Category Archives: cozy mystery

Goodreads 2023 Challenge, Part One

Soon after I began my subscription to Audible, I checked out the audiobook offerings at my local library. It turns out that by downloading another app on my iPad, I can listen to books owned by a large library cooperative … Continue reading

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Family, Friends, Fiction

This week we were asked if we wrote any characters based on real people. I know we have touched on this at one time in the past, but as I was running through my head about characters that I had … Continue reading

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Repeat, Read, Repeat

It’s Free Week and I want to revisit something that although I have addressed in the past, it has come up a few times quite recently here on 4F,1H: You can’t judge books by their TV shows or movies, (and … Continue reading

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2022 Goodreads Wrap-up

I am so pleased that I was able to complete my Goodreads Reading Challenge for 2022 by reading and reviewing 50 books! This makes seven years in a row that I’ve achieved that goal. Here are the final titles for … Continue reading

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Never-ending TBR, Part Twelve

I’m running a bit behind on my reading schedule. In order to reach my goal of reading 50 books in 2022, I need to read three more books in the next two weeks. It’s a good thing I’ve got a … Continue reading

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Never-Ending TBR, Part Eleven

I’ve got four cozy mysteries to share with you this month. All four are continuations of series I’ve enjoyed and shared before. Check out these awesome offerings! Crime for the Books by Kate YoungJane Doe Book Club Mystery, Book 3Lyla’s … Continue reading

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Stringing Along

THIS WEEK:Do you enjoy reading SERIES fiction? Is there a “magic” number of titles in that series that you find most agreeable? Moreover, do you WRITE series fiction? How many titles do YOU plan in your series? I most definitely … Continue reading

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Another Agatha

When most of us hear “Agatha” in conjunction with mysteries, we think “Christie”, which is why many more recent writers harken back to that name in their own mystery works. Once again, I started a series of M.C. Beaton stories, … Continue reading

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T’was the Month Before Christmas…

Topic this week:Do you have a favorite Christmas holiday novel? What about your favorite movie? Do you restrict reading/viewing of Christmas/holiday themed books/movies to the holiday season? We’ve covered holiday movies in the recent past, but I am game! Yes, … Continue reading

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Holiday Favorites

Our Tuesday Fox asked, “Do you have a favorite Christmas/holiday novel? What about your favorite movie? Do you restrict reading/viewing of Christmas/holiday themed books/movies to the holiday season?”  I’ve mentioned before that I watch very few movies, so we’ll start … Continue reading

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