A Series Starter that Breaks the Cozy Formula | Crepes of Wrath by Sarah Fox

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The Crepes of Wrath by Sarah Fox is an ambitious, first novel in a cozy mystery series. The author tries so hard to take popular, cozy characteristics that have been written about to death and put a unique spin on them, but the execution is not always successful. The Crepes of Wrath (Pancake House Mystery […]

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Happy Birthday Tea and a Belated Birthday to Me!

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Life lately has been a bit of a blur. All summers tend to be since its busy season at work. Most days, I just want to come home and spend as little mental energy as possible, which means I’ve been avoiding reading and blogging in favor of binge watching Parks & Recreation or starting on […]

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Do I Have a New Favorite Author? | Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson

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It’s not often that I read two books by the same author in the same year (JK Rowling withstanding). And, it’s rarer than a blue moon that I read two books by the same author within 30 days. Yet, I recently devoured Peaches (in one day) by Jodi Lynn Anderson less than 30 days of  reading […]

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These Books Are To Die For, or My #SaveOurCozies Reading List

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Egad! I’m already six hours behind in the Save Our Cozies Readathon, which began at 12AM this morning. In my defense, I spent my midnight hours like most humans. You know…sleeping. Although, I did wake up at 3:30, and instead of doing anything productive, I laid awake in bed playing some silly “clicker” game on […]

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Calling All Cozy Mystery Fans!

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I know this is short notice, but I wanted to let my fellow cozy mystery lovers know that there is a cozy mystery readathon tomorrow, July 16. It’s called the Save Our Cozies Readathon, and it’s an event that not only allows us to over-indulge in reading cozy mystery novels for 24 hours, but also […]

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This Book Destroyed Me | The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson

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The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson is not what I expected. At first, I thought it was going to be a mystery/thriller because teenage girls are vanishing in Door County in Wisconsin and then turning up days later, dead in the water. Then I thought it was going to be a ghost story, and […]

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So, this is magical realism? | the Wrap-Up List by Steven Arntson

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I find myself irritated by the goodreads shelf labels associated with the Wrap-up List by Steven Arntson. Which is stupid, I know. I’m not a genre snob, I swear. But… Paranormal Fantasy? Supernatural Fantasy? Really? Okay…sure, I can admit, that part of it is gag reflex; when I hear Paranormal Fantasy I think of Twilight and the million other vampire […]

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