Wednesday, February 01, 2023

February 2023 Reading Challenge: Book Title Haiku

A book title haiku reading challenge? Of course! Sign me up, please. To refresh the rusty minds out there--like moi--a haiku is typically five syllables on the first line, seven on the second, and five syllables for the last line. It took some time perusing my bookshelf to find titles that worked AND made sense poetically. But I found 'em:

Book Title Haiku

Writing down the bones
How (not) to find a boyfriend.
Frozen detective

The book list:

1.) Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg (AMZ)
The secret to creativity is to subtract rules, "uneducate" yourself, and find the Zen writing experience.

2.) How (Not) to Find a Boyfriend by Allyson Valentine (AMZ)
Can an overachiever turned airhead morph into a truer version of herself for love?

3.) Frozen Detective by Amanda Flower (AMZ)
A Knives Out-style cozy mystery with intrigue, a fake relationship, and humor.

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

January 2023 Reading Challenge: Match Your Flannel

Brown, tan, rose-pink, black, and a smidge of white

This is not an original idea, the matching of book covers to flannel, but one shared on Instagram by book-stackers across the land. Since I recently bought a new flannel scarf, I thought I'd give this reading challenge a whirl for January. Still cold outside. Still relevant. So, here's what I pulled off the shelf:






 Happy reading!

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

Fabulous Five: Favorite Reads for 2022

Goodbye 2022. It's been a fabulous reading year of good books and new authors. After reading 116% of my annual goal, it's time to bid you adieu. But before I go, I picked out five of my favorites...hands down, no contest...these are great reads!


TOP FIVE!

1.) My all-time 2022 favorite read goes to a YOUND ADULT WESTERN...



2.) The best NON-FICTION, MIDDLE GRADE, and GRAPHIC NOVEL for the year goes to...


3.) Best MYSTERY for the year and an author I'd read again goes to...



4.) Best INDIE read and MEMOIR goes to...



5.) Best CULTURAL and POETRY for the year goes to...