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

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?

The Books I Reviewed in 2019

Do note that I said reviewed in the title and not read. I did read some of the books I reviewed in January back in December of 2018 and I am still reading books (of course I am), but those reviews won't be posted until January and February of next year. I honestly can't remember … Continue reading The Books I Reviewed in 2019

Stories and Writing Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community

The Bone Ships by R. J. Barker comes out today! It seems somehow fitting that these sea-related stories have also been posted recently, and check out three other great reviews of the book: A Pitch Black Ship by Nopoodles Fort and Light by Jennifer M. Zeiger The Bone Ships review from Devouring Books The Bone … Continue reading Stories and Writing Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community

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, so I decided to start doing some of them. This … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: (First 10) Books I Reviewed