Review: A Killer’s Christmas in Wales by Elizabeth J. Duncan

Review: A Killer’s Christmas in Wales by Elizabeth J. Duncan

December 22, 2014 2014, A Killer's Christmas in Wales, book rating, C+, Elizabeth J. Duncan, Goodreads, New Author Challenge 2014, reviews 1

A Killer’s Christmas in Wales by Elizabeth J. Duncan Series: Penny Brannigan #3 Genre: Mystery (cozy) Published by Minotaur Books Library book 274 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: As the townsfolk of the Welsh valley town of Llanelen settle in for the snowiest winter in twenty-five years, an American stranger arrives. Harry Saunders charms the ladies, one of them in particular: Evelyn Lloyd, the town’s former postmistress, who was left comfortably off after the death of her husband. After Mrs. Lloyd invests a good deal of money with him, Harry goes missing, as does her money. His body is soon discovered outside the walls of Conwy Castle, and Mrs. Lloyd is implicated… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Dec 21

Sunday Post: Dec 21

December 21, 2014 2014, Sunday Post 3

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!   Last Week Home & blog Both my husband and I were busy. He’s really busy at work now, but we also got a lot done around the house… Read more »

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Review: Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier

Review: Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier

December 20, 2014 2014, A-, book rating, Dreamer's Pool, Goodreads, Juliet Marillier, New Author Challenge 2014, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier Series: Blackthorn & Grim #1 Genre: Fantasy Published by Roc Hardcover Library book 434 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: In exchange for help escaping her long and wrongful imprisonment, embittered magical healer Blackthorn has vowed to set aside her bid for vengeance against the man who destroyed all that she once held dear. Followed by a former prison mate, a silent hulk of a man named Grim, she travels north to Dalriada. There she’ll live on the fringe of a mysterious forest, duty bound for seven years to assist anyone who asks for her help. Oran, crown prince of Dalriada, has waited anxiously for the arrival of… Read more »

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Review: Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

Review: Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

December 18, 2014 2014, A, book rating, Burn for Me, Goodreads, Ilona Andrews, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews Series: Hidden Legacy #1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Avon, 2014 E-book, purchased 400 pages Grade: A Synopsis: Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire. Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive. Rogan’s after the… Read more »

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Review: Have Space Suit – Will Travel by Robert Heinlein

Review: Have Space Suit – Will Travel by Robert Heinlein

December 17, 2014 2014, Audiobook Challenge 2014, Audiobooks, B+, book rating, Goodreads, Have Spacesuit - Will Travel, Mark Turetsky, Narrators, Reading Challenges, reviews, Robert Heinlein, TBR Challenge 2014, TBR Pile 2014 0

  Have Space Suit – Will Travel by Robert Heinlein Narrated by: Mark Turetsky Series: Heinlein Juveniles #9 Genre: Science Fiction Published by Blackstone Audio, 2014 (book originally published 1958) Paper book & Audiobook, purchased 256 pages 8 hours, 54 minutes Grade: B+ Narrator grade: B+ Synopsis: Kip Russell wants nothing more than to go to the moon. But after entering a contest to help realize his dream, he is thrust into a space adventure he could never have imagined–with the most unlikely of friends and enemies. A favorite among Heinlein readers. That was my chance to be noble. We humans were their victims. We were in a position to speak… Read more »

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My favorite books read in 2014 . . .

My favorite books read in 2014 . . .

December 16, 2014 2014, My favorite books read in 2014 . . ., Top Ten Tuesday 6

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme which I take part in when I can. It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my own list, but to read what other people come up with! This week we talk about our top reads of 2014. The books I chose are either the beginnings of series or new authors (and some were in my favorite new author list from last week). My list (in no particular order): Redshirts by John Scalzi (science fiction)–John Scalzi is on of my favorite new authors for this… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Dec 14

Sunday Post: Dec 14

December 14, 2014 2014, Sunday Post 13

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!   Last Week Home & blog I finally started feeling better. Yay! I worked on Christmas cards and got involved making shaker cards (cards with clear acrylic on the… Read more »

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Review: And Justice There is None by Deborah Crombie

Review: And Justice There is None by Deborah Crombie

December 12, 2014 2014, And Justice There is None, B+, book rating, Deborah Crombie, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 3

And Justice There is None by Deborah Crombie Series: Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James series, Book 8 Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural (British) Published by Bantam, 2002 E-book, Library 416 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Gemma James is adjusting to professional and personal changes that include her eagerly sought promotion to the rank of inspector–and a future now intricately entwined with Duncan Kincaid. But her new responsibilities are put to the test when she is placed in charge of a particularly brutal homicide: The lovely young wife of a wealthy antiques dealer has been found murdered on fashionable Notting Hill. Dawn Arrowood was six weeks pregnant. Her lover, Alex Dunn, a porcelain… Read more »

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Review: On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle

Review: On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle

December 11, 2014 2014, A-, Audiobook Challenge 2014, Audiobooks, B, book rating, Cleo Coyle, Goodreads, Narrators, New Author Challenge 2014, On What Grounds, Reading Challenges, Rebecca Gibel, reviews 4

On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle Narrated by Rebecca Gibel Series: Coffeehouse Mystery #1 Genre: Mystery (cozy) Published by Berkley, 2003 (AudioGo, 2011) Audiobook, purchased 275 pages 7 hours, 59 minutes Grade: B Narrator Grade: A- Synopsis: Introducing a delightful new series featuring Clare Cosi, manager of the historic Village Blend coffeehouse… Clare arrives at work to discover the assistant manager dead in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere. Two detectives investigate. But when they find no sign of forced entry or foul play, they deem it an accident. Still, Clare is not convinced. And after the police leave, Clare can’t help wondering…If this was an act of… Read more »

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WoW: The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May

WoW: The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May

December 10, 2014 2014, Elizabeth May, The Vanishing Throne, Waiting on Wednesday 8

Breaking the Spine blog hosts Waiting on Wednesday–a time each week we can spotlight upcoming releases. Visit the blog to find out more information and to leave your link on her blog.   The book I’m excited about this week: The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May Series: The Falconer #2 Publication Date: September 17, 2015 Synopsis from Goodreads: My name is Lady Aileana Kameron. First the fae murdered my mother. Then they destroyed my world. Now I’m fighting for more than revenge. Aileana took a stand against the Wild Hunt, and she lost everything: her home, her family and her friends. Held captive by her enemy, and tormenting herself over her… Read more »

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