Book Highlight: Still Death by Shauna Bickley

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Title: Still Death (A Lexie Wyatt Murder Mystery #1) Author: Shauna Bickley Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: February 1, 2015 Genre: Cozy Mystery Lexie thought losing her job was tough. But finding a killer may be the death of her. After losing her high-flying job in London and moving to a small town, Lexie lacks a … Continue reading Book Highlight: Still Death by Shauna Bickley

3 Reasons to Read Vampire Weekend by Mike Chen

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Title: Vampire Weekend Author: Mike Chen Publisher: MIRA Publication date: January 31, 2023 Genre: Paranormal Fantasy One Sentence Summary: Louise has been a vampire for decades and has settled into her new existence, but everything is upended when some relatives show up on her doorstep. I like Mike Chen's books. He's managed to make me enjoy … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Read Vampire Weekend by Mike Chen

Book Highlight: Split-Level by Sande Boritz Berger

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Title: Split-Level Author: Sande Boritz Berger Publisher: She Writes Press Publication Date: May 7, 2019 Genre: Fiction In Split-Level, set as the nation recoils from Nixon, Alex Pearl is about to commit the first major transgression of her life. But why shouldn’t she remain an officially contented, soon-to-turn-thirty wife? She’s got a lovely home in an … Continue reading Book Highlight: Split-Level by Sande Boritz Berger

The Curated Bookshelf: February 2023’s Theme

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Welcome to this month's Curated Bookshelf! I'm a romantic at heart and Valentine's Day has always been my favorite holiday, so I'm quite happy February is finally here again. Of course that meant I thought long and hard about this month's theme. I considered featuring my favorite love stories, but, what with celebrating 13 years … Continue reading The Curated Bookshelf: February 2023’s Theme

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – February 1, 2023

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – February 1, 2023

Love, Like, and Not For Me Challenge: January 2023

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This year I'm working to be more personal and honest in my opinions about the books I read. I've spent my entire time reviewing books here trying my hardest to balance the good and the bad and offer a similarly balanced rating no matter my personal feelings about the book. Last year I finally decided … Continue reading Love, Like, and Not For Me Challenge: January 2023

Book Reviews: Back in a Spell by Lana Harper, Lunar Love by Lauren Kung Jessen, The Daughters of Izdihar by Hadeer Elsbai

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It's a review post full of powerful, headstrong women! I swear that was not planned. I just needed to get these reviews going and happened to read these three in this order. But I love that I went from a powerful witch coming to terms with her toxic family to a headstrong mixed race Chinese … Continue reading Book Reviews: Back in a Spell by Lana Harper, Lunar Love by Lauren Kung Jessen, The Daughters of Izdihar by Hadeer Elsbai

Love, Like, and Not For Me Reading Challenge 2023

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If you've been following along with my personal reading challenges, you'll know I did an Indie Books Challenge in 2021 where I discovered I did read quite a lot of indie books and a Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge in 2022 where I discovered diversity is a really broad thing so it's possible to find it … Continue reading Love, Like, and Not For Me Reading Challenge 2023

The Drafts Folder: How I Pick Books

Since I only do my Impressions post every other Wednesday, I thought I'd keep things interesting and dig into my drafts and random blog titles I've found written in my planner over the past couple of years. There are a lot of them, and I don't even know what some of them were supposed to … Continue reading The Drafts Folder: How I Pick Books

Book Review: Beckoning of the Gate by Benjamin J. Ryan

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Title: Beckoning of the Gate (The Vayilian Threads #1) Author: Benjamin J. Ryan Publisher: Odyssey Books Publication date: October 7, 2021 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: When Santha comes to possess a mysterious key, fae begin to hunt her and those she loves, giving her little choice but to flee, and follow where the key leads. … Continue reading Book Review: Beckoning of the Gate by Benjamin J. Ryan