What An Amazing Week in LGBTQ History and the Week Ahead in Reviews

Last week was such an amazing week for the LGBTQ community.  SCOTUS ruled on DOMA and Proposition 8, declaring DOMA unconstitutional and returning Prop 8 to the lower courts, essentially removing the opposition to gay marriages in California, marriages which resumed almost immediately following the decision.  Celebrations were countrywide, loud and joyous.  Even the President… Continue reading What An Amazing Week in LGBTQ History and the Week Ahead in Reviews

Why A Series Can Make My Heart Sing!

It’s no secret that I love books and always have.  From my earliest memories of listening to someone read to me then transitioning to being old enough to pick up a book myself to while away the time. When I was younger, my family moved around every couple of years or more as my father’s… Continue reading Why A Series Can Make My Heart Sing!

Review of the Bellingham Mystery Series by Nicole Kimberling

I  first became acquainted with the small township of Bellingham, Washington and it’s excentric collection of inhabitants in 2009.  That’s when Primal Red was first published and Nicole Kimberling introduced us to Peter Fontaine, intrepid reporter for The Bellingham Hamster, reclusive painter Nick Olsen, Peter’s best friend found object artist Evangeline and her stoner boyfriend,… Continue reading Review of the Bellingham Mystery Series by Nicole Kimberling

Author Spotlight: Nicole Kimberling and Book Giveaway!

I first happened upon Nicole Kimberling when I read Primal Red, the first in the Bellingham Mysteries series.  From the very first sentence, I sensed the author’s deep connection to her story’s setting and it’s quirky, oddball cast of characters. Bellingham, Washington emerges as a character all its own in the Bellingham Mysteries series as… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Nicole Kimberling and Book Giveaway!

It’s Series Week at Scattered Thoughts and Our First Book Giveaway!

This week is series week here at Scattered Thoughts… and Joyfully Jay.  JJ and hubby were hurrying off to Scotland to celebrate their 40th birthdays (yep, won’t see that one again) and 15 years of marriage (not this one either) and wanted to know if Sammy and I had anything we wanted to write about.… Continue reading It’s Series Week at Scattered Thoughts and Our First Book Giveaway!

Review of One Man’s Treasure, Bellingham Mysteries #4 by Nicole Kimberling

Rating: 4.25 Peter Fontaine, intrepid reporter for The Bellinghamster, and his long suffering artist partner Nick Olson are back again in another mystery  set in the City of Subdued Excitement, Bellingham, Washington.  Along for the ride are their many quixotic friends and outlandish acquaintances we have gotten to know over the last three mysteries .… Continue reading Review of One Man’s Treasure, Bellingham Mysteries #4 by Nicole Kimberling