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 →

Bookish Jay and the Reading Mermaid’s challenge 2019

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language/And next year’s words await another voice/And to make an end is to make a beginning.” T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets Leaving it to T.S Eliot to lay it down, literary style-that turning of the page that only the beginning of a new year can bring. 2018's reading... Continue Reading →

A Year in Books: 2018 Reading Challenge finale

Thanks to all of the new bookish followers I've acquired this year, and to those here previously for staying with me as I incorporate more book topics into this blog. Here's my reading journey for 2018, stats and cover photos compiled from Goodreads. TOTALS: read 10,526 pages across 30 books AVERAGE LENGTH 350 pages  SHORTEST BOOK: 128 pages Fantastic Beasts and Where... Continue Reading →

Book Reviews: The Chalk Man, The Fellowship of The Ring, The Night Circus, Ways to Hide in Winter

Reading Challenge update time: Absolutely the most gratifying group of books I've read this year. All attending to different moods, not the least of which was tackling a book hovering on my to-be-read list for over 20 years. Fantasy--Fiction, classics--adventure stories--legendary--Middle earth--might Elrond's council end soon? I need another cup of tea--skip the prologue The... 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 →

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