Cozy mysteries are always set in a place where people know each other, the townspeople are charismatic, and the shop owners seem to be living their dreams selling coffee, flowers, and chocolates. Every once in a while, it’s nice to read about a town that pays its workers a livable wage and doesn’t crush employees’ souls.
The sole survivor of a plane crash, 12-year-old Edward tries to find meaning in his new life.
While Hattie is shocked to learn her new employer is a leader in the temperance movement, she’s even more surprised to find the woman has been murdered. Hattie transforms from secretary to detective in “A Lack of Temperance.”
A centuries-old family curse follows Emilia Fontana on her travels to Italy. Accompanied by her eccentric Aunt Poppy and disheartened cousin Lucy, Emilia experiences adventures she never thought possible.
I’ve learned to care less about people’s opinions of my book choices and to expand my reading world.
Baneberry Hall is full of secrets, including a part of Maggie’s history that she doesn’t remember. She’s determined to discover if her past is filled with ghosts – or lies.
When Leni’s family relocates to a remote Alaskan town, she is forced to confront both her family’s dysfunction and her dangerous, new landscape.
A few weeks ago, I was in one of my reading moods and stopped by our local bookstore to browse the current selection. I picked up a couple of books, including Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris (and just for $1.50!). I am a Sedaris fan and have read some of his otherContinue reading “Book Review: “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” by David Sedaris”
Some days, I gravitate to books that are quick, cozy reads for a particularly low-key weekend. This past week, I was in just that kind of mood and picked up a copy of The Quilter’s Homecoming in a local used bookstore. We recently had a bout of cold, rainy weather, and the idea of readingContinue reading “Book Review: “The Quilter’s Homecoming” by Jennifer Chiaverini”
I’ve just finished reading Translator, Trader: An Essay on the Pleasantly Pervasive Paradoxes of Translation by Douglas Hofstadter and am still trying to digest the big translation questions that the author raises in it. As you might discern from the title, this essay – which reaches 100 pages – is a playful description of a translator’s quest toContinue reading “Book Review: “Translator, Trader” by Douglas Hofstadter”