Trifecta of Troubles.

Book Review for “Trio: A Novel” by William Boyd. Summary: “It is summer in 1968, the year of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. While the world is reeling our trio is involved in making a rackety Swingin' Sixties British movie in sunny Brighton. All are leading secret lives. As the film … Continue reading Trifecta of Troubles.

Top Ten Tuesday for December 1, 2020 – TCL’s TBR for 2021 ARCs.

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 assigns … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday for December 1, 2020 – TCL’s TBR for 2021 ARCs.

Top Ten Tuesday for September 29, 2020 – Favorite Quotes.

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 assigns … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday for September 29, 2020 – Favorite Quotes.

Top Ten Tuesday for August 25, 2020.

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 assigns … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday for August 25, 2020.

#LetsDiscuss2020 #17 – Age Category vs. Genre – #DiscussionSunday.

There's something that's been bugging me for quite a while now, and I think it is time to clear the air, and I want to explain why I think people should... Stop referring to books written for a specific age group as the genre of that book! Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions. I do … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 #17 – Age Category vs. Genre – #DiscussionSunday.

#LetsDiscuss2020 #16 – Reading vs. Watching – #DiscussionSunday.

It is no secret that there are genres I simply will not read, as well as genres that I've read and enjoyed, but I don't often find myself actively searching out to find books in those genres. However, there are genres I'll watch on TV or as a film that I might never read in … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2020 #16 – Reading vs. Watching – #DiscussionSunday.

Top Ten Tuesday for July 28, 2020: Freebie – Books Made into Good Movies.

  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 July 28, 2020: Freebie – Books Made into Good Movies.

A Village Education

Book Review of "The Bookshop" by Penelope Fitzgerald. It is 1959, and Florence Green is in Hardborough, a small seaside town in England’s East Anglia region, that doesn’t have its own book shop. This is something that Florence wants to fix. The only problem is, there seems to be some opposition to where she’s chosen … Continue reading A Village Education

Glitter and Tarnish

Book Review of "The Golden House" by Salman Rushdie. To preface this review, I have to begin by somewhat taking umbrage with the following parts of the publisher's synopsis of this book (which appeared just like this in the "Read it Forward" newsletter): "On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign … Continue reading Glitter and Tarnish

A Website that Became a Book

Book Review of "Four Word Film Reviews - The Book" by Benj Clews and Michael Onesi (et.al.) I love movies, and I also enjoy reading on-line movie reviews, whether they are on IMDb or by some reputable, well-know film critic. Heck, I even write them myself. But sometimes I like to have a reference book … Continue reading A Website that Became a Book