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

January 15, 2017 2017, Sunday Post 9

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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January 2017 books on my list

January 2017 books on my list

January 6, 2017 2017, books on my list . . . 6

These are the January 2017 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… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: January 4

Waiting on Wednesday: January 4

January 4, 2017 2017, Waiting on Wednesday 6

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 Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths Series: Ruth Galloway #9 Genre: Mystery Publication date: February 16 Synopsis: Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich’s web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they are recent – the boiling not the medieval curiosity she thought – DCI Nelson has a murder enquiry on his hands. Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. The only… Read more »

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

January 2, 2017 2017, holidays 4

We stayed home on New Year’s Eve and our daughter came over for dinner. We watched a movie–Death at a Funeral (the 2007 British version and loved it)–and played a card game. We had lots of fun and my husband and I went to bed before midnight. I guess that’s kind of pathetic, but we don’t go out on New Year’s Eve and we usually don’t stay up until midnight. New Year’s Eve isn’t a big holiday for us. We had a very low-key day on New Year’s Day–watched a little football and ate leftovers. I started a reorganization of my craft room for the new year. ∴ I hope… Read more »

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2016 2016, holidays 2

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate ‘Twas Christmas broach’d the mightiest ale; ‘Twas Christmas told the merriest tale; A Christmas gambol oft could cheer The poor man’s heart through half the year. –Walter Scott ∴ “Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings ∴ “When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.” — Jean Fritz My three kids are with us and I feel very lucky to have them here to celebrate our first Christmas in our new house. I made… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: Dec 14

Waiting on Wednesday: Dec 14

December 14, 2016 2016, Waiting on Wednesday 2

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 Welcome by Elizabeth Moon Series: Vatta’s Peace  #1 Genre: Science Fiction Publication date: April 13 Synopsis: 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… Read more »

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