From “The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey to “The Summer Country” by Lauren Willig. 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 be … Continue reading TCL’s #6Degrees of Separation for December 3, 2022.
Book Review for “Maureen Fry & the Angel of the North” by Rachel Joyce. Summary: "Ten years ago, Harold Fry set off on his epic journey on foot to save a friend. But the story doesn't end there. Now his wife, Maureen, has her own pilgrimage to make. Maureen Fry has settled into the quiet … Continue reading TCL’s #NovNov22 #2 – Last Leg of the Journey.
Book Review for “Foster” by Claire Keegan. Summary: "It is a hot summer in rural Ireland. A girl is sent to live with foster parents on a farm, not knowing when she will return home. In the strangers' house, she finds a warmth and affection she has not known before and slowly begins to blossom … Continue reading TCL’s #NovNov22 #1 – A Different Home.
The WWW Wednesday meme This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and was revived by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words and is a great way to do an update on your reading and plans. I know lots of people do this one every week, but my being such … Continue reading TCL’s 2nd WWW Wednesday – October 12, 2022.
Our lucky winning number for the 31st Classics Club Spin is... Sorry I'm a little bit late with this, but I scheduled a bunch of posts before I got this information (and before I went on vacation), so it took a bit to fit this in! According to my announcement post, this means I will … Continue reading The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #31 pick for TCL!
Book Review for “Véronique's Journey” a Novella by Patti Flinn. Summary: "In 18th century France, the choices for a young black woman of modest means are slim. Véronique Clair loves her parents and their small home in the countryside of Burgundy but dreams of using her talent for sewing and embroidery to make her own … Continue reading #ShortStorySunday – Stitching Each Step.
Book Review for “Zorrie” by Laird Hunt. Summary: "As a girl, Zorrie Underwood’s modest and hardscrabble home county was the only constant in her young life. After losing both her parents, Zorrie moved in with her aunt, whose own death orphaned Zorrie all over again, casting her off into the perilous realities and sublime landscapes … Continue reading Ghost Girl.
Book Review for “Demian” by Hermann Hess. Summary: “In ‘Demian’, Hermann Hesse dramatizes the dilemma of the marked man, the outcast, the quasi-criminal hero who rejects society and strives to find a higher meaning in a strange world of his own making.” This edition is translated by Michael Roloff and Michael Lebeck, which also includes … Continue reading #CCSpin #30 Review – Know Thy Self.
Our lucky winning number for the 30th Classics Club Spin is... According to my announcement post, this means I will be reading... Demian by Hermann Hess. According to Goodreads... "In 'Demian', Hermann Hesse dramatizes the dilemma of the marked man, the outcast, the quasi-criminal hero who rejects society and strives to find a higher meaning … Continue reading The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #30 pick for TCL!
Book Review for “City of Incurable Women” by Maud Casey. Summary: "“Where are the hysterics, those magnificent women of former times?” wrote Jacques Lacan. Long history’s ghosts, marginalized and dispossessed due to their gender and class, they are reimagined by Maud Casey as complex, flesh-and-blood people with stories to tell. These linked, evocative prose portraits, … Continue reading Sadly Hysterical.