Review Requests

I like to review books, but that doesn’t mean I’m obligated to read and review your book just because you’ve asked me.

35_color_bird_branch_graphicsfairyThat said; I’m flattered you’ve thought of me. When I do review books, I post the review here, on the galley site I download the DRC from, Amazon, and Goodreads. In some cases, the review may appear on the publisher’s website, on a blog review publications and other print publications. I usually boost the signal to this blog on various social media sites to an audience of 8000+ followers. Continue reading

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Review: BECAUSE OF MISS BRIDGERTON (Rokesbys & Bridgertons #1)

25657772Julia Quinn (WHAT HAPPENS IN LONDON, 2010) returns with a whole new series… about the Bridgertons. Again. Because nine books and two novellas… well, that’s not enough? Many of her die hard fans seem thrilled about this prospect, so we’ll roll with it. The public wants what they want.

In Kent in 1779, Miss Sybilla Bridgerton suffers an injury that brings her even closer to her long-time friend and victim of her condescension, George. Being a proper gentleman whose family owns the neighboring country house, this romance meets the tempered expectations of everyone, it seems, but for the players. Billie and George are delightfully naïeve in the way Ms. Quinn does best. Continue reading

British Parlor Divination during the 18th Century

evey-ladyMy thoughts about EVERY LADY’S OWN FORTUNE TELLER… a popular little pamphlet published at the end of the 18th century. Click on the link for the whole post. This post appears on my site WitchyReview.com, a place where I write about witchy topics, but I thought I’d cross-post it here, as it is indeed a marriage of two worlds.

During the 18th century, there was an increased interest in divination, especially among ladies occupying parlours in England’s southern country. This ninety-page pamphlet introduces the novice to a world of eclectic techniques to aid in fortune telling. If you can get past the typesetting ligatures, you’re in for an amusing read.  Continue reading at witchyreview.com