Grey Mask by Patricia Wentworth

This is the first in the Miss Silver series of mysteries, but it’s not the first that I’ve read. I accidentally read #14 or #17 or something like that several years back, but it was so good that I decided to go ahead and (eventually) read the entire series. It’s a long-running series, starting in the late 1920s and ending in the early 1960s some 30+ books later. Miss Silver is a former school teacher Read More …

Bellingham Mysteries by Nicole Kimberling

This is a mystery-romance series about a newspaper reporter and his artist boyfriend, and the constant shenanigans they get into while trying to solve crimes! The first book is very mystery-centric, which makes sense because the protag’s love interest is also technically a suspect. Sidenote: I super loved having a newspaper journalist as the detective, as it allows him to use his natural nosiness and writing capabilities to solve the mystery! Also, his love interest Read More …

Think of England by K.J. Charles

Easing back into reviewing with a book that has been on my TBR since June of last year! At first I wasn’t sure of Archie’s hero-ness, as he has some historically-accurate feelings about Jewish people, effeminate men, and “queers” that didn’t mesh well with the romantic element and furthermore made me very uncomfortable. It also isn’t that usual for a romantic lead to feel disgust for his romantic interest, either. But over the course of Read More …

Weekly reading, vol. 16

Howdy! That was some break, there. It worked out great for me, though, as I think I finally got some of my blogging mojo back. I’m gonna try this weekly round-up thing again and see if I can stick to it. Meanwhile, I have been (semi) active on Twitter and VERY active on Goodreads, so if y’all want to follow me on either of those channels in case this one ever goes dark again. Which Read More …

Weekly reading, vol. 15

Here’s what I read from March 6th to March 12th! Super short reviews, because I haven’t blogged in almost a month. (School, work, life, you know. Stuff happens.) Shadows & Dreams by Alexis Hall is the second in the Kate Kane, Paranormal Investigator urban fantasy mystery series and it is almost as good as the first one. I liked the mystery and the wacky paranormal stuff1, plus the humor! And I love love love Elise, Read More …

Weekly reading, vol. 14

I am SO FAR BEHIND ON REVIEWS but this week is Spring Break for my grad school! So I have a little time to waste and I will waste it by writing very short reviews for books I read this month. Here’s what I read from February 28th to March 5th! Circuit Theory by Kirby Crow & Reya Stark is an unsual novella that’s nominally a scifi romance but reads more like Sims fanfiction. It Read More …

Weekly reading, vol. 13

UGH, backlog! I really wish I’d done a better job of reviewing these things when I read them. Bah. Anyway, here’s what I read for the week of February 21-27! So it’s about this point that I abandoned my TBR and dove deep into the treasure trove that is the Brooklyn Public Library ebook collection. I started off the week with a contemporary romance: Second Hand by Heidi Cullinan and Marie Sexton . Don’t let Read More …

Weekly reading, vol. 10

I’ve been trying to get this post up for five days now and it’s still giving me problems. Bleh. But at least I’ve managed to get SOMETHING up this week! So my reading for this week didn’t start off that great. I thought a short story would cleanse my palate between books, so I tried The Sacrificial Knight by Kestrel Drake , a fantasy m/m romance with dragons! And knights! And, like, way too much Read More …

Weekly reading, vol. 9

Happy Sunday! School’s back in session but I’m having a hard time getting back into “work” mode. Especially since I’ve been sick all last week, and all I want to do is sleep and read books. Bleh. Continuing onward from last week’s Beings in Love binge, I finished up Little Wolf by R. Cooper on Sunday. More werewolves, yay! This time the couple is a heroic sheriff and an on-the-run, sassy werewolf with self-confidence issues Read More …

Weekly reading, vol. 7

Happy Sunday, everyone! I had a very good week of reading. First up, I read a freebie that’s been on my TBR since October 2015. Learning to Feel by N.R. Walker is a (Twilight!) fanfic-turned-pro story about an emotionally repressed doctor meeting an artist and falling in love! And it’s kind of…iffy. See, I like the idea, but I didn’t like the narrative style, and some of the word choices kept throwing me off.1 However, Read More …