TCL’s Throwback Thursday #2 – April 2, 2020.

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. In … Continue reading TCL’s Throwback Thursday #2 – April 2, 2020.

TCL’s Countdown Questions #29: Author Gretchen Berg!

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Gretchen Berg! Gretchen Berg’s debut novel “The Operator” impressed me SO much that I needed to ask her to join in my little countdown questions meme. Let's see how she answered my five, fast, and fun questions. If you could visit five (5) … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #29: Author Gretchen Berg!

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Reading Older Novels – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #4.

Older novels... we've all read them in our time; often because we had to (for school). Many people hate reading them, or have a hard time reading them. Others love them. That made me think of writing about this topic: Reading Older Novels. Not long ago, I was on a Facebook group where someone noted … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Reading Older Novels – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #4.

Resistance in Red Lipstick.

Book Review for “Code Name Hélène” by Ariel Lawhon Nancy Wake was an ex-pat Australian, working as a freelance journalist in France sending stories to the Hearst papers in the US, when she fell in love with the wealthy businessman, Henri Fiocca. That was in 1936, and Nancy had already witnessed the beginnings of the … Continue reading Resistance in Red Lipstick.

TCL’s Top Ten Tuesday for March 24, 2020.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Genre Freebie Week. Have you ever read a … Continue reading TCL’s Top Ten Tuesday for March 24, 2020.

A 20th Century “Jane Austen” Novel?

Book Review for “Begin Again” by Ursula Orange. Jane, Florence, Leslie, and Sylvia are four friends from their days at Oxford. Since going down, their lives have taken different paths. Jane and Florence live together in a tiny flat in London; Sylvia and Leslie are back at their family homes. None of them are poor, … Continue reading A 20th Century “Jane Austen” Novel?

#LetsDiscuss2020 – How Do You Read? – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #3.

While wandering around Facebook a while back, author Jane Davis put up a very interesting post, asking the question: How Do You Read? By this, she didn't mean print, or audio, or eBooks. No, this is exactly what she posted: “After last week's Twitter debate about whether people constantly hear thoughts or whether their thoughts … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – How Do You Read? – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #3.