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Book Review: Murder Spoils the Fair (Dodo Dorchester #8) by Ann Sutton

Synopsis: A high profile national fair, a murdered model. Can Dodo solve the crime before it closes the fair? The historic British Empire Fair of 1924 is set to be officially opened by the king at the new Wembley Stadium … Continue reading

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Word of the Week: January 16, 2023

It’s Monday! Y’all know what that means: it’s time for the Word of the Week! This one is pretty commonly used in my part of the world. Yep, it’s a good ol’ Southern expression! Have you heard this word? Have … Continue reading

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Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop: January 13, 2023

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted each week by Rose City Reader. It’s a chance to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading this week. You can check out others’ book beginnings here. I’m also going to link … Continue reading

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NYC Midnight 250-word Microfiction 2022 First Round Results

And the results are in…. In this challenge, participants are given a genre, an action that has to be involved in the story, and a word that has to be included. Then we have 24 hours to write a 250-word … Continue reading

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Blog Tour and Giveaway: Dial M for Meow by Ruth J. Hartman

Dial M for Meow (Bookshop Kitties Mysteries) by Ruth J. Hartman About Dial M for Meow Dial M for Meow (Bookshop Kitties Mysteries) Cozy Mystery 1st In Series Setting – Green Meadow, Indiana Gemma Halliday Publishing (January 10, 2023) Number … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books Releasing in the First Half of 2023

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Check out upcoming Top Ten themes on Jana’s blog and go here to see what others have on their Top Ten Tuesday lists! Today’s … Continue reading

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Word of the Week: January 9, 2023

Greetings, word nerds and word nerds in training! Welcome to Word of the Week. Without further ado, this week’s selection: So a prologue, then. I’ve made it through over half a century of life and read a lot of books, … Continue reading

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12 Challenge: 2023

Yep, another reading challenge! This is the 12 Challenge: read 12 books recommended by 12 friends in 12 months. The books I’ll be reading: Bonus: And there you have it! I may read two a month, or three a month, … Continue reading

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TBR 23 in ’23 Challenge

Is this the year I clean up my TBR pile, at least a little? I’m going to try! I’m signing up for the TBR 23 in ’23 Challenge, hosted by Gilion Dumas at Rose City Reader. Hop on over to … Continue reading

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Book Beginnings on Fridays and Book Blogger Hop: January 5, 2023

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted each week by Rose City Reader. It’s a chance to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading this week. You can check out others’ book beginnings here. I’m also going to link … Continue reading

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