It’s an AC Kind of Weekend

It's been a long time since I've written a personal kind of post like this, but, with my kids at school, my brain has finally started feeling less like mushy Swiss cheese. I don't yet have clarity about book related posts (having enough trouble with reviews at the moment so let's not contemplate how far … Continue reading It’s an AC Kind of Weekend

What’s Been Going On

There was supposed to be a review today, one for a Greek mythology inspired book with a whole lot of family complications. But the publication date was pushed back and I somehow don't have another review to fill this space. Originally, I was going to leave it alone and just post the next part in … Continue reading What’s Been Going On

Meet the Book Blogger Tag #2

A huge thank you to Kat from KBbookreviews for tagging me! I adore her posts and her book reviews are some of my favorites, so do check her out, especially if you love fantasy. This is the second time I've done this tag, so I'm going to see if I can come up with some … Continue reading Meet the Book Blogger Tag #2

The Ancient History Book Tag

A huge thank you Aaliya@Aaliya's Nook for tagging me for this! While she's, understandably, very busy at this time of the year, I do love her posts and her enthusiasm for life and books is so much fun. This tag was created by Books Michelle over on Booktube. The Stone Age: One of the first … Continue reading The Ancient History Book Tag

The Liebster Award (2021)

A huge thank you to Emily @ Frappes and Fiction for the nomination! She has such fantastic posts I can't wait to read, so do check her out. The Rules Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the awardAnswer 11 questions that the blogger gives youGive 11 random facts about yourselfNominate 11 … Continue reading The Liebster Award (2021)

Odd Bits and Pieces

The past 2 months have been just a tiny bit short of being a complete disaster, so I thought I'd end the first relatively good week I've had in 2 months with something fun. Here are some bits and pieces of what's been going on in my life lately, as well as some more random … Continue reading Odd Bits and Pieces

Round 2 of School at Home

school at home

Really, the whole point of this post is to say blogging will be all over the place. Hopefully it'll only be through December and then I can spend more time here, but who knows? Back in June, the plan was for us to send our oldest back to the classroom and our youngest would be … Continue reading Round 2 of School at Home

Friday Fun: My Son Made a Board Game

my son created his own board game

Happy Friday! Initially, I hadn't intended on posting today, but my son created something I promised I would share about. So I'm here to take a break from all things books and writing to be a proud mother. I don't know if it's because we're basically locked back up at home again now that the … Continue reading Friday Fun: My Son Made a Board Game

When Books Start Talking to You, You Know It’s Time

And by that, I mean it's time for me to be honest with myself and with you. I'm overwhelmed. I'm exhausted. I can't keep up. I don't know what I'm doing anymore. I've been buried in everything that is my life for so long that it feels easier to just chug along and keep pushing … Continue reading When Books Start Talking to You, You Know It’s Time

Short Story: The Tablet

Short Story: The Tablet

Once upon a time, The Lily Cafe was a writing blog. The writing community that existed here somewhere around 7 years ago was amazing and supportive. I met so many lovely writers and I have very fond memories of exchanging thoughts and ideas with many of them. Sadly, most of them left this space, except … Continue reading Short Story: The Tablet