Saturday, April 5, 2014

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Yearly reading of the Harry Potter series.
More info on author, books and where to purchase can be found here at the author's website -

My rating will not change for these books as they are some of my favorites.

Update: Finished reading on 5/27/2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross

Current read
Title - Pope Joan
Author - Donna Woolfolk Cross (

Amazon description -
For a thousand years men have denied her existence--Pope Joan, the woman who disguised herself as a man and rose to rule Christianity for two years. Now this compelling novel animates the legend with a portrait of an unforgettable woman who struggles against  restrictions her soul cannot accept.

When her older brother dies in a Viking attack, the brilliant young Joan assumes his identity and enters a Benedictine monastery where, as  Brother John Anglicus, she distinguishes herself as a scholar and healer. Eventually drawn to Rome, she soon becomes enmeshed in a dangerous mix of powerful passion and explosive politics that threatens her life even as it elevates her to the highest throne in the Western world.

Ebook currently available for $9.99 at Amazon here.
Update: Finished reading on 4/5/2014