Alice Hof...
The Rules of Magic: A Novel - Alice Hoffman
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The Rules of Magic: A Novel - Alice Hoffman
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This is a collection of twelve stories taken from the first two (of three) books featuring the "Old Man in the Corner," one o...
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I meant to read this book in 2014, but may have gotten side-tracked with other books about WWI in that year... I'll keep a ...
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This is narrated by Joan Hickson, who previously starred in the older Marple adaptations. Her voice is almost masculine, in t...
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Both Brat Farrar and The Franchise Affair were on my 2017 Halloween Bingo long list, but so were many other books ... oh well...
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Anthony Berkeley (full name: Anthony Berkeley Cox) was one of the co-founders of the legendary Detection Club; he published m...
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Very much more of the same from Under the Tuscan Sun but with more travel and more poetry and more philosophical musings. ...
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I checked this BBC Adaptation of from my library because I was in a hurry and it said "unabridged", but it has to be abridged...

Currently reading

Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir By One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII by Judith Schiess Avila, Chester Nez
Progress: 120/320pages

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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