Characters who love books

Characters who love books

July 28, 2015 2015, Characters who love books, Top Ten Tuesday 5

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can think up answers! 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 list, but to read what other people come up with! This week–characters who love books–love reading, are writers, work at a bookstore, etc. I’ve read all these books at one time or another except for the last two. I own Guidebook to Murder, but haven’t read it and Booked to Die is a book I’d like to read. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley–Carrie McClelland is… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Jul 26

Sunday Post: Jul 26

July 26, 2015 2015, Sunday Post 11

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 I arrived in Iowa on Thursday. I’m having lots of fun. My daughter’s dog Bailey just got spayed so she had to wear a cone over her… Read more »

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Review: A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

Review: A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

July 25, 2015 2015, A Fatal Grace, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, Louise Penny, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 0

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #2 Genre: Contemporary Mystery (police procedural) Setting: Canada–Montreal and a small village south of Montreal (Three Pines) Published by Minotaur, 2007 E-book, purchased 311 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, and someone is preparing for murder. No one liked CC de Poitiers. Not her quiet husband, not her spineless lover, not her pathetic daughter—and certainly none of the residents of Three Pines. CC de Poitiers managed to alienate everyone, right up until the moment of her death. When Chief Inspector Armand… Read more »

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Review: Under the Skin by E.E. Richardson

Review: Under the Skin by E.E. Richardson

July 24, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, E.E. Richardson, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, Ultimate Reading Challenge, Under the Skin 0

Under the Skin by E.E. Richardson Series: Ritual Crime Unit #1 Genre: Urban Fantasy (police procedural) Setting: An alternate North Yorkshire, England Published by Abaddon Books, 2013 E-book, purchased 99 pages Grade: B Synopsis: A tough, hard-nosed career officer in the male-dominated world of British policing, DCI Claire Pierce of North Yorkshire Police heads Northern England’s underfunded and understaffed Ritual Crime Unit. Unregarded by the traditional police, struggling with an out-sized caseload, Pierce is about to tackle her most shocking case so far. Following reports of unlicensed shapeshifters running wild in the Dales, DCI Pierce leads a failed raid to capture the skinbinder responsible. While the dust is still settling, a… Read more »

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Review: The Deep End by Julie Mulhern

Review: The Deep End by Julie Mulhern

July 23, 2015 2015, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, COYER Scavenger Hunt, Goodreads, Julie Mulhern, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, The Deep End, Ultimate Reading Challenge 2

The Deep End by Julie Mulhern Series: The Country Club Murders #1 Genre: Historical Mystery Setting: 1974, Kansas City Published by Henery Press, 2015 E-book, purchased 255 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Swimming into the lifeless body of her husband’s mistress tends to ruin a woman’s day, but becoming a murder suspect can ruin her whole life. It’s 1974 and Ellison Russell’s life revolves around her daughter and her art. She’s long since stopped caring about her cheating husband, Henry, and the women with whom he entertains himself. That is, until she becomes a suspect in Madeline Harper’s death. The murder forces Ellison to confront her husband’s proclivities and his crimes—kinky sex,… Read more »

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WoW: The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

WoW: The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

July 22, 2015 2015, N.K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season, Waiting on Wednesday 2

I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to coming out in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information.       The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin Series: The Broken Earth #1 Publication Date: August 5, 2015 Genre: Fantasy Synopsis (from Goodreads): This is the way the world ends. Again. Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Meanwhile, mighty Sanze… Read more »

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Celebrating diversity

Celebrating diversity

July 21, 2015 2015, Celebrating diversity, Top Ten Tuesday 6

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can think up answers! 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 list, but to read what other people come up with! This week I’m listing books which celebrate various kinds of diversity. I’ve noted the type of diversity found in each book. Most of the books I’ve listed I’ve read. Those I haven’t read I own and hope to read one of these days. I’ve added 11 books–the last one a memoir–Notes of a Native Son by… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Jul 19

Sunday Post: Jul 19

July 19, 2015 2015, Sunday Post 14

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 It’s hot and humid still…in the 90’s during the day and 70’s at night for the next few days. I haven’t spent much time outside…lol. My allergies… Read more »

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Earthrise by M. C. A. Hogarth

Earthrise by M. C. A. Hogarth

July 16, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Earthrise, Goodreads, M.C.A. Hogarth, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, Ultimate Reading Challenge 0

Earthrise by M.C.A. Hogarth Series: Her Instruments #1 Genre: Science Fiction (Space Opera) Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013 E-book, purchased 420 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Reese Eddings has enough to do just keeping her rattletrap merchant vessel, the TMS Earthrise, profitable enough to pay food for herself and her micro-crew. So when a mysterious benefactor from her past shows up demanding she rescue a man from slavers, her first reaction is to say “NO!” And then to remember that she sort of promised to repay the loan. But she doesn’t remember signing up to tangle with pirates and slavers over a space elf prince… Book 1 of the Her… Read more »

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WoW: Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley

WoW: Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley

July 15, 2015 2015, Named of the Dragon, Susanna Kearsley, Waiting on Wednesday 6

I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to coming out in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information.       Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley Series: None Publication Date: October 6, 2015 (reprint, originally published 1998) Genre: Historical Fiction Synopsis (from Goodreads): Although it goes against her workaholic nature, literary agent Lyn Ravenshaw lets herself be whisked off to Wales for the Christmas holidays by her star client, flamboyant children’s author Bridget Cooper. She suspects Bridget has ulterior motives, but the lure of South Wales with… Read more »

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