Author Archives: Teresa

Blogging Event: A Day in the Life

One fun thing about blogging is the way we get a peek at other people’s lives—and get to share bits and pieces of our own. In my case, I usually share glimpses of my own life through discussing what I’m … Continue reading

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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Tragedy has long fingers that often stretch far beyond those immediately affected by it. Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel explores how those fingers touch a community when three girls disappear while on a St. Valentine’s Day picnic in 1900 at the … Continue reading

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The China Governess

Julia and Timothy are determined to get married, despite her father’s objections. But Timothy wants to wait until he can figure out the secret behind his parentage. He was brought to the Kinnit home as a baby as London was … Continue reading

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Castle in the Air for #DWJMarch

I’ve been flipping through my copy of Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones to find a funny part to share with you all, but I’m going to have to ask you to take my word for it that … Continue reading

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Book Blogger Buddies

The first two months of 2015 brought a lot of negative energy to some parts of the book blogosphere. Talk of plagiarism, burnout, and bloggers shutting their doors has made the community feel a little shaky—never mind that the growth … Continue reading

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A Little Life

When I read reviews in which people complain that a book is too dark, I usually write that complaint off with a “too dark for you maybe.” Not many books are too dark for me. My favorite author, after all, … Continue reading

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Green Grass, Running Water

Is it possible to enjoy a book you don’t understand? I think it is. I certainly enjoyed Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King, but there’s a lot of it that I didn’t understand. The novel blends the stories of … Continue reading

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The Toll-Gate

I needed something cheerful to read this weekend, so I decided to turn to one of the Georgette Heyer novels languishing on my bookshelves. I’d previously read A Civil Contract and Cotillion and found them utterly delightful. The Toll-Gate was … Continue reading

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Dreaming Spies

The publication of a new Mary Russell novel is always a source of celebration. I’ve been following this series by Laurie King since its early days, shortly before the publication of the fifth book in 1999, and I remain impressed … Continue reading

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Dept of Speculation

It’s an ordinary story. A woman meets a man. They fall in love. They get married. They have a baby. And then… Colic, bedbugs, head lice … and all the other ordinary annoyances of life. The unnamed narrator of this … Continue reading

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