Tag Archives: Lyn Hamilton

Definition Of The Broad “Cozy Genre”.

My blog celebrates its fifth anniversary!  Please enjoy the kitty photographs I share relating to the formation of RIEDEL Fascination.  My blog’s foremost purpose is to furnish a writer with a public place to write and invite conversations.  One of my … Continue reading

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First Reads, Birthday Month, Genre Decades

Hello from snowy prairie Canada!  In this post, I am going to renew a reading group I enjoy very much, “First Reads” and leap into two that are new.  I update in one spot, so come back and see how … Continue reading

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Mystery Subjects 2015!

My pioneering year concludes February 2014 and everyone’s reviews have contributed to a database in my menu atop this blog.  “My Kind Of Mystery” is renewed for 2015 and we solve riddles for prizes.  I hope you consider joining my whole trio! My … Continue reading

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Last group of the year: Europe

  I object to calling Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and England one country.  They’re wonderfully diverse but this is a creative circle I happily board while it’s still 2012.  The hostess doesn’t enforce lumping the United Kingdom and I applaud her extension to January 31, … Continue reading

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Seconds, most original theme.

  The most original reading activity I’ve seen is “Seconds Challenge“.  This post is a required introduction.  It is by the same hostess of “First In A Series”, where book collectors account for series or authors we tried out.  I find this one considerably more … Continue reading

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Contest using series starters.

  How ludicrous it must seem to commit in December when most contests end.  It’s easy to just begin, quite a while before declaring it.  With a telephone modem, there’s no whipping anything up.  I *can* start Christmas baking while pages … Continue reading

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Cozy Theme Conquered.

I’ve said and will say it again:  ‘cozy’ is a weak, lame word for a heading!  I cringe if it is used in reviews and urge everyone to just say ‘mystery’.  However since I enjoy so many authors labelled thusly;  I must be … Continue reading

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Eclectic person and reader!

I had the pleasure of Shelley-Rae’s ‘Eclectic Reading Challenge’ and she has become a friend.  Just as it takes me a while to compose sign-up posts, I’d better get closing off events I finished.  There are many.  Like more than 10!  I … Continue reading

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I surpassed the Irish book challenge!

  I was drawn to this circle for my heritage but thought it one of the trickiest.  I’ve been building an extremely well-varied collection of books all my life, largely unopened.  My personal rule for these special events is to use my … Continue reading

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Mystery & Suspense Circle.

There are two levels: Read 12 mystery & suspense novels in 2012 Read 24 mystery & suspense novels in 2012   In June I discovered reading challenges and had a ball jumping in.  I’m in 11 of them, an important … Continue reading

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Challenged To Finish Sequels.

I spent summers on Lake Winnipeg, floating around then visiting the beach store.  In a box on the floor were novels, 25c or less!  I grabbed every eerie mansion, without a care for the synopsis.  If a character rooted around hallways … Continue reading

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Silly name but love the genre.

Isn’t ‘cozy’ a stupid name for novels?  I love a paranormal aura.  Like gothics, some authors continue to write ghost stories:  EJ Copperman, Alice Kimberly, Christie Fifield, PJ Alderman.  Whenever keeners throw around “nice cozy” in reviews, I wince!  The genre means stories propelled by … Continue reading

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