Waiting on Wednesday: January 25

Waiting on Wednesday: January 25

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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. ……………………….. Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman Series: Industrial Magic #1 Genre: Historical Fantasy Novella Publication date: March 14 Synopsis: The year is 1850 and Great Britain is flourishing, thanks to the Royal Society of the Esoteric Arts. When a new mage is discovered, Royal Society elites descend like buzzards to snatch up a new apprentice. Talented mages are bought from their families at a tremendous price, while weak mages are snapped up… Read more »

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2017 books I want in first half of year

2017 books I want in first half of year

January 24, 2017 2017, Top Ten Tuesday 6

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it’s fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week is a freebie week so we can all decide on our own topics. My topic–2017 books I want in first half of year. This was a topic from December, but I didn’t get it done in then. January The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch (Peter Grant/Rivers of London #6) — Urban Fantasy, Police Procedural One of my favorite urban fantasy series and I’ve waited for this book for a couple of years… Read more »

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Sunday Post: January 22

Sunday Post: January 22

January 22, 2017 2017, Sunday Post 12

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 had some freezing rain early in the week. That kept me inside for a few days, but that was fine. At the beginning of the year I moved things around in my craft room and I didn’t finish arranging everything so this week I worked on that. I still have… Read more »

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Review: The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

Review: The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

January 21, 2017 2017, Audiobooks, B, book rating, reviews 2

The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson Walt Longmire #1 Audiobook, purchased Contemporary Mystery, Police Procedural Walt Longmire, sheriff of Wyoming’s Absaroka County, knows he’s got trouble when Cody Pritchard is found dead. Two years earlier, Cody and three accomplices had been given suspended sentences for raping a Northern Cheyenne girl. Is someone seeking vengeance? Longmire faces one of the more volatile and challenging cases in his twenty-four years as sheriff and means to see that revenge, a dish that is best served cold, is never served at all. ……………… TV series. I’ve watched some of the Longmire TV series on Netflix and enjoyed it so I decided to start reading… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: January 18

Waiting on Wednesday: January 18

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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. ……………………….. Old Bones by Trudy Nan Boyce Series: Detective Sarah Alt #2 Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural Publication date: February 21 Synopsis: A senseless act of violence. During a vigil calling for police reform, students from Spelman College, a historically black women’s institution, are assaulted by rifle fire from a passing vehicle. On her way to interview witnesses, Detective Sarah “Salt” Alt confronts the fleeing vehicle of the suspects, but they get away…. Read more »

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Underrated gems I read in 2016

Underrated gems I read in 2016

January 17, 2017 2017, Top Ten Tuesday 12

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it’s fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m talking about Underrated gems I read in 2016.  Mysteries Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O’Connor (Irish Village Mystery #1) — Contemporary Mystery I loved the Irish village in County Cork and the O’Sullivan family. Out of the Blues by Trudy Nan Boyce (Detective Sarah Alt #1) — Police Procedural Well-written book about a young police detective. Written by a veteran police officer. Among the Departed by Vicki Delany (Constable… Read more »

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Sunday Post: January 15

Sunday Post: January 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. Home and Blog I haven’t done a Sunday Post or very many other posts in the last month. In December I had several computer problems (my computer cord not charging and the internet not working). Luckily, I bought a new cord and… Read more »

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Look back and look forward

Look back and look forward

January 12, 2017 2017, Blog Admin, books, mini book review, new beginnings, personal life 3

2016 wasn’t my best book year… But I did read some good books. My biggest problem was writing reviews. Lots of the books I read did not get reviewed–especially in the latter part of the year. There were good reasons for that, but since there were lots of good books and authors I didn’t highlight I want to change that this year. I also didn’t get to my reading goal last year. That doesn’t bother me too much since I read some good books and found quite a few new authors to read. And anyway that was last year. So what happened last year? Lots went on in my personal… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: January 11

Waiting on Wednesday: January 11

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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. ……………………….. The Holver Alley Crew by Marshall Ryan Maresca Series: The Streets of Maradaine #1 Genre: Fantasy Publication date: March 7 Synopsis: The Rynax brothers had gone legit after Asti Rynax’s service in Druth Intelligence had shattered his nerves, and marriage and fatherhood convinced Verci Rynax to leave his life of thievery. They settled back in their old neighborhood in West Maradaine and bought themselves a shop, eager for a simple, honest… Read more »

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New releases I meant to read but didn’t get to

New releases I meant to read but didn’t get to

January 10, 2017 2017, Top Ten Tuesday 6

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 the 2016 releases I meant to read, but somehow didn’t. The interesting thing is that I have copies of all these books, but lost track of them. I plan to read them this year. Science Fiction Arkwright by Allen Steele (No series)–Space Opera Dark Run by Mike Brooks (Keiko #1)–Space Opera Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine (Adventures of Arabella Ashby #1)–Steampunk Fantasy The Edge… Read more »

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