Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Read-athon With Purpose

Summer is upon us and so is the summer reading programs for children. My local library does an Adult one which I think is brilliant. Today I am happy to share the news that there is a great summer read along program that you can join and make a difference in the cozy community in doing so. Many of you who love and read cozy mysteries regularly know that many fantastic series are in danger of not being renewed or canceled due to publishing culling at some of the major publishing houses.
How will reading books this summer help save our cozies? By purchasing, reading, reviewing and repeating with other books in the series you will help others discover these series and hopefully shed light on the demand for thoughtfully written and delightful cozy mysteries!

Shameless plug here but I love the Read Em and Eat Series by Terri Farley Moran,
 I have recipes in this book a Caught Read Handed and I have one in her new summer release as well  Read To Death! (Please note I don't receive any monitory benefit from my recipe contributions, I just love the series!) This is one of the series listed as in jeopardy!
You can order the books on line, in paper, or e format, borrow them from your library even, what is the most important thing is leaving a review, letting the publisher and the author know you care about the series, this makes a difference, the more people who read, review and repeat helps all of us sustain the cozy community!

So come join us, you don't have to have a blog to join, read one, read them all, just come help us make a difference this summer and have a lot of fun while doing it!

and Repeat!

Find out more and join the Facebook page Save Our Cozies by clicking here. 

Thank you for joining me for a cup of tea and a cozy mystery today. I would love to have you join me reading along this summer and to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email me at


  1. Thanks so much for supporting the Save Our Cozies Readathon! I love the photography on your blog, the pictures are so pretty.
    Tina - Save Our Cozies Readathon Admin

  2. Thanks for such a great blog post, Karen.

  3. thanks for the post about this. I have the next Read em and Eat book on pre order and have just started to re-read the first two books before the new one comes in a couple of weeks. I love this series, I make your scones in the second book all the time. Have two batches in the freezer right now.

  4. I love cozy mysteries.I also love that you include delicious-sounding recipes!😊

  5. I had no idea that so many series were in line to be cancelled. This majorly bums me out because I'm fairly new to the genre, so I've only just started to explore it. I'm definitely marking my calendar for this event!

  6. Thanks for the information!
    I love cozies!