Hidden Thorns Cover Reveal

My friend Melissa Bennett’s first book will be published later this year. The cover was revealed a couple of days ago by the publisher and I’m thrilled to present it here on my blog. Isn’t it lovely?

Hidden Thorns by Melissa Bennett

When newly-divorced Lil finds a second chance at love, a stalker threatens to destroy her happiness, her faith, and her life.

Congratulations Mel!

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75 Novels Read in 2016!

Looking back at the year and the books I’ve read (and re-read) is a bit of a tradition for me. Last year was a good year for reading — at least for me — there was only one month (June) in which I didn’t read at least one book. Not sure what happened in June, but I more than made up for it the rest of the year. I don’t keep track of the non-fiction books I read, because those are mostly for book research and many times I’m only skimming and reading passages, not the entire book.

When I look at the list I’m not too surprised by the genres read. I’m a cozy mystery, fantasy, and science fiction junkie, but I did make a point to read a lot more books in romance last year than in previous years.

Without further ado, here are the novels I read in 2016, listed in reading order by month:  Continue reading

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Books Read In 2015

Out of curiosity, I decided to keep track of the books I read last year (by month). It was a nice push to get back into reading more often. I was a bit disappointed not to reach at least 50 books. That used to be an average year’s reading for me.

I’ve decided to continue the experiment and see how 2016 compares.
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