First, Middle, and Last Impressions – January 5, 2022

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 launch myself off of WWW Wednesday, a bookish meme run by Sam@Taking on a World … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – January 5, 2022

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 107

I have finally reached a point in this story where I'm am almost completely off outline. The characters have changed far too much for me to get them on track, so I hope you enjoy the rest of the story as you and I discover what will happen to them together. Hopefully it'll be fun, … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 107

My Bookish Wish of 2022

bookish wish 2022

Last year, I made a bookish wish. It was kind of thought out, kind of on a whim. It was a hope put out there into the world without much hope of it being fulfilled. Against all odds, and amidst a lot of mostly okay reads, I did find a book that fulfilled my wish. … Continue reading My Bookish Wish of 2022

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #8

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful, healthy, and restful (?) holiday season, and I hope we all remember to write 2022. I know I'll need a couple of months to get the hang of it. Right now, I'm just hoping I remember to write and give the correct year to my kids … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #8

Indie Books Challenge: December 2021

I'm sorry to say, but this is the last Indie Books Challenge post. I've decided to take up a new challenge next year, so this is the end of my focus on indie reads. In a little over a week, next Monday, I'll be posting about my 2022 challenge. For my personal Indie Books Challenge, … Continue reading Indie Books Challenge: December 2021

The Lily Cafe Digest #20

And we made it through another year! I can't tell you just how ready I am for the next two weeks off. For me and for my kids. For two weeks, I get to just be mom instead of mom and teacher. Not that it'll actually take much of a load off my shoulders, but … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #20

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 106

Chapter Twenty-Three - continued As Abigail pressed her hands to the glass, Camille rushed over, practically tripping over a stray dress that hadn't been collected.  "What is it?" she asked in a whisper. Abigail was still beside her, her mouth parted in a silent gasp as they watched a wave descend over the castle and … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 106

My Bookish Wish for 2021 Revisited

bookish wish 2021 revisited

Take a look at the wish I made at the beginning of 2021: There's a book I want to read this year. I don't yet know what that book is. But it's amazing and beautiful and sweeps me off my feet. This is my bookish wish for 2021: That I find the absolute most perfect … Continue reading My Bookish Wish for 2021 Revisited

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 105

Chapter Twenty-Three - continued When Camille and her father arrived at the castle, on foot through a side entrance most thought unused to avoid the flurry of court Lawrence so despised, Camille left her father and went in search of her sister. Lawrence had barely inclined his head at her words as he stripped off … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 105

My Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Read of 2021

favorite science fiction fantasy read of 2021

Most of what I read this year was SFF, so it's hard to narrow down! I like to think that, in previous years, I enjoyed a nice balance of fantasy, mystery, and women's fiction with some general fiction and science fiction thrown in, but I think this year (with the ongoing pandemic and now approaching … Continue reading My Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Read of 2021