The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #30 pick for TCL!

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!

Plumes and Doom!

Book Review for “Birds of a Feather” by Jacqueline Winspear. Summary: "An eventful year has passed for Maisie Dobbs. Since starting a one-woman private investigation agency in 1929 London, she now has a professional office in Fitzroy Square and an assistant, the happy-go-lucky Billy Beale. She has proven herself as a psychologist and investigator, and … Continue reading Plumes and Doom!

TCL Joins the Classics Club Spin #ccspin #30!

To find out more about this unique reading challenge, please visit The Classics Club Blog for the rules and link-up post. After joining the previous two spins and enjoying it, I've decided to join once again! I now have a longer list than just 20 classic books that I've long wanted to read, but that … Continue reading TCL Joins the Classics Club Spin #ccspin #30!

On the Prowl.

Book Review for “The Ghosts of Paris” by Tara Moss. Summary: "It's 1947. The world continues to grapple with the fallout of the Second World War, and former war reporter Billie Walker is finding her feet as an investigator. When a wealthy client hires Billie and her assistant Sam to track down her missing husband, … Continue reading On the Prowl.

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.

A Honey of a Book

Book Review for “The Book Woman's Daughter” by Kim Michele Richardson. Summary: "In the ruggedness of the beautiful Kentucky mountains, Honey Lovett has always known that the old ways can make a hard life harder. As the daughter of the famed blue-skinned, Troublesome Creek packhorse librarian, Honey and her family have been hiding from the … Continue reading A Honey of a Book

Sarah’s Second Secret.

Book Review for “Her Last Betrayal” by Pam Lecky. Summary: "After losing her family to a Nazi bomb attack back home in Ireland, Sarah Gillespie joins the British Secret Services to bring them justice. Partnered with an American undercover agent, Lieutenant Tony Anderson, Sarah embarks on a dangerous mission that takes her from war-torn London … Continue reading Sarah’s Second Secret.

The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #29 pick for TCL!

Our lucky winning number for the 29th Classics Club Spin is... That means I will be reading... Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin. According to Goodreads... "When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But his girlfriend's return to Paris destroys everything. Unable to admit to … Continue reading The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #29 pick for TCL!

TCL Joins the Classics Club Spin #ccspin #29!

To find out more about this unique reading challenge, please visit The Classics Club Blog for the rules and link-up post. After finally joining the previous spin and enjoying it, I've decided to join again! I now have a longer list than just 20 classic books that I've long wanted to read, but that just … Continue reading TCL Joins the Classics Club Spin #ccspin #29!

Which was Deeper?

Book Review for “The Second Cut” by Louise Welsh. Summary: "Auctioneer Rilke has been trying to stay out of trouble, keeping his life more or less respectable. Business has been slow at Bowery Auctions, so when an old friend, Jojo, gives Rilke a tip-off for a house clearance, life seems to be looking up. The … Continue reading Which was Deeper?