The Black Tulip- Review

“You don’t know, sir, what I suffer. You don’t know the struggle going on in my heart and mind.” – The Black Tulip, Alexandre Dumas Tulips are a BIG deal in the Netherlands.  I discovered that when I visited a few months ago.  So when I started reading this book, I felt like I’d beenContinue reading “The Black Tulip- Review”

Excellent Women – Review

“I felt that I needed to get away from all the problems—mostly other people’s—with which I had been worries in the last few months. If I could look at them from a distance they might solve themselves.” This charming and delightful book introduces us to Mildred, a single unmarried woman who falls into the categoryContinue reading “Excellent Women – Review”

My week in books and tea 8.11.19

This week’s editon is different for a few reasons. I’ve been out of town and read very little while away. I’m still a bit jet lagged so trying to formulate complete thoughts could potentially go awry. As I thought about jumping back into the weekly post routine, I wanted to try this instead. Since I’veContinue reading “My week in books and tea 8.11.19”

My week in books and tea 6.9.19

This week is about books of mass distraction. Many of the books I read this week are not from my monthly TBR, but I’m completely OK with that. I’ll tell you why soon…. What I finished reading The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell was a perfect book to snuggle up with this rainy weekend. IContinue reading “My week in books and tea 6.9.19”

The Garden Party and Other Stories – Review

Do short stories demand more or less of our attention? As I make room for them in my reading these days, I’m finding they require more attention and space in between reading each story in the collection. Unlike a novel that sweeps you into a narrative spanning a longer time period, with multiple characters, forContinue reading “The Garden Party and Other Stories – Review”