TCL’s Top Ten Favorite Books of 2022.

2022- the Year of: Almost Tied for 1st! Early on during this past year, among the books I read, it almost looked like I was going to have to include some novels that got 4.75/5 stars in my top ten list. However, as the year progressed, more books started to get full marks. The problem … Continue reading TCL’s Top Ten Favorite Books of 2022.

Good Lies.

Book Review for “The Lipstick Bureau” by Michelle Gable. Summary: "1944, Rome. Newlywed Niki Novotná is recruited by a new American spy agency to establish a secret branch in Italy's capital. One of the OSS's few female operatives abroad and multilingual, she's tasked with crafting fake stories and distributing propaganda to lower the morale of … Continue reading Good Lies.

TCL’s Countdown Questions #43: Author Christine Wells!

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This time I’m featuring authorChristine Wells! First of all, for those who celebrate, let me wish you a Merry Christmas. For me and all my Jewish readers, tonight we light the last candle so I also wish everyone a Happy Hanukkah. Now... Back to business. I first discovered … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #43: Author Christine Wells!

DNA of a Female Scientist.

Book Review for “Her Hidden Genius” by Marie Benedict. Summary: "Rosalind Franklin has always been an outsider―brilliant, but different. Whether working at the laboratory she adored in Paris or toiling at a university in London, she feels closest to the science, those unchanging laws of physics and chemistry that guide her experiments. When she is … Continue reading DNA of a Female Scientist.

#T5T – Top Five Tuesday #9 – December 2, 2022 – New Authors!

Top Five Tuesday was originally created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, but is now hosted by Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads. To participate, link your post back to Meeghan's blog or leave a comment on her weekly post. This week, Meeghan asked us to tell us our favorite new authors of 2022! It is hard … Continue reading #T5T – Top Five Tuesday #9 – December 2, 2022 – New Authors!

#LetsDiscuss2022 #18 & Book Blogger Hop #12 – Reading Times – #DiscussionSunday.

The question this time is the Book Blogger Hop topic for December 16-22 submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer, which is: Are you a morning, afternoon, or nighttime reader? 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 … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2022 #18 & Book Blogger Hop #12 – Reading Times – #DiscussionSunday.

Deadly Darts! TCL’s #DeanStreetDecember #1.

Book Review for “The Sharp Quillet (Anthony Bathurst #33)” by Brian Flynn. Summary: "The Bar Point-to-Point meeting at Quiddington St Philip is always an auspicious occasion. This year, Justice Nicholas Flagon is the favourite to win-there's big money on him, and a fair bit against him as well. But who will scoop the jackpot when … Continue reading Deadly Darts! TCL’s #DeanStreetDecember #1.

The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #32 pick for TCL!

Our lucky winning number for the 32st Classics Club Spin is... Six! According to my announcement post, this means I will be reading... "Which Way?" by Theodora Benson. According to Goodreads... "'There was no one in the room. Blinds and curtains were closed; the light of the skies, if any, was shut out. ... Only … Continue reading The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #32 pick for TCL!

TCL Joins the Classics Club Spin #ccspin #32!

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 #32!

Sharing Cider and Stories.

Book Review for “The Golden Oldies' Book Club” by Judy Leigh. Summary: "Ruth the librarian fears she’s too old to find love, but a discussion about Lady Chatterley’s Lover makes her think again. Aurora doesn’t feel seventy-two and longs to relive the excitement of her youth, while Verity is getting increasingly tired of her husband … Continue reading Sharing Cider and Stories.