A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books

Notes and reflections - not really worthy to be called reviews - written at various times over a long life of eclectic reading.

September 2020
I am not a fan of horror, but I'm a big fan of old-fashioned ghost stories, when read in broad daylight. I've been a big fan...
August 2020
reviewed: Five Children and It (Nesbit)
It would have been of little interest to me as a child, but this was published in 1902, which means it predates the superfici...
Five Children and It - E. Nesbit
read and rated
June 2020
started following:
May 2020
reviewed: A Man Lay Dead (Marsh)
I've left myself in the interesting position of trying to review, at a distance of several weeks, two country house mysteries...
A Man Lay Dead - Ngaio Marsh
read and rated
April 2020
My first Miss Marple story was tremendous fun, although I do wish she'd gotten a little more face time. I have to spoiler tag...
Imaginary Friend is a hard book to review. I struggled even with deciding on how many stars to rate it. It's kind of a mess, ...
There are many curses that people place upon themselves and their descendants, some are the rest of their actions and others ...
'All Mortal Flesh' is book five in this crime series about a woman priest and the Chief of Police of a small town of Millers ...
FBI agent Eliott Cooper is tasked with finding 5 children who have disappeared in similar circumstances in a dark and mysteri...
reviewed: The Nursing Home Murder (Marsh)
Since I was reading a biography of Ngaio Marsh, I decided to pick up a couple of her mysteries from the library to remind mys...
The Nursing Home Murder - Ngaio Marsh
read and rated
April 2020
I think this book is a classic. It gives me Mattie Ross entire, from indomitable fifteen-year-old (boy, would the term 'teena...
This was a quick fun read. I'm really digging the Brimstone Inc. series so far! I loved the dynamic between the shifters huma...