TCL’s #ThrowbackThursday and #LinkParty #13 – March 4-April 1, 2021.

What is Throwback Thursday? I've noticed several of these meme on a few book blogs. For example, Susan Loves Books does one, which is (or was originally) hosted by Renee@It’s Book Talk. I also noticed that another fellow blogger, Lorrea @ What 'Cha Readin'?, was doing this as a monthly meme for her blog. Then … Continue reading TCL’s #ThrowbackThursday and #LinkParty #13 – March 4-April 1, 2021.

Let’s Talk Bookish #5 – Reading as a Book Blogger – #LetsDiscuss2021 #4.

This article was inspired by the Let's Talk Bookish topic hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion and this week February 26-March 4, 2021, suggested by Mini @ Book and Corner: How has blogging affected your reading? Examples of questions you can answer: "Has blogging affected your reading in a positive … Continue reading Let’s Talk Bookish #5 – Reading as a Book Blogger – #LetsDiscuss2021 #4.

TCL’s First #SixforSunday – February 28, 2021.

What is #SixforSunday? #SixforSunday was a little blog feature Steph @ A little but a lot started in June 2017 for herself. It’s a weekly blog post where you get to share 6 books which fill a certain prompt. Originally, #SixforSunday was a post Steph did that she never thought she would stick with! It … Continue reading TCL’s First #SixforSunday – February 28, 2021.

Smithies at War.

Book Review for “Band of Sisters” by Lauren Willig. Summary: "A scholarship girl from Brooklyn, Kate Moran thought she found a place among Smith’s Mayflower descendants, only to have her illusions dashed the summer after graduation. When charismatic alumna Betsy Rutherford delivers a rousing speech at the Smith College Club in April of 1917, looking … Continue reading Smithies at War.

The Classics Club 2.0 – February 2021 – TCL’s First #CCMeme

According to their blog: "Way back when, in 2012, the Classics Club came into being. A monthly meme was devised to bring clubbers together to chat about classics. A question was posed for you to ponder and discuss. You could write a blog post and leave the link or simply put your thoughts in the … Continue reading The Classics Club 2.0 – February 2021 – TCL’s First #CCMeme

#SomethingDifferent 7 – Two More Poems by The Chocolate Lady!

Once upon a time, I wrote poetry! Somewhere deep inside my #LetsDiscuss2020 #DiscussionSunday post about my regimen vs. impulse posting, I posed the question if anyone thought it might be fun for me to post some of my poetry here on my blog. Well, a couple of people showed interest, and I appreciate that. As … Continue reading #SomethingDifferent 7 – Two More Poems by The Chocolate Lady!

TCL’s #DNF Friday #1

“Bohemia” by Veronika Carnaby. Summary: "In her debut novel, Veronika Carnaby picks up where the Beat Generation left off. Set in 1960, Bohemia chronicles a group of twenty-somethings who defy the "ideals" of a mid-twentieth century society to seek creative fulfillment. In the process, they spotlight the creative path that artists of all mediums tread, … Continue reading TCL’s #DNF Friday #1

TCL’s Countdown Questions #38: Author Olga Grushin!

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Olga Grushin! After reading Olga's latest novel, "The Charmed Wife," I realized that it was a book I couldn't get out of my head. The mixture of fantasy, fairy tale, and contemporary reality was just so unique, and frankly, terribly refreshing after all … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #38: Author Olga Grushin!

#LetsDiscuss2021 #3 – Multiple Timelines: Brilliant or Bogus? – #DiscussionSunday.

I recently read a novel where there were two timelines, and I wasn't terribly impressed. Some of the comments on my review noted that it seems this trope has been overused of late. So, the question is... Multiple Timelines: are they brilliant or are they bogus? Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions. I do not … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2021 #3 – Multiple Timelines: Brilliant or Bogus? – #DiscussionSunday.

They Came from Away.

Book Review for “The English Wife” by Adrienne Chinn. Summary: "VE Day 1945: As victory bells ring out across the country, war bride Ellie Burgess’ happiness is overshadowed by grief. Her charismatic Newfoundlander husband Thomas is still missing in action. Until a letter arrives explaining Thomas is back at home on the other side of … Continue reading They Came from Away.