Teaser Tuesday for April 21, 2020.

Teaser Tuesday, the weekly bookish meme hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. It is very easy to play along: • Grab your current read and open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! • Share the title & author, … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday for April 21, 2020.

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Blog Post Titles for Book Reviews – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #5.

Blog Post Titles for Book Reviews. I don’t know about other book bloggers, but I’m not into putting hashtags and at-tags in the titles of my book review blog posts. Yes, of course I do it with post like this – as well as for memes, and other book tags – but when it comes … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Blog Post Titles for Book Reviews – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #5.

Seasons of Surprises.

Book Review for “The Astonishing Life of August March” by Aaron Jackson According to the blurbs about this debut novel, it is being called “Candide by way of John Irving, with a hint of Charles Dickens.” While I’m not sure if that’s totally accurate, but it surely comes as close as these types of comparisons … Continue reading Seasons of Surprises.

#ShortStorySunday – One Novelette and An Anthology

Book Reviews for “Charity Girl” by David Blixt, and “Another Time Another Place: An Anthology of Short Stories” from Writing Group, Writers@… I seem to be getting a little bit behind in my reviewing, so because these two books are both short, I thought I’d combine the two into one post for #ShortStorySunday. “Charity Girl” … Continue reading #ShortStorySunday – One Novelette and An Anthology

Revelations and Rebellions.

Book Review for “Queen of the Owls” by Barbara Linn Probst Elizabeth has always been the brainy one, the “owl” of the family, so to speak. Now she’s working on her doctorate in art history. Her topic is Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings from her stay in Hawaii. At the same time, Elizabeth is noticing how all … Continue reading Revelations and Rebellions.

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Reading Older Novels – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #4.

Older novels... we've all read them in our time; often because we had to (for school). Many people hate reading them, or have a hard time reading them. Others love them. That made me think of writing about this topic: Reading Older Novels. Not long ago, I was on a Facebook group where someone noted … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Reading Older Novels – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #4.

Resistance in Red Lipstick.

Book Review for “Code Name Hélène” by Ariel Lawhon Nancy Wake was an ex-pat Australian, working as a freelance journalist in France sending stories to the Hearst papers in the US, when she fell in love with the wealthy businessman, Henri Fiocca. That was in 1936, and Nancy had already witnessed the beginnings of the … Continue reading Resistance in Red Lipstick.

A 20th Century “Jane Austen” Novel?

Book Review for “Begin Again” by Ursula Orange. Jane, Florence, Leslie, and Sylvia are four friends from their days at Oxford. Since going down, their lives have taken different paths. Jane and Florence live together in a tiny flat in London; Sylvia and Leslie are back at their family homes. None of them are poor, … Continue reading A 20th Century “Jane Austen” Novel?