Wholly Moley!

Book Review for “Miss Mole” by E.H. Young. According to the publisher: “Hannah Mole is a forty-ish spinster, haunted by her past and drifting from post to post-now a governess, now a companion for elderly women. She rarely lingers long due to a slightly troubled relationship with the truth, a tendency to speak her mind, … Continue reading Wholly Moley!

#6Degrees of Separation for August 1, 2020.

From “How to do Nothing” by Jenny Odell to “The Only Woman in the Room” by Marie Benedict. 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 … Continue reading #6Degrees of Separation for August 1, 2020.

And yet… she DID!

Book Review for “Why I Don't Write and Other Stories” by Susan Minot. According to Goodreads, this collection of short stories includes: A writer dryly catalogs the myriad reasons she cannot write; an artist bicycles through protests in lower Manhattan and ruminates on an elusive lover; an old woman on her deathbed calls out for … Continue reading And yet… she DID!

Rare Book Thieves.

Book Review for “The Lions of Fifth Avenue” by Fiona Davis. Excerpt from the Goodreads summary: It's 1913, and on the surface, Laura Lyons couldn't ask for more out of life—her husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library, allowing their family to live in an apartment within the grand building, and they … Continue reading Rare Book Thieves.

Two Famous Authors; Two Uncharacteristic Works.

Book Reviews for “The Part-Time Job” by P.D. James and “The Red House Mystery” by A.A. Milne. Today I’m bringing you two short reviews of stories from two famous authors, both of which are not what we’d expect. We’ve all heard of A.A. Milne from his adorable children’s stories staring Winnie the Pooh, and his … Continue reading Two Famous Authors; Two Uncharacteristic Works.

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Short, Medium, Long, Huge – #DiscussionSunday #14.

I have often said that a well crafted short story is a joy to behold, but I know that many people might disagree with me. So I was wondering... Does the length of a book or piece of creative writing become an important factor in your decision to read something? Disclaimer: These are my personal … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Short, Medium, Long, Huge – #DiscussionSunday #14.

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Why I Don’t Read YA Books – #DiscussionSunday #13.

One of my blogging friends recently put up a post where she seemed to have a very hard time trying to find both adult and YA books that don't have romance in them. While I don't seem to have that problem with the adult books I read, it occurred to me that I might have … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Why I Don’t Read YA Books – #DiscussionSunday #13.

#6Degrees of Separation for July 4, 2020.

From "What I Loved" by Siri Hustvedt (inspired by a recent post by A Life in Books) to "The Beautiful Strangers" by Camille Di Maio. 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 … Continue reading #6Degrees of Separation for July 4, 2020.

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Bookish Social Media – #DiscussionSunday #12.

This was originally part of my overly long Finishing my Furlough discussion post, and it got practically no comments or reactions, so I thought I would make it into a separate discussion topic, which is: What do you think about all the different bookish social media platforms? Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions. I do … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Bookish Social Media – #DiscussionSunday #12.

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Regimen or Impulse Posting? – #DiscussionSunday #11.

While I was on furlough, I had the time to write a whole bunch of posts - reviews, memes, these discussion pieces, and more - and schedule them ahead of time. While doing this, I realized that my blog calendar is a bit... regimented. Furthermore, although I'm back at my job again, I will be … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Regimen or Impulse Posting? – #DiscussionSunday #11.