TCL’s #20BooksofSummer2022 Wrap-up.

This is a yearly reading challenge by Cathy @ 746 Books where bloggers commit to read (10, 15, or) 20 books over the summer, or just count the number of books they read during the summer. I joined in again, but although last year I read a full 20, this time I committed to read … Continue reading TCL’s #20BooksofSummer2022 Wrap-up.

#ShortStorySunday – Stitching Each Step.

Book Review for “Véronique's Journey” a Novella by Patti Flinn. Summary: "In 18th century France, the choices for a young black woman of modest means are slim. Véronique Clair loves her parents and their small home in the countryside of Burgundy but dreams of using her talent for sewing and embroidery to make her own … Continue reading #ShortStorySunday – Stitching Each Step.

Ghost Girl.

Book Review for “Zorrie” by Laird Hunt. Summary: "As a girl, Zorrie Underwood’s modest and hardscrabble home county was the only constant in her young life. After losing both her parents, Zorrie moved in with her aunt, whose own death orphaned Zorrie all over again, casting her off into the perilous realities and sublime landscapes … Continue reading Ghost Girl.

#CCSpin #30 Review – Know Thy Self.

Book Review for “Demian” by Hermann Hess. Summary: “In ‘Demian’, Hermann Hesse dramatizes the dilemma of the marked man, the outcast, the quasi-criminal hero who rejects society and strives to find a higher meaning in a strange world of his own making.” This edition is translated by Michael Roloff and Michael Lebeck, which also includes … Continue reading #CCSpin #30 Review – Know Thy Self.

The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #30 pick for TCL!

Our lucky winning number for the 30th Classics Club Spin is... According to my announcement post, this means I will be reading... Demian by Hermann Hess. According to Goodreads... "In 'Demian', Hermann Hesse dramatizes the dilemma of the marked man, the outcast, the quasi-criminal hero who rejects society and strives to find a higher meaning … Continue reading The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #30 pick for TCL!

Sadly Hysterical.

Book Review for “City of Incurable Women” by Maud Casey. Summary: "“Where are the hysterics, those magnificent women of former times?” wrote Jacques Lacan. Long history’s ghosts, marginalized and dispossessed due to their gender and class, they are reimagined by Maud Casey as complex, flesh-and-blood people with stories to tell. These linked, evocative prose portraits, … Continue reading Sadly Hysterical.

Waves of Passion – #CCDare Read.

Book Review for “Wild Sargasso Sea” by Jean Rhys. Summary: "Prequel to Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. Born into an oppressive, colonialist society, Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent sensuality and beauty, but soon after their marriage, rumors of madness in her family poison his mind against … Continue reading Waves of Passion – #CCDare Read.

TCL’s Top Ten (or more) Favorite Books of 2021.

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.

TCL’s #6Degrees of Separation for December 4, 2021.

From “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton author to “The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances” by Ellen Cooney. 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. … Continue reading TCL’s #6Degrees of Separation for December 4, 2021.

TCL’s #NovNov 5 – Tiny Huge Kindnesses.

Book Review for “Small Things Like These” by Claire Keegan. Summary: "It is 1985 in a small Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal merchant and family man faces into his busiest season. Early one morning, while delivering an order to the local convent, Bill makes a discovery which … Continue reading TCL’s #NovNov 5 – Tiny Huge Kindnesses.