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July 20, 2019

Getting Organized! How to Deal with the Review Pile

by Donna Huber

Something that I have struggled with since I started blogging 8.5 years ago is keeping my review copies organized. How do you keep up with what needs to be reviewed when?

July 19, 2019

The Ultimate Pi Day Party by Jackie Lau ~ a Review

by MK French

Josh Yu's father is a retired math teacher, so what brings him to Toronto is a Pi Day party. Pi Day is March 14 (because pi is 3.14) and Josh hopes to make a good impression with the party, so that he could have his father finally learn about his new tech company and he can repair the damage in their relationship. This brings him to Sarah Winters, who owns the shop "Happy As Pie" and wants to get into catering. Josh has no intention of it becoming more than that, but feelings seem to be catching.

July 18, 2019

What is it about cozy mysteries?

by Donna Huber

I love cozy mysteries. I'm not sure what it is that draws me to them. Maybe it was all those years growing up that my family watched Masterpiece Mystery on PBS. Whereas in most genres (particularly in the romance drama), I grow bored when the plots become cookie cutter (in other words predictable). This doesn't happen with cozy mysteries. It is rare that I don't find something enjoyable about every cozy mystery I pick up. And pretty much if I see a cozy mystery, I pick it up.

July 17, 2019

The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins ~ a Review

by MK French

In the town of Dove Pond, good luck comes to the inhabitants if the Dove family has seven daughters. Sarah Dove is the youngest of the Dove sisters, and books have always spoken to her. She knows just which one to send to people to read, and she has always believed that she would help her town recover from the economic spiral it has fallen into. Grace Wheeler, a financial planner from Charlotte, has arrived in Dove Pond with her ailing foster mother and young niece. She isn't planning to stay in town for more than a year, but she's likely the one that can help the town recover.

July 16, 2019

The Phantom Forest by Liz Kerin ~ a Review

by MK French

Seycia had grown up with tales of the Forest of Laida as a child, but the old religion had been banned by the Coalition. General Simeon killed her parents and continues to sacrifice villagers to the demons like the old religion calls for, and he had marked Seycia for death as well. When she's sacrificed, however, she doesn't die. She now has to work with the demon Haben to journey to the Forest of Laida, the place where souls will regenerate. There are dangers above and below, and it won't be an easy task.

July 15, 2019

A Shattered Lens by Layton Green ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

A Shattered Lens is the second book in Layton Green's Detective Preach Everson series. It is a police procedural set in a small town in North Carolina. (You can read my review of book 1 - Written in Blood - here.)

July 14, 2019

Do You Suffer From Tsundoku?

by Susan Roberts

My problem is that I  want to read every book that sounds interesting to me.  I am in a dozen Facebook groups that talk about books and read many blogs a day about books.  So here I am sitting in front of my computer: