It's So Classic. I discovered this tag through fellow blogger Livia's post on her blog here. Since I thought I wouldn't have a book review ready for this week, I figured I'd join in! The rules are very simple, which I took from the host's blog: Link your post to Rebellious Writing (rebelliouswriting.com) Answer the … Continue reading TCL joins the 2019 It’s So Classic Blog Party
An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Crystal King. I'm not sure when my love for culinary fiction began. Maybe it was one of Joanne Harris's books that got me hooked. I've read quite a few, actually. My love of Rome came from reading Colleen McCullough's "Masters of Rome" books … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #13: Author Crystal King.
Book Review for “Klotsvog” by Margarita Khemlin (Translated by Lisa C. Hayden). According to the publisher, Columbia University Press, “Klotsvog is a novel about being Jewish in the Soviet Union and the historical trauma of World War II—and it’s a novel about the petty dramas and demons of one strikingly vain woman. Maya Abramovna Klotsvog … Continue reading But that is not my point.
An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Andrea Bobotis. Andrea Bobotis' debut novel "The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt" just blew me away, I loved it THAT much (and as of this writing, it is still my favorite book of 2019)! I'm now following (hopefully not to the level … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #12: Author Andrea Bobotis.
Book Review for “The Chocolate Maker’s Wife” by Karen Brooks. This is the story of Rosamund, a woman who was both literally and figuratively pulled out of a gutter only to rise up as Lady Blithman, the wife of Sir Everard Blithman, who was on the verge of opening a unique chocolate house in London … Continue reading A Delicious Phoenix.
An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring two authors who recently published their second collaborative novel Heather Webb & Hazel Gaynor. Long ago, when I was first blogging, I was fortunate enough to read Heather Webb's debut work "Becoming Josephine" which I called "a masterful debut novel" and I've been a fan … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #11: Authors Heather Webb & Hazel Gaynor.
Book Review for “Vivian” by Christina Hesselholdt. If you’ve never heard of Vivian Maier, that’s totally understandable. In fact, no one knew about her until about 2007, two years before she died, when the contents of her storage facilities were sold because she wasn’t paying her bills. What they found was a trove of her … Continue reading Hiding Her Time.
An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Kate Quinn. Before I read "The Alice Network" and "The Huntress" I had heard of Kate Quinn, but never read any of her books. This is probably because her previous novels were set in ancient Rome, and although I enjoy that era for … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #10: Author Kate Quinn.
From "Shtum" by Jem Lester to "Kiss Me First" by Lottie Moggach. 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 all … Continue reading #6Degrees of Separation for August 3, 2019.
Book Review for “The Women of the Copper Country” by Mary Doria Russell. Anna Klobuchar Clemenc (or Clements) was known as “Big Annie” but also received the moniker of America’s Joan of Arc for her leadership with the Women’s Auxiliary No. 15 of the Western Federation of Miners during the months long strike in Calumet, … Continue reading The Price of Copper.