2022 has officially arrived … somehow. And while I’d like to talk about new beginnings and all the bright things I’m hopeful for this year, I keep thinking of one of my grandmother’s refrains: however your year opens is how it will close. If that turns true, then I’m taking the year off. See y’all in 2023.
Witches, goblins, ghosts galore—Halloween is here once more! Yes, that’s right. Here in my cozy reading nook, the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting chillier, and I’d love nothing more than to curl up under a big blanket and spend the afternoon reading books … Well, that last part isn’t really different from all other times of year, but still, all other signs point to Halloween being right around the corner.
Top Ten Tuesday: I’m browsing my TBR pile for some hidden treasure.
Top Ten Tuesday: The only names I ever intentionally drop are books.
Top Ten Tuesday: That beach that ages people? If I ever go, I’m bringing books.
Top Ten Tuesday: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? Maybe these books know.
It almost seems impossible, but we are on the cusp of finishing the first half of 2021. And while it’s had more ups and downs than the Elevador Lacerda, the onslaught of genuinely great book releases has remained constant. Perhaps no genre has had a better year than my beloved cozy mystery. Yes, the genreContinue reading “Another Dark and Stormy Night: Ten Cozy Mysteries for the Last Half of 2021”
For anyone who reads books with any regularity, the concept of the to-be-read pile remains a massive joke. Oh sure, I talk about weeding my stacks, finally getting them down to a manageable size. However, deep down I know better, and the chance of me ever not surrounding myself with a massive amount of booksContinue reading “Will Wonders Never Cease?: Ten Recent TBR Pile Additions”
When I was in high school, I used to keep a tiny notebook with me whenever I was reading a library book so that I could quickly jot down quotes I loved. Ray Bradbury broke me of this habit. I still remember the first time I was introduced to his work—the unsettling short piece “AllContinue reading “In the Words of Ray Bradbury: Ten Quotes”
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about nature, which is something I haven’t experienced a ton of lately—thank you so much rain, wind, and generally dreary weather! Things are getting so bad I’ve resorted to making flowers with cross stitch. Yeah. It’s been a long year. Anyway, in honor of my new hobby, hereContinue reading “Wake Up and Smell the Books: Ten Floral Covers”