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

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

The Lily Cafe at home: Audiobooks, Crocheting, Chinese Food, and…Video Games?

Welcome into my home! I know I said last week I would be working on getting some reviews and my Impressions post up this past week, but, well, best laid plans and all, I suppose. I've been dragging my feet on those reviews, so I think today I ought to focus on them. At least … Continue reading The Lily Cafe at home: Audiobooks, Crocheting, Chinese Food, and…Video Games?

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

My Bookish Wish for 2022 Revisited

bookish wish 2022 revisited

Take a look at the wish I made at the beginning of 2022: There’s a book I want to read this year. I don’t yet know what that book is. But it’ll make me fall in love with reading all over again. This is my bookish wish of 2022: That I find the book that … Continue reading My Bookish Wish for 2022 Revisited

My Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Read of 2022

favorite science fiction fantasy read 2022

This past year, I reviewed 37 books I'd consider to be mostly Science Fiction and Fantasy, including one I read last year but didn't put up my review until this year, Quaking Soul by Jennifer M. Zeiger, which also turned out to be my favorite SFF read last year. We'll be here forever if I … Continue reading My Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Read of 2022

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – December 14, 2022

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 – December 14, 2022