Friday Fiction – Unoriginal Sinner and the Ice-Cream God

The Unoriginal Sinner and the Ice-Cream God Powers 1977 Submitter: This came to my attention because we inter-library loaned it to another library system… Holly: Weird title, but this is the third book in a trilogy that includes The Last Catholic in America and Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? I’ve heard of

Author Influences With William L. Stuart

I am really pleased to welcome William L. Stuart to Bloomin’ Brilliant Books today. William has been a huge supporter of the blog on Twitter and it is lovely to try and return that support a little bit today. So, before we hear more about William and his books let’s find out about the books

Review – The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech

The Blurb Be careful what you wish for… Long ago, Andrew made a childhood wish, and kept it in a silver box. When it finally comes true, he wishes he hadn’t…Long ago, Ben made a promise and he had a dream: to travel to Africa to volunteer at a lion reserve. When he finally makes

Review – The Vanishing by Sophia Tobin

The Blurb On top of the Yorkshire Moors, in an isolated spot carved out of a barren landscape, lies White Windows, a house of shadows and secrets. Here lives Marcus Twentyman, a hard-drinking but sensitive man, and his sister, the brisk widow, Hester. When runaway Annaleigh first meets the Twentymans, their offer of employment and

Avatar of Protector | Chetan B. Thakkar | Book Review

Yada Yada Hi DharmasyaGlanir Bhavati BharataAbhyutthanam AdharmasyaTadatmanam Srjamy Aham ~ Shrimad Bhagvad Gita, Chapter 4, Verse 7-8 My Musings I am always up for anything that is remotely concerned with mythology – pure mythologies, mythological fictions, modern-day mythological retellings, inspired-from-mythology books, mythological thrillers – I devour them all. Last month itself, I had the opportunity

Got Questions About VD?

Food Facts From the Fifties Venereal DiseaseThe Questions, The AnswersYoung1973 Got some questions about the Clap? Worried you are hanging out with the girls that are “unclean”? (Funny how guys are never referred to as unclean.) The answers are here. Lots of science and some not so subtle blaming of the Pill as one of

Mixology 70s Style

The Bartender’s GuideDuffy1972 From the cover to the recipes, this book is suuuuper dated. This is a little paperback with yellowed pages and tiny font. The cover has a very 70’s vibe. It does have a pretty convenient glossary, pictured below, but that’s about all it has going for it 46 years later. It was

I Do

The New WeddingArisian1973 Submitter: For the time, this was probably a good book for a library. The first section of the book describes the “new marriage”, living together, equality, women’s liberation, individual growth, and independence. All hot topics in the 1970s. The rest of the book has marriage ceremonies and vows. One ceremony in particular

Seven Books That Gave Me A Book High…

16th Aug Caffeinated Reviewer celebrated its seven year blogoversary this month, and for some stupid reason I thought it would be fun to share seven books that gave me a book high. You know that feeling you get when you slip into a book and reemerge in a euphoric state. It’a a

From Emptiness to Happiness | Dr. Sandhya Mohan | Book Review

PLOT: 2.5/5WRITING STYLE: 3/5CLIMAX: 2.5/5ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5 From Emptiness to Happiness narrates the story of a compassionate and impulsive anaesthesiologist, Dr. Riya, and her tryst with love. She is passionate about her work and works for the betterment of her patients. Riya meets Samith and through their story, the reader gets a glimpse into the