The Revenant

The Revenant by Michael Punke    Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups         From Goodreads: The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the company’s finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when … More The Revenant

My Name is Shylock

 My Name is Shylock by Howard Jacobson   Rating: 2 out of 5 magical coffee cups         From “With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need someone to talk to. So when he meets Shylock at a cemetery … More My Name is Shylock


High-Rise by J. G. Ballard Rating 3 out of 5 Magical coffee cups          I read this because I heard Tom Hiddleston is going to be in the movie adaptation. Yeah, I have a bit of a problem with this man, I really can’t explain it, he is just an amazing man. … More High-Rise

Dead Wake

Dead Wake by Eric Larson Rating: 5 out of 5 magical coffee cups         This was my first Eric Larson book and I throughly enjoyed every bit of information.  I decided to give this a chance because I heard someone refer to this book as narrative nonfiction, and that fits this so … More Dead Wake

Gap of Time

Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson 4 out of 5 magical coffee cups This is a modern day retelling of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. From what I have read this is part of a series (Hogarth Shakespeare) of Shakespeare retellings that will be all from different authors.     I will admit to not knowing … More Gap of Time