Children · Classics · Middle-Grade

Norse Mythology by James Shepherd

A nice introduction to Norse mythology with illustrations that complement these 30 tales perfectly. This collection of stories runs through the adventures and misadventures of gods and mystical creatures. Taking places both in Asgard, the realm of the gods and Midgard, home of Men, these are myths that have been told through the centuries and… Continue reading Norse Mythology by James Shepherd

Classics · Graphic Novel · Uncategorized

Manga Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo (Manga Classics) by Stacy King, Crystal S. Chan (Story Adaptation), Nokman Poon (Artist) & Alexandre Dumas (Author)

Once again, a brilliant adaptation of the original into a Manga Classic! It keeps the dramatic atmosphere and the gripping suspense of the most complex classic revenge story. This is the story of a young man that had a bright life ahead of him. He was to become captain of his own ship, marry the… Continue reading Manga Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo (Manga Classics) by Stacy King, Crystal S. Chan (Story Adaptation), Nokman Poon (Artist) & Alexandre Dumas (Author)

Adventure · Children · Classics · Middle-Grade · YA

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Since two weeks ago was Banned Books Week, I finally got around to read this classic a second time and to actually review it. This tale of determination, the cruelty of Man and thirst for freedom is a masterpiece but also difficult to read, in my opinion. When I wrote before that the novel was… Continue reading The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Classics · Historical · Mystery

The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes by Lyndsay Faye

Lyndsay Faye is absolutely perfect in capturing the essence of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This novel is perfect and it fills the gaps between the original stories very well. I’m very happy that I got to read an advanced copy! The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of short… Continue reading The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes by Lyndsay Faye