TCL’s #ThrowbackThursday and #LinkParty #38 – March 30 – May 3, 2023.

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 #38 – March 30 – May 3, 2023.

#T5T – Top Five Tuesday for March 28, 2023 – The 5 Ws.

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 put up our top five books with one of the Five … Continue reading #T5T – Top Five Tuesday for March 28, 2023 – The 5 Ws.

#LetsDiscuss2023 #5 – Genre Shift #LetsTalkBookish #9 – #DiscussionSunday

This is actually a question that I suggested for to Aria for the Let's Talk Bookish discussion meme! Do you you think Genres shift over time, and is that a good thing or a bad thing? Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions. I do not expect anyone to agree with anything here, and in fact, … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2023 #5 – Genre Shift #LetsTalkBookish #9 – #DiscussionSunday

The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #33 pick for TCL!

Our lucky winning number for the 33rd Classics Club Spin is... Eighteen! According to my announcement post, this means I will be reading... "The Lady of the Camellias" by Alexandre Dumas fils. According to Goodreads... "Marguerite Gautier is a courtesan in the city of Paris. The symbol of her character is the camellia, pale and … Continue reading The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #33 pick for TCL!

Their Way.

Book Review for “Strangers in the Night” by Heather Webb. Summary: "In the golden age of Hollywood, two of the brightest stars would define--and defy--an era... She was the small-town southern beauty transformed into a Hollywood love goddess. He was the legendary crooner whose voice transfixed the world. They were Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra. … Continue reading Their Way.

Avoiding painful truths.

Book Review for “Pardonable Lies” (Maisie Dobbs #3) by Jacqueline Winspear. Summary: "A deathbed plea from his wife leads Sir Cecil Lawton to seek the aid of Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator. As Maisie soon learns, Agnes Lawton never accepted that her aviator son was killed in the Great War, a torment that led her … Continue reading Avoiding painful truths.

TCL Joins the Classics Club Spin #ccspin #33!

To find out more about this unique reading challenge, please visit The Classics Club Blog for the rules and link-up post. Yes, I've decided to continue to join in this reading challenge! I now have a longer list than just 20 classic books that I've long wanted to read, but that just means more for … Continue reading TCL Joins the Classics Club Spin #ccspin #33!

Arrivals and Departures.

Book Review for “Hello Beautiful” by Ann Napolitano. Summary: "William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy, where his parents could hardly bear to look at him, much less love him. So it’s a relief when his skill on the basketball court earns him a scholarship to college, far away from his childhood … Continue reading Arrivals and Departures.

#LetsDiscuss2023 #4 – Meeting Authors – #DiscussionSunday

Have you ever met an author whose books you admire? 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 hate many of the things I've written below. Sorry about that, but you are always welcome to express … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2023 #4 – Meeting Authors – #DiscussionSunday

Improvising her Life’s Dance.

Book Review for “An Unchoreographed Life” by Jane Davis. Summary: "At six years old, Belinda Brabbage has amassed a wealth of wisdom and secret worries. She knows all the best hiding places in her Worlds End flat, how to zap monsters with her pig-shaped torch and that strangers will tempt you into their cars with … Continue reading Improvising her Life’s Dance.