Literary Friday ya’ll..

It’s been a week- people- have had some sickness in the family (been spraying Lysol like it’s my BFF), perusing my brother’s wedding pictures, and beginning to get crafty for our holiday pictures.

But today’s Friday and it’s time to relax and anticipate the weekend:

1. Deep South Magazine will have Tweet chat with Janis Owens, author of American Ghost, from 1-2 pm CST TODAY. Be there and use #southernlit to participate!

Deep South Magazine and their weekly #literaryfriday- early reveal of Erika Robuck’s new book cover Call Me Zelda (it’s a great cover!), National Book Awards and news about Gillian Flynn and a new book deal!

2. A couple of giveaways that I posted about yesterday are still going on- How to Eat a Cupcake and The Mermaid Collector are being given away by 2 other blogs that I like to read. For more information on the giveway, read my post HERE.

3. On Black Friday- Amazon will have 25 Kindle Books on sale! While the complete list is not known, Kimberly Brock’s The River Witch will be $1.99 on Black Friday. Buy it. Read it. Devour it. You’ll gain a new appreciation for pumpkins, unconventional families, and stories that help a person heal.

4. I’m reading Alison Pace’s You Tell Your Dog First– and I love Carlie and Alison. Carlie is quite the little dog and while I cried the first few chapters of the book thinking about my recently deceased, Zeke, I will say that Carlie and her antics have put a smile on my face in the latest chapters I’ve read. I’m not finished yet, but so far- this books is heartfelt, heartwarming, and an ode to dog lovers everywhere- and a love song to Carlie.

5. My #fridayreads are Alison Pace’s You Tell Your Dog First & Erika Robuck’s Hemingway’s Girl.

6. My #payitforwardwithcozymystery is Jenn McKinlay and her Library Lover’s cozy series. Recently discovered them and I love them! Check them out if you like good cozy books with great settings and characters!

Happy Reading and have a great weekend!

Cozy Mysteries make me Happy…

I read. A LOT. I read because my heart and soul are happy when I’m reading, I read becasue my brain feels sluggish when I have not read for a few days. I read because it’s good for me.

With that being said, I don’t generally read the “heavy” books- the ones that drag you down, are filled with sorrowful events and things of that nature. I read lots of books- but some of the ones I enjoy the most are in the “cozy” category. I like picking these books back up, reading stories about characters that I’ve come to enjoy, and the community that exists in each of the cozy books.

Do you read cozy books? If you do, share the ones you read. If you think you don’t like cozy books- perhaps you have not found the right one. I’d be glad to share my favorite cozy authors!

If you do read cozy books, think about #payingitforwardwithcozymystery to a friend- introduce them to a new book. Buy a book to donate. Spread the word of your love for cozy books. Tweet the author and tell them how much you enjoy their books!

With the holidays around the corner, people are looking for ways to relax. Nothing better, for me, than a cozy and a cup of hot chocolate.