Category: HF Reading Challenge

2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge Wrap-Up

2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge Wrap-Up

This summer I decided to hop into Historical Tapestry’s 2013 Historical Fiction challenge. I pledged to read 15 books for the Medieval Level, and surpassed by goal by 7 books. Unfortunately, I fell short of making the next level, Renaissance Level, by just 3 books. However, since I didn’t start this challenge until July, I […]

2014 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

2014 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

This summer I discovered Historical Tapestry’s Historical Fiction Challenge and decided to join up. I set my goal for 15 books as this was my first time and I was already participating in Goodreads’ 2013 Reading Challenge. I usually pick a theme each year for my reading material, and had already read some historical fiction, […]

Book Review: A Breath of Snow and Ashes – An Outlander Novel

Book Review: A Breath of Snow and Ashes – An Outlander Novel

Making my way through the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, I’ve managed to get to book 6 titled, A Breath of Snow and Ashes. While I wasn’t a major fan of the previous book, this one was a joy to read. While it was still over 1400 pages long, Gabaldon managed to resolve many of […]

Book Review: Drums of Autumn – An Outlander Novel

Book Review: Drums of Autumn – An Outlander Novel

The fourth book in Diana Gabaldon’s mesmerizing Outlander series is called “Drums of Autumn.” This story picks up where “Voyager” left off, but brings the past and present together for the first time. While Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser continue to navigate the wilds of the American Colonies, their daughter Brianna resides back in the […]

Book Review: Voyager – An Outlander Novel

Book Review: Voyager – An Outlander Novel

Last week I read Voyager- book #3 in Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling Outlander series. This novel continues the story of Claire Randall and her timeless love for Jamie Fraser. The third book finds Claire confronted with a major decision that will change her life forever no matter what she chooses to do. As Claire battles her […]

Book Review: Dragonfly in Amber – An Outlander Novel

Book Review: Dragonfly in Amber – An Outlander Novel

So I have been reading Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander book series in anticipation of Starz’ new television series adapted from her novels. So far the book series has seven novels, but the eighth will be released in spring of 2014. I keep trying to move away from unfinished book series, because I hate waiting for the […]

Outlander – Diana Gabaldon Book Review

Outlander – Diana Gabaldon Book Review

Engrossing, Addictive, Spell-Binding – Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander To Be A New Television Series Debuting on STARZ in 2014 RELATED | The White Queen – Philippa Gregory’s ‘The Cousins’ War’ Series Book Review Author Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling Outlander series has been greenlit as a new cable series debuting on STARZ in 2014. The news (released earlier this summer) was […]

Book Review: The Vampire Armand – A Vampire Chronicles Novel

Book Review: The Vampire Armand – A Vampire Chronicles Novel

Wow! It’s almost been a year since I’ve read any Anne Rice, but I decided to get back to reading the series in chronological order. When I left off last August, I had read book V, Memnoch the Devil, which left off with a shocking cliffhanger. I had already read this book back in high school, […]

Book Review: The Lady of the Rivers (The Cousins’ War #3) – Philippa Gregory

Book Review: The Lady of the Rivers (The Cousins’ War #3) – Philippa Gregory

“… all that I learn just teaches me that I know nothing.” Last month I got swept up in Philippa Gregory’s The Cousins’ War series due to my anticipation of Starz’ new cable series, The White Queen, which will premiere this August. The Lady of the Rivers is the third book in the series, but is a prequel telling the events […]