Author Archives: Lisa @ theplainspokenpen

About Lisa @ theplainspokenpen

Mom to boys. Happily married. Jesus follower. Avid reader. Proofreader, trying to make it an actual paying job. Amateur foodie. Scentsy consultant. I thrive on chocolate and strong coffee, and I need some extra hours in my day.

Tuneful Tuesday: Trust Edition

I drive a 20-year-old car with a lot of miles on it. It’s a first generation Honda CR-V, and it is the best car ever. I’ve had to put some money into it to keep it in good order, but … Continue reading

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Simplify

We’ve all seen posts and Facebook statuses about the “one word” people chose for the year.  Shine.  Grace.  Obey.  Pick your word.  Always thought, kind of a cool idea, but I’m not sure it’s really for me.  No words have … Continue reading

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Look! I wrote a thing!

I entered the NYC Midnight 250-word microfiction competition late last year. Results came out recently. I didn’t move on to the second round, but it was still fun. And I reckon I can try again next time. Y’all go see … Continue reading

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New year, new blog!

We did it! We survived 2020! I hope you all have something to get excited about in the New Year. I do! I’ve started a new blog that will be dedicated to all my bookish pursuits – reviews, memes, blog … Continue reading

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Friday Book Beginnings and Book Blogger Hop – January 1, 2021

Friday Book Beginnings is hosted each week by Rose City Reader. It’s a chance to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading this week. This week I’m reading Lore by Alexandra Bracken. It’s one of … Continue reading

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2020: My Favorite Books

Please note:  This post contains affiliate links.  If you think any of these books sound interesting, please feel free to use my links to purchase them. My Goodreads goal for the year was 80 books. Right now I’m sitting at … Continue reading

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Book Review and Blog Tour: Breathe Your Last (Detective Josie Quinn #10) – Lisa Regan

Title: Breathe Your Last Series: Detective Josie Quinn #10 Author: Lisa Regan Publisher: Bookouture Publication Day: December 9, 2020 Where to buy: Amazon, https://geni.us/B08JM9BQH8Social; Apple, http://ow.ly/sjSV50BxAnP; Kobo, http://ow.ly/bwMS50BxAmn; Google, http://ow.ly/8FgP50BxApS Genre: Crime Thriller Would I recommend: Only if you like a well-told story with … Continue reading

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Book Review: 4 Years Trapped in My Mind Palace by Johan Twiss

Title: 4 Years Trapped in My Mind Palace Author: Johan Twiss Publisher: Twiss Publishing Where to Order: Amazon (affiliate link) Genre: Inspirational, Magical Realism Would I recommend: Yes From Goodreads: Diagnosed with a rare form of meningitis, fourteen-year-old Aaron Greenburg is paralyzed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Premeditated Mortar (A Fixer-Upper Mystery #8) by Kate Carlisle

Title: Premeditated Mortar Author: Kate Carlisle Series: A Fixer-Upper Mystery Publisher: Berkley On Sale Date: December 1, 2020 Where to Pre-Order: Amazon (affiliate link) Genre: Cozy Mystery Would I recommend: Yes From Goodreads: Shannon Hammer is about to embark on one of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rush’s Edge by Ginger Smith

Title: The Rush’s Edge Author: Ginger Smith Publisher: Angry Robot On Sale Date: November 10, 2020 Where to Pre-Order: Amazon (affiliate link) Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera Would I recommend: Yes From Goodreads: With the help of his commanding officer, a … Continue reading

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