Can’t Wait for … A Family Affair by Julie Houston

In a year that's already had plenty of ups and downs, it's nice knowing that a major high point is just around the corner. I've said this before, and I'm sure I'll keep on saying it: Julie Houston is one of the best writers working today. Whenever she has a new book announced, my radar... Continue Reading →

Don’t Mind the Bodies: Ten Crime-Solving Librarians

I've long said my dream is to work in a library in an idyllic town while also solving crimes on the side. Really, it's a joke ... I'd settle for a bookstore. Fortunately, there are plenty of authors in the cozy mystery genre who have been catering to this flight of fancy for many, many... Continue Reading →

A First Line Friday … in Space!

Designing book covers is an art. Not only do they have to immediately capture a passing reader's attention, but they also must showcase the overall feeling of the book while remaining aesthetically pleasing ... or unappealing, if that's their thing. So long as it's eye-catching. This week I stumbled across a book that definitely ranks... Continue Reading →

A Recent First Line Friday

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt was one of the best reviewed books of 2020, and looking back over my review, I had nothing but good things to say about it. Both heartwarming and heartbreaking, it's a book I devoured every page in one sitting. The memoir of an anonymous woman who masquerades as a literary duchess on... Continue Reading →

A Valentime-y First Line Friday

Growing up, Valentine's Day was always one of my favorite holidays, and a lot of that stems from books. Throughout elementary school, I was treated to teachers who pulled out all the crepe paper and glitter stops: from elaborate Valentine mailboxes to embellished construction paper hearts, every February my classroom was an explosion of reds,... Continue Reading →

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