Sunday Post: May 29

Sunday Post: May 29

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This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it! 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. Last Week–home and blog My son arrived late Tuesday night, picked up Adonis and flew home early the next morning. Then my sister-in-law arrived Friday morning. My brother is attending some meetings in Tennessee so when he’s done he’ll drive here and… Read more »

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Burning Man by Alan Russell

Burning Man by Alan Russell

May 27, 2016 2016, B, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 1

Burning Man by Alan Russell Series: Gideon & Sirius #1 Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural Setting: Los Angeles, California Published by Thomas & Mercer, 2012 E-book, Kindle Unlimited 328 pages Grade: B Synopsis: LAPD cop Michael Gideon and his police dog partner Sirius became reluctant celebrities after capturing a notorious serial killer in the midst of an inferno. For their heroism, they were chosen to head up the newly formed Special Cases Unit. Now the duo tackles out-of-the-ordinary cases, anything deemed unusual or bizarre even by Hollyweird standards. When a teenager is found crucified in a city park, Gideon and Sirius are handed the bizarre case. Confronting the gruesome tableau and having… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: May 25

Waiting on Wednesday: May 25

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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 in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information.   Bite by K.S. Merbeth Series: Unknown Publication Date: July 26 Genre: Science Fiction–Post apocalyptic Synopsis: Kid is trying to survive in a world gone mad. Hungry, thirsty and alone in a desert wasteland, she’s picked up on the side of the road by Wolf, Dolly, Tank and Pretty Boy – outlaws with big reputations and even bigger guns. But as they journey across the wild together, Kid learns that her newfound crew… Read more »

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My beach reads

My beach reads

May 24, 2016 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 1

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. Check out their blog for more information. Note: When I linked my TTT to the Broke and Bookish blog I realized I’m a week early with this post! This week I’m talking about my “beach read” books. I define beach reads as comfort reads. . . books I’m excited to read, from authors I’ve read before and want to read again. These are all books I already own…maybe ones I’ve had on my bookshelf or Kindle for quite… Read more »

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Sunday Post: May 22

Sunday Post: May 22

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This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it! 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. Last Week–home and blog I was stiff, sore and tired after my adventures chasing my son’s dog last week. And Adonis was pooped, too! But we’ve both recovered and I’m much more careful now. Since our yard isn’t fenced which started the… Read more »

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Death Comes to Kurland Hall by Catherine Lloyd

Death Comes to Kurland Hall by Catherine Lloyd

May 20, 2016 2016, Audiobook Challenge, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, I love Libraries, Reading Challenges, reviews 1

Death Comes to Kurland Hall by Catherine Lloyd Series: Kurland St. Mary Mystery series #3 Genre: Historical Mystery Setting: Kurland St. Mary in rural England, 1817 Published by Kensington, 2015 Library book 281 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: As wedding bells chime in Kurland St. Mary, a motley group of visitors descends on the village—and with a murderer on the prowl, some of them may not be returning home… Lucy Harrington has returned to Kurland St. Mary to help with her friend Sophia Giffin’s wedding. But her homecoming is made disagreeable by the presence of Major Robert Kurland, whose bungled proposal has ruffled Lucy’s composure, and a meddling widow who has designs… Read more »

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In the Shadow of the Glacier by Vicki Delany

In the Shadow of the Glacier by Vicki Delany

May 19, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 1

In the Shadow of the Glacier by Vicki Delany Series: Constable Molly Smith series #1 Genre: Contemporary Mystery (police procedural) Setting: Trafalgar, British Columbia, Canada Published by Poisoned Pen Press E-book, purchased 302 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Trouble is brewing in the small, bucolic mountain town of Trafalgar, British Columbia. An American who came to Trafalgar as a Vietnam War draft dodger has left land and money to the town. But there’s a catch. The money must be used to build a garden to honor draft dodgers. Initial impressions I’ve found a new author! I really liked this police procedural about a young police constable in a small town in Canada…. Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: May 18

Waiting on Wednesday: May 18

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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 in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information.     The High Ground by Melinda M. Snodgrass Series: Imperials #1 Publication Date: July 5 Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera Synopsis: Emperor’s daughter Mercedes is the first woman ever admitted to the High Ground, the elite training academy of the Solar League’s Star Command, and she must graduate if she is to have any hope of taking the throne. Her classmate Tracy has more modest goals–to rise to the rank of captain,… Read more »

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Books I picked up on a whim

Books I picked up on a whim

May 17, 2016 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 0

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. Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m talking about books I’ve picked up on a whim. Most of the books I’ve picked up on a whim lately are NetGalley books. The two that aren’t are books I got from the library. When I get books I don’t know much about I try to get them from NetGalley or the library or I try not to pay too much for the book if I buy it…. Read more »

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Sunday Post: May 15

Sunday Post: May 15

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This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it! 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. Last Week–home and blog Cool weather here at the end of the week–almost had frost a couple of nights. My allergies are in full bloom and I’m going through boxes of kleenex. I’ve mostly taken care of my son’s dog this week…. Read more »

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