I was looking for an audiobook to listen to while I work outside since I’m burning through my podcasts. This came highly recommended by the Modern Mrs. Darcy and was available.
Subtitle: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
Genre: nonfiction history
Length: 242 pages
Setting: mostly England, around Oxford, 1850s-1910s
Summary: Short version: Check out the subtitle Continue reading
Mr. Curiosity and I had just read Hamlet and I was interested in reading this play. I’d always heard about it and was curious how it related to Hamlet.
Genre: fiction play
Length: 127 pages
Setting: the story of Hamlet
Summary: Short version: The actions of the characters Rosencrantz and Guildenstern outside of what is seen in Hamlet Continue reading
Shakespeare fits in the medieval time period we’re covering this year in homeschooling. This was the play Mr. Curiosity chose to read. I read it along with him. I think this is my first time experiencing Hamlet.
Genre: classic play
Length: I have a book that contains all of Shakespeare’s works. This took up 41 pages of double-columned text in that book
Setting: Denmark, late 1500s
Summary: Short version: Death, betrayal, and madness in the high courts of Denmark Continue reading
I saw this book discussed on a Modern Mrs. Darcy post as a book about books, one of my favorite subgenres. I picked it up now to attempt to fill my number row for my Alphabet Reading Challenge (it’s a new category Mr. Curiosity created this year). Sadly, it was much too quick a read for me (I read it in an afternoon) to feel good about counting. I’ll have to find another number book.
Genre: nonfiction correspondence
Length: 97 pages
Setting: New York City and London, 1949-1969
Summary: Short version: Correspondence about books and life Continue reading
When the new movie version of the book came out, I thought perhaps I could read the book to the kids and then we could watch the movie and compare.
Genre: murder mystery
Length: 212 pages
Setting: a train car in the Orient Express, 1930s
Summary: Short version: A closed room mystery of who killed Ratchett Continue reading
It’s John Green’s new book that I’ve been meaning to read. A student in my Coastal Biology class recommended it to me when I asked for a book recommendation, and it reminded me I wanted to read the book.
Genre: YA fiction
Length: 286 pages
Setting: outside of Indianapolis, present day
Summary: Short version: Aza tries to deal with her OCD and still have a relationship Continue reading