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Little Women
Classics / February 6, 2018

Little Women Review. Written in the 1800’s and still holds so many truths for today’s audiences. Emotional stories of four sisters coming of age.

The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1)
Science Fiction / February 5, 2018

City of Ember is a delight. Though much of the narrative is filled with tension about Lina and Doon’s efforts to save their city, there was a homey quality to the way it was described that made the story seem curiously gentle in the telling. While dystopian science fiction stories abound this was one that was strangely optimistic and wholesome.

Lewolkien Launch!
Announcement / February 5, 2018

Welcome to our brand spankin’ new website! The dust is still settling and the paint is not completely dry, but we are open for business! Check out this announcement to find out about all the great things you can expect to find on this site!

The Brothers Karamazov
Classics / February 4, 2018

This novel is a masterpiece. It is complex, rich, and brilliantly written. All of the characters are strongly portrayed and are not only memorable for their own sake, but through them, Dostoevsky is able to treat many of life’s greatest questions.

The Complete Fairy Tales
Fairy Tale / February 4, 2018

I give this book 5 stars really on the strength of three of its stories- The Light Princess, The History of Phtogen and Nycteris, and my favorite of all, The Wise Woman or the Lost Princess. Not that the other stories are bad, but to me these three rise above the rest

Around the World in Eighty Days
Classics / February 4, 2018

I can’t say enough about what an enjoyable journey this was. The characters were vivid and charming, the plot brisk (once it got going), and the language and descriptions were superb. Phileas Fogg, the main character, proved “equal to the task” as Verne says, coming off as an iconic figure who is both mysterious and surprisingly heroic.

Merlin’s Blade (The Merlin Spiral, #1)
Fantasy / February 4, 2018

Merlin’s blade is a unique take on the Arthurian legends. Told mostly from the perspective of Merlin as a young man on the cusp of adulthood, the story has a decidedly historical feel. One gets the sense that considerable research went into the writing of this book. And yet the characters are what really shine here.

The Adventures of Robin Hood
Classics / February 4, 2018

Though I suppose it’s now old enough to be considered a classic, this novel feels like a fresh retelling of even more classic material, making it accessible to a wider audience through simple, straight-forward prose. A wonderful romp from start to finish…

Children's Books / February 4, 2018

Matilda is a whimsical, endearing treasure. If this book were a person it would be your best friend. The story is just simply lovable, as quirky and as comfortable as that old pair of slippers you love to lounge around the house in on Saturday mornings.