A Vine Intrigue.

Book Review for “A Botanist's Guide to Parties and Poisons” by Kate Khavari. Summary: "London, 1923. Newly minted research assistant Saffron Everleigh attends a dinner party for the University College of London. While she expects to engage in conversations about the university's large expedition to the Amazon, she doesn’t expect Mrs. Henry, one of the … Continue reading A Vine Intrigue.

TCL’s #6Degrees of Separation for June 4, 2022.

From “Sorrow and Bliss” by Meg Mason to “Queen of the Owls” by Barbara Linn Probst. 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 … Continue reading TCL’s #6Degrees of Separation for June 4, 2022.

TCL’s #ThrowbackThursday and #LinkParty #28 – June 2-29, 2022.

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 #LinkParty #28 – June 2-29, 2022.

Stitched Together.

Book Review for “The Seamstress of New Orleans” by Diane C. McPhail. Summary: "The year 1900 ushers in a new century and the promise of social change, and women rise together toward equality. Yet rules and restrictions remain, especially for women like Alice Butterworth, whose husband has abruptly disappeared. Desperate to make a living for … Continue reading Stitched Together.

#LetsDiscuss2022 #9 – Private vs Public – #DiscussionSunday.

The question this time is... As a book blogger, do you prefer to keep your personal life private and off your blog, or do you freely share those things on your blog? Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions. I do not expect anyone to agree with anything here, and in fact, I'm certain that many … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2022 #9 – Private vs Public – #DiscussionSunday.

Greenbrier Resort.

Book Review for “The Grand Design” by Joy Callaway. Summary: "1908: The Greenbrier has been Dorothy Tuckerman’s escape for as long as she can recall—a summer resort nestled in West Virginia where American aristocracy can just be, a retreat surrounded by wilderness, unprotected by gates . . . a place completely unlike her home in … Continue reading Greenbrier Resort.

TCL’s Shelf Control #5 – Proulxs and Cons.

Shelf Control is a weekly celebration hosted by Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies, of the unread books on our shelves. Lisa says: "Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up! For more … Continue reading TCL’s Shelf Control #5 – Proulxs and Cons.

TCL’s #SomethingDifferentSunday – Spell the Month in Books #1!

I just discovered Jana and her blog Reviews from the Stacks. Jana created this fun, monthly book meme. Now, to be fair, Jana runs a link party for this which takes place on the second Saturday of every month. But I've seen other bloggers do this as well, at different times of the month. I'm … Continue reading TCL’s #SomethingDifferentSunday – Spell the Month in Books #1!

TCL joins the #20booksofsummer22 Reading Challenge!

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!

Wrapped up in Rules.

Book Review for “Bloomsbury Girls” by Natalie Jenner. Summary: "Bloomsbury Books is an old-fashioned new and rare book store that has persisted and resisted change for a hundred years, run by men and guided by the general manager's unbreakable fifty-one rules. But in 1950, the world is changing, especially the world of books and publishing, … Continue reading Wrapped up in Rules.