Review: Dreaming of the Bones by Deborah Crombie

Review: Dreaming of the Bones by Deborah Crombie

November 21, 2014 2014, A-, book rating, Deborah Crombie, Dreaming of the Bones, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 1

Dreaming of the Bones by Deborah Crombie Series: Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James series, Book 5 Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural (British) Published by Scribner, 1997 E-book, Purchased 355 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: It is the call Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid never expected — and one he certainly doesn’t want. Victoria, his ex-wife, who walked out without an explanation more than a decade ago, asks him to look into the suicide of local poet, Lydia Brooke — a case that’s been officially closed for five years. The troubled young writer’s death, Victoria claims, might well have been murder. No one is more surprised than Kincaid himself when he agrees to… Read more »

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Review: Mourn Not Your Dead by Deborah Crombie

Review: Mourn Not Your Dead by Deborah Crombie

November 20, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, Deborah Crombie, Goodreads, Mourn Not Your Dead, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

  Mourn Not Your Dead by Deborah Crombie Series: Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James series, Book 4 Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural (British) Published by Scribner, 1997 E-book, Purchased 310 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: The murder at Holmbury St Mary was not one that Superintendent Duncan Kincaid of Scotland Yard would relish investigating. A man has been beaten to death in his own home. A man who just happened to be Commander Alastair Gilbert of the Metropolitan Police… Only adding to Kincaid’s problems are his tangled personal feelings for Sergeant Gemma James. And in an investigation of this importance neither can afford a breakdown in their relationship. Combining subtle emotional nuances… Read more »

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TBR Review: A Regency Christmas II by Putney, Mills, Balogh, Kelly & Walsh

TBR Review: A Regency Christmas II by Putney, Mills, Balogh, Kelly & Walsh

November 19, 2014 2014, B, book rating, Goodreads, Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-a-Thon, New Author Challenge 2014, novella review, Read-a-Thons, Reading Challenges, TBR Challenge 2014, TBR Pile 2014 1

  A Regency Christmas II Five Stories by Mary Jo Putney, Anita Mills, Mary Balogh, Carla Kelly, Sheila Walsh Series: None Genre: Historical Romance (Christmas) Published by Signet, 1990 Paperback, purchased 347 pages Overall grade: B Synopsis: This warm and delightful collection brings together five all-new stories of Christmas by some of the most beloved and highly acclaimed Regency authors. Written especially for the new edition, these delightful tales capture the spirit of Christmas ritual and tradition, its hopes and heartbreaks, its joys and passions. These are stories that reflect happy reunions and homecomings, the fun and festivities, the pleasures of giving, and, of course, the love and goodwill that… Read more »

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Sequels I want to read

Sequels I want to read

November 18, 2014 2014, Sequels I want to read, Top Ten Tuesday 22

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme which I participate 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! Today we talk about the sequels we want to read. 1. The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi (Old Man’s War series #2) 2. Split Second by Kasie West (Pivot Point series #2) 3. One Good Dragon Deserves Another by Rachel Aaron (Heartstrikers series #2) 4. Underground by Kat Richardson (Greywalker #3) 5. Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire… Read more »

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COYER Goals

COYER Goals

November 17, 2014 2014, 2015, COYER Winter, Reading Challenges 10

Winter 2014-2015 COYER will run Saturday, December 20th 2014 to Friday, March 6th 2015. Signups are open from mid-November through Sunday, January 25th. The reading challenge is hosted by Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun and Michelle @ Because Reading. This time there is a referral challenge. When you sign-up there’s a place to add the person who referred you so if you sign-up because you saw my post please add my name. Thanks! My Goals I have a few ideas about what I’ll read, but first I need to go through my books and see which books will work for the challenge. I’m limited to E-Books and Audiobooks that… Read more »

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Blog Ahead–Week Two

Blog Ahead–Week Two

November 17, 2014 2014, Blog Ahead, Blog Challenges 2

This blog challenge is hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup blog. The idea is to have at least 30 extra pre-scheduled blog posts at the end of November. The challenge begins on November 1 and continues until the end of November. It’s a blogging version of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) which also takes place during November. My Progress: I have 10 extra posts scheduled now for November and December. Come check my progress each week   by

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Sunday Post: Nov 16

Sunday Post: Nov 16

November 16, 2014 2014, Sunday Post 22

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 We’re continuing our “spring” cleaning finding more to give-away. Plus I went to a Neil Simon play (“They’re Playing Our Song”) in the… Read more »

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Review: The Railway Detective by Edward Marston

Review: The Railway Detective by Edward Marston

November 15, 2014 2014, book rating, C-, Edward Marston, Goodreads, New Author Challenge 2014, Reading Challenges, reviews, The Railway Detective 2

    The Railway Detective by Edward Marston Series: The Railway Detective, Book 1 Genre: Historical Mystery (England, 1851) Published by Allison & Busby, 2004 E-book, Purchased 318 pages Grade: C- Synopsis: Set in the 1850s when rail travel took off, this title, written by Edward Marston, also chronicles the new crimes it inspired. Horses and ships have their place in the scheme of things but they were not enough to defeat the steam locomotive. Cheers Provides a great picture of the beginnings of railways and the clashes between horses and trains. We learn some of the history of this Victorian era. Robert Colbeck is the police inspector who must… Read more »

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Review: Valor’s Choice by Tanya Huff

Review: Valor’s Choice by Tanya Huff

November 13, 2014 2014, A, A year in re-reading, Audiobook Challenge 2014, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, Tanya Huff, Valor's Choice 2

Valor’s Choice by Tanya Huff Narrated by Marguerite Gavin Series: Confederation series #1 Genre: Military Science Fiction (space opera) Audiobook Published by Tantor Audio, 2009 (originally published by DAW, 2000) Audiobook, purchased 416 pages 9 hours, 39 minutes Grade: A Narrator Grade: A- Synopsis: In the distant future, humans and several other races have been granted membership in the Confederation — at a price. They must act as soldier/protectors of the far more civilized races who have long since turned away from war….   When the Confederation first started integrating the di’Taykan and the Krai into what was predominantly a human military system, xenopsychologists among the elder races expected a number… Read more »

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WoW: Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

WoW: Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

November 12, 2014 2014, Ilona Andrews, Magic Shifts, Waiting on Wednesday 6

I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday occasionally. 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: Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews Series: Kate Daniels #8 Publication Date: August 4, 2015 Synopsis from Goodreads: After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters. So when the Pack offers him its… Read more »

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