[ARC Review] A Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett

Title: The Bookman’s Tale: A Novel of Obsession 
Author: Charlie Lovett
Forma: Kindle Edition
Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Shakespeare
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN: 0670026476
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2

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I passed by The Bookman’s Tale several times on my weekly trips to the bookstore.  I picked it up, read the description and a few passages, and found it intriguing. I was perusing NetGalley one day and noticed the publisher was offering it, so I requested it. Thankfully my request was approved and I received an uncorrected proof from the publisher.

I really wanted to like this book.  It has murder, romance, sex, and the Shakespeare authorship controversy, so how could anything go wrong?  For me there were just a few too many things going on and a few times I got lost and when I tried to go back and get un-lost I couldn’t. Continue reading

Just 10 of My Favorite Books

This list will definitely grow over the coming months as I read new books and rediscover old ones.  I suspect there will be a new-found respect or perhaps even love for the rediscovered books or perhaps not or maybe I’ll ask myself what in the world did I find so great about this.

So, here’s my list thus far.   Continue reading