Author Archives: lydias

What I Read in 2020

In January of 2013, I began blogging once a year about everything I’d read that previous year.  This tradition began when my dad asked me how many books I’ve read in my entire lifetime. I couldn’t begin to give him an answer to that question, but it did make me decide to start keeping track… Read More

The 2021 Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge Topics

Happy New Year! Long and Short Reviews has released the list of topics for their second year of Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge posts. There isn’t a topic for today, but I will be participating in it again beginning next week. If you’re having trouble reading the graphic above, scroll down for a transcription of it.… Read More

My 20 Most Popular Posts of 2020

Every December I make a list of my most popular posts of the year. This is something I first began doing in 2017 with a roundup of my 10 most popular posts. In 2018, I decided to double that number in response to my blogging buddies Terry Tyler and Tom Williams doing the same thing.… Read More

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Books of 2020

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl 2020 was a topsy-turvy reading year for me, and I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you feel the same way. We’ve all been through a lot this year. The Deep by Rivers Solomon (My review of it is here). What I Liked Most About It: The world building… Read More

A Photo Essay of Toronto in December

Each month I share photos from one of the parks in Toronto to show my readers what our landscape looks like throughout the year. This is the eleventh instalment of this series. Click on February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November to read the earlier posts. Other than the amount of snow on the… Read More

Solitary Fear: A Review of Christmas Eve on a Haunted Hulk

The telling or reading of ghost stories during the Christmas season was once a tradition in Victorian England. This series of books seeks to revive this tradition. Beginning this year, I hope to review all of them during the month of December for as many years as it takes to finish this project.  Title: Christmas… Read More

The Day Before Christmas Eve: A Review of The Yule Cat

Title: The Yule Cat – a Christmas Short Story Author: Eldritch Black Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: October 25, 2020 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Holidays Length: 46 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: Strange, scary rumors are flying about the tiny, snowy town below the mountains. Some say… Read More