Reviews posted recently

A Paris Apartment – What happens when an apartment in Paris is opened after being sealed for 70 years?

Calling Me Home – A 90 year old white woman asks her African-American hairdresser to drive her to funeral 800 miles away – tomorrow. On the way, she starts to tell a story about her interracial relationship in Kentucky in 1939. Also, why audiobooks need to come with spoilers!

Moon Called – The first book in the Mercy Thompson series about a shapeshifter living near a pack of werewolves.

Madame Tussaud – Historical fiction about the life of the woman who would become famous for her wax museums after surviving the horrors of the French Revolution.

Reading This Week

Belle CoraBelle Cora by Phillip Margulies

Based loosely on the life of the 19th-century prostitute of the same name, the book is written in the form of a two-volume memoir by one of San Francisco’s richest and most revered dowagers. In it, the heroine tells the story of her moral fall and material rise over the course of the century, carrying her from the farms, mills, drawing rooms (and bedrooms) of New York to the California gold rush. (from Goodreads)

Listening to This Week

NefertitiNefertiti by Michelle Moran

Nefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, have been raised in a powerful family that has provided wives to the rulers of Egypt for centuries. Ambitious, charismatic, and beautiful, Nefertiti is destined to marry Amunhotep, an unstable young pharaoh. It is hoped by all that her strong personality will temper the young Amunhotep’s heretical desire to forsake Egypt’s ancient gods, overthrow the priests of Amun, and introduce a new sun god for all to worship. (from Goodreads)

Read-a-longs signed up for

I’m not much of a joiner but I signed up for these read-a-longs in September.