TCL’s #6Degrees of Separation for October 1, 2022.

From “Notes on a Scandal” by Zoë Heller to... “book” by author. 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 be connected to … Continue reading TCL’s #6Degrees of Separation for October 1, 2022.

TCL’s #ThrowbackThursday and #LinkParty #32 – September 29-November 3, 2022.

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 #32 – September 29-November 3, 2022.

American Icon in Paris.

Book Review for “Jacqueline in Paris” by Ann Mah. Summary: "In August 1949 Jacqueline Bouvier arrives in postwar Paris to begin her junior year abroad. She’s twenty years old, socially poised but financially precarious, and all too aware of her mother’s expectations that she make a brilliant match. Before relenting to family pressure, she has … Continue reading American Icon in Paris.

TCL is Going Abroad, again!

See you later, alligators! This is just a quick post to let you all know that I'm leaving today for a trip abroad. Where will I be? In the UK - mostly London. What will I be doing there? I've already bought tickets to see two musicals, and two plays. I also plan to visit … Continue reading TCL is Going Abroad, again!

Beartown Getting A Hed?

Book Review for “The Winners (Beartown #3)” by Fredrik Backman. Summary: "Two years have passed since the events that no one wants to think about. Everyone has tried to move on, but there’s something about this place that prevents it. The residents continue to grapple with life’s big questions: What is a family? What is … Continue reading Beartown Getting A Hed?

TCL’s #LetsDiscuss2022 #14 & #LetsTalkBookish #8 – Tips for New Bloggers.

The question this time comes from Aria @ Book Nook Bits: What are your tips for newbie bloggers? Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions. I do not expect anyone to agree with anything here, and in fact, I'm certain that many will disagree and/or even hate many of the things I've written below. Sorry about … Continue reading TCL’s #LetsDiscuss2022 #14 & #LetsTalkBookish #8 – Tips for New Bloggers.

To Soothe a Ravaged Soul.

Book Review for “Keys to Harmony: Memoir of Depression, Daring, and Creativity” by Margalit Jakob. Summary: "A pianist/therapist loses access to a crucial memory. Neither able to play, nor to relinquish her dream, she finds herself in an agonizing limbo. Filled with piercing insights, this is a thrilling book about overcoming depression and reclaiming one's … Continue reading To Soothe a Ravaged Soul.

… you’d be behind me.

Book Review for “Lucy by the Sea” by Elizabeth Strout. Summary: "As a panicked world goes into lockdown, Lucy Barton is uprooted from her life in Manhattan and bundled away to a small town in Maine by her ex-husband and on-again, off-again friend, William. For the next several months, it's just Lucy, William, and their … Continue reading … you’d be behind me.

TCL Joins the Classics Club Spin #ccspin #31!

To find out more about this unique reading challenge, please visit The Classics Club Blog for the rules and link-up post. After joining the previous two spins and enjoying it, I've decided to join once again! I now have a longer list than just 20 classic books that I've long wanted to read, but that … Continue reading TCL Joins the Classics Club Spin #ccspin #31!

TCL’s Shelf Control #7 – A Ghastly Trilogy.

Shelf Control is a weekly celebration hosted by Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies, of the unread books on our shelves. Lisa says: "Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up! For more … Continue reading TCL’s Shelf Control #7 – A Ghastly Trilogy.