The Drafts Folder: My List of Book Don’ts

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: My List of Book Don’ts

The Monday List: My Favorite Romance Novels

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I've been having a fantastic time putting together my Curated Bookshelf every month, but there are some themes where I just can't find 12 books for it (yet). So I've decided to share these shorter lists on Mondays (most Mondays, at least). I hope you enjoy! Well, it's been a while since I've posted one … Continue reading The Monday List: My Favorite Romance Novels

The Curated Bookshelf: February 2023’s Theme

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Welcome to this month's Curated Bookshelf! I'm a romantic at heart and Valentine's Day has always been my favorite holiday, so I'm quite happy February is finally here again. Of course that meant I thought long and hard about this month's theme. I considered featuring my favorite love stories, but, what with celebrating 13 years … Continue reading The Curated Bookshelf: February 2023’s Theme

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – February 1, 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 – February 1, 2023

Love, Like, and Not For Me Challenge: January 2023

love like not for me reading challenge january 2023

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

Love, Like, and Not For Me Reading Challenge 2023

love, like, not for me reading challenge for 2023

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

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

The Lily Cafe Digest #26

Just 3 short weeks after my last break I'm taking another. My kids' last day of school is today and they're off for the next 3 weeks. So I'll be taking at least the next 3 weeks off as well. What is there to write of from the last 3 weeks? Honestly, not much. My … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #26