Monday, January 25, 2016

Who Likes a Mystery?


I am pleased to announce a new member of the Buttercup blogging family, Coffee Light and Mysteries (Mostly) Noir. Coffee Light was born, after months of thought, on Saturday, and after some further hours of layout and template tweaking I am very happy to share it in Buttercupland. I love to read mysteries, and though I write about books here I wanted to have more flexibility in writing about some of the titles I especially enjoy. Some of my mystery choices were a little too dark for writing about in Buttercupland and I realized it was time to branch out. For Facebook fans, Coffee Light has its own page and I am planning to share links there to mystery fiction and authors, as well as posts.

When I started Buttercupland, I didn't give it a great deal of thought. My first post had no comments and four page views. I had no expectations and just meandered through Blogland. If I'd given blogging a lot of thought I don't think I would have started. I would have been waiting to find the perfect title, background and I would have agonized over the first post.

I came close to overthinking Coffee Light. I first thought of this in May after BookExpo America, but I thought I needed professional design to launch it. After I decided to start simply I wrote and rewrote all three paragraphs of the first post, again and again and again. Somewhere in the midst of my rewrites I realized that I wanted the post to be good, but I wasn't writing "War and Peace," and the only way to start was to start. And so, a blog was born.

Buttercup is here to stay and I am optimistic I can balance both blogs. I plan to be here three times a week, with the usual mix of pictures of New York, thoughts on (my) life in New York and books I'm reading. I hope to post on Coffee Light three times a month and do longer posts. My goal is to write about books I enjoy and hope fans of mystery fiction will enjoy, too.

Please follow the link over to the Coffee Light blog. When I last updated the template there were no followers and you can be the first follower. I'll be linking to Facebook and Twitter, too. I'm looking forward to writing about some of my favorite books and sharing my thoughts. Whether you like your coffee light or prefer tea, I hope there will be something for everyone who likes a mystery.

As ever, thanks so much for visiting and keep warm, cozy and safe in these snowy and slushy days. 

14 comments:

Marilynn Smith said...

I'm looking forward to reading both blogs. I enjoy the glimpses of NY I get, and Peter and I both enjoy a good mystery!

Simply Linda said...

Oh I love mysteries...I will stop by when I get a chance. SMILES

Denise said...

I'm heading over to your new blog right now. Mysteries are my favorite kind of book.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I like very, very gentle mysteries, but I'm all for anything you like to create! Yes, always best to just jump in and begin! It's easier to continue on from a shaky first step, than to take that first step, that's for sure!

From the Kitchen said...

I do love a good mystery--mostly dark!! Add Diane Mott Davidson's "Goldy" to the list as a lighter read. So, I'll look forward to what you have to share.

Best,
Bonnie

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I always like to read book reviews and do read a lot of mysteries so will visit your new blog.

Theresa said...

Awesome new adventure my friend! Can't wait to follow along! Stay safe and warm. Hugs

Melinda said...

Congrats!

Looking forward to your new blog.

M : )

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Looking forward to your new endeavor--I'm an avid reader and love mysteries!

Nadine_Feldman said...

I just subscribed! Best of luck in this new endeavor.

Nellie said...

How ambitious you are! It sounds like you will be busy with reading those mysteries!

Susie said...

Yippee...I am so glad Buttercup blog is staying.LOL. I love all the pictures of NYC that you show us..since we can't all live there. Blessings to you, hope you are seeing some cleared areas now. xoxo,Susie

Cranberry Morning said...

Well this is an interesting development! Sounds like fun. And the good news in the weather department is that the days are getting longer and springtime is just around the corner. :-)

Cranberry Morning said...

Well this is an interesting development! Sounds like fun. And the good news in the weather department is that the days are getting longer and springtime is just around the corner. :-)