French Literature You Must Read!

When In France What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of France?  I have a variable response depending on what context I’m thinking about France in.  If the context is history, I’m thinking about Normandy and the beaches on D-Day.  If I’m thinking about movies, Ratatouille and my favorite line from Ocean’s 12 (“What can he do?  He’s one man, […]

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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution – A Book Mini-View

Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama Published in 1989     948 pages Content: * * (2.8) It’s hard to judge the content here.  The thoroughness in research and the level of historical content that fills this mountain of literary work is incredible.  But this does deal with the French Revolution.  Violence and sexuality permeate the narrative, the former […]

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Books I Regret Reading

I Thought It Would Be a Good Book . . . I haven’t read too many books that I regret . . . I don’t think.  At least, in comparison to the entire list of books I’ve read, there are very few that I wouldn’t consider reading again.  There are some books I’ve never finished reading.  Those also are fairly […]

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Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess – A Book Mini-view

Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer Published in 2006     216 pages First in Enola Holmes Mystery Series Content: * * * * (4.9) There is not much wrong here!  Possibly a few mild British cuss words.  A few lightly suggestive comments that can easily be missed by anyone under the age of 16.  All-in-all, it […]

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The Turn of the Key – A Book Review

No sentimental or moving quote from this book.  This book is awful, disturbing, and ultimately depressing.  Read the full review and see my take on how this thriller seems to prove the depravity of man.  See you on the other side!  – Megan     You Talked Me Into It I did not want to read this book.  In fact, […]

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The Paris Library – A Book Mini-view

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles Published February 9, 2021      346 pages Content: * * (2.5) Scattered language of mild to moderate severity.  Lots of suggestive material regarding mistresses, sex, longing looks, fantasy, female anatomy etc.  Frequent mentions of “trysts” and other similar terms, all of which point to sex although nothing is described in those instances.  Several mentions […]

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The Word is Murder – A Book Mini-view

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz Published June 5, 2018     400 pages First in Hawthorne series Content:  * * * (3.2) Lots of language, particularly f–k and s–t. Some suggestive material, including brief references to / descriptions of male anatomy.  Several mentions of homosexuality.  Lead character described many times as homophobic (and this is not okay in the other lead […]

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