Author Talk with Nadine Matheson

Get ready mystery fans! Next month, my Dueling Detective partner and I will be hosting a special author talk with Nadine Matheson, author of 2021 thriller The Jigsaw Man, a book that was on many best of the year lists, including one of my own!

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Comfort Reads for the Winter Blues

Are you looking for something to beat the typical winter blues? There is something about the cold weather and the daylight being shorter that makes people more down during the months of January-March. So it’s hard to find something that brings people out of that winter funk. Well, I am here to recommend great comfort reads that will help you beat you those winter blues. From uplifting historical fiction to inspirational memoirs, get lost in these reads that will make you quickly forget the cold, dreary weather outside:

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Birthday Post: Favorite Books of All Time

Today, I turn 35 years old. It’s kind of hard to believe that I am halfway through my 30s but I don’t feel any different, only much wiser and more aware about the world around me, a vast comparison to my teenage years and my twenties. I think that have the various books that I’ve read over the years to thank for that new outlook. So as I look back on my years (but also look to the future), I wanted to take the time to list my top 20 books of all time.

This is completely different from the post I wrote when I started this blog, but I think as you grow older, things change and how you view the world goes along with it, the good and the bad. It would be nice to see how this list will change in 5 or 10 years time but it is so nice to reflect on how these books made such a powerful impact on my life and still do this day. So here we go, my top 20 favorite books of all time:

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: January 15

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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Joseph Elliott Talk Now Online

Didn’t manage to make the author talk I conducted with Joseph Elliott? Don’t worry! The full discussion is now online. I had so much fun talking with Joseph and about the wonderful series he has created! If you have ventured into the wonderful world of the Isle of Skye, the joys and laughs that Joseph and I shared about this great fantasy series will make you go out get your copy of it!

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Books to Get Out of the UK and Ireland: January Edition

Are you looking for your next great read? Why not try out the books from across the pond? Despite from what governments say, books are essential and are needed now, more than ever. So if you are need of a variety and want to read diverse stories, then I suggest you try out some British and Irish titles!

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Books to Read This Month: January Edition

Happy 2022! Welcome to the first Books To Read This Month feature of 2022! We are only couple of days in the new year and some of us might feel that it is already too long and looking like we have to stay inside for a little bit while longer. However, the upcoming books that are gracing the bookshelves give us more of a reason to be excited for January! From espionage thrillers to books about activism and injustice, here are some exciting new releases that will make you excited for isolation and welcome social distancing with open arms:

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Cup of Tea’s Best Books of 2021: Fiction, Poetry and Other Nonfiction Books

Welcome to the Cup of Tea’s Best Books of the Year, where I list the best of the best books I read this year.

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Cup of Tea’s Best Books of 2021: Favorite Audiobook Listens

Welcome to the Cup of Tea’s Best Books of the Year, where I list the best of the best books I read this year.

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