Tag: Code Name Lise

2020 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

2020 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

Posted January 8, 2021 in Blogging, Bookish Things, Checking In // 0 Comments

It’s that annual wrap up time of year again! When I set up the placeholder for this post a year ago and called it “Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles” I had no idea how true that would ring.  I know I was thinking about following through on my personal reading challenge as well as Start On Your Shelfathon… but y’all?  2020 has been rife with reading challenges.  And blogging hurdles.  I am plum worn out. Usually, I use this post to share Goodread’s “My Year In Books”.  This year, I’m going to pull a little data from that page, but they’ve stripped […]

So Long Sweet Summer – My August Wrap Up

So Long Sweet Summer – My August Wrap Up

Posted September 7, 2020 in Checking In // 0 Comments

I cannot tell you all how grateful I am that the heat has finally broken here in New England.  In line with the coming storm season, we’ve had either sunny days or massive thunderstorms and nothing in between, and I am LIVING for it.  I love thunderstorm season – there’s something to that electricity that makes me feel so alive. Also, feeling grateful because a massive might-as-well-be-a-whole-tree branch missed falling on our house by about six feet.  With a little help from the wind we avoided some serious damage – the thing took down all the saplings in its wake […]

Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis

Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis

Posted August 27, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Being American, I knew nothing about Odette Sansom until I went hunting for books about female spies during WWI and WWII.  Although initially intended as a research project for a WIP, what this instead has done is introduce me to some brave women who, in popular knowledge, have fallen through the cracks.  I wonder how many more like Odette have disappeared through the cracks in history. As a biography, I feel that Code Name: Lise was only partially successful.  Although Odette Sansom is the title character and subject of this biography, I felt more of the book told Peter Churchill’s […]