The topic for today's post comes from the Let’s Talk Bookish topic hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion and this week - January 14-20: Do Book Buying Bans Work for You? (Jillian @ Jillian the Bookish Butterfly)? Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions. I do not expect anyone to agree … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2022 #1 – Book Buying Bans – #LetsTalkBookish.
An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This time I’m featuring author Natalie Jenner! I tried to get Natalie's debut novel "The Jane Austen Society" as an ARC, but was denied access. Yet, I was so intrigued, I decided to buy a print copy all on my own. Well, if you take a look at … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #41: Author Natalie Jenner!
You've seen my yearly Top Five/Top Ten lists, but how about a "best of the best" list? For those of you who have been following this blog, you’ll know that I’ve been producing a list of my favorite books published for each of the years I’ve been blogging. Last year, I gave you my top … Continue reading TCL’s Best of the Best List for 2013-2021
From “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles to “book” by author. 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 connected to all … Continue reading TCL’s #6Degrees of Separation for January 1, 2022.
2021- the Year of 4.75 stars! This past year has seen me read more books than ever. I'm guessing that's because of several reasons. The pandemic meant more time at home, and that, combined with my now being retired for over a year, meant more time for reading overall. There are other reasons I read … Continue reading TCL’s Top Ten (or more) Favorite Books of 2021.
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 #23 – December 30, 2021-February 2, 2022.
Last year I noticed that Annabookbel did a "My Life in Books" tag for 2020, and I remembered that I did one like it in 2019 and enjoyed it, but that was called "Life According to Literature" and it had slightly different prompts. In 2019, I found it on Brona’s Books, ANZ LitLovers LitBlog, and … Continue reading TCL’s 3rd Life According to Literature Tag – 2021 Version.
Why I can't write a Book Review for “Belgravia” by Julian Fellowes. Summary: "It is the evening of 15 June 1815, and the Duchess of Richmond has thrown a magnificent ball in Brussels for the Duke of Wellington. The guests include James and Anne Trenchard, who have made their money in trade, along with their … Continue reading TCL’s #DNF Friday #8 – Not Downton Abbey!
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 list our five favorite authors who were new to us … Continue reading TCL’s #T5T – Top Five Tuesday #6 – December 21, 2021 – New (to me) Authors in 2021.
Book Blogger Hop Topic for the week of December 17-23, 2021: How many books have you read this year (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews). The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, I relaunched the hop on February … Continue reading #DiscussionSunday – TCL’s Book Blogger Hop #8 and #LetsDiscuss2021 #15!