From “Sanditon” by Jane Austen to “Brother and Sister” by Joanna Trollope.
An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Renee Rosen! I've only read one of Renee's books, that being "What the Lady Wants" which is about the woman who was the lover of Marshall Field (who, if you don't know, was the person who came up with the concept of a … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #25: Author Renee Rosen.
Book Review for “Daisy Jones & The Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid. By now, because of all the hype and publicity around this book (which I very uncharacteristically gave into), I’m sure most people already know that this novel is about a rock band from the 60s and 70s who had a huge success with … Continue reading Sunsetting at Dawn
An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Kate Braithwaite! It was actually Kate who contacted me about reading her book "The Girl Puzzle" which is about Nellie Bly. I had just read David Blixt's novel "What Girls are Good For" which is also about Nellie Bly, and the movie "Escaping … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #24: Author Kate Braithwaite.
2020 New Release Challenge Sign-up About the 2020 New Release Challenge The 2020 New Release Challenge is a year-long challenge in which the hosts aim to read books released in 2020. Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms and Brandee are the sole hosts of the challenge, and they are happy to have as many people to sign up … Continue reading TCL is joining the New Release Challenge (again) for 2020!
Book Review for “Mercy Road” by Ann Howard Creel. The fire that burned down Arlene Favier’s home, and killed her father, changed everything for her. Now she and her family have to rebuild their lives, but all they have left is the land where their horse farm sat near Paris, Kentucky, the few horses they … Continue reading Galloping into Danger
An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Therese Walsh! Therese is one of those authors I was lucky enough to discover via NetGalley, when I was intrigued by her novel Moon Sisters. Because I enjoyed that novel, I decided I wanted to read her debut work "The Last Will of … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #23: Author, Therese Walsh
Book Review for “Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales” by Margaret Atwood According Harper’s Bazar’s the blurb on the back of this book, “Stone Mattress, a collection of nine, acerbic, mischievous, gulpable short stories, addresses themes that will resonate with anyone familiar with Atwood’s writing. Atwood’s gimlet eye and sharp tongue are turned on the ageing … Continue reading Nine Times Naughty Atwood
An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author, screenwriter, and director Allison Burnett! I’ve actually known Allison for over 40 years, because he and I went to the same High School, although he graduated the year after me (his older brother Gene was in my graduating class). Now, Evanston Township (or … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #22: Author, Screenwriter & Director Allison Burnett
Book Review for “The Other Windsor Girl: A Novel of Princess Margaret, Royal Rebel” by Georgie Blalock. Being the second born in any British aristocratic household has its drawbacks, but none more than being the younger sibling of the heir apparent. This wouldn’t have been so much of a problem for Princess Margaret, except that … Continue reading Some Royalty Blues