#LetsDiscuss2020 – Finishing my Furlough – #DiscussionSunday #9.

Tomorrow, I go back to work. I've been home since mid-March, but was furloughed as of April 1. So before my life gets back to normal (or as near normal as we can be these says), it is time for reflection, which is what got me to this discussion topic: What have I learned about … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Finishing my Furlough – #DiscussionSunday #9.

Billie Walker Begins.

Book Review for “The War Widow” by Tara Moss. Billie Walker (that's Ms. Walker, if you please) is just starting out in her Sydney Australia private inquiry business, which she inherited from her father, who died near the end of WWII. But the war is over now, and women are expected to leave their jobs, … Continue reading Billie Walker Begins.

TCL Joins the 2020 Big Book Summer Challenge!

To find out about this reading challenge, please visit this post on the blog Book By Book. You can find the books on my list for this challenge this summer on Goodreads here: Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce - 400 pages. Her Last Flight by Beatriz Williams - 400 pages. Fast Girls: A Novel … Continue reading TCL Joins the 2020 Big Book Summer Challenge!

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Tease Me to Please Me! – #DiscussionSunday #8.

While on furlough from work, I realized that through WordPress alone, I subscribe to over 900 blogs, and over 100 more through email and RSS feeds. That means I get easily 150 emails a day. Now, I don’t have any problem with that, but there is something I wish more bloggers would do, and that … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Tease Me to Please Me! – #DiscussionSunday #8.

That should be plural …

Book Review for “The Queen’s Secret: A Novel of England's World War II Queen” by Karen Harper. This biographical, historical fiction novel is about the woman most of us knew as the “Queen Mother,” the woman who is the mother of Queen Elizabeth II, and who stood by her husband, King George VI after he … Continue reading That should be plural …

TCL’s 500th Post – Can’t Wait Wednesday #1!

Well, hello... This is my 500th post on my blog! To celebrate, I thought I'd try something new. Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on … Continue reading TCL’s 500th Post – Can’t Wait Wednesday #1!

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Are You a Genre Snob? – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #7.

My fellow blogger Katie @ Never Not Reading recently wrote a post on levels of genre snobbery where she listed and described four levels from the least to the worst of them, in her opinion. They were: Level one: Non-Snob Level two: Romance-Hater Level three: The Ageist Level four: The True-Snob The post is worth … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Are You a Genre Snob? – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #7.

Ghosting Science.

Book Review for “The Man Without a Shadow” by Joyce Carol Oates Imagine having such sudden memory loss that anything that happens to you after that incident can only be retained by your brain for just over one minute, and then it is forgotten? When Elihu Hoopes gets encephalitis at the age of 37, it … Continue reading Ghosting Science.

Lady Bastion of Beer.

Book Review for “The First Emma” by Camille Di Maio. When Otto Koehler brought his brand-new wife Emma to San Antonio to run the beer brewery there, he was both very much in love and very ambitious. Thirty years later, Otto has been dead for many years – killed by one of his mistresses – … Continue reading Lady Bastion of Beer.

Bly Eyes the Lobby Guy – #ShortStorySunday.

Book Review for “Clever Girl: A Nellie Bly Novella” by David Blixt “Tell a story to catch a story,” that’s what Nellie Bly does to write her investigative reports. In this case, the story she tells is that she’s woman who only wants a bill to not get passed by the New York legislature. She … Continue reading Bly Eyes the Lobby Guy – #ShortStorySunday.