December Book Spotlight: Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King

I’m a big fan of the Rise of the Guardians film, and as I was in a mood to read something sweet and magical, I decided it was high time I got around to reading the Guardians of Childhood series. Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King is the first story in … More December Book Spotlight: Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King

November Book Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter

The Clockmaker’s Daughter By: Kate Morton Release Date: October 9, 2018 Rating: 5/5 beakers   “I wonder, Dad–is it possible that the story actually came from a book?” “Would that it had.  I’d have been saved a lot of time trying to console my inconsolable child.  No, it was an invention, a family story.  I remember your … More November Book Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter

November Book Spotlight: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

If Groundhog Day and Clue had a baby, it would be The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. Of course, you’d also have to thrown in a sort-of amnesia to make things more interesting, but what you’d get is a truly fascinating and original tale where every little word and action is important and where … More November Book Spotlight: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

August Book Spotlight: The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

This is the first nonfiction spy account I’ve read, and boy, is any other gonna have a hard time living up to this one! The Spy and the Traitor is the fascinating, heart-pounding, and complex story of Oleg Gordievsky, the KGB agent who traded his allegiance to MI6. Working as a double-agent, Gordievksy is able … More August Book Spotlight: The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War