Friday, June 10, 2022

June 10th's Friday Post

Welcome to Friday!  It's always so nice to make it here, right?  I'm doing a Friday post, which means I will be linking up to:

Book Beginnings
First Line Friday
Friday 56
Book Blogger Hop

The teaser I pull for the first three are going to come from The Tuesday Night Survivors' Club by Lynn Cahoon.

This is the first in a new series from a prolific cozy mystery author.  I must admit, this was the first book of Lynn's that I've read, and I enjoyed it.  For Book Beginnings and First Line Friday, here's how the book starts:

Rarity Cole was living and loving her second shot at life.  If she'd been a cat, she would have eight left.

A little context helps with that opening - the book features a group of cancer survivors.  It's an interesting hook for a cozy series, and I enjoyed that aspect of the book.

Meanwhile, for Friday 56, let's take a peak at 56% into the book (okay, fine, the tail end of 55% into the book) where we find this:

"I'm in Sam's crystal shop, and I think someone broke in and just left.  I'm afraid to go out through the back door.  I don't know what I'll find there."

The book's official release date is next Tuesday, but my review will be up on Monday.  I hope you'll come back then to see what I thought of it.

Let's wrap things up with a double dose of Book Blogger Hop.

I was actually disappointed my week ran away from me and I didn't have time to put together a post with the answer to last week's question, so I thought I'd do both this week.  So, last week's question:

What is your method for writing reviews - do you write immediately after reading, wait a few days, or write as you are reading?

I wish I were organized enough to write as I am reading, especially since I often come up with a great teaser that I've forgotten by the time I get around to actually writing the review.  I'll make mental notes as I am reading, but nothing on paper.  I try to write the review the day after I finish while things are still fresh in my mind.  Then, I sit down and write, coming back to edit a day or more later to hopefully catch the worst typos.  Then it's off to schedule the review, which leads to this week's question:

Have you ever forgotten to post a review?

I'm about to jinx myself I'm sure, but so far, I haven't.  I use that list near the top on the left side of my blog to remind myself about books I've agreed to review and when.  I try to finish actually reading the book at least a week before I am planning to review it to allow me time to write the review, edit, and schedule it.  It's rare I am not scheduled ahead of time (the fact that I'm writing this extremely late Thursday night is ironic), so that it's just a matter of the post going live.  But at some point, I am sure I will forget to post something, despite my best efforts.

Have a good Friday and a great weekend, everyone!


  1. This does sound like an interesting premise for a cozy mystery. Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. My first line this week comes from The Songs That Could Have Been by Amanda Wen:
    Carter Douglas hated running out of makeup.

  3. I love a good cozy mystery series, and this one does sound good.

    As for forgotten reviews, I can't recall any I've overlooked, as I keep track on notes and online...but when I'm in the middle of a move, or when things are hectic around me, it is a challenge to keep track.

    I used to take notes while reading, which helps with reviews. But lately, I haven't done that much.

  4. Sounds like a good cozy mystery. I haven't read one in a while and I do enjoy them.

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  5. Sounds like a great cozy! I've read a couple by this author, so I'm looking forward to this one. Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  6. I've read other series by this author and loved them. This is on my list to read. It looks great.

  7. I wish I had 9 lives too! Sounds like a fun book.

  8. Looks great. Setting is always key in cozy. Where does this one take place?

  9. Sounds awesome! Happy weekend!

  10. My first forgotten one happened this week... it will probably happen again...

  11. I like that reminder list....great idea.

    I thankfully haven't forgotten a review in my ten years of blogging. :)

  12. I always write my review the same or the next day after I finish the book so I don't forget anything. I always schedule my reviews ahead of time too.

  13. I use my Google Calendar to remind myself when to start and post books that I have for review. For the ones I want to read, I just put a stack of the month's books on my coffee table and work my way through them. It seems to work for me.

  14. I love cozy mysteries!
    I posted the first line from Peyton's Promise by Susan G. Mathis.

    I hope you've had a wonderful weekend!


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