Poppycock and Sunshine

The adventures of a crazy girl trying to live a quiet, slower Provincial lifestyle in an hectic, fast paced, American society.

*May-May’s Corner Bookstore* July 4, 2008



Yes, that’s right. I have an online bookstore. Looking for a new book to read and love? Grab a cuppa tea, cozy up on your favorite chair, and peruse some of my favorite titles. Got that cuppa tea? In that cozy chair? Just click HERE and enjoy!! Love, May-May


Book Reviews by May-May Golly

The Witch of Cologne (Toshba Learner)

I loved this book! I couldn’t put it down really. It’s about a young Jewish midwife who paves the way in the 17th century with new lifesaving methods. However word of her skills travel quickly and she is arrested for sorcery by the Spanish Inquisition and is persecuted by a sadistic archbishop that has a strange link to her past! It’s fascinating and one of my favorites. 


Mistress of the Art of Death (Ariana Franklin)

Dr. Vesuvia Adelia is a medieval female coroner hired in secret by King Henry II to find out who’s behind the horrific murders of Christian children in Cambridge, England. Prominent local Jews stand accused, Henry wants them freed. Gripping thriller. Loved it loved it loved it.


The Birth of Venus: A Novel (Sarah Dunant)

It’s turbulent 15th century Florence and it’s a story about a spirited 14 year old girl. There’s art. There’s passion. Right up my alley. I would have to say it’s on my top favorite 5 list. 


Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)

This book was recommended by Colette, one of her favorites. So we of the “Generations Book-club” decided to read it. I took it up with me for a weekend visit with Victorea. I stayed up till the wee hours of the morn, could NOT put the damn thing down. While on her second honeymoon in the British Isles, Claire touches a boulder that hurls her back in time to the forbidden Castle Leoch with the MacKenzie clan. She is forced to marry a Scottish warrior named Jamie Fraser. *deep sigh* She eventually falls in love with Jamie Fraser. We all fall in love with Jamie Fraser. It was this book that made me realize how scottish Daniel really and truly is. In every way. #2 in the Fav Five. Even writing this review makes me want to scramble of this sofa and grab it off the shelf!


Bridget Jones’s Diary (Helen Fielding)

If you liked the movies, you’ll love the books. I first read this book along with my then best friend, Amiee, who was the exact polar opposite of me. She would call me laughing hysterically, saying she couldn’t believe how much Bridget reminded her of me. 


Bridget Jones, the Edge of Reason (Helen Fielding)

More Bridget adventures. Actually funnier than the first, if that’s even possible.


5 Responses to “*May-May’s Corner Bookstore*”

  1. Daniel Says:

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