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Welcome to The Bookish Dilettante!  Yes, I've changed the name of my blog twice now because I can!  If you're looking for something inspiring to read, you've come to the right place.  If you're looking for a great beach read, a selection for your book club, or a cozy mystery to enjoy snuggled by a fire, your search is over.  I've done the work for you!  

But wait!  There's more!  Not only do I share literature... I also share and review nonfiction books including home decor, cooking, and health and beauty.  Look out for inspiring Christian fiction and memoirs, too.  My reading and other blogs inspire me to try unique projects, and I will sometimes share these projects here on the blog.

I also love flowers...lots of flowers, so I sometimes post about floral arrangements and other floral inspirations. 

Launched in 2010, I started my blog to share our family life with friends and loved ones who live out of state.  Little did I know that I would discover a community of like-minded and talented women in Blogland.  I have learned so much from the dynamic women I've followed (and sometimes met in real life) via blogging.  

If you love reading good books, celebrating the everyday, and a community of supportive readers, then you should enjoy my blog.  

You will find reviews sponsored by TLC Book Tours, so you'll be in the know about newly published, soon to be bestsellers. 

My Literary Friday posts feature favorite books worth sharing.

Let me tell you a little about myself: 

I'm an artist, and a (sometimes) Daily Painter.  My preferred media: oil paints, colored pencils, and silverpoint.  

I've been married for 33 years, and we're blessed with two lovely daughters: one is a PhD research scientist in speech/language pathology, and the other just graduated college and is duly employed.

We are all minions to our Westies Finlay and Mustang Sally.

Birmingham, Alabama is home.

Please follow me on Bloglovin' and I'll follow you back!  I am also fairly active on Pinterest and Goodreads.  Honestly, I am not that active on social media with the exception of Instagram.  Use the icons at the top of the page to follow and/or contact me. 


I'm Ricki Jill. Welcome! I'm honored that you're reading my blog. I enjoy sharing my creative lifestyle @ The Bookish Dilettante. For more information about my blog, please read the Start Here page. Thank-you for stopping by, and I hope you'll consider following me via email.

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