This week is Vacation Bible School at our church. Which means after work every day we head over there. It runs 6-8:30, but both David and I volunteer, he coordinates the wood craft project and I help with registration and other randomness, we’re usually there by at least 5:30 and are lucky if we’re home by 9. It makes it a long week, but definitely worth doing.

My giveaway is still open for a few days. The random winner gets to pick a book of his or her choice, up to $20 from The Book Depository. It’s open internationally, so enter here.

Anyway, I got one book in the mail this week, The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma, thanks to the publisher. David saw it and asked why I got it. Time travel is not usually my favorite, but how could I pass this one up? “Set in Victorian London with characters real and imagined, The Map of Time is a page-turner that boasts a triple play of intertwined plots in which a skeptical H.G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time travel and to save lives and literary classics, including Dracula and The Time Machine, from being wiped from existence.” Sounds amazing, right?

I posted a few reviews last week. Steam & Sorcery by Cindy Spencer Pape was a nice summer read, a sweet romance with touches of magick and steampunk. I adored The Honey Month by Amal El-Mohtar. It’s a unique book, one you’ll probably either love or just not get. A Caribbean Mystery is not my favorite Agatha Christie, but I did like seeing Miss Marple center stage.

I talked about “Snow White” on Thursday. Do you realize how old she was?

I always have to post a couple of non-bookish posts. If you get a chance, read about the crow I saw that made me look twice or my weekly flash fiction piece “My Dark Angel.” It’s actually one of the better ones I’ve written lately, I think.

I’m currently reading A New Prospect by Wayne Zurl and am still listening to Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith.

Mailbox Monday is taking a blog tour. This month’s host is Gwendolyn of A Sea of Books.  It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.


  1. Kay

    Enjoy your week with VBS! It’s been a while since I’ve helped with that – in fact, my church doesn’t even have it anymore in the same form. It was fun though.

    Hope you like A MAP OF TIME. I’ve got it as well and hope to get to it soon. Have a good week, Carol!

  2. Map of Time was very good. I read a lot of time travel books and this is not your typical travel to another time and have an adventure story. Most of the book takes place in Victorian London. Anyway, hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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