Dust in the Wind.

Book Review for “Now in November” by Josephine W. Johnson. Summary: "This unforgettable novel tells in shimmering language the story of a middle-class family driven into poverty by the Depression. Three daughters struggle to survive with their parents as farmers, battling against the elements and trying to come to terms with their harsh, unresponsive father. … Continue reading Dust in the Wind.

#LetsDiscuss2022 #11 – Unsolicited Review Requests – #DiscussionSunday.

The question this time comes from a post I saw by Mint @ Mint Loves Books: Do you accept review requests? 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 … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2022 #11 – Unsolicited Review Requests – #DiscussionSunday.

TCL’s #SomethingDifferentSunday – Spell the Month in Books #3!

Reviews From the Stacks Last month discovered Jana and her blog Reviews from the Stacks. Jana created this fun, monthly book meme. Now, it is true that Jana runs a link party for this which takes place on the second Saturday of every month. Well, good thing Jana doesn't mind my being a bit off … Continue reading TCL’s #SomethingDifferentSunday – Spell the Month in Books #3!

TCL is Going Abroad!

See you later, alligators! This is just a quick post to let you all know that I'm leaving today for a trip abroad. Where will I be? In Ireland to participate in the Ireland Writer Tours Writers' Conference & Retreat. After a short weekend in Dublin, I'll be spending July 10-17 at a week-long writers … Continue reading TCL is Going Abroad!

Locked and Keyed.

Book Review for “The Click of the Gate” by Alice Campbell. Summary: "Clare - her Clare - was gone. Mystery in Paris! A disappearance as surprising and baffling as if it had been done by magic. A young girl, barely fifteen, beautiful yet shy and under constant protection, disappears in the one moment that is … Continue reading Locked and Keyed.

TCL’s Countdown Questions #42: Author Judy Leigh!

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This time I’m featuring author Judy Leigh! As a woman of a "certain age" myself, when I saw the ARC for a novel where all the protagonists were even older than I, I decided I needed a bit of fun, and asked for "The Golden Girls' Getaway" (admittedly, … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #42: Author Judy Leigh!

TCL’s #6Degrees of Separation for July 2, 2022.

From "Wintering" by Katherine May to “The Book Woman's Daughter” by Kim Michele Richardson. 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 chain. A book doesn’t need to be … Continue reading TCL’s #6Degrees of Separation for July 2, 2022.

TCL’s #ThrowbackThursday and #LinkParty #29 – June 30-August 3, 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 #29 – June 30-August 3, 2022.

#T5T – Top Five Tuesday for June 28, 2022 – Favorite Books of the year (so far).

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 five favorite reads of the year - so … Continue reading #T5T – Top Five Tuesday for June 28, 2022 – Favorite Books of the year (so far).

#LetsDiscuss2022 & Book Blogger Hop #10 – Fact vs Fiction – #DiscussionSunday.

The question this time is the Book Blogger Hop topic for June 24-30 submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer, which is: As a reader, do you prefer to read fiction or non-fiction? Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions. I do not expect anyone to agree with anything here, and in fact, I'm certain that … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2022 & Book Blogger Hop #10 – Fact vs Fiction – #DiscussionSunday.