Category Archives: Speedy Reader

Challenge Book Review

The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis Challenges: Historical Fiction Challenge, Pioneer Book Challenge, TBR Challenge Synopsis Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There’s Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who’s thirteen and an “official juvenile delinquent.” When Momma … Continue reading Challenge Book Review</a

Book Review: Horrorstör

Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix Book description Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking. To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to … Continue reading Book Review: Horrorstör</a

The Spinster and the Prophet: A Review

This review appeared earlier, but I am sharing it again while I am recuperating. Enjoy. The Spinster and the Prophet: H.G. Wells, Florence Deeks and the Case of the Plagiarized Text  by A.B. McKillop Themes: intellectual rights, gender roles, marriage, women’s rights, suffrage, sexism, free love, Canadian history, publishing, fame Setting: Toronto and London, early 20th … Continue reading The Spinster and the Prophet: A Review</a