#SomethingDifferent 4 – Another Poem by The Chocolate Lady!

Once upon a time, I wrote poetry! Somewhere deep inside my #LetsDiscuss2020 #DiscussionSunday post about my regimen vs. impulse posting, I posed the question if anyone thought it might be fun for me to post some of my poetry here on my blog. Well, a couple of people showed interest, and the rest of you … Continue reading #SomethingDifferent 4 – Another Poem by The Chocolate Lady!

#6Degrees of Separation for November 7, 2020.

From “The Room” Jonas Karlsson to “The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules” by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg. 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 November 7, 2020.

TCL’s #ThrowbackThursday and Link Party #9 – November 5, 2020.

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 Link Party #9 – November 5, 2020.

… Or a woman

Book Review for “To be a Man: Stories” by Nicole Krauss. Summary: “In one of her strongest works of fiction yet, Nicole Krauss plunges fearlessly into the struggle to understand what it is to be a man and what it is to be a woman, and the arising tensions that have existed from the very … Continue reading … Or a woman

#LetsDiscuss2020 #21 – What’s in a Blog name? – #DiscussionSunday.

Some bloggers are very creative, and have these blogs with fascinating names. Others seem pretty straightforward. Hence my question for this post ... Do you have a story behind the name you gave your blog? Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions. I do not expect anyone to agree with anything here, and in fact, I'm … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 #21 – What’s in a Blog name? – #DiscussionSunday.

Postcards from the Precipice.

Book Review for “The Berlin Girl” by Mandy Robotham. Summary: “Berlin, 1938: It’s the height of summer, and Germany is on the brink of war. When fledgling reporter Georgie Young is posted to Berlin, alongside fellow Londoner Max Spender, she knows they are entering the eye of the storm. Arriving to a city swathed in … Continue reading Postcards from the Precipice.

More Fried Green Tomatoes? Yes, Please!

Book Review for “The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop” by Fannie Flagg. Summary: “Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop, Alabama, with his mother Ruth, church going and proper, and his Aunt Idgie, the fun-loving hell-raiser. Together they ran the town's popular Whistle Stop Cafe, known far and wide … Continue reading More Fried Green Tomatoes? Yes, Please!

#LetsDiscuss2020 #20 – Non-Human Narrators – #DiscussionSunday.

Sometimes authors like to get very creative, and do things that are innovative, even if they might not agree with the sensibilities of all of their readers. One of the things that I have a problem with is non-human characters narrating novels. Hence my question for this post ... Non-Human Narrators: Interesting or Annoying? Disclaimer: … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 #20 – Non-Human Narrators – #DiscussionSunday.

TCL’s Books I Want to Read Tag.

I was just wandering around my emails a bit ago, and found that Kelsey @ There’s Something About KM tagged me in her post with her answers to this tag.  Well, I’m not one to avoid a challenge, but I’m afraid it has taken me a bit of time to publish this, as my blog … Continue reading TCL’s Books I Want to Read Tag.

A Little Dobbs Will Do You!

Book Review for “Maisie Dobbs” (Maisie Dobbs Mystery #1) by Jacqueline Winspear. Summary: “Maisie Dobbs, Psychologist and Investigator, began her working life at the age of thirteen as a servant in a Belgravia mansion, only to be discovered reading in the library by her employer, Lady Rowan Compton. Fearing dismissal, Maisie is shocked when she … Continue reading A Little Dobbs Will Do You!