Review: The Scapegoat

I realized my love for Daphne du Maurier's work while reading Rebecca last summer. Du Maurier lured me into her novel with beguilingly beautiful prose and eloquent descriptions. I found myself wishing to revisit her tone and writing style this summer, so I checked out a copy of The Scapegoat from the library. It was [...]

Review: At the Sign of the Jack O’Lantern

Hello! If you've read my latest post on the additions to my vintage book collection, then you saw that I recently purchased At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern by Myrtle Reed. I have never heard of this book before nor am I familiar with the author, but the book was quite interesting appearance-wise (though [...]

Review: The Count of Monte Cristo

I wish you could put up 'Wanted' notices for books. Wouldn't that be perfect? "WANTED: adventure, historical fiction, mystery, indisputable grammar, clever construction, captivating characters, enthralling story line, perfect length." would be my notice. I would post it around town and, I suppose, on the internet. That way, we could discover titles we've never heard [...]