Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish places I’d like to visit

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl since January of 2018. Jana writes, ‘it was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” In that spirit, link up with your list at That Artsy Reader Girl and comment with your list, link, or thoughts below. Top... Continue Reading →

Teaser Tuesday: The Gown: a novel of the Royal Wedding

This year, I'm continuing with Teaser Tuesdays whenever I read a relatively new book that I want to share. Published January 8th, 2019, I discovered this novel while scrolling through #bookstagram. The cover photo depicting Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's wedding day pulled me in, as historical (and modern) photos of royals do. The Gown:... Continue Reading →

Teaser Tuesday: The Outsider

 I haven't picked up a Stephen King title in almost 20 years, but for some reason, the plot of a murdered child whose accused killer is the town's upstanding little league coach, investigated by a lead detective who's confounded by the impossible case appealed to me.  The Outsider | Stephen King, 561 pgs. Perhaps the creepy... Continue Reading →

Teaser Tuesday: Circe

I'm relishing a captivating read that has generated a bit of book buzz in the last few months. Published in April, Circe is the story of the infamous sorceress with whom Odysseus matches wits in The Odyssey. A re-imagining of her life as an outcast goddess and the circumstances that led her to an island exile. It... Continue Reading →

Teaser Tuesday: The Dry

I've broken up my non-fiction readathon with an audio book mystery. As it happens The Dry runs parallel to The Great Alone which I teased last month. The story doesn't inhabit the grand icy landscape of uncivilized Alaska, but the scorching drought-prone rural farms of Australia. However, in both novels, the atmosphere sets a stifling mood... Continue Reading →

Teaser Tuesday: The Power

My next read received the Bailey's Women's prize for fiction and was originally published in the UK in 2016, but the North American edition was released just a few months ago. I became aware of this book through my infrequent participation in Emma Watson's GoodReads group, Our Shared Shelf, which features books and essays about... Continue Reading →

Teaser Tuesday: Scythe

Happy first day of Spring! A season of new beginnings, transformation, hope and rebirth; most importantly to me--warmer weather and greater sunlight. Today's teaser book promises much darker themes, it's all moral deliberation, philosophical paradoxes and wrangling over the value of human life vs. the greater good; not a breezy read, but so intensely compelling.... Continue Reading →

Teaser Tuesday: The Great Alone

**I'm sure I'm doing this backwards because I reviewed this book a few days ago, and it would make more sense to preview before giving a final analysis. But I had to share a little of the elegant prose drawing readers across the globe to The Great Alone, highlighting it's greatest asset, even though I... Continue Reading →

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