Christmas Present

GoodReads ★★★★ #TimeTravelTuesday While I've enjoyed all short stories up to this one, they were nice additions but in order to follow the story of the main series, they weren't necessary. Now however, with Christmas Present (another Christmas short story) I would say this is the case, as the events from this short story have... Continue Reading →

A Trail Through Time

GoodReads ★★★★ #TimeTravelTuesday A Trail Through Time starts off right where A Second Chance ended and basically this is the moment where the aforementioned second chance really comes into play. Leon and Max are on the run and hunted through time and space (though maybe just through time). As they jump up and down the... Continue Reading →

Roman Holiday

GoodReads ★★★★ #TimeTravelTuesday Another short to accompany the main St Mary’s series. While it’s perfectly possibly to follow the series without reading the short stories, I would certainly recommend them as it provides you with some extra adventures and postpones the inevitable moment where you’ll have to return to the normal, non-time traveling world.Expect everything... Continue Reading →

A Second Chance

GoodReads ★★★★ #TimeTravelTuesday Returning to St Mary’s already feels like a long awaited return home, even as I’m bingereading my way through the series. I’ve seldom had so much fun just with the characters as they really are what make the series stand out. And normally, I’m really not much of a bingereader myself (don’t... Continue Reading →

When A Child Is Born

GoodReads ★★★★ #TimeTravelTuesday When A Child Is Born takes place on Christmas (though it is not that child that is born). Max and her team end up being sidetracked while they are hiking towards William I's coronation. It's short and sweet and it fits perfectly in the holiday season.While I enjoyed it thoroughly, all 20... Continue Reading →

The Very First Damned Thing

This short story in the St Mary's series focuses on the very beginning of the institute when Dr. Bairstow is trying to secure funding for the project and try to convince them of the usefulness of it all. While this all takes place, some series favorites also happen to show up at the same time...

A Symphony of Echoes

GoodReads ★★★★ #TimeTravelTuesday I'm not a serial reader. I'm quite the opposite, even when I like books, I'm usually glad I can dive into another world next. However, having finished the first book in the St. Mary's series, Just One Damned Thing After The Other, I couldn't resist and immediately started the second book (and... Continue Reading →

Just One Damned Thing After Another

GoodReads ★★★★ #TimeTravelTuesday I've been thinking about how to best convey the fun I had when reading Just One Damned Thing After Another. I'd heard so many good things beforehand that I wasn't sure it would live up to my expectations. But luckily for me, it did. (And there are seven of them! - at... Continue Reading →

How We Weep and Laugh at the Same Thing

GoodReads ★★★★ Michel de Montaigne was apparently one the most important French Renaissance philosophers, but I had never heard of the good man before picking up this Little Black Classic which bundles six of his essays.I was pleasantly surprised. His ideas were not particularly shocking (at least not today) but the meandering way in which... Continue Reading →

The Master Magician

GoodReads ★★★ This series started of really nice with the Paper Magician, but in this third book, The Master Magician, Ceony seriously started to annoy me. Her tricks maybe weren't exactly new - rushing into danger and just hoping that everything will work out in the end just to name something - but I would... Continue Reading →

The Wife of Bath

GoodReads ★★★ We didn't read this in class. Of course, we talked about the Canterbury Tales but actually reading it, no. That's why I was pleased to see it as a part of the Little Black Classics, giving me the opportunity to read a small part without necessary the feeling that I should read it... Continue Reading →

The Eve of St Agnes

GoodReads ★★★ Having never read anything by Keats before, but having heard a lot of it, I was really looking forward to this collection of five of his poems.The poem of the title is the longest and it is, as his other poems, very visual. It really tells a story, and while this is a... Continue Reading →

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