3.02.2015

On the Stack // March

Wow, I can't believe it's March already.  That's crazy!  Winter's almost over, which makes me sad, but I'm looking forward to a lot of things in the spring, so the change in seasons is not all bad.  Also, frappucchinos at Starbucks.  Can't wait.

As I'm writing this though, there is plenty of snow on the ground, and I just love it.  Anyway, I am here today to share the books I plan on reviewing this month.  There are only two, but I have quite a few books to read, so I might pop another review up this month if I read a really good book.  For now, though, I want to talk about the two I'm scheduled to read.

Okay, so, I know absolutely zero about this series; I have never heard of it, but I was at the library and saw that it was a mystery and liked the cover, and so I checked it out.  Apparently it has an average of about four stars on Goodreads, so I feel pretty good about it.  We shall see.  Description via Amazon.
Brimming with wit, atmosphere, and unforgettable characters, FATAL ENQUIRY reintroduces private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant, Thomas Llewellyn, and their unforgettable world of Victorian London. 

Some years ago, Cyrus Barker matched wits with Sebastian Nightwine, an aristocrat and sociopath, and in exposing his evil, sent Nightwine fleeing to hide from justice somewhere in the far corners of the earth. The last thing Barker ever expected was to encounter Nightwine again—but the British government, believing they need Nightwine’s help, has granted him immunity for his past crimes, and brought him back to London. Nightwine, however, has more on his mind than redemption—and as Barker and Llewellyn set out to uncover and thwart Nightwine’s real scheme, they find themselves in the gravest danger of their lives. 

I requested this book for my birthday last year, and am (embarrassingly) just now getting around to reading it.  I ran across it at a time when I was super obsessed with the Chronicles of Narnia and listening to the dramatized audio books while I mowed every week (#homeschoolerconfessions), and I am always happy to read books that go deeper into books I love.  I'm excited to crack this one open. 
In Live Like a Narnian Joe Rigney shows that Owen Barfield was right--What C.S. Lewis thought about everything was secretly present in what he said about anything. From apologetics to his thoughts on education, from his view of science to the role of government, from Natural Law to true manhood and womanhood--the breadth of Lewis's bright vision of life shines through in his beloved Chronicles. Come, learn to breathe Narnian air.
And those are the books I am planning to read/review this month!  Keep an eye out for the reviews starting around the third week in March.  Thanks for reading and I will be back this week with some mini book reviews.  xo, Ella

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