Category Archives: cozy mystery

Never-Ending TBR, Part One

The new year brought a significant change in my daily routine, and my evenings are quieter. I’m reading at home, rather than in doctor’s offices or in the hospital. Will I read more? Time will tell. Once again, I set … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Twelve

I have four more cozy mysteries and a historical romance anthology to tell you about today. These bring my 2021 total to 49, which is one below my yearly goal of reading 50 books per year. That means I need … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Eleven

It’s been another challenging month at our house, with two more trips to the ER and many more doctor visits. Good thing I’ve always got my phone and/or Ipad with me, so I’ve always got something to read. This month … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Ten

It seems that the busier I am, the more I read. Perhaps it’s because it’s my way to de-stress at the end of a full day. Anyway, I’m getting closer toward my yearly goal of 50 books. Take a look … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Nine

Things are still crazy busy around here, but I managed to read some awesome mysteries and a romance. It’s amazing to see the variety of stories out there! Temporarily Employed by Vicki BatmanHattie Cooks Mystery, Book 1Vicki Batman is a … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Six

This month, I read three more cozy mysteries and one romance. Regular visitors to the blog will recognize these authors. The Cereal Murders by Diane Mott DavidsonGoldy Schultz Mystery, Book Three After her frightening experiences as a live-in chef in … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Five

This has been a busy month, but I managed to read three great mysteries. I linked the book covers to their Amazon pages, in case you find one that interests you! Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott DavidsonGoldy Schultz Book … Continue reading

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Unskilled Labor of Love

The actual question of the week was one that I posed: “Do your characters tend to have skills that you have yourself? Do you write about people who do things that you wish that you could manage?” The answer to … Continue reading

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Guest: Author D A Kelly

I got my hands on D A Kelly’s “Brooms Away”, a first in a series and was surprised in many ways. Although it opens with a tough-as-nails girl who has a soft heart, the book and character are not what … Continue reading

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Dollars to Donuts

Jeff-The-Hound brought up: “We all try to avoid plot holes in our own stories… but have you ever encountered one (or more) major plot holes in a book or movie that made you want to scream? Has it been serious … Continue reading

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