Why Don’t More Readers Read Historical Romance or Fiction? This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Why Don’t More Readers Read Historical Romance or Fiction? Today, I’m returning to the theme of under-read tropes in  M/M or LGBTQIA novels and stories, romance or otherwise. In case this I’m not just singling out the historical western but the historical genre in general.  Now maybe I’m wrong, and  I’m hoping to hear from… Continue reading Why Don’t More Readers Read Historical Romance or Fiction? This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Review: Second Helpings by Charlie Cochrane

Rating: 4 stars out of 5 When Stuart Collins’s partner Mark died in a car crash the previous year, he thought his life had ended too.  But life has a funny way of letting you recover and heal, while showing you the path to your future.  Stuart’s mother died five years ago, a wonderful woman whose… Continue reading Review: Second Helpings by Charlie Cochrane

The Week Ahead at ScatteredThoughts!

So Germany won, Argentina lost.  2014 World Cup in Soccer that it.  Marvel Comics is making Thor a women.  And the Millennium Falcon officially got its Historic Tags from the Intergalactic DMV.   Does that about cover it?  So many things going on today.  Sharknado 2: The Second One will be released soon. Can’t wait… Continue reading The Week Ahead at ScatteredThoughts!

Scattered Thoughts Best Books of 2013

ScatteredThoughtsandRogueWords Presents: Time for Scattered Thoughts to look back at all the wonderful books read and reviewed in 2013 and try to pick those stories that stood out the most among all the many stories I read.  As always it was a hard thing to do because there were so many this year that crowded… Continue reading Scattered Thoughts Best Books of 2013

ScatteredThoughts Summary of Reviews for November 2013

November really was such an extraordinary month for books.  It almost makes me giddy with joy. I can’t remember when I last had more 5 and 4 star  rated books as I have had this month.  And their genres and plots ran the spectrum, from contemporary fiction to what I might best describe as fantasy… Continue reading ScatteredThoughts Summary of Reviews for November 2013

Review: Lessons for Suspicious Minds (Cambridge Fellows #10) by Charlie Cochrane

Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Jonty Stewart and Orlando Coppersmith have just returned home when they are sent a summons by Mrs. Stewart, Jonty’s mother.   Her old friend and Jonty’s godmother requires their assistance and immediate travel to her stately home in the country.  Although lacking details, Jonty and Orlando know this can only… Continue reading Review: Lessons for Suspicious Minds (Cambridge Fellows #10) by Charlie Cochrane

A Cambridge Fellows Q & A with Charlie Cochrane

When I finished All Lessons Learned I found question after question popping into my mind for the author of this remarkable series. Primarily, what happens next?  Or is there a next for our beloved Jonty and Orlando?  Over the course of the series, I feel like I have walked the paths of Cambridge, gone punting… Continue reading A Cambridge Fellows Q & A with Charlie Cochrane

Review: Lessons for Survivors (Cambridge Fellows #9) by Charlie Cochrane

Rating: 4.75 stars for the book, 5 stars for the series Cambridge, 1919.  It has been  a year since Orlando Coppersmith and Jonty Stewart emerged from the Great War and reunited.  Now back at St. Bride’s College, Orlando prepares to be inducted as Forsterian Professor of Applied Mathematics and needs to have a lecture prepared for… Continue reading Review: Lessons for Survivors (Cambridge Fellows #9) by Charlie Cochrane

March Came Roaring In Like a Lion and the Week Ahead in Reviews

Remember last March in Maryland?  The sun was shining over plants newly emerged from the ground,  our temperatures hovered in the high 70’s after experiencing absolutely no winter at all.  Birds were nesting, the butterflies were flying, and thoughts of picnics and outdoor barbecue dinners molded our grocery lists.  Even now I can bask in… Continue reading March Came Roaring In Like a Lion and the Week Ahead in Reviews

Review: All Lessons Learned (Cambridge Fellows Mysteries #8) by Charlie Cochrane

Rating: 5 stars “He’s at the end of his rope…until fate casts a lifeline.” WWI has ended and Dr. Orlando Coppersmith is back at St. Bride’s College, after being freed from a German prisoner of war camp.  The cost of the war is all around him but the deepest, most traumatic blow is the loss… Continue reading Review: All Lessons Learned (Cambridge Fellows Mysteries #8) by Charlie Cochrane