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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Rating: 3 stars I have mixed feelings about this book. It was well written and I can't say much was wrong with it but I s...
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(The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood) It has obviously been quite a while since I read these books and was wondering, is th...
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After my re-read of this classic, I give Carmilla 3.5 stars. I loved the atmosphere and the language, even if I thought it w...
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This biography is concise and inspiring. It features a woman who would not have expected to have her life story interest othe...
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I like time travel a lot, as in when I have to chose a superpower I will chose time travel. As a substitute until that time, ...
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This novella was hard for me to rate - I am not really a fan of short works. Carmilla was good, but it could easily have been...
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The Trials of Solomon Parker is a difficult novel to define, other than awesome! Set in Butte, Montana in the early 1900's, ...
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A very cute nightmarish story for the young adult market. This audiobook version was read by Neil Gaiman himself and was to...
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I found this book to be delightful and the ending made me laugh out loud with glee. The solution to the "impossible crime" wa...
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I initially read this book to my son when it first came out. I think he was 5. That was a really long time ago and I couldn...
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Author: Julia Buckley Rating: 3.5 stars Book Blurb: It had spoilers from the first book so I removed it. This was a pret...
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Author: Julia Buckley Rating: 4 stars Book Blurb: After dreaming for years of owning her own catering company, Lilah has ...
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A professor of Elizabethan literature dies in the reading room at the British Museum. The second book in my mini-explorati...

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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