Book Review for “Rhododendron Pie” by Margery Sharp. Summary: “This story of Ann Laventies who refuses to live up to her family's elegance and snobbery. Her father is an exquisite dilettante; her brother, Dick, a competent artist and polished adventurer with the ladies; her sister, Elizabeth, the writer of fine essays. But Ann is disappointed … Continue reading Idyllically Ordinary.
A special Throwback Thursday for Hanukkah? Why not? Well, happy Hanukkah (whichever way you spell it) for all who celebrate it. I know... last year I did a link party for this holiday, but... with the move to the new apartment, I just can't maintain it this year (but I might do it again next … Continue reading Special #Hanukkah #ThrowbackThursday from The Chocolate Lady.
An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Isla Morley! Following the controversy around Kim Michelle Richardson's novel "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek" being plagiarized by Jojo Moyes (who apparently also got a movie deal as "punishment" for her theft), I went out and bought Richardson's novel (and I've been … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #37: Author Isla Morley!
Once upon a time, I wrote poetry! Somewhere deep inside my #LetsDiscuss2020 #DiscussionSunday post about my regimen vs. impulse posting, I posed the question if anyone thought it might be fun for me to post some of my poetry here on my blog. Well, a couple of people showed interest, and I appreciate that. As … Continue reading #SomethingDifferent 5 – Another Poem by The Chocolate Lady!
From “Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret" by Judy Blume to "Mastering the Art of French Eating" by Ann Mah. 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 … Continue reading #6Degrees of Separation for December 5, 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. Then … Continue reading TCL’s #ThrowbackThursday and #LinkParty #10 – December 3, 2020.
Sign Up to Join the 2021 New Release Challenge Here! About the 2021 New Release Challenge The 2021 New Release Challenge is a year-long challenge in which the hosts aim to read books released in 2021. Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms and Brandee are the sole hosts of the challenge, and they are happy to have as … Continue reading TCL is joining the New Release Challenge (again) for 2021!
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. The rules are simple: Each Tuesday, Jana assigns … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday for December 1, 2020 – TCL’s TBR for 2021 ARCs.