Posts Categorized: 2017

Sunday Post: Spring Really is Here!

Sunday Post: Spring Really is Here!

April 23, 2017 2017, Sunday Post 11

Spring really is here! Kimberly hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. Home and Blog More rain this week and some cool temperatures, but our crabapple trees are really in bloom and they are beautiful. Spring really is here! Busy week My back is still hurting. Just when I think it’s getting better I spend too much time walking or get up… Read more »

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WWW Wednesday: April 19

WWW Wednesday: April 19

April 19, 2017 2017, WWW Wednesdays 6

This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Taking on a World of Words. The idea is to answer the three questions below. For more information check out the Taking on a World of Words blog. The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Note: I’ve been doing Waiting on Wednesday for quite awhile, but the Breaking the Spine blog is no longer active and though many bloggers are still doing Waiting on Wednesday even without any linkups I’ve decided to try something new on Wednesdays. Currently reading The new Peacekeeper series… Read more »

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Sunday Post: April 16

Sunday Post: April 16

April 16, 2017 2017, Sunday Post 4

Kimba hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. Home and Blog We’ve had quite a bit of rain and it has been quite warm–60’s and 70’s–so the grass is a lovely green and our crabapple trees are about to bloom. I’ve noticed tulips blooming around here already. One of the towns close by has a tulip festival which doesn’t start until the… Read more »

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Who done it?

Who done it?

April 14, 2017 2017, Audiobooks, B, B-, B+, book rating, mini book review, reviews 6

This year I’m trying something different with the books I read. I’m not going to do a separate review for every book I read. I need to shake-up my blog a bit and this is one way I’ve decided to do it. These are some of the mysteries I’ve read since the first of the year. Real Murders and A Bone to Pick by Charlaine Harris (Aurora Teagarden series #1 & 2) Audiobook, purchased, narrated by Thérèse Plummer Charlaine Harris wrote a new book–Sleep Like a Baby–in this series last fall. I had considered rereading some of the mysteries she wrote before she started writing the Sookie Stackhouse series. A… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: April 12

Waiting on Wednesday: April 12

April 12, 2017 2017, 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 in the next few months. Shiver Hitch by Linda Greenlaw Series: Jane Bunker Series #3 Publication Date: June 6 Genre: Mystery Synopsis (from Goodreads): Jane Bunker thought she d escaped the pollution, noise, and dead bodies of the big city when she left her job as a Miami homicide detective and moved back to the idyllic town of Green Haven, Maine. But through her work as a marine insurance investigator, it appears she s left behind the bustle of the city, but not the murder. When… Read more »

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Review: Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon

Review: Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon

April 6, 2017 2017, B+, book rating, NetGalley, reviews 5

Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon Series: Vatta’s Peace #1 Publication date: April 11 in the US; April 13 in the UK e-ARC (from NetGalley and the publisher) –All opinions expressed in this review are my own. Science Fiction After nearly a decade away, Nebula Award–winning author Elizabeth Moon makes a triumphant return to science fiction with this installment in a thrilling new series featuring the daring hero of her acclaimed Vatta’s War sequence. Summoned to the home planet of her family’s business empire, space-fleet commander Kylara Vatta is told to expect a hero’s welcome. But instead she is thrown into danger unlike any other she has faced and finds herself… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: April 5

Waiting on Wednesday: April 5

April 5, 2017 2017, Waiting on Wednesday 0

I am 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. ……………………….. Cold Hearted River by Keith McCafferty Series: Sean Stranahan #6 Genre: Mystery Publication date: July 4 Synopsis: A story of lost treasure, Cold Hearted River begins with the death of a woman, stranded in a spring snowstorm, who in desperation climbs into a bear s den. When Sheriff Martha Ettinger, reunited with once-again lover Sean Stranahan, investigates, she finds a fly wallet in a pannier of the dead woman’s horse, the… Read more »

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Sunday Post: April 2

Sunday Post: April 2

April 2, 2017 2017, Sunday Post 6

Kimba hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. Home and Blog Last weekend my husband and I visited our daughter in Illinois. Our younger daughter also came along since she had a flight on Sunday from Chicago. She flew to Ireland with some of her cousins for a quick trip (Sunday – Thursday). The group had six adults and four young children… Read more »

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Review: The Merchant’s House by Kate Ellis

Review: The Merchant’s House by Kate Ellis

March 31, 2017 2017, book rating, C+, reviews 4

The Merchant’s House by Kate Ellis Wesley Peterson #1 E-book, purchased Setting: Devon, England Mystery, Police Procedural Detective Sergeant Wesley Peterson’s first day finds him investigating the death of a young woman who may be connected to a kidnapped child. As the suspense builds, a strange parallel emerges between his case and the two skeletons found in the ruins of a 17th century merchant’s house. With stellar characterizations and sharp plotting, readers will find themselves completely swept up in this virtuoso mystery, the ending of which is as satisfying as it is shocking. …………………… My thoughts I love finding a new police procedural series! This reminded me a little of… Read more »

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April 2017 books on my list

April 2017 books on my list

March 30, 2017 2017, books on my list . . . 8

These are April books on my list. I keep a list of all the books I might want to read and add to it as the year goes on. As each month comes along I create a list on my blog for others and for me to keep track of as the months go by. I don’t buy all these books–since I already have way too many books to read and some of the new books are expensive. I’m trying to stick to a budget. I hope people reading my post may find some new books to read. I also hope these people will point me toward books I missed…. Read more »

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