Category: Reader Ramblings

Books That Make Me Want to Bake/Cook

Books That Make Me Want to Bake/Cook

I love being in the kitchen. It’s been my happy place ever since I was a small child planting my tushie in my mom’s colander. My siblings and I were always underfoot, so, as soon as we were tall enough to help, she put us […]

Life Between the Pages: This is Why I Read

Life Between the Pages: This is Why I Read

Yesterday I asked you why you read as this week’s weekly question. Today I am telling you why I read. According to my mom, I’ve been an avid reader all my life. I doubt that’s true as I don’t think newborns are aware they’re being […]

Author Interview: Jenni Dunlap

Author Interview: Jenni Dunlap

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to host Jenni Dunlap, blogger at Housewife Hustle and author of  the self-help book Eat the Damn Muffin. Jenni blogs over at Housewife Hustle, where she talks about motherhood, body and sex positivity, mental health, wellness, and general lifestyle topics. Over […]

Books That Made Me Cry

Books That Made Me Cry

It’s easy for me to feel for a character. Once in awhile I’m really moved by them or their story. My heart has laughed and felt heavy, sighed and swooned. It’s honestly one of the best things I love about books. But as much as […]

Life Between the Pages: What is Up With All the Cursing?

Life Between the Pages: What is Up With All the Cursing?

I feel like I can no longer open up a book and experience clean reading. Profanity litters the pages like “the” and “a.” I’m a little uptight. Okay, maybe more than a little. But I was raised by parents who didn’t let us curse ( […]

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish  and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is books that you won’t let anyone touch. I’ve always been such a huge fan of reading that I would loan out my […]

Book Blog Tour: The East End by Jason Allen

Book Blog Tour: The East End by Jason Allen

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in the book blog tour for Jason Allen’s debut novel The East End! Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, and what better way to sit back and enjoy the long weekend than with this suspenseful […]

Life Between the Pages: Start at the Cover

Life Between the Pages: Start at the Cover

A book cover is a reader’s first introduction to a book. Usually. It’s important as it’s supposed to grab a reader’s attention, but I often forget about it since I mostly read on my Kindle. But, when I’m browsing, the cover holds a lot of […]

Top Ten Tuesday: (First 10) Books I Reviewed

Top Ten Tuesday: (First 10) Books I Reviewed

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. I follow several book bloggers and kept seeing these lists every Tuesday, so I finally followed the link one day to find out more. They look like fun, […]

Life Between the Pages: Editing CAN Make or Break a Book, but Sometimes the Story Shines Through

Life Between the Pages: Editing CAN Make or Break a Book, but Sometimes the Story Shines Through

I love reading self-published books. I never know exactly what I’m going to get. Sometimes it’s fairly standard for the genre; sometimes it’s unexpected. Sometimes the writing is quite conventional; sometimes it’s unusual. In general, though, I’ve found the books I don’t hate and/or abandon […]

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