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

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #10

And it's summer here in Southern California! Wait, I take that back. We're back to spring. After temperatures got seriously close to 100 degrees late last week, it's nice to finally plunge 20+ degrees. Though spring is a fun time for us as the song birds and pigeons make their return to torment my cat. … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #10

The Lily Cafe Digest #22

I'm not sure what's happened over the past few weeks, but somehow the below things posted. Just looking at some of them has me scratching my head a little because I think I went through the last few weeks in a complete haze. A complete haze in which all I saw and dreamed about were … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest #22

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #9

Breaks are never really long enough, are they? Well, I'm back and reasonably ready to get back into this blogging thing. As I mentioned in my previous Upcoming post (don't worry, I didn't remember what I wrote in it until I started on this one), this spring sees my family house hunting. The next 3 … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #9