Is Facebook a New Version of Fahrenheit 451?

October 30, 2019 UPDATE: After six months of suffering, Facebook finally took this website out of their "jail" and now I can use the URL to this blog again (at least, for now)! Thanks to everyone for their support and commiserations. Or maybe, Facebook just hates ME! They keep burning my book blog! On Friday … Continue reading Is Facebook a New Version of Fahrenheit 451?

Games, Sets, and Mismatched.

Book Review for “Right After the Weather” by Carol Anshaw. Cate is a theater set designer in Chicago, and in 2016 her career has hit a bumpy road, along with her love life, both of which she’s trying to repair. In the meanwhile, her ex-husband and his dog are camping out in the apartment he … Continue reading Games, Sets, and Mismatched.

TCL’s Countdown Questions #18: Author Nancy Bilyeau

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Nancy Bilyeau Here's another author who caught my attention with her novel, "The Blue." I found that book after reading a few very complimentary reviews, so I grabbed a copy of it back when it was on sale. I'm so glad I did … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #18: Author Nancy Bilyeau

TCL is Going on Vacation Abroad

See you later, alligators! This is just a quick post to let you all know that I'm going abroad (The Netherlands, with side trips to Scotland and maybe London and/or Belgium) until October 14th. That means no new posts or book reviews until then, except for one already scheduled "#6Degrees" post. While I'm away, I … Continue reading TCL is Going on Vacation Abroad

Liberty, Equality, Sorority!

Book Review for “Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution’s Women” by Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot, Kate Quinn, and Heather Webb. This is not a novel but it’s also very much a novel. To be precise, rather it’s a collection of six short stories (or more accurately, six short … Continue reading Liberty, Equality, Sorority!

TCL’s Countdown Questions #17: Author Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard There are many subjects that, when included in novels, will pique my interest immediately, be they historical or contemporary fiction. One of them is music of any kind ('cause there's lots of musical talent in my family). That's why I … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #17: Author Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard

TCL’s Literary Musings: Women’s Fiction.

What is Women's Fiction? Is it really a genre? How does it differ from chick-lit? After the “Top Ten Tuesday” of June 11, where we talked about our “unpopular bookish opinions” I began a discussion with another blogger – Christine who has the blog Life with All the Books – about women’s fiction. In her … Continue reading TCL’s Literary Musings: Women’s Fiction.

TCL’s Countdown Questions #16: Author Mary Doria Russell.

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Mary Doria Russell I was trying to get Fredrik Backman to answer these questions, but his publicist said he didn't have time. However, she very generously gave me pre-approved widgets to two books on NetGalley instead. One of them was for Mary Doria … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #16: Author Mary Doria Russell.

Saving a Whole World.

Book Review for “The Last Train to London” by Meg Waite Clayton. This is the fictionalized story of Geertruida Wijsmuller, aka “Tante Truus” the Dutch, Christian woman who saved over 10,000 mostly Jewish children from the clutches of the Nazis through what came to be known as the Kindertransport. Although this is historical fiction, the … Continue reading Saving a Whole World.