The Highest of Serene Societies.

Book Review for “The Girl in White Gloves” by Kerri Maher. Grace Kelly was a young woman on the rise in Hollywood, already with an Oscar award, when she met Rainier, the Prince of Monaco, which led her on a path she never would have scripted for herself. It is a Cinderella, fairy-tale story with … Continue reading The Highest of Serene Societies.

TCL’s Rapid Fire Book Tag.

This tag was created by Girl Reading, and it’s some quick bookish questions, and their quick bookish answers. While I wasn’t tagged directly, I am taking advantage of the open invitation extended by Christine at Purple Manatees, which I found via Leah's Book Reviews and Recipes. Here we go! E-Book or Physical Book? Both – … Continue reading TCL’s Rapid Fire Book Tag.

A Sheepishly Pseudo Autobiography.

Book Review for “The Lost Diary of M” by Paul Wolfe. This book is written as if it is the diary of Mary Pinchot, an American painter who was murdered October 12, 1964, shot twice at close range, and whose death remains an unsolved mystery to this day. What makes her murder so significant is … Continue reading A Sheepishly Pseudo Autobiography.

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Why Won’t You Let Me Like You? – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #2.

So, I’ve been blogging for quite some time now, and I follow hundreds of book blogs – literally, hundreds. But there’s something I’ve always wanted to know. Why do some blogs not have “like” buttons for their posts? I mean, having a “like” button is very convenient for me. It means I can visit someone’s … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Why Won’t You Let Me Like You? – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #2.

The Ironic Wit of William.

Book Review for “The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth” by William Boyd. This is actually a collection of seven short stories plus two that are novella length – the first of those is the titular story, and the other one is “The Vanishing Game: An Adventure…” The short stories included here are: The Man Who Liked … Continue reading The Ironic Wit of William.

Tempo of Progression.

Book Review for “Take Nothing with You” by Patrick Gale. According to the back of this book, “Eustace, an only child, is leading a strange existence in a houseful of elderly adults. His life changes dramatically with the arrival of Carla Gold, his cello teacher, who casts a heady spell over everyone, including his mother. … Continue reading Tempo of Progression.

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Cultural Appropriation in Fiction – A TCL Literary Musings Post.

With this post, I've decided to join the 2020 Discussion Challenge, hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! I'll probably just reach the "Discussion Dabbler" level (1-10 discussion posts), but who knows? Maybe I'll do more with my first year doing this blogging challenge! For my first … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Cultural Appropriation in Fiction – A TCL Literary Musings Post.

#6Degrees of Separation for February 1, 2020.

Find out how I went from "Fleishman is in Trouble" by Taffy Brodesser-Akner to "Light Shining in the Forest" by the late, great Paul Torday in this month's #6Degrees of Separation.

Carnival of Camouflage. #BlogTour and #BookReview for #Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau @tudorscribe.

Book Review & Blog Tour for "Dreamland" By Nancy Bilyeau. In 1911, Margaret (aka Peggy) Battenberg is a member of one of the richest families in America, but she’s a bit of a black sheep and a rebel. She wants to be her own woman, and being only months away from getting her inheritance from … Continue reading Carnival of Camouflage. #BlogTour and #BookReview for #Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau @tudorscribe.