TCL’s Trash or Treasure Tuesday #2!

AKA “Down The TBR Hole #2: Conquer your TBR” It has been a very long time since I did this list. According to my first one, my fellow blogger Bookish Rita turned me on to this, which was originally Lia @ Lost in a Story’s idea. I've noticed many other bloggers doing these, and with … Continue reading TCL’s Trash or Treasure Tuesday #2!

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Tease Me to Please Me! – #DiscussionSunday #8.

While on furlough from work, I realized that through WordPress alone, I subscribe to over 900 blogs, and over 100 more through email and RSS feeds. That means I get easily 150 emails a day. Now, I don’t have any problem with that, but there is something I wish more bloggers would do, and that … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Tease Me to Please Me! – #DiscussionSunday #8.

That should be plural …

Book Review for “The Queen’s Secret: A Novel of England's World War II Queen” by Karen Harper. This biographical, historical fiction novel is about the woman most of us knew as the “Queen Mother,” the woman who is the mother of Queen Elizabeth II, and who stood by her husband, King George VI after he … Continue reading That should be plural …

TCL’s 500th Post – Can’t Wait Wednesday #1!

Well, hello... This is my 500th post on my blog! To celebrate, I thought I'd try something new. Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on … Continue reading TCL’s 500th Post – Can’t Wait Wednesday #1!

TCL’s Countdown Questions #33: Author Camille Di Maio!

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Camille Di Maio! I discovered Camille with her novel "The Beautiful Strangers" which takes place around the San Diego hotel where one of my favorite movies of all time was shot - Some Like it Hot! Now, Di Maio's story was great, but... … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #33: Author Camille Di Maio!

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Are You a Genre Snob? – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #7.

My fellow blogger Katie @ Never Not Reading recently wrote a post on levels of genre snobbery where she listed and described four levels from the least to the worst of them, in her opinion. They were: Level one: Non-Snob Level two: Romance-Hater Level three: The Ageist Level four: The True-Snob The post is worth … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Are You a Genre Snob? – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #7.

Ghosting Science.

Book Review for “The Man Without a Shadow” by Joyce Carol Oates Imagine having such sudden memory loss that anything that happens to you after that incident can only be retained by your brain for just over one minute, and then it is forgotten? When Elihu Hoopes gets encephalitis at the age of 37, it … Continue reading Ghosting Science.

TCL’s Top Ten Tuesday for May 12, 2020 – Abandoned Books.

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 Last Ten Books I Abandoned. This topic … Continue reading TCL’s Top Ten Tuesday for May 12, 2020 – Abandoned Books.

#LetsDiscuss2020 – Rating Books – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #6.

Some people like to use stars (like me). Some people use other ways to rate books. Fellow blogger Claudia over at The Love of Books recently posted that she’s developed a brand new rating system for giving stars (or in her case hearts) to books that she reads. That made me that we should discuss: … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 – Rating Books – TCL’s #DiscussionSunday #6.

Lady Bastion of Beer.

Book Review for “The First Emma” by Camille Di Maio. When Otto Koehler brought his brand-new wife Emma to San Antonio to run the beer brewery there, he was both very much in love and very ambitious. Thirty years later, Otto has been dead for many years – killed by one of his mistresses – … Continue reading Lady Bastion of Beer.