2023 Reading Challenge: Bookish Jay and the Reading Mermaid

Hello all, It's year no. 6 (!) of our Reading Challenge. Julie and I derive great fun and pleasure from composing, and in Julie's case, completing, these yearly challenges. I do try, but I'm the worst reading procrastinator. You do not want to meet my TBR in a dark alley, it's a beast. If you... Continue Reading →

Reading Challenge year 5! Bookish Jay and the Reading Mermaid

Hello bookish buddies. I'm back to celebrate year number 5(!) of the Bookish Jay and Reading Mermaid challenge with Julie from The Redolent Mermaid. Our collaboration has outlasted many a celebrity marriage, and I'd argue, possesses more substance than most. We look forward to generating these lists for you, and for us, every year. What... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: 2020 releases

Surely, scores of lovely new titles will grace the shelves in 2020, but for the life of me, I struggled to find any I want to read. The top one is a must, while the others are possible contenders. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. Prequels are hit-or-miss, yet, I'm admittedly intrigued... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: bookmark love!

I'm stoked for this week's topic because I GEEK bookmarks. I'm a collector with too damn many, and I have no shame. 7. Not today Lego Vader. I'm sitting on more books that I can currently handle. Printables are more fun than using your grocery store receipt or junk mail to hold your place. Check... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: Beloved Children’s books

I truly love this week's prompt, but I'll be honest--I did no soul-searching to dig up my childhood favorites. Instead, I listed the first few that came to mind. I limited the list to legitimate childhood years-strictly below age thirteen. I recommend them all. The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes- by DuBose Heyward, Marjorie... Continue Reading →

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