Stumbling Through…Works?

stumbling through works

This could also be titled "The Day I Discovered One of My Reviews Was Quoted in a Book Published by One of the Big 5 Publishers," but that just seemed too long. Hm, are there limits on how long a blog post title can be? Now that the new year is in full swing, I've … Continue reading Stumbling Through…Works?

Scrambled

Just a quick note to say the next couple of weeks will be a bit scrambled. I got my COVID booster over the weekend and, while it's not as severe as the 5 days I spent really unwell after getting the initial vaccine, this round comes with the unfortunate side effect of stiff and sore … Continue reading Scrambled

Sisters of String and Glass, Part —

This is something of a lie. There is no next part of this story this week. In theory, I have time to get the next chapter lightly edited and scheduled, but, in actuality, I'm putting myself into pretzels over Tuesday's review, so I'm choosing to forego posting Sisters this week so I can write that … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part —

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #5

That was...a fast two weeks. At the start of my break, I thought I'd do a Google search for my blog. It's not something I do often, but, sometimes, I like to see what shows up. Good news, my blog was the first one that popped up for me. Interesting news, an actual place called … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #5

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #4

And I'm back! While I love taking a week-long break every so often (planned), I do both miss being around here and wish it were longer. But I have a lot to catch up on and a lot to post. This time, I don't have quite as much to share. Everything is, more or less, … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #4

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #3

Looks like these Upcoming posts are planning on sticking around, but the format is not. I'm glad because the number thing was dreadful. Instead, I've decided to highlight some new things I'm really excited about. Queen of the Garden of Girls and Sisters of String and Glass When I first started writing Queen of the … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #3

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #2

So far it looks like Upcoming at The Lily Cafe is starting to become a fixture, but this is only the second, so I suppose it's still up in the air. I'm a little nervous about putting things into stone, so to speak. It's a nice way to return from a break, though! First of … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #2

My Favorite Mystery and Thriller Read of 2020

Mysteries and thrillers I enjoyed in 2020

If #19 in my favorite cozy mystery series (The Coffeehouse Mysteries by Cleo Coyle) had come out this year, this post would be insanely short. Sadly, it's not coming out until next year, which just gives me the problem of picking one from all the amazing mysteries I read this year. It seems I mostly read … Continue reading My Favorite Mystery and Thriller Read of 2020

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #1

I just finished my 13th week-long blogging break (and, boy, was it needed! Getting in lots of reading and sleep was amazing.), but I still have the problem of not having any good idea of how to start back up again. I've tried just jumping back into my usual schedule and I've tried writing about … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #1

Let’s Talk Bookish: Should You Review a Sequel Without Reading the First Book?

Let's Talk Bookish is run by Dani@Literary Lion and Rukky@Eternity Books. I've seen several book bloggers participating in this and it always looks like a ton of fun. When they came out with the October topics, I couldn't resist talking about this one. Some time ago, I wrote about dropping into the middle of a … Continue reading Let’s Talk Bookish: Should You Review a Sequel Without Reading the First Book?