Review of Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World
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Review of Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World

What comes to mind when you hear the word “cozy”? Is it a cup of tea? A rainy day? A roaring fire? A favorite sweater? Jury duty? (Bear with me here . . . ) For the past few years, cozy has been trending everywhere you look. It started with the Danes and their hygge…

13 Southern Superstitions
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13 Southern Superstitions

Superstition is so ingrained in our culture—in most cultures, in fact—that we may not even notice that it’s there. But those of us who live in the South know that superstition is alive and well, and we aren’t ashamed to admit it. In fact, surveys have shown the South to be the most superstitious region of the United States, with well over 40% of the population admitting to belief in some superstitions.

Courtship & Corpses
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Courtship & Corpses

February is the month of love. Pink & red hearts everywhere you look. Perfect for readers of romance novels, but for mystery lovers, not so much. After all, courtship & corpses don’t go together. Or do they? While romance might not seem a likely component of a murder mystery—and there are those who feel strongly…

Five New Mysteries I Can’t Wait to Read in 2019
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Five New Mysteries I Can’t Wait to Read in 2019

The New Year brings with it a feeling of anticipation—a blank slate stretching out before us, full of infinite possibility. While diets & resolutions may fall to the wayside, one thing we can count on is that this year will bring us a new crop of books. Happy New Year! Are you ready for 2019?…

A Cup of Tea & A Good Book | August
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A Cup of Tea & A Good Book | August

Outside, the dry flies are droning, the leaves are drooping, & the humidity has reached acute misery levels. Such is late summer in the South. But dropped into the mix is the occasional cooler, breezier day that reminds us that fall is just around the corner, & not a moment too soon. With our beach…

A Cup of Tea & A Good Book
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A Cup of Tea & A Good Book

Read any good books lately? Between homeschool & flu & dance classes it’s been pretty hectic around here. I’ve still managed to squeeze in a few books, though. My Cup of Tea We’ve certainly had our share of rainy days this month, perfect weather to curl up with tea & a book. Lately that tea…