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

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #13

Hi, and welcome back to the Cafe! Let's Catch Up a Bit Well, one week off from blogging was, honestly, not long enough. Mostly because I spent almost the entire time dealing with side effects from my COVID booster. On the plus side, the kids got to spend a lot more time playing with their … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #13

The Lily Cafe Digest #25

My goodness, when was my last blogging break? It's been quite a while (August, I think), so I have quite a long Digest today. Next week is Thanksgiving here in the States and my kids have the week off, so it's a good time for me to take a break. I'm also getting my COVID … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #25

Book Highlight: Red Thread of Fate by Lyn Liao Butler

Title: Red Thread of Fate Author: Lyn Liao Butler Publisher: Berkley Publication Date: February 8, 2022 Genre: Multicultural Fiction In the wake of a tragedy and fueled by guilt from a secret she's kept for years, a woman discovers how delicate the thread that binds family is in this powerful novel by Lyn Liao Butler.Two … Continue reading Book Highlight: Red Thread of Fate by Lyn Liao Butler

Book Highlight: Nostalgia is Heartless by Sarah Lahey

Title: Nostalgia is Heartless (The Heartless Series #2) Author: Sarah Lahey Publisher: She Writes Press Publication Date: October 26, 2021 Genre: Science Fiction Earth, 2050. Pregnant, unemployed, and living back home with her father, climate scientist Quinn Buyers wonders how she got to this point in her life. Her famous scientist mother is mysteriously missing, … Continue reading Book Highlight: Nostalgia is Heartless by Sarah Lahey

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

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #12

Hi, and welcome back to the Cafe! Let's Catch Up a Bit After a badly needed "vacation" for the first time in 8 years, I think I'm ready to get this blog to what it was before the pandemic started. Though, of course, I also plan on spending some of those school hours cleaning, running … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #12

The Lily Cafe Digest #24

Today is my daughter's Kindergarten orientation and Monday is the first day of school for both of my kids, so I figured that, even though my last break was just last month, I would take some much needed time for myself. No blogging and no kids for part of the day for 5 days. It … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #24

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #11

Hi, and welcome back to the Cafe! Two weeks off seemed like both a lot of time and not enough, but I've got a bunch of changes coming up that I'm excited for. At least, I think it'll better help me manage everything going on at home right now and into August when my kids … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #11

The Lily Cafe Digest #23

Looking back, it's been almost 3 months since my last Digest and blogging break. No wonder I'm feeling so exhausted. Or maybe it's because my kids are out of school for the summer (10 weeks of summer break for the older one, 11 weeks for the younger one). We're keeping them busy with an enriched … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #23