Book [Review] Recipe: Murder at the Town Hall by Denise Jaden

I get quite bored of doing the same things the same way all the time (as evidenced by my very frequent blog changes), so I've decided to have a bit of fun with book review writing! I posted the usual review earlier, but wanted to try out this format, too. I'd be so appreciative if … Continue reading Book [Review] Recipe: Murder at the Town Hall by Denise Jaden

Book Blog Tour – Review: Where I Left Her by Amber Garza

The Lily Cafe is thrilled for the opportunity to participate in the book blog tour for Where I Left Her by Amber Garza! I was a big fan of her debut, When I Was You, so am thrilled to be reviewing Where I Left Her. Thank you to Justine Sha at MIRA for both the opportunity and … Continue reading Book Blog Tour – Review: Where I Left Her by Amber Garza

Why I Don’t Read Outside of My Comfort Zone

It's called a comfort zone for a reason. It's my happy place, the place I go to in order to retreat from the world and the chaos of my household. With children constantly flinging questions at me literally from the time they wake up at 6 something in the morning until bedtime at 8 at … Continue reading Why I Don’t Read Outside of My Comfort Zone

Book Review: The Timepiece and the Girl Who Went Astray by O. R. Simmonds

Title: The Timepiece and the Girl Who Went Astray Author: O. R. Simmonds Publisher: Apellation Press Publication date: July 30, 2021 Genre: Mystery, Fantasy One Sentence Summary: Sent to a certain thrift shop by his girlfriend, Will ends up in the possession of an odd watch called the Timepiece and on the run to escape those who want it, all while … Continue reading Book Review: The Timepiece and the Girl Who Went Astray by O. R. Simmonds

Books to Read This Summer

School's out, the weather is heating up, and (in California, at least) the wildfires have started. For me, that all means summer is here, and will last, oh, the next 6 or so months. I'm not much of a mood reader. If I have a book in one of my favorite genres to read, I'll … Continue reading Books to Read This Summer

Book Review: Headlines & Hydras by Rebecca Chastain

Title: Headlines & Hydras (Terra Haven Chronicles #2) Author: Rebecca Chastain Publisher: Mind Your Muse Publication date: May 18, 2021 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: Junior journalist Kylie's real identity has come out, and her debt to harpy Zipporah has come due, all while her parents face a theft at their transportation company, and Kylie will do anything to clear their … Continue reading Book Review: Headlines & Hydras by Rebecca Chastain

Book Blog Tour – Book Review: Tell No Lies by Allison Brennan

The Lily Cafe is thrilled for the opportunity to participate in the book blog tour for Tell No Lies by Allison Brennan! Thank you to Justine Sha at MIRA for both the opportunity and a review e-copy. Title: Tell No Lies Author: Allison Brennan Publisher: MIRA Publication date: March 30, 2021 Genre: Mystery and Thriller New York Times bestselling author … Continue reading Book Blog Tour – Book Review: Tell No Lies by Allison Brennan

The Third to Die by Allison Brennan

This review was written last year, before I switched to my new format. I participated in the book blog tour and opted to post an excerpt. My review of the next book is scheduled for March 30th, so I decided this was the perfect time to finally share my review of The Third to Die Title: The … Continue reading The Third to Die by Allison Brennan

My First Ever Anticipated Books List

Skip the story and get to the list Once upon a time, I was a little girl who never had to beg her mother too hard to take her to the bookstore. Once upon a time, a TBR was completely unheard of, a string of 3 letters that had no meaning. Once upon a time, … Continue reading My First Ever Anticipated Books List

Book Review: Murder at the Church Picnic by Denise Jaden

Title: Murder at the Church Picnic (#2 in the Mallory Beck Cozy Culinary Caper series) Author: Denise Jaden Publisher: Self-published Publication date: November 18, 2020 Genre: Cozy Mystery One Sentence Summary: Mallory expected to have a fun time at the church picnic with her young friend Amber, but a wedding was scheduled at the park at the same time as the … Continue reading Book Review: Murder at the Church Picnic by Denise Jaden