In my previous post, I told you that I was going to be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this April, and I told you a bit about how I have been getting ready for camp. Well, along with working on my outline and researching to prep my novel for camp, I have also been busy packing… Continue reading Packing for Camp NaNoWriMo
Many people have heard of Nanowrimo. For those of you who haven't - Nanowrimo, or National Novel Writing Month, is a writing challenge where writers undertake to write a 50,000-word novel in a month. The goal is to get writers writing. The challenge encourages you to turn off your inner editor and critic and just get… Continue reading Getting Ready for Camp (Nanowrimo that is)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Genre: Graphic Novel Release date: November 7, 2017 Pages: 186 One beautiful, summer Saturday at the end of September, I sat curled up in my basement reading Quiet Girl in A noisy World: An Introvert's Story by Debbie Tung, a book of collected comics centered on the… Continue reading Review | Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung
Publisher: Diamond Book Distributors Genre: Graphic Novel/YA Release date: October 24, 2017 Pages: 160 Morrigan Moore moves around. A lot. Both her mother and her brother are novelists who co-write a series based off local myths and legends. The town they've moved to this time is possibly the worst yet, and Morrigan… Continue reading Review | The Scarecrow Princess
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Genre: Graphic Novel Release date: October 24, 2017 Pages: 236 As a lifelong lover of Anne of Green Gables, I was captured right from this graphic novels' dedication, which reads: "To Lucy Maud Montgomery, who reminds us that nothing is more important than a… Continue reading Review: Anne of Green Gables Graphic Novel
Can you believe that we are already into October? Honestly, I can. Ever since about the second week of September I've thought it was October. I wasn't consciously trying to rush September away, but for some reason, October was looming large. And then Summer came back (it has been crazy hot here the last couple… Continue reading Cozy Corner| September Highlights
Death by Eggnog nailed the Christmas elements. The Christmas references all felt natural, and I had no trouble believe that Krissy really was navigating the Christmas season, with all it's snowy goodness. I read this book when summer had yet to dissolve fully into fall... and found myself wishing that it would start to snow so that I could have that Christmas snow feeling in real life. I was literally sitting in shorts dreaming of snow. *slow clap* Well done Erickson. Well done.
Holiday Murder combines two previously published books in the Lucy Stone mystery series, of which there are currently 25 - Mistletoe Murder and Christmas Cookie Murder. The first book, Mistletoe Murder is also the first book in the series and this combination seemed like the perfect way to dip my toe into the series, which finding a fun mystery to add to my seasonal reading list.
Body on Baker Street is the second book in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery series. In the tradition of the genre, you don't need to have read the first book to enjoy this one. There is some major character backstory referenced throughout the book, but none of it is necessary to enjoying the story or understanding the characters.
Fierce Kingdom takes place over a span of three tense hours, which was about the time it took me to read the book. Though I can't say that I was hooked from the very first page, once I was hooked, I couldn't put the book down. The need to know the outcome kept me turning pages even during the slow part in the middle.