Category: Romance

Red, White and Royal Blue

Gay sex! Have I got your attention? Good! That’s about how I felt when I started reading Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue. A little shocked, a little surprised, a little bit, “Oh, what’s this, now?” You see, I didn’t do much background research, over even… Continue Reading “Red, White and Royal Blue”

Sometime After Midnight by L. Philips

Sometime After Midnight by L. Philips is a modern-day retelling of the classic Cinderella fairy tale, aptly sub-titled “A CinderFella Story” because the central romance is between two young men named Nate and Cameron. Nate is the orphaned son of a troubled but genius… Continue Reading “Sometime After Midnight by L. Philips”

Thoughts: Don Quixote, Part Two by Miguel Cervantes

  The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, Part Two by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 40 The Second Part of Don Quixote was published in 1615, exactly ten years after the first. According to Cervantes’s dedication, it… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Don Quixote, Part Two by Miguel Cervantes”

Thoughts: Don Quixote, Part One by Miguel Cervantes

  The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, Part One by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 40 Don Quixote is considered by many to be the first example of the contemporary novel-as-we-know-it, though I believe this is… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Don Quixote, Part One by Miguel Cervantes”

Review: Under the Poppy by Kathe Koja

Under the Poppy by Kathe Koja Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 1 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful If you can imagine a marriage between the coy, tongue-in-cheek, clever mysteries of Agatha Christie and the melancholic, whimsical, romantic lyricism of… Continue Reading “Review: Under the Poppy by Kathe Koja”

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