• Books

    Book Review: Murder at the Marina

    I am excited and honored to be a part of the blog tour for this debut cozy mystery! I first met the author in 2016 during the annual A-Z Blogging Challenge.  That year Ellen posted an original Nancy Drew Investigates story on her blog, The Cynical Sailor & His Salty Sidekick. I’m not sure what I enjoyed most – Ellen’s creativity, her storytelling skills, her unique sense of humor, or her lifestyle. See Ellen and her husband retired in 2013 – sold everything – and now live on a sailboat! I am only slightly envious but since I don’t sail, I…

  • MidLife

    Blog Identity Crisis – Resolved

    For those who have followed this blog over the years (and I can’t thank you enough for your support) … you know its identity struggles. My Cozy Book Nook began in 2009 as a book review blog. As many new…

  • A-Z Challenge,  Boston,  Travel

    Boston: Z is for Zzzzz

    Welcome to my third year participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year’s theme is BOSTON. Today’s letter is Z which will showcase relaxing spots in the city (Zzzzz). Well, we did it – another A-Z challenge in the books! I’ve had such a…