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Taking a Break…

Friends, I wanted to share something with you.  I’ve decided to step back from blogging for now, so The Biblio Blonde will be on hiatus for the forseeable future.  The blog will remain online, so you’ll be able to access any previous posts or reviews, but I won’t be updating it with new content.  I’ve also deactivated the Pinterest account and the Facebook page connected with my blog.

Sometimes, even an activity you love wears on you.  Between writing, promoting, and reading books on a schedule, I started feeling a little burnt out.  When I recently reminded myself that I “should read” it was a bit of a revelation… since when did reading become work?  So, it was time to set aside some pieces of my book life that were bringing more stress than enjoyment.

I’m hopeful that after some time away, I can come up with a way to do this that preserves joy, and return with renewed energy and fresh ideas.  In the meantime, you can find me on Instagram or Goodreads, as I will still be posting on those accounts. (Links below, or you can access them through the feeds in the sidebar or footer.)

Instagram    ~    Goodreads

Thank you for your support over the past year… I’ve enjoyed getting to know so many writers and book lovers.  I wish you all the best and hope to see you around the community… as always, happy reading!

Posted in Month in Review, Reading List

Month in Review: April 2019 Wrap Up

Here we are at the beginning of another new month!  May is one of my favorites… the flowers are blooming, the temps are warming up, and summer is in view.

But before we launch into May, let’s look back at April… time for Month in Review!  April was busy here, so this was another five-book month for me.  Here’s a roundup!

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Book Notes: Review of “The Mother-in-Law” by Sally Hepworth

Hi, friends!  Today we’re talking suspense again!  I’ve really been enjoying all the domestic suspense novels I’ve read this year… there have been so many great titles coming out.  I just finished another one that I wanted to share.

 

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The Mother-in-Law is a new release from author Sally Hepworth.  This is the first book I’ve read by this author… it’s been getting a lot of Bookstagram buzz, and I was lucky enough to get an advance digital copy through Net Galley.  Here’s a description:

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Book Notes: Review of The Braxton Campus Mysteries by James J. Cudney (with author interview)

 

If you’ve been around here for long, you know I love my cozy mysteries!  Today I’m sharing a series that I discovered a few months back, along with an author chat.

 

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The Braxton Campus Mystery series, by James J. Cudney, is a book series centered around a man named Kellan, his family, and the community around Braxton — the town and the college.

You may remember I did a cover reveal for the third book a while back.  Now I’ve had a chance to read it, and wanted to share a bit more about the series as a whole!

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WWW Wednesday (4/17/2019)

Hi, bookish friends!  Do you ever go through stages where you have all the books in the world to read, but just don’t get around to much reading time?  There’s been a lot going on here, plus I’ve been spending more time building up some of my social media accounts!  This is how most evenings go:

Me:  I really want to finish this great book, and I have three more I want to start, and I have a good chunk of free time tonight!

Also me:  Gets on Twitter or Bookstagram for “just a few minutes” and surfaces three hours later.  Oops.

Even so, I do have a few reading updates… so let’s do a WWW Wednesday!

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