#5OnMyTBR — Magic

Good morning, all, and happy Monday! A couple of months ago, I started this weekly book challenge hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook called #5OnMyTBR, and I really enjoyed the exercise. It occurs every Monday when they post about 5 books on their TBR. You can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. This week’s … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR — Magic

ARC Review: “The Inspector of Strange and Unexplained Deaths,” by Olivier Barde-Cabuçon

First of all, I would like to thank Netgalley and Pushkin Press for the opportunity to review this ARC. This imprint of Pushkin, Vertigo, has the unique job of publishing crime fiction from around the globe and providing translations where needed. Such was the case for The Inspector of Strange and Unexplained Deaths, originally published … Continue reading ARC Review: “The Inspector of Strange and Unexplained Deaths,” by Olivier Barde-Cabuçon

October TBR (or maybe a wishlist)

This is probably not comprehensive, or even probably accurate. This month is going to be very hectic for me from some changes in my personal life (more to come, all good things), but man do I want to read everything, particularly fun spooky stuff. October is the month before my birthday, and I live for … Continue reading October TBR (or maybe a wishlist)

WWW Wednesday – September 30, 2020

Wednesday, at the last day of September. It feels like October already, all Trader Joes pumpkin ravioli (it is that good) and spiced apple cider. And my favorite challenge of them all, WWW Wednesday. The WWW Wednesday meme is currently hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and is a great way to do … Continue reading WWW Wednesday – September 30, 2020

ARC Review: “Murder at an Irish Christmas,” by Carlene O’Connor

Ho ho ho, merry... September? While I am unsure of the timing in publishing Carlene O'Connor's sixth Irish Village Mystery book, Murder at an Irish Christmas (due to be published this October), I don't mind at all because I love this series so much! Thank you, Netgalley and Kensington Books for this awesome opportunity! From … Continue reading ARC Review: “Murder at an Irish Christmas,” by Carlene O’Connor

Banned Books Week

Apologies for the rare double post, but I have to acknowledge Banned Book Week. Banned Book Week, which started yesterday, celebrates the freedom to read whatever you choose, and have access to all writings despite popularity, perceived vulgarity, or ideology of a given place. It is incredibly important that books are freely accessible despite how … Continue reading Banned Books Week

Book Review: “Mums and Mayhem,” by Amanda Flower

Another day, another Scottish cozy mystery. I have no shame. Mums and Mayhem is the third in the Magical Garden Mystery series, and the sense of presence has only gotten better. When can I move to Scotland? I am so ready. From the Publisher: A famous fiddler has been kilt. A magic garden's left to … Continue reading Book Review: “Mums and Mayhem,” by Amanda Flower

Down the TBR Hole #11

Happy Friday, all! What a good day to clean up your TBR. I managed to remove 6 out of 10 books during my last TBR cleanup, which was a feat and a half. This week, I am feeling slightly less ambitious. A while ago, I discovered this meme, Down the TBR hole, from Confessions of … Continue reading Down the TBR Hole #11

WWW Wednesday – September 23, 2020

Happy Thursday! I am a full day late, huzzah! However, I simply love doing the WWW Wednesday Challenge, so take that, linear days of the week! The WWW Wednesday meme is currently hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and is a great way to do a weekly update on what you’ve been reading … Continue reading WWW Wednesday – September 23, 2020

Book Review: “Hooked on Ewe,” by Hannah Reed

Ah,another day, another cozy mystery set in Scotland. Hooked on Ewe is the sequel to Off Kilter, the first book by Hannah Reed set in the Scottish Highlands. I wasn't in love with it, but they are fun reads and the Scottish setting has given me the happy autumn shivers. It is also funny, because … Continue reading Book Review: “Hooked on Ewe,” by Hannah Reed