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

The Lily Cafe at home: Audiobooks, Crocheting, Chinese Food, and…Video Games?

Welcome into my home! I know I said last week I would be working on getting some reviews and my Impressions post up this past week, but, well, best laid plans and all, I suppose. I've been dragging my feet on those reviews, so I think today I ought to focus on them. At least … Continue reading The Lily Cafe at home: Audiobooks, Crocheting, Chinese Food, and…Video Games?

Book Review: The Alpha Trial by Lian Skaf

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Title: The Alpha Trial Author: Lian Skaf Publisher: Self-published Publication date: August 3, 2022 Genre: Legal Thriller One Sentence Summary: Decades ago numerous people underwent a procedure to unlock their whole potential, but they ended up going rogue, and now, years after a new law, it's up to Andy and his team of attorneys to prove … Continue reading Book Review: The Alpha Trial by Lian Skaf

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – January 18, 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 – January 18, 2023

Why Hello There, Old Blog

It's been a few weeks since I last posted. After three weeks off with my family, I thought I'd be ready to get back into blogging and devote myself to yet another year of this, of writing and posting, planning and scheduling. Even though I decided at the end of last year that I wanted … Continue reading Why Hello There, Old Blog

Book Highlight: Misrule by Heather Walter

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Title: Misrule (Malice #2) Author: Heather Walter Publisher: Del Rey Publication Date: May 10, 2022 Genre: Fantasy The Dark Grace is dead. Feared and despised for the sinister power in her veins, Alyce wreaks her revenge on the kingdom that made her an outcast. Once a realm of decadence and beauty, Briar is now wholly … Continue reading Book Highlight: Misrule by Heather Walter