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Love In Bloom Giveaway Hop

Love In Bloom Giveaway Hop

I’m taking part in the Love In Bloom Giveaway Hop hosted by Mary from Book Hounds. It runs between May...

May 2016 New Fiction & Other News

May 2016 New Fiction & Other News

I’m horribly overdue with my May 2016 new fiction news post, and in fact I’m only going to glance at the new...

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

 A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler from Goodreads: “It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon.” This is how...

Man Booker International 2016 Longlist

Man Booker International 2016 Longlist

The Man Booker International 2016 longlist was announced a couple of weeks ago, and man, does it look exciting! But then,...

Shakespeare 400th Anniversary

Shakespeare 400th Anniversary

Shakespeare 400th anniversary – that is, four-hundred years since he died – is coming up. April 23rd is the date,...

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

  In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy,...

New Fiction April 2016

New Fiction April 2016

 New Fiction April 2016, you ask? One word: memoirs. This month appears to be quite the month for memoirs (okay,...

Quick Reviews: Middlemarch, Sandman, Childhood’s End

Quick Reviews: Middlemarch, Sandman, Childhood’s End

I’ve been on a different swing lately in terms of what I choose to read, and so here are a few thoughts...

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Dear friends, I have been experiencing technical difficulties with the blog. Luckily, Bluehost, my provider, resolved the situation. Phew! I just wanted to...

Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

It is March, Women’s History Month, and I thought I’d mark it with some posts about extraordinary women and their work....