The Drafts Folder: My List of Book Don’ts

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: My List of Book Don’ts

Book Highlight: Revolution by David Dorrough

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Title: Revolution Author: David Dorrough Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: March 22, 2022 Genre: Fiction, Satire Half satire, half farce, and half slice-of-life, REVOLUTION dives into the world of Bill and Yvonne Smede, two middle-aged professionals attempting to lead semi-sane, low-profile lives amidst the loud, swirling chaos of Southern California and the colorful antics of all … Continue reading Book Highlight: Revolution by David Dorrough

Book Reviews: Bertie and the Alien Chicken by Jenny Pearson and The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone by Audrey Burges

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I have no explanation for why I paired these together. Maybe it's because it's now February and both of these were published in January and I needed to get these reviews out. Otherwise...I have no explanation. One is a children's book about a boy stuck on a farm he doesn't want to be at until … Continue reading Book Reviews: Bertie and the Alien Chicken by Jenny Pearson and The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone by Audrey Burges

Book Highlight: Summer of Georgie by Kerry Crisley

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Title: Summer of Georgie Author: Kerry Crisley Publisher: Lazy Sunday Books Publication Date: December 2, 2021 Genre: Women's Fiction Deep into her 40s with a lackluster career, Georgie wonders how she became so...underwhelming. If she’s not battling her micromanaging boss and egotistical CEO, she’s trying to quiet her inner voice, the one whispering that she … Continue reading Book Highlight: Summer of Georgie by Kerry Crisley

The Monday List: My Favorite Romance Novels

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I've been having a fantastic time putting together my Curated Bookshelf every month, but there are some themes where I just can't find 12 books for it (yet). So I've decided to share these shorter lists on Mondays (most Mondays, at least). I hope you enjoy! Well, it's been a while since I've posted one … Continue reading The Monday List: My Favorite Romance Novels

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