Book Review: Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton

sapStep Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton
Series: Hark! A Vagrant #2
Published: 2015
Genre: Graphic Novel
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 168
Source: Library
Dates Read: February 3-7, 2019
Grade: A-
Synopsis: Cartoonist Kate Beaton returns with all-new sidesplitting comics that showcase her irreverent love of history, pop culture, and literature. Collected from her wildly popular website, readers will guffaw over “Strong Female Characters,” the wicked yet chivalrous Black Prince, “Straw Feminists in the Closet,” and a disgruntled Heathcliff. Delight in what the internet has long known—Beaton’s humour is as sharp and dangerous as a velocipedestrienne, so watch out!

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Book Review: Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

rmb.pngRomancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
Series: The Bridgertons #4
Published: 2002
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Kindle
Pages: 370
Source: Purchased
Dates Read: August 11, 2018 – February 6, 2019
Grade: B+
Synopsis: Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend’s brother for . . . well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret . . . and fears she doesn’t know him at all.

Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of everyone’s preoccupation with the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can’t seem to publish an edition without mentioning him in the first paragraph.

But when Colin returns to London from a trip aboard, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same, especially Penelope Featherington, the girl haunting his dreams!

And when he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide . . . is she his biggest threat, or his promise of a happy ending?

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