Thanks to Freda from "Freda's Voice" and Gilion at "Rose City Reader" for hosting these bookish link-ups! Click one of the buttons to go to the link-up page.
BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAY
In this layered collage of memory within memory, Hale recreates for readers her kaleidoscopic experience of a decades-long journey to acceptance and insight. Writer, prodigal daughter, single parent, Buddhist disciple, and, late in midlife, a newlywed, she is transformed through an unconventional relationship with a female spiritual teacher and an odd ritual of repeated tattooing with her two young adult children.
The couch, upholstered in textured velour, muted greens and gold, clashes with the view through the storefront window behind us: the buckling asphalt parking lot of a seedy Tampa strip mall with the words PIERCINGS * TATTOOS blazing on the glass in biker orange and gunmetal gray.
(Review to follow on Monday, August 15th).
THE FRIDAY 56
It’s just days before Amy plans to open Birds & Bees on the first floor of her creaky Victorian house, but delayed seed shipments have prevented the fledging owner from stocking her shelves. And it doesn’t help that Amy’s best friend and business partner is out of town indefinitely. With locals skeptical about the niche shop taking flight, the last thing Amy needs now is a dead man in her storeroom-or for a crotchety tenant to catch her holding a bloody birdfeeder hook over his body . . .
Pigeonholed as a leading murder suspect by police and lacking a solid alibi, Amy’s delving into the victim’s ugly past and buzzing around Ruby Lake for clues on his killer . . . before she ends up like so many of her beloved feathery friends-trapped behind bars!
A rumpled red sleeping bag lay in the corner. There were a couple of empty takeout containers, a half-consumed bottle of water, a bottle of Kentucky bourbon that had also been nearly depleted, and wads of stained paper napkins. And that's just the hightlights. The corner was a veritable nest. But who or what had been nesting there?
In my house. Right above me. I shivered at the thought.
(Review to follow next Monday, August 15th.)
Thanks to Billy B at the "Coffee Addicted Writer" for hosting this link-up! Click on the buttons above to go to his blog.
The question comes from Elizabeth at Silver's Reviews:
Do any of your book club members have a blog? Do you compare notes if they do?
I don't actually belong to a book club. There are some online reading challenge groups that do group reads. Maybe I could start (or join?) a book club at the county library.
Thanks to Ramona at Create With Joy, Janice at Mostly Blogging, and Tina at Mommynificent for these fun link-ups! Click on the button to visit the sites to join in! The more the merrier...really! :O)
I guess I'm combining Thursday and Friday linkups, because here's another (and it's one of my faves), hosted by Katherine (who rocks, btw):
- and the wonderful co-hosts: