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.

Maja Lunde
Melinda Salisbury
This is the 7th of the Miss Silver mysteries, which I read for the #1944 club on my blog. It is my favorite of the Miss Silve...
It was fun seeing Lada relax and let lose for a minute
What a great ending ... will Lada ever let it go ?? I can't to read the next one and find out. Full review to come
1.... I.m reading this backwards I read book two first , but I don't care lol .2..... I have the audio but reading along the ...
For Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios... a few shades of blue (picture taken yesterday). This probably isn't quite the bluest of...
currently reading:
The History of Bees - Maja Lunde State of Sorrow (Sorrow, #1) - Melinda Salisbury Life's Passages: From Guyana to America - Erwin Thomas
text: STATE OF SORROW (SORROW #1) by Melinda Salisbury
STATE OF SORROW (SORROW #1) Melinda Salisbury Hardcover, Fairyloot Exclusive Edition, 452 pages Published March 1st 2018 by Scholastic Children's Books also in paperback and K...
State of Sorrow (Sorrow, #1) - Melinda Salisbury
There are some here who know I'm an unapologetic fan of this series, but fan or not, I'm generally not the type to buy the "g...
I'm a firm believer that it's a rare re-telling that's better than the original. This is not that rare re-telling. In ge...
Many things stirred that night. The golden retriever, Haig, restless in his kennel near the locked studio and sniffing sensit...
Lada making a grab at power and change :)
(Not an actual photo of me standing on my suitcase, tho I have similar socks.) The temperatures have dropped, the autumn wi...
This is for those who love kids books (from board books to YA books) and love to see characters from all over as well as places that are diverse as well. The co-founders, Mia ...

Currently reading

The History of Bees by Maja Lunde
Progress: 92/352pages
State of Sorrow (Sorrow, #1) by Melinda Salisbury
Progress: 142/452pages
Life's Passages: From Guyana to America by Erwin Thomas
Progress: 145/190pages

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....