Have you ever met an author whose books you admire? Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions. I do not expect anyone to agree with anything here, and in fact, I'm certain that many will disagree and/or even hate many of the things I've written below. Sorry about that, but you are always welcome to express … Continue reading #LetsDiscuss2023 #4 – Meeting Authors – #DiscussionSunday
TCL’s Shelf Control #9 – Biblical Based Book.
Shelf Control is a weekly celebration originally hosted by Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies, which is now hosted by Mallika @ Literary Potpourri. Lisa said: "Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link … Continue reading TCL’s Shelf Control #9 – Biblical Based Book.
TCL’s Shelf Control #8 – What’s in a Name?
Shelf Control is a weekly celebration hosted by Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies, of the unread books on our shelves. Lisa says: "Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up! For more … Continue reading TCL’s Shelf Control #8 – What’s in a Name?
TCL is Going Abroad, again!
See you later, alligators! This is just a quick post to let you all know that I'm leaving today for a trip abroad. Where will I be? In the UK - mostly London. What will I be doing there? I've already bought tickets to see two musicals, and two plays. I also plan to visit … Continue reading TCL is Going Abroad, again!
… you’d be behind me.
Book Review for “Lucy by the Sea” by Elizabeth Strout. Summary: "As a panicked world goes into lockdown, Lucy Barton is uprooted from her life in Manhattan and bundled away to a small town in Maine by her ex-husband and on-again, off-again friend, William. For the next several months, it's just Lucy, William, and their … Continue reading … you’d be behind me.
In Pursuit of Nancy.
Book Review for “The Mayfair Bookshop” by Eliza Knight. Summary: "1938: She was one of the six sparkling Mitford sisters, known for her stinging quips, stylish dress, and bright green eyes. But Nancy Mitford’s seemingly dazzling life was really one of turmoil: with a perpetually unfaithful and broke husband, two Nazi sympathizer sisters, and her … Continue reading In Pursuit of Nancy.
TCL is Going Abroad!
See you later, alligators! This is just a quick post to let you all know that I'm leaving today for a trip abroad. Where will I be? In Ireland to participate in the Ireland Writer Tours Writers' Conference & Retreat. After a short weekend in Dublin, I'll be spending July 10-17 at a week-long writers … Continue reading TCL is Going Abroad!
Acton up in the Kitchen.
Book Review for “The Language of Food” by Annabel Abbs. Summary: "England 1837. Victorian London is awash with exciting new ingredients from spices to exotic fruits, but Eliza Acton has no desire to spend her days in the kitchen. Determined to be a poet and shamed by the suggestion she write a cookery book instead, … Continue reading Acton up in the Kitchen.
Causley and Effect.
Book Review for “Mother's Boy” by Patrick Gale. Summary: "Laura, an impoverished Cornish girl, meets her husband when they are both in service in Teignmouth in 1916. They have a baby, Charles, but Laura's husband returns home from the trenches a damaged man, already ill with the tuberculosis that will soon leave her a widow. … Continue reading Causley and Effect.
American in Paris
Book Review for “The Paris Bookseller” by Kerri Maher. Summary: “When bookish young American Sylvia Beach opens Shakespeare and Company on a quiet street in Paris in 1919, she has no idea that she and her new bookstore will change the course of literature itself. Shakespeare and Company is more than a bookstore and lending … Continue reading American in Paris
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