The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy. Adventure novel of derring-do in Revolutionary France.
Highly reminiscent of The Lady in the Lake, Orczy gets things off with a bang. Two pages in and the milieu is set: A teeming bloodthirsty mass against the lone, hidden hero.
Continue reading The Scarlet Pimpernel – Cannonball Read #39
A Dark Adapted Eye by Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine. Psychological thriller.
About fifteen years ago I watched half of the TV adaptation of this novel with my mother. We never got to watch the second half. It has been long enough that I remembered nothing of the plot, only flashes of Helena Bonham-Carter looking distraught. I finally got around to reading the book and I was not disappointed.
Continue reading A Dark Adapted Eye – Cannonball Read #34
Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas. Historical Romance.
Romance novels are a lot like supermarket pudding cups. They aren’t necessarily the highest quality products in the world but they go down smooth, are nicely satisfying and I can slam down way too many while drinking red wine in the bath on a Saturday night.
Continue reading Married by Morning – Cannonball Read #26
The Woman Triathlete by Christina Gandolfo. Practical info for everyone from the first timer to the Ironman bound triathlete.
Triathlons for Women by Sally Edwards. Inspiration for those women thinking about getting into triathlon.
Continue reading The Woman Triathlete and Triathlons for Women – Cannonball Read #27 & #30
Wild Heat by Bella Andre. Contemporary romance, with firefighters.
Continue reading Wild Heat – Cannonball Read #25
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. Contemporary fantasy love letter to classic children’s literature.
This is another book I read because someone saw fit to make a movie out of it.
Continue reading Inkheart – Cannonball Read #24
The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters by Rose George
In a world increasingly concerned with both sanitation and impending shortages of fresh water the developed world can no longer afford to turn its nose up at alternate solutions to the removal of shit. Continue reading The Big Necessity – Cannonball Read #33
Lover Avenged by J.R.Ward – Contemporary romance with hyper masculine vampires.
“Wait, FyreHaar reads romance novels?”
Why yes, the great fiery one indulges in some quality H.E.A. action.
Continue reading Lover Avenged – Cannonball Read #23
Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley. Contemporary young adult fantasy.
From a writer known for her third person re-tellings of classic fairy stories with female lead characters comes a first person, entirely new, Fantastique (to use a Gaiman-ism) story whose protagonist is a 14 year old boy.
Continue reading Dragonhaven – Cannonball Read #22