#DiscussionSunday – TCL’s Book Blogger Hop #7 and #LetsDiscuss2021 #11!

  Book Blogger Hop Topic for the week of September 17-23, 2021: Where do you get background images for your posts or do you create them yourself? (Submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews). The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's … Continue reading #DiscussionSunday – TCL’s Book Blogger Hop #7 and #LetsDiscuss2021 #11!

TCL’s #DNF Friday #6 – When John Irving Lost Me.

Why I can't write a Book Review for “Until I find You” by John Irving. Goodreads Summary: "Every major character in Until I Find You has been marked for life – not only William Burns, a church organist who is addicted to being tattooed, but also William's song, Jack, an actor who is shaped as … Continue reading TCL’s #DNF Friday #6 – When John Irving Lost Me.

An Original #Poem for Yom Kippur.

On Yom Kippur, we Jews say: This has been a difficult year for me personally, but it has also been a hard one for the whole of humanity, across the globe. So, I thought that it might be a good idea to wish all of my readers my wishes that the coming year (Jewish and/or … Continue reading An Original #Poem for Yom Kippur.

Among the Flowers.

Book Review for “A Single Rose” by Muriel Barbery, translated by Alison Anderson. Summary: "Rose has just turned forty when she gets a call from a lawyer asking her to come to Kyoto for the reading of her estranged father's will. And so for the first time in her life she finds herself in Japan, … Continue reading Among the Flowers.

TCL’s #20BooksofSummer2021 Wrapup.

This is a yearly reading challenge by Cathy @ 746 Books where bloggers commit to read (10, 15, or) 20 books over the summer, or just count the number of books they read during the summer. This year, I decided to join in again, and committed to read at least 10 books (because I had … Continue reading TCL’s #20BooksofSummer2021 Wrapup.

A 20th Century Magic Mann.

Book Review for “The Magician” by Colm Tóibín. Summary: "The Magician tells the story of Thomas Mann, whose life was filled with great acclaim and contradiction. He would find himself on the wrong side of history in the First World War, cheerleading the German army, but have a clear vision of the future in the … Continue reading A 20th Century Magic Mann.

Atypical 1930s Woman.

Book Review for “A Bright Young Thing” by Brianne Moore. Thanks for the free book @PRHGlobal @prhinternational! Summary: "In early 1930s England, a young firebrand finds herself on a fraught and dangerous road to independence. ... Astra Davies defies all the conventions. Clever, witty, and determined, Astra smokes, drinks, plays a mean piano, and gallivants … Continue reading Atypical 1930s Woman.

The Woman Behind…

Book Review for “The Other Einstein” by Marie Benedict. Summary: "Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, … Continue reading The Woman Behind…

TCL’s #6Degrees of Separation for September 4, 2021.

From “Second Place” by Rachel Cusk to “Jeeves and the Wedding Bells” by Sebastian Faulks. This is a monthly link-up hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. Each month a book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to form a chain. A book doesn’t need to … Continue reading TCL’s #6Degrees of Separation for September 4, 2021.

TCL’s #ThrowbackThursday and #LinkParty #19 – September 2-29, 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 #19 – September 2-29, 2021.