TCL Joins the 2021 #BigBookSummer Challenge!

To find out about this reading challenge, please visit Sue's post on her blog Book By Book. Last year was the first time I did this one. For that challenge, I wanted to read four books, but only completed three because I DNF one of them (sorry, that Jackie & Maria was all WRONG). This … Continue reading TCL Joins the 2021 #BigBookSummer Challenge!

Women who Raced.

Book Review for “Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women's Olympic Team” by Elise Hooper. Summary: This biographical, historical fiction novel portrays the story of three women athletes who "join with others to defy society’s expectations of what women can achieve. As tensions bring the United States and Europe closer and closer to the … Continue reading Women who Raced.

What Bugs Margery?

Book Review for "Miss Benson's Beetle" by Rachel Joyce. Goodreads Blurb: "It is 1950. In a devastating moment of clarity, Margery Benson abandons her dead-end job and advertises for an assistant to accompany her on an expedition. She is going to travel to the other side of the world to search for a beetle that … Continue reading What Bugs Margery?

TCL Joins the 2020 Big Book Summer Challenge!

To find out about this reading challenge, please visit this post on the blog Book By Book. You can find the books on my list for this challenge this summer on Goodreads here: Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce - 400 pages. Her Last Flight by Beatriz Williams - 400 pages. Fast Girls: A Novel … Continue reading TCL Joins the 2020 Big Book Summer Challenge!

A Delicious Phoenix.

Book Review for “The Chocolate Maker’s Wife” by Karen Brooks. This is the story of Rosamund, a woman who was both literally and figuratively pulled out of a gutter only to rise up as Lady Blithman, the wife of Sir Everard Blithman, who was on the verge of opening a unique chocolate house in London … Continue reading A Delicious Phoenix.