Monthly Archives: August 2017

Throwback Thursday – an old favorite recommended

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites and those books that are languishing on the to be read pile for whatever reason. This week I’ve chosen “Under your skin” by Sabine Durrant for my Throwback Thursday post. It … Continue reading

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“Dare to remember” by Susanna Beard

“Dare to remember” is the story of a young woman named Lisa who undergoes a life changing trauma when an acquaintance follows her and her flatmate home from a pub. By night’s end her flatmate and best friend Ali is … Continue reading

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“Seas of snow” by Kerensa Jennings – Book Review

“Seas of Snow is a bleak psychological thriller about trust and betrayal told with a distinctive and complex narrative voice.” “Seas of snow” wins my vote for most pertinent cover ever.  Once you read the novel you’ll realize just how … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 34 – One eye open

The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks‘ the reader into choosing one book over countless others. In my thirty-fourth installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that feature one … Continue reading

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Culling my lengthy TBR list – second attempt

Lost in a Story began this idea for blog posts as a way to edit a growing to-be-read list.  You take your Goodreads TBR list, sort by ascending date added, and look at the oldest 5-10 items on your list.  If you … Continue reading

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“The girl who was taken” by Charlie Donlea

Last year I read and enjoyed Charlie Donlea’s first novel “Summit Lake“, so I had high hopes for his second novel “The girl who was taken“. Also, I’d read several glowing reviews from bloggers whose opinions I respect. The novel’s … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – an old favorite recommended

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites, as well as books that were published over a year ago. Not to mention those that are languishing on the to be read pile for whatever reason. This week … Continue reading

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Frustration with Blogger blogs

As many of you know, I follow quite a few great book blogs.  Alas…. not all of them are hosted by WordPress. Today while attempting to write a comment on a blog post I got this message… AGAIN! I have … Continue reading

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Culling the lengthy TBR list – first attempt

Lost in a Story began this idea for blog posts as a way to edit a growing to-be-read list.  You take your Goodreads TBR list, sort by ascending date added, and look at the oldest 5-10 items on your list.  If you … Continue reading

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Perverse English language (take 2 – why learning English is hard)

A while back I wrote a post “Glorious, complicated, perverse English language” in which I lamented how very difficult it must be for non-native English speakers to learn the language. This morning I came across a post that exemplifies just … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 33 – Lawn chairs

The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks‘ the reader into choosing one book over countless others. In keeping with a summer theme, in this, my thirty-third installment of ‘Cover Love‘, … Continue reading

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“Malagash” by Joey Comeau

As soon as I saw this title offered on NetGalley, I just knew I had to read it. The place name alone cinched it. As I sit in my cottage on a warm, though blustery day, I am just a … Continue reading

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“Call of the undertow” by Linda Cracknell – Book Review

Back when I was working as a library cataloger I used to keep a running list of those titles that really appealed to me as possible reads. (two notebooks full) One of those titles was “Call of the undertow” by … Continue reading

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“Grief cottage” by Gail Godwin

Marcus Harshaw is eleven years old, but he has an old soul. He and his mother lived together in semi-poverty sharing a bedroom. An only child, he was studious and dependable. Serious and academically advanced, Marcus excelled at school and … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday (an old favorite recommended)

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites, as well as books that were published over a year ago. Not to mention those that are languishing on the to be read pile for whatever reason. This week … Continue reading

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