Category Archives: cozy mystery

Rambling Reader Reviews, Part Eleven

Each year since 2012, I’ve set a reading goal in Goodreads, and since 2015 my goal has been set at 50 books read in the calendar year. Other than in 2012, I’ve managed to meet my stated goal each year, … Continue reading

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Semi-read Books

Several years ago I had a great deal of time to read. Most of this was done in my cars, waiting in carpool lines or at bus stops for grandkids. This was also going on at the same time that … Continue reading

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Rambling Reader Reviews, Part Ten

This month I read a few books written by good friends, in addition to continuations of series I can’t seem to put down. Hairballs and Homicide by Ruth J. HartmanKitty Beret Cafe Mystery, Book 1Fellow sweet romance author Ruth J. … Continue reading

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Rambling Reader Reviews, Part Nine

This past month, I’ve been continuing to read my way through two mystery series. I guess once I start on something I like, it’s difficult to leave until I see my way to the end! Here are the four titles … Continue reading

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It Was a Noir and Stormy Night…

“What kind of book would you like to write that you haven’t tried before?”  I’d like to be able to write a REAL mystery, an all-out head-scratcher from start to finish. A gritty, serious, police or even a spy novel. … Continue reading

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Branching Out as an Author?

I posed this week’s topic: What kind of book would you like to write that you haven’t tried before? I love to read most genres in the romance category, but the ones that usually keep me reading are those that … Continue reading

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My Un-scholarly Book Pile

Our Tuesday fox posed this question: “Is there a book that you have always wanted to read but never have? What has stopped you from reading it?” There are countless titles that I could list to answer the first question. … Continue reading

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Rambling Reader Reviews 2020, Part Six

My evening reading has slowed a bit, because I’m trying to finish writing a book I started last November. I have lots of words, but no cohesive story, and it’s driving me insane – which makes it difficult to concentrate … Continue reading

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Rambling Reader Reviews 2020, Part Five

I did a LOT of reading this month. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m getting weary of the story I’m trying to write, or if I’m tired of all the sewing I’ve been doing. It’s also possible that I’m … Continue reading

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Subleties

I have always been aware of how a simple gift can lift a spirit, how a kind remark or compliment can make a day, or even be remembered for years by the recipient. I also know that a mean action … Continue reading

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