TCL’s Throwback Thursday #3 – April 30, 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 #3 – April 30, 2020.

TCL’s Countdown Questions #32: Author Barbara Linn Probst!

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Barbara Linn Probst! Just because she's only written one book, doesn't mean she shouldn't get a chance to be highlighted here, right?. Remember, she asked me to read and review her book, and I can't tell you how many novels I've received books … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #32: Author Barbara Linn Probst!

#ShortStorySunday – Clearly Blurry Vision.

Book Review for “Redhead by the Side of the Road” by Anne Tyler. As a man in his forties, Micah Mortimer has everything in order. He has his own business where he’s his own boss and only employee, helping people with their computers as the “Tech Hermit”. He is also the super/handyman for the apartment … Continue reading #ShortStorySunday – Clearly Blurry Vision.

Net and Let.

Book Review for “Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell For those who don’t know, Hamnet was the name of William Shakespeare’s only son, who died at the age of 11. In O’Farrell’s latest novel, she takes up the scholarly presumption that there was a direct connection between his son’s death and his play “Hamlet.” To do this, … Continue reading Net and Let.

Teaser Tuesday for April 21, 2020.

Teaser Tuesday, the weekly bookish meme hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. It is very easy to play along: • Grab your current read and open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! • Share the title & author, … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday for April 21, 2020.

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Blog Post Titles for Book Reviews – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #5.

Blog Post Titles for Book Reviews. I don’t know about other book bloggers, but I’m not into putting hashtags and at-tags in the titles of my book review blog posts. Yes, of course I do it with post like this – as well as for memes, and other book tags – but when it comes … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Blog Post Titles for Book Reviews – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #5.

Seasons of Surprises.

Book Review for “The Astonishing Life of August March” by Aaron Jackson According to the blurbs about this debut novel, it is being called “Candide by way of John Irving, with a hint of Charles Dickens.” While I’m not sure if that’s totally accurate, but it surely comes as close as these types of comparisons … Continue reading Seasons of Surprises.

TCL’s Countdown Questions #31: Author Ariel Lawhon!

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Ariel Lawhon! Just before I discovered Greer Macallister, I discovered Ariel Lawhon, when I read her debut novel, "The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress." I loved that book, but was bowled over by her second novel, "Flight of Dreams" which I thought … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #31: Author Ariel Lawhon!

#ShortStorySunday – One Novelette and An Anthology

Book Reviews for “Charity Girl” by David Blixt, and “Another Time Another Place: An Anthology of Short Stories” from Writing Group, Writers@… I seem to be getting a little bit behind in my reviewing, so because these two books are both short, I thought I’d combine the two into one post for #ShortStorySunday. “Charity Girl” … Continue reading #ShortStorySunday – One Novelette and An Anthology

Revelations and Rebellions.

Book Review for “Queen of the Owls” by Barbara Linn Probst Elizabeth has always been the brainy one, the “owl” of the family, so to speak. Now she’s working on her doctorate in art history. Her topic is Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings from her stay in Hawaii. At the same time, Elizabeth is noticing how all … Continue reading Revelations and Rebellions.