Sunday Post: Apr 19

Sunday Post: Apr 19

April 19, 2015 2015, Sunday Post 5

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 The wedding we went to was beautiful. Dinner and the reception afterward were great. Everything was planned perfectly. And my husband and I… Read more »

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TBR Review: Geared for the Grave by Duffy Brown

TBR Review: Geared for the Grave by Duffy Brown

April 15, 2015 2015, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Duffy Brown, Geared for the Grave, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Challenge, TBR Pile, Ultimate Reading Challenge 4

Geared for the Grave by Duffy Brown Series: The Cycle Path Mysteries #1 Genre: Mystery (cozy) Published by Berkley, 2014 E-book, purchased 288 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Mackinac Island is a peaceful summer resort town where everyone coasts through the streets on bicycles. But after someone sends a prominent local on her final ride, it’s up to one resourceful visitor to get things running again… Hoping to shift her chances of a promotion in her favor, Evie Bloomfield heads to Mackinac Island to assist her boss’s father. Rudy Randolph has broken his leg and operating his bike shop, Rudy’s Rides, is too much to handle by himself. But Evie’s good turn… Read more »

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Quotes inspire!

Quotes inspire!

April 14, 2015 2015, Quotes inspire!, Top Ten Tuesday 3

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. This week–the quotes which inspire. These quotes encourage me, remind me to do better and inspire. 1. I love Dr. Seuss. And this quote reminds me not to be sad something is over. Such good advice. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss 2. This quote reminds me of the wedding from this last weekend. My husband and I had so much fun dancing! “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Apr 12

Sunday Post: Apr 12

April 12, 2015 2015, Sunday Post 2

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’m in Chicago for a wedding this weekend. My niece is getting married–a joyous and fun occasion! I’m sitting in the hotel lobby… Read more »

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Review: Where Memories Lie by Deborah Crombie

Review: Where Memories Lie by Deborah Crombie

April 10, 2015 2015, A-, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Deborah Crombie, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, Where Memories Lie 0

Where Memories Lie by Deborah Crombie Series: Gemma James & Duncan Kincaid #12 Genre: Mystery (police procedural) Published by William Morrow, 2008 E-book, purchased 380 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: Erika Rosenthal has always been secretive with her friend and neighbor, Detective Inspector Gemma James, about her past, except for one telling detail: She and her long-dead husband, David, came to London as refugees from Nazi Germany. But now the elderly woman needs Gemma’s help. A unique piece of jewelry stolen from her years ago has mysteriously turned up at a prestigious London auction house. Erika believes the theft may be tied to her husband’s death, which had always been assumed… Read more »

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WoW: The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milan

WoW: The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milan

April 8, 2015 2015, The Dinosaur Lords, Victor Milan, 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 Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milán Series: Unknown Publication Date: July 28, 2015 Genre: Fantasy Synopsis (from Goodreads): A world made by the Eight Creators on which to play out their games of passion and power, Paradise is a sprawling, diverse, often brutal place. Men and women live on Paradise as do dogs, cats, ferrets, goats, and horses. But dinosaurs predominate: wildlife, monsters, beasts of burden – and of war. Colossal… Read more »

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What are these characters doing now?

What are these characters doing now?

April 7, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday, What are these characters doing now? 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! I’d like to find out what these characters are doing with their lives. I’m still reading about a couple of these characters, but I know I’ll want to keep finding out about their lives. 1. Kivrin from Doomsday Book by Connie Willis–Kivrin and this book made such an impact on me when I read it. This… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Apr 5

Sunday Post: Apr 5

April 5, 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 Two Weeks Home & blog I didn’t write a Sunday Post last week since I was getting back from Ireland! We had a wonderful time. It was… Read more »

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April books on my radar . . .

April books on my radar . . .

April 4, 2015 2015, April, Books on my radar 2

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times by some new author I might try. The list helps me not forget books and the Goodreads links help me keep track of the books. And I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! This month I only have a few books to add to my lists! April 7 The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley is one of my favorite books. I need to read some more books by Ms. Kearsley. A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley Series: None Published by Sourcebooks Landmarks Genre:… Read more »

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WoW: Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente

WoW: Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente

April 1, 2015 2015, Catherynne M. Valente, Radiance, 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. ………….……………… Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente Series: Unknown Publication Date: August 18, 2015 Genre: Decopunk pulp SF alt-history space opera mystery (as described at Goodreads!) Synopsis (from Goodreads): Severin Unck’s father is a famous director of Gothic romances in an alternate 1986 in which talking movies are still a daring innovation due to the patent-hoarding Edison family. Rebelling against her father’s films of passion, intrigue, and spirits from beyond, Severin starts… Read more »

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