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Welcome to The Bookish Dilettante!  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 them here on the blog.

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

Do you enjoy creating tablescapes?  Several times a year I participate in seasonal tablescape blog hops with other creative stylists.  My readers also enjoy trying recipes I post, not only from cookbooks publishers send to me, but also recipes made and enjoyed by family and friends.

Like most women, I take great joy in fluffing our home for my family.  I like sharing home decor projects here on the blog, too.

Launched in 2010, I started my blog to share our family life with friends and loved ones who lived 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 my preferred media are oil paints, colored pencils, and silverpoint.  A woman of few passions, I'm passionate about Christ, Chicago Cubs baseball, and Hallmark Channel movies.  

I've been married for 34 years, and we're blessed with two lovely daughters: one is a research scientist in speech/language pathology, and the other graduated college last year and is duly employed.

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

Birmingham, Alabama is home.

NOTE:  I am not very active on social media other than Instagram.  You can receive alerts to new blog posts in your inbox by signing-up for my TinyLetter newsletter HERE.

Thank-you for joining me as I explore (and drink lots of coffee!) during 2023!