TCL’s Countdown Questions #4: Author and Poet Paula Light.

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. My fellow blogger Jill Doyle has a lovely thing on her blog called “Five on Friday” where she asks authors five questions that each require five answers. I thought this was really great, mostly because I’ve never done an author interview myself – at least not a good … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #4: Author and Poet Paula Light.

Burning in Barbados.

In Barbados, the two neighboring sugar plantations of Peverills and Beckles had always been somehow joined, and yet somehow remained separate, if not at war with each other. The Bussa's Rebellion of 1816 saw Peverills burned to the ground, while Beckles survived. While it seemed that the secrets that preceded that fateful event went up in smoke, forty years later, when Emily inherits what’s left of Peverills, she begins to sift through the ashes. Despite the best efforts of the present residents of Beckles, sparks begin to fly, reigniting the past and revealing the truths behind all the lies.

Top Ten Tuesday for June 11, 2019: Unpopular Bookish Opinions.

  Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. The rules are simple: Each Tuesday, Jana … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday for June 11, 2019: Unpopular Bookish Opinions.

The Diamond and the Rough.

The thing that people will immediately realize about this book is that this isn’t one story, but its actually two stories. On the one hand, we have Werner’s story – the orphaned boy, living with his sister in a mining town in Germany.

TCL’s Countdown Questions #3: Author Jacey Bedford.

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This meme was inspired by my fellow blogger Jill Doyle who has a lovely thing on her blog called “Five on Friday” where she asks authors five questions that each require five answers. After quite a bit of thinking, I came up with my own version of this, … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #3: Author Jacey Bedford.

#6Degrees of Separation for June 1, 2019

From “Murmur” by Will Eaves to “A Contract with God” by Will Eisner. 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 … Continue reading #6Degrees of Separation for June 1, 2019

The Tempers of Historic Toronto.

This book was published in 1987 and frankly, I’m shocked that I hadn’t read this before now. It should have caught my eye sooner, since it is actually historical fiction. I mean, talk about my genre, right? Plus - HELLO! Ondaatje! Well, I have no excuses, but thankfully, I’ve now rectified this embarrassing oversight.

TCL’s Countdown Questions #2: Author Rabbi Ilene Schneider.

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This meme was inspired by my fellow blogger Jill Doyle who has a lovely thing on her blog called “Five on Friday” where she asks authors five questions that each require five answers. After quite a bit of thinking, I came up with my own version of this, … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #2: Author Rabbi Ilene Schneider.

Puttin’ on the Resistance.

Book Review for “Mistress of the Ritz” by Melanie Benjamin. Benjamin’s latest novel is about Blanche Auzello, the American woman who in 1924 married Claude, the manager of the Ritz in Paris. In the years of recovery after the Great War, Paris was host to some of the richest and most famous people from across … Continue reading Puttin’ on the Resistance.

TCL’s Countdown Questions #1: Author Melanie Benjamin.

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. My fellow blogger Jill Doyle has a lovely thing on her blog called “Five on Friday” where she asks authors five questions that each require five answers. I thought this was really great idea, mostly because I’ve never done an author interview myself – at least not a … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #1: Author Melanie Benjamin.