Top 5 Tuesday: Summertime reads

Happy Tuesday! I hope all my friends here in the U.S. enjoyed their Memorial Day weekend. I spent quite a bit of mine working, but my mom is in town so I've been with her a lot as well. For all of us in the states, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. With … Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday: Summertime reads

READING NOTES: #MiserablesMay group read, Vol. 3 (with spoilers)

Every week I'm falling farther behind on finishing volumes of The Brick. In case you haven't been paying attention, I'm participating in a group read of "Les Misérables" by Victor Hugo. It's hosted by Emma at The Terror of Knowing and Liz at Travel in Retrospect. Thank you both; you've sufficiently ruined my life. [Need … Continue reading READING NOTES: #MiserablesMay group read, Vol. 3 (with spoilers)

READING NOTES: #MiserablesMay group read, Vol. 1 (with spoilers)

Never did I ever think I'd be attempting to read "Les Misérables" again, yet here we are. I blame Emma over at The Terror of Knowing for luring me back to The Brick, which I first tried to read in 2016-17ish. It's OK, though. Reading something overwhelming like this deserves to be blogged about, and … Continue reading READING NOTES: #MiserablesMay group read, Vol. 1 (with spoilers)

REVIEW: “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly

"Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly Paperback, 502 pages Published Feb. 28, 2017, by Ballantine Books ISBN: 1101883081 Synopsis "'Father loved the fact that a lilac only blossoms after a harsh winter ... It's a miracle all this beauty emerges after such hardship, don't you think?'"Caroline Ferriday "Lilac Girls" is the story of three women, … Continue reading REVIEW: “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly