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Thursday, October 6, 2016
My favorite time of the year is here. I love fall, halloween, leaves that change but most of all I love the plethera of books that are released.
Here is a few book that I can't wait to read:
BRAIN DEAD by ELAINE VIETS
HAMMETT HEX by VICTORIA ABBOTT
DEATH by TIARA by LAURA LEVINE
CROWNED and DANGEROUS by RHYS BOWEN
AUNT DIMITY & the BURIED TREASURE by NANCY ATHERTON
The ART of MURDER by ELAINE VIETS
PUMPKIN PICKING WITH MURDER by AURALEE WALLACE
As you probably know I spent the month of September at my daughter's home. The Blue Springs South Library is really wonderful but I had to return the books I checked out and didn't get the chance to read the last little bit of two books.
When I came home I went to my library. They had one of the books and I checked it out yesterday.
The other one I didn't see however I am sure they have it. Will look for it in the next two week because as you can tell I have a lot of fun books to read.
Some are library books, a couple I won and a couple were ordered.
I finished The SKELETON HAUNTS A HOUSE by LEIGH PERRY
I am always impressed with this series. As usual I hate it when the books ends.
Also I almost finished with MURDER IN the SECRET GARDEN by ELLERY ADAMS.
Once again I am thrilled with this series and will hate the last page of this book.
I have some books on my kindle that need to be read.
Now you know why I love fall because nothing is better than a dark and stormy fall evening where the leaves fall and I can delve into a mystery and leave all of my stress behind as I listen to the howling wind.
Having said this I am praying for everyone in the line of "Hurricane Matt" because real life mother nature is more to fear than any horror story.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
With all the tv shows, movies and documentary series regarding crime, I think this is a fantastic read to see what they are all talking about.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
NEED, a new social networking site. They get to ask for something they need and then they are requested to complete a task and then what they asked for is provided (not always in the way they expect). Soon all the students are participating and some are getting new iPods and other goodies. Then the tasks they are asked to do become darker and some kids are dying.
The main character, Kaylee, asks for something that is truly a need (not a want) - a kidney for her sick brother. What it will take for that to happen is worse than she could have imagined.
The big question of WHY? who is behind it, is very unexpected.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
I liked both Erika and the supporting team members (Particularly Moss) and it was a solid read.
Sometimes I didn't agree with her choices (like hijacking a press conference) but that is what makes intriguing characters.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016
Angela is determined to find the real killer and clear Tritt's name despite the resistance of everyone around her. All the while, trying to recover.
This book is a character study as much as a solid mystery. Angela's journey is an intense exploration of recovery and the emotional roller coaster that comes with it. She is smart and driven and ultimately a survivor.
I was emotionally invested in her story more than I have been in a long time!
I was also fascinated by the information about death investigators and their role.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
First here are the books I came home with to read.
BOOKS OF A FEATHER by Kate Carlisle
PRAYERS the DEVIL ANSWERS by Sharyn McCrumb
The DEAD And The BEAUTIFUL by Cheryl Crane
Still waiting on my large type copy of The Maltese Falcon by Dashell Hammett
I am loving watching the Olympics.
We cooked and baked again today for the neighbors. one of them had a birthday.
I haven't felt very well for a few days.
What books have your attention this weekend/new week?
We opted out of family events that were going on over the weekend.
We did go out to eat Chinese Food on Saturday night since one of our daughters had given us gift cards to one our local Chinese places.
our dog isn't doing well so I have to make an appointment to take her in and see if they can run some tests this week as we really need to know what the problem/s might be.
Movies: I had rented more New Tricks Seasons from the library on Thursday night. in honor of Hitchcock's Birthday I watched "Rear Window" and for acorn and netflix this week. I watched episode two of Agatha Raisin Mystery Series, we also watched DNA the first season. Of course I had already watched the first season. Frank hadn't so he enjoyed that one.
I didn't stitch but wanted to but I did read. on my kindle I am enjoying "Death Goes to the Dogs" by Teresa Massey Watson.
I will post reviews this week. I have one book I did finish reading in the past week and one I have almost finished,
My to-do list is a little longer for the next few days then it winds down.
This week the temps are more fall like so I am enjoying the fresh air.
Although still humid it's nice to only be in the 80's and to have a breeze.
Have a Magical Monday.