Friday, December 28, 2018

My Answers to 10 Bookish Questions: “The last book I…”


I found this list of bookish questions via StuckinaBook’s post and thought I’d give it a whirl since it sounded like fun! Here are my replies to these 10 questions.

Friday, December 21, 2018

My Top 5 Favorite Books of 2018

2018: The year of the “only by a whisker” books.


Yes, the time has come once again for me to give you all my roundup of my favorite books published over this past year. I have to warn you however, I’m going to cheat a tiny bit with my non-fiction book this year. See, although this book was originally published in 2017 in the UK, I think it deserves to be on this list, because the majority of my readers (who live outside the UK) could only get hold of it in 2018. That said, while there were fewer books that got a full five stars from me this year, the quality of these books – be it the writing or the content of these stories – was such that it was very hard for me to rank them for this list; each one edged out the next by a whisker. So here you go, in descending order (for now. I reserve the right to change the order and/or add the book I'm reading as of this writing, if it measures up):

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Journey Begins Again

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Blog Tour Free Giveaway for "The War Between Us" by Sarah Creviston Lee

The War Between Us by Sarah Creviston Lee

Saturday, December 8, 2018

The Rise and Fall of Ragtime

Book Review of "Temptation Rag: A Novel" by Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Women's Wartime Communications

Book Review of "Girls on the Line" Aimie K. Runyan

Friday, November 23, 2018

Join the New Release Challenge for 2019

2019 New Release Challenge

2019 New Release Challenge logo - (un)Conventional Bookworms

Saturday, November 17, 2018

A Dutch Treat

Book Review of "A Light of Her Own" by Carrie Callaghan

Friday, November 2, 2018

Available NOW Book 3 of Jacey Bedford's Rowankind for pre-order!

Book Three of Jacey Bedford's Rowankind Trilogy Will be Here Soon!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Home Again, Kathleen

Book Review for "The Kennedy Debutante: A Novel" by Kerri Maher

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Gilding of a Lady

Book Review for "A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts" by Therese Anne Fowler 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Educating Harry

Book Review for "Man and Boy" by Tony Parsons 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Ghostly Blues

Book Review for "The Clockmaker’s Daughter: A Novel" by Kate Morton 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Three Belles’ Secrets.

Book Review for "The Glass Ocean" by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Female Confidential

Book Review for "Vox: A Novel" by Christina Dalcher.  

Thanks for the free book, @PRHGlobal/@prhinternational

Saturday, August 25, 2018

A Village Education

Book Review for "The Bookshop" by Penelope Fitzgerald 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Diving in together

Book Review for "The Lido" by Libby Page 

Friday, August 3, 2018

Continuing to be

Book Review for "I am, I am, I am: Seventeen Brushes with Death" by Maggie O’Farrell 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Bottling their History

Book Review for "The Lost Vintage: A Novel" by Ann Mah 

Friday, July 20, 2018

Theatrical Turbulence

Book Review for "Hag-Seed" by Margaret Atwood. 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Finding her Time

Book Review for "Clock Dance: A Novel" by Anne Tyler  

(Thanks for the free book, @PRHGlobal/@prhinternational)

Saturday, July 7, 2018

An Eve or a Lilith?

Book Review for "Ecstasy: A Novel of Alma Mahler" by Mary Sharratt 

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Between Two Sisters

Book Review for "A Fist Around the Heart" by Heather Chisvin 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Opening Lines

Book Review for "The Lost for Words Bookshop" by Stephanie Butland 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Leaping Late in Life

Book Review for "The Little Breton Bistro" by Nina George 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Storms and Longings

Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Lost and the Findings

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Stories with Spurs

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Consequences of Peace

Book Review for "Warlight: A Novel" by Michael Ondaatje

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Music and Silence

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Shards of Remaining Objects

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Portraits in Survival

Saturday, March 24, 2018

These Books May Fare Well

Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Difficulties of Devotions

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Majestic Clash

Friday, March 2, 2018

Duplicity or distortion?

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Chilling Childhood

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

My 300th Post - Review of a Modern Classic

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Mystifying Masquerade

Monday, January 15, 2018

Carnegie’s Maid Blog Tour & Giveaway

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Owning Your Team Colors