The Literary Blog Hop October 27-31

Click Here To Visit The Other Blogs Participating!!


There is one restriction for this hop.
Books should have some literary merit. It does not have to be the most difficult classic ever, but please no romance, urban fiction or YA. Quality thrillers, poetry and non-fiction are fine, as are contemporary fiction, literary fiction and any other genres not in the categories above. I hope you enjoy my choices.

Gone: A Novel

For the past fourteen years, Eve Adams has worked part-time while raising her two children and emotionally supporting her sculptor husband, Eric, through his early fame and success. Now, at forty-two, she suddenly finds herself with a growing career of her own—a private nutritionist practice and a book deal—even as Eric’s career sinks deeper into the slump it slipped into a few years ago.

After a dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate Eve’s success, Eric drives the babysitter home and, simply, doesn’t come back. Eve must now shift the family in possibly irreparable ways, forcing her to realize that competence in one area of life doesn’t always keep things from unraveling in another.

Gone is an outstanding novel about change and about redefining, in middle age, everything from one’s marriage to one’s career to one’s role as a best friend, parent, and spouse. It is a novel about passion and forgiveness and knowing when to let something go and when to fight to hold on to it, about learning to say goodbye—but, if you’re lucky, not forever.

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes, the world’s best-known and most-loved fictional detective, is more popular today than ever. This collection presents many of the most familiar cases Holmes and his assistant, Dr. Watson, ever solve, including “Silver Blaze,” “The Greek Interpreter,” and “The Musgrave Ritual.” As Holmes’s fame grows, it brings him notoriety that piques the ire of London’s criminal underworld, who begin to scheme against him. It is in “The Final Problem” that Dr. Watson relates the grisly, fatal, and shocking tale of how Holmes finally meets his match, encountering the diabolical Professor Moriarty in a terrible struggle at Reichenbach Falls.

Both Giveaways Will Include Some Bookish Swag!


You must be a follower of Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book!

Click Here For Entry Form

6 thoughts on “The Literary Blog Hop October 27-31

  1. Thanks for being part of the blog hop. I like the idea of Gone – but unfortunately I’m on the wrong continent. I’ll keep it in mind as a book I may want to read. Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. I’m a follower!!!!!! This book sounds like something I would enjoy reading. Thank you for the giveaway.

  3. Not eligible, just here to wish you a great Bloghop & to say Hi.


    But then, are your ideas so clear
    the mailman asked. Just at that moment
    the sky darkened,
    but that was another matter,
    things around here happen that way,
    from one moment to the next.

    That means rain, he said, and it did.
    Big drops. Behind him I could see the bay,
    a plane leaden in the clouds,
    slow. It landed.

    Where do such seconds go?
    How much rustling can be missed?
    Which conversations cannot be
    pulverized against the time-wall, in a lapse
    of memory, somewhere at the bottom
    of a dream?

    Fiction, a house on a hill,
    the psalm of rain, page six,
    mailman, descent, downward path
    into oblivion,
    his, mine,
    the fat of time

    as someone might turn a page
    without having read,

    all written for nothing.

    Cees Nooteboom

Comments are closed.