A 30-something bookworm who loves connecting with friends over coffee and literature. I have been reading since I was a little girl and still enjoy sharing my thoughts about the books I am currently reading and the books I can’t stop thinking about. In addition to reading and writing about books, you can find me binge-watching Netflix documentaries. Wednesdays and Saturdays (and occasionally other times) I post bookish videos on my YouTube channel.

The Blog

The Book Lounge,  previously known as Lavender Mud is focused on book-related content.

The Book Lounge will be the place to see what I am currently reading, hear my thoughts on books (reviews), and continue bookish conversations from other social media sites.

Other fun things you will see:

#booknerd problems

Top Ten Tuesday

Top 5 Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday

Book Hauls

Wrap Ups


Bookish Look Books

For business inquiries please contact: gbshortcake@gmail.com

For anything else tweet me: @lavendermud

My Review Policy

Reviews posted will contain my honest opinions.  I do not receive compensation for my reviews (unless otherwise noted within the review). I strive to provide fair and sincere reviews and to keep them spoiler-free. Reviews can also be found on my Goodreads and occasionally on my YouTube channel.  I will often oblige requests to post reviews on Amazon or other booksellers’ websites.  In addition to reviews, I am happy to host giveaways, interviews, and guest posts. Reviews will include the following information:

Cover art (if available)

The details:  title, author, if it is associated with a series, publisher, publication date, etc.

Links to purchase the title from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Book Depository (where applicable)

Synopsis of the book, taken from Amazon or Goodreads

Review – my honest thoughts and feeling on the book

Rating (1 to 5 stars)

Additional fun stuff:  book trailers, audio clips, etc.

At this time I am not accepting books for review.

If you have any further questions please email me at gbshortcake@gmail.com.

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