Hi everyone! So, lately I've been going and reading a bunch of Ancient Greek/Ancient Roman/Ancient Egyptian stuff (this prompted the failed attempt at reading Homer's Iliad. I got about a third of the way through before all of the spelling mistakes and editing errors really got to me. I still plan on finishing it someday. Just not with the copy I've been reading.). I used to go through these phases where I read everything I could get my hands on about a certain Ancient civilization. The Maya, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans... if you wanted a random fact that probably wasn't useful about one of them, I was your girl. Although I usually don't obsess over singular civilizations anymore, it's still fun to read representations of how people lived. I got this book a while ago, and I thought that you guys should be given the opportunity to like it as much as I do!
I actually really enjoyed this book! I only picked it up because we had to read something that qualified as ‘romance’ for the book club, and this mentioned that the main character finds her first love on the back, so the librarian let me have it. I was grateful to not have to read what most people classify as ‘romance’. In case you have no idea why I would be required to read something romancey, on Friday it’s going to be Valentines Day!
The Flavia de Luce Series↴
I just finished the most recent book in the Flavia de Luce series, The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, and so I decided to do a review on the series. (Why not, right?)
First off let me say this one thing: I have a list of my favourite writers that is extremely hard to get on (Let’s just say I am a little picky when it comes to favourites), and shortly after reading Alan Bradley’s first book, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, he made it onto that list. Just like that. I love his writing so much that I have bought every single book Alan Bradley has written since then. He’s that good.
Alan Bradley chose to set his series smack dab in the middle of post-World War II England at the slightly run down de Luce family estate, Buckshaw. With the main character being Flavia de Luce, an 11 year old chemistry genius who has a passion for poisons with an entire laboratory for her to use for whatever project she wants. Because it is totally safe to let an 11 year old girl conduct poisonous chemical experiments all alone inside of an old house, right?
Jason and Elizabeth are brother and sister book addicts who somehow manage to get along (most of the time). They reside in Canada with their dog Becky, and one (slightly insane) fly-hunting cat named Fish. Oh. And their parents. They're important too.
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