Sign Up to Join this year's 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge Here! About the 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge The 20 Books of Summer is an annual reading challenge which is the brainchild of Cathy @ 746 Books! This year she says "I am kicking off on Tuesday 1 June and finishing on … Continue reading TCL joins the #20booksofsummer22 Reading Challenge!
Must Get Monday is something I found on Becca's blog @ The Becca Files (@thebeccafiles), which she's been doing for quite a while now. I've been meaning to do one myself, and since I have a small window, I figured, why not join in, right? Becca says: Whether it’s an upcoming release, new release, or … Continue reading TCL’s #MustGetMonday #1! – The Marriage Portrait.
First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers that was originally hosted by Emma @ (the apparently, now defunct) Wandering Words (don't click on the link, it isn't there anymore). I've seen this on several blogs over the years, and some of my fellow bloggers are still doing it, so I guess it … Continue reading TCL’s First Lines Friday #3 for March 25, 2022!
Our lucky winning number for the 29th Classics Club Spin is... That means I will be reading... Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin. According to Goodreads... "When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But his girlfriend's return to Paris destroys everything. Unable to admit to … Continue reading The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #29 pick for TCL!
To find out more about this unique reading challenge, please visit The Classics Club Blog for the rules and link-up post. After finally joining the previous spin and enjoying it, I've decided to join again! I now have a longer list than just 20 classic books that I've long wanted to read, but that just … Continue reading TCL Joins the Classics Club Spin #ccspin #29!
First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers that was originally hosted by Emma @ (the apparently, now defunct) Wandering Words, but Julie @ One Book More is still putting up these posts. There was another (now defunct) blog that had "First Impressions Friday" which Nina @ The Cozy Pages still participates in, … Continue reading TCL’s First Lines Friday #2 for March 11, 2022!
First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers that was originally hosted by Emma @ (the apparently, now defunct) Wandering Words (don't click on the link, it isn't there anymore). I've seen this on several blogs, and most recently I noticed that my fellow blogger Julie @ One Book More is still doing … Continue reading TCL’s First Lines Friday #1 for January 21, 2022!
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
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.
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.