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Hide Me Among the Graves

Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers
ARC provided by William Morrow
Description from Goodreads:
Winter, 1862. A malevolent spirit roams the cold and gloomy streets of Victorian London, the vampiric ghost of John Polidori, the onetime physician of the mad, bad and dangerous Romantic poet Lord Byron. Polidori is also the supernatural muse to his niece and nephew, poet Christina Rossetti and her artist brother Dante Gabriel.

But Polidori's taste for debauchery has grown excessive. He is determined to possess the life and soul of an innocent young girl, the daughter of a veterinarian and a reformed prostitute he once haunted. And he has resurrected Dante's dead wife, transforming her into a horrifying vampire. The Rossettis know the time has come – Polidori must be stopped. Joining forces with the girl's unlikely parents, they are plunged into a supernatural London underworld whose existence they never suspected.

These Wildly mismatched allies – a strait-laced animal doctor, and …

Feature & Follow Friday

It is time for another lovely Feature and Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Be sure to follow Parajunkee, Alison Can Read and this week's feature blog, Read with ABC.

Our Feature – Reading With ABC!

My name is Liza and I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I have been living in the US for over 15 years, since the Love of My Life joined the military. We have three wonderful boys:
A – is a teenager
B – is going to start middle school next school year
C – is going to first grade soon

Yes, my children’s names actually start with one of the first letter of the alphabet, and I will refer to them by A, B and C in my blog.
created my blog in May of 2011 to have a place to share one of biggest passions in life (besides my family and my work) READING. I have always loved reading. Yes, I was the kind of girl that read all the time, the kind to teenager that read all summer, and the kind of adult that still finds time to read and talk about it.

Lately I have re-discover…

Messenger of Truth

Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear
Review copy provided by TLC Book Tours via Picador
Description from Goodreads:
London, 1931. On the night before the opening of his new and much-anticipated exhibition at a famed Mayfair gallery, Nicholas Bassington-Hope falls to his death. The police declare the fall an accident, but the dead man's twin sister, Georgina, isn't convinced. When the authorities refuse to conduct further investigations and close the case, Georgina - a journalist and infamous figure in her own right - takes matters into her own hands, seeking out a fellow graduate from Girton College: Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator.
The case soon takes Maisie to the desolate beaches of Dungeness in Kent, as well as the sinister underbelly of the city's art world. And while navigating her way into the heart of the aristocratic yet bohemian Bassington-Hopes, Maisie is deeply troubled by the tragedy of another, quite different family in need.

In Messenger of Tr…

March is Maisie Month!

To celebrate the release of Jacqueline Winspear’s Elegy for Eddie, there is a blog tour for the whole Maisie Dobbs series. My review for Messenger of Truth will post tomorrow morning. I am so excited to be participating in the March is Maisie Month blog tour. You can find all the information a TLC Book Tours.

Jacqueline’s Tour StopsMarch 5th – 9th – The first six books in the Maisie Dobbs series
Monday, March 5th: Melody & Words (Maisie Dobbs)
Monday, March 5th: The Crazy Life of a Bookaholic Mom (Maisie Dobbs)
Monday, March 5th: Wordsmithonia (Maisie Dobbs)
Tuesday, March 6th: she reads and reads (Birds of a Feather)
Tuesday, March 6th: The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader (Birds of a Feather)
Tuesday, March 6th: A Few More Pages (Birds of a Feather)
Wednesday, March 7th: Books, Bells, & Beaux (Maisie Dobbs)
Wednesday, March 7th: The Book Garden (Pardonable Lies)
Wednesday, March 7th: Life In Review (Pardonable Lies)
Thursday, March 8th: A Book Geek (Messenger of Truth)