Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin Series

I finally finished going through the 21 books of the Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian. Rather a bittersweet moment in that it is nice to finally finish it and sad that this is it. The last book simply called 21 contained only three chapters as the author died writing the follow up to [Read More...]

An Old Classic Still Has Power to Surprise: Heidi by Joanna Spyri

Heidi by Johanna Spyri My rating: 5 of 5 stars I came across this when perusing Semicolon’s list of 55 Free Kindle Books Worth Reading. I don’t know why Heidi appealed to me at that moment but I remember loving the book when I was a child and reading it many times. I began reading [Read More...]

Whispers of the Heart

As a bibliphile I miss the almost total lack of fellow book lovers in the movies.  Sure books are sometimes part of the plot, but usually they are a means to an end to obtain some specific knowledge to move the plot.  The actual love of reading just doesn’t come through in the movies I [Read More...]


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