TCL’s #ThrowbackThursday and #LinkParty #26 – March 31-May 4, 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 #26 – March 31-May 4, 2022.

Months of Somedays!

Book Review for “A Year of Mr Maybes” by Judy Leigh. Summary: "Val didn’t expect to be starting again in her seventies, but when life gives her lemons, Val is determined to make lemonade. Settled into her new home – a picture-perfect fisherman’s cottage in the small Cornish seaside town of Lowenstowe – Val is … Continue reading Months of Somedays!

Move Over, Nina; Here Comes Mila!

Book Review for “The Diamond Eye” by Kate Quinn. Summary: "In 1937 in the snowbound city of Kiev (now known as Kyiv), wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son--but Hitler's invasion of Ukraine and Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle … Continue reading Move Over, Nina; Here Comes Mila!

TCL’s First Lines Friday #3 for March 25, 2022!

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers that was originally hosted by Emma @ (the apparently, now defunct) Wandering Words (don't click on the link, it isn't there anymore). I've seen this on several blogs over the years, and some of my fellow bloggers are still doing it, so I guess it … Continue reading TCL’s First Lines Friday #3 for March 25, 2022!

The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #29 pick for TCL!

Our lucky winning number for the 29th Classics Club Spin is... That means I will be reading... Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin. According to Goodreads... "When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But his girlfriend's return to Paris destroys everything. Unable to admit to … Continue reading The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #29 pick for TCL!

An Entwined Family.

Book Review for “French Braid” by Anne Tyler. Summary: "The Garretts take their first and last family vacation in the summer of 1959. They hardly ever venture beyond Baltimore, but in some ways they have never been farther apart. Mercy has trouble resisting the siren call of her aspirations to be a painter, which means … Continue reading An Entwined Family.

Sadly Hysterical.

Book Review for “City of Incurable Women” by Maud Casey. Summary: "“Where are the hysterics, those magnificent women of former times?” wrote Jacques Lacan. Long history’s ghosts, marginalized and dispossessed due to their gender and class, they are reimagined by Maud Casey as complex, flesh-and-blood people with stories to tell. These linked, evocative prose portraits, … Continue reading Sadly Hysterical.

TCL Joins the Classics Club Spin #ccspin #29!

To find out more about this unique reading challenge, please visit The Classics Club Blog for the rules and link-up post. After finally joining the previous spin and enjoying it, I've decided to join again! I now have a longer list than just 20 classic books that I've long wanted to read, but that just … Continue reading TCL Joins the Classics Club Spin #ccspin #29!

Oh, Benny!

Book Review for “The Book of Form and Emptiness” by Ruth Ozeki. Summary: "After the tragic death of his beloved musician father, fourteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices. The voices belong to the things in his house--a sneaker, a broken Christmas ornament, a piece of wilted lettuce. Although Benny doesn't understand what these things … Continue reading Oh, Benny!

TCL’s #LetsDiscuss2022 #5 and #LetsTalkBookish #4 – Updating Content.

The question from Let's Talk Bookish for March 11-17 comes from Nicole @ Thoughts Stained With Ink and is... Do you ever change/update the content of your blog? 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 … Continue reading TCL’s #LetsDiscuss2022 #5 and #LetsTalkBookish #4 – Updating Content.