My bookworm delights

Top Ten

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 bookworm delights that make my reading more fun.DSC_0139

My new chair

  • I found a slightly damaged chair which I’ve put into a small room in our new house. I’m making this room my reading room! And the chair is the first part of that process. It sits in front of window where I can watch birds. I plan to put bird feeders outside to help bring more birds to watch. The cats will love that, too!

A beautiful cover

  • I love finding a beautiful cover on a book. One of the first things I notice about a book and a book with an interesting. fun or beautiful cover is one I’ll give a second look. Sometimes the cover doesn’t translate into a book I like or one that is for me, but a great cover is a wonderful piece of art even if I don’t read the book!

Bloggers I can talk to about books

  • I love getting recommendations from other bloggers. I love finding bloggers who read the same types of books I read or bloggers who read a different type of book who convince me to try a new type of book or author. Or bloggers who have interesting discussions.

Finding a book that makes me happy I know how to read

  • The reason I love to read–that book that gives me joy. The book that brings a smile to my face, makes me laugh out loud, that I don’t want to finish because I’m loving it so much. Yet I can’t stop reading it! Such great feelings.

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Book cups

  • I have several cups I call my “book cups.” I have a guilty secret–I love collecting cups to drink my coffee and tea from. The “book cups” make it twice as good!

Reading with a cat on my lap

  • A wonderful way to spend an hour or two–petting a cat and reading a good book!

Reading when it’s raining or snowing

  • And with a cat or two on my lap. And if it’s cold with a fire in the fireplace. So cozy to read when the weather makes me want to stay inside.

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  • I love to have a cup of coffee or tea while I read.

My Kindle

  • I have to admit a love affair with my Kindle. I love that I can easily carry it in my purse, that I can carry hundreds of books around, that I can buy a book and have it to read within seconds, that I have a light that makes it easy to read at night, that I can make the text larger or smaller, that I can instantly look up a word or search for a phrase or mark a phrase I like.

Reading in bed

  • I love to read a good book in bed–especially at night if I wake up and have a good book to read! That’s bliss. Sometimes I even find myself waking up and thinking about the book I’m reading. I have to read it if I’m going to get back to sleep…lol.

And an extra bookworm delight

Computers

  • I love the computer age! I can search for great books to read on so many different sites on the internet. It’s wonderful. And I can keep a spreadsheet of the books I’ve read, the authors I want to try, the books I own and want to read in the next couple of months. I love having a computer!!

What about you? What are your bookworm delights?

Sunday Post: April 24

Sunday-Post

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

Crabapple trees in bloom!

We’re having beautiful spring weather here–some rain, some blue skies and some warm temperatures.

We have several crabapple trees in our yard at our new house and they’re coming into full bloom. We also have an arboretum close to us which apparently has one of the largest flowering crabapple collections in the world. Most of them are also in full bloom now.

Internet

I got my internet hooked up last week, but I’ve had several issues with it this week. I think I finally have them figured out and ironed out. We’ll see how it works next week!

The blog

I decided I didn’t like one of the colors on my blog so I worked on finding a color I liked and changing it. Of course, things didn’t go quite as I planned and I spent much longer than I needed to on a simple change!

Blog posts

My books

What I’m reading
  • Burning Man by Alan Russell
What I read last week
  • Clouds in My Coffee by Julie Mulhern
New–Books, E-books, NetGalley, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library

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Everything Under the Heavens by Dana Stabenow

Interesting on the internet

Free Sync Audio books

Sync is back again for the summer (May 5 – Aug 17). Sync is a program which provides two free young adult audiobook downloads each week. Each set of books are only available for one week.

A few of the books available this season:

  • The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
  • Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire
  • Mandela: An Audio History by Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela & Joe Richman

To listen to these books you must download Overdrive Media Console. It is available free to download at the Sync site.

Note: Some of the books have international restrictions, but some are available even if you live outside the U.S.

Next Week–home & blog

My son is coming for the weekend next week. He’s bringing his mini dachshund and I’m going to take care of his dog for three weeks while he’s working in Denver. So I’m working to get my house ready for the little dog! Plus more unpacking, reading, blogging, visiting blogs and probably a few other things, too!

  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday: April 27
  • Beyond the books
  • Review: Admiral by Sean Danker
  • Sunday Post

What did you do last week? What books did you collect? What are you planning?

Death Comes to London by Catherine Lloyd

death-comes-to-londonDeath Comes to London by Catherine Lloyd
Series: Kurland St.Mary series #2
Genre: Historical Mystery
Setting: London and Kurland St. Mary in England, 1817
Published by Kensington, 2014
Library book
259 pages
Grade: B+
Synopsis: A season in London promises a welcome change of pace for two friends from the village of Kurland St. Mary until murder makes a debut. With the reluctant blessings of their father, the rector of Kurland St. Mary, Lucy Harrington and her sister Anna leave home for a social season in London. At the same time, Lucy’s special friend Major Robert Kurland is summoned to the city to accept a baronetcy for his wartime heroism.

Amidst the dizzying whirl of balls and formal dinners, the focus shifts from mixing and matchmaking to murder when the dowager Countess of Broughton, the mother of an old army friend of Robert, drops dead. When it’s revealed she’s been poisoned, Robert’s former betrothed, Miss Chingford, is accused, and she in turn points a finger at Anna. To protect her sister, Lucy enlists Robert’s aid in drawing out the true culprit.

But with suspects ranging from resentful rivals and embittered family members to the toast of the ton, it will take all their sleuthing skills to unmask the poisoner before more trouble is stirred up.

London was far more tiring and intimidating than Lucy had expected. As the Hathaways had engaged an extremely competent staff, she also had very little to do, which was disconcerting in itself. Apparently, living like a young lady at home was remarkably boring.

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His assumption that the accumulated wisdom of generations of women was untrustworthy was slightly annoying, but not uncommon in this age of new science. Apparently, in order to be considered worthy, everything had to be proved anew. It seemed ridiculous to her. If willow bark cured a headache, and had done so for centuries, then why would one suddenly doubt it? It was typical of men to rewrite something just for the sake of it.

Initial impressions

  • The second book in this series continued to make me laugh sometimes and read quickly through the suspenseful parts.

The story

  • This book begins a few months after the end of the first book.
  • Lucy Harrington and her sister Anna leave for London for the season in hopes of finding husbands.
  • Much to his dismay Major Robert Kurland is summoned to London to receive a baronetcy for his heroism in the war.
  • They are all at Almack’s when a dowager Countess suddenly collapses and dies. It looks like poison and Major Kurland and Lucy Harrington again work together to solve the mystery.

Pluses

  • I read the first book in this series late last year and enjoyed the story and characters a lot.
  • The London setting is well done and though Lucy would like to find someone to marry she isn’t very happy to be in London. She finds it boring–at least until a murder happens–and she misses the countryside.
  • I like the characters in this series–Lucy, Robert, Anna, Sophia (Lucy’s friend)–even Robert’s former betrothed, Miss Chingford, is interesting and irritating at the same time.
  • There’s some romance in the book since Lucy, Anna and Sophia are in London all trying to find husbands. Of course, after the first book I expected Lucy and Robert to finally wake up and discover each other, but though they make some progress I wondered when or if it  would happen!

Minuses

  • Major Kurland comes across as curmudgeonly and ill-mannered sometimes in this book–especially in his interactions with Lucy. He doesn’t understand that spending so much time with her might ruin her chances of finding a husband.

And concluding thoughts . . .

  • I had the third book in the series and I’ve already read it, too. I hope she writes a fourth book very soon!

Have you read this book? How did you like it?

Author info

  • (from Goodreads): Catherine Lloyd was born just outside London, England, into a large family of dreamers, artists, and history lovers. She completed her education with a master’s degree in history at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and uses the skills she gained there to research and write her historical mysteries. Catherine currently lives in Hawaii with her husband and youngest daughter….

Reading Challenges

Dying for a Taste by Leslie Karst

dying-for-a-tasteDying for a Taste by Leslie Karst
Series: Sally Solari Mystery #1
Genre: Mystery (c0zy)
Setting: Santa Cruz, California
Published by Crooked Lane Books
Format: e-Arc (Release Date: April 12)
–I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own.
304 pages
Grade: B
Synopsis: After losing her mother to cancer, Sally Solari quits her job as an attorney to help her dad run his old-style Italian eatery in Santa Cruz, California. But managing the front of the house is far from her dream job.

Then in a sudden twist her Aunt Letta is found murdered in her own restaurant, and Sally is the only one who can keep the place running. But when her sous chef is accused of the crime, and she finds herself suddenly short-staffed, Sally must delve into the world of sustainable farming—not to mention a few family secrets–to help him clear his name and catch the true culprit before her timer runs out.

Leslie Karst serves a platter of intrigue in her stirring and satisfying debut Dying for a Taste, which is sure to become a new favorite of food mystery fans.

Initial impressions

  • Sally Solari is a great character. I love reading about her restaurant adventures and her Italian family.

The story

  • Sally Solari quit practicing law to work in her family Italian restaurant after her mother died.
  • Sally’s aunt is murdered in her own restaurant. Sally inherits the restaurant and her aunt’s sous chef is the main suspect for the murder. Sally can’t imagine he would have murdered her aunt so she sets out to find out why her aunt was murdered and who did it.
  • In the course of the book she discovers a lot of secrets and a lot of suspects.

Pluses

  • I like Sally a lot. She’s smart and fun to read about. And she has loyal friends–most of whom went to law school with her. I like that she’s friends with her ex-boyfriend.
  • She has run the front of the house for her family restaurant for a few years since her mother died. She’s not very happy doing this since her father doesn’t allow Sally to make any changes or help in the kitchen. The Italian family dynamics are fun to read about.
  • She’s happy she isn’t working as an attorney anymore since she didn’t enjoy the constant battle to have enough billable hours.
  • After her aunt is murdered Sally finds out things about her aunt she hadn’t expected–and more suspects than she had expected.
  • One of Sally’s characteristics which was something I haven’t encountered in a mystery before–hot flashes! She has started getting hot flashes at an early age. They’re annoying to her, but I think I would have been more upset about it than she is. I guess it’s good she’s accepted it.
  • The beautiful setting in Santa Cruz and along the California coast comes through in this book especially during Sally’s bike rides.
  • There are lots of suspects in this story. I thought Ms. Karst did a good job creating motives for a number of people and keeping the story interesting.
  • I like that this is a cozy without being too cute or silly.
  • There are recipes at the end of the book–and they sound yummy!

Minuses

  • I did figure out who the murderer was. Of course, I did wonder if I was wrong!

And concluding thoughts . . .

  • I’m looking forward to reading more mysteries about Sally!
  • I love finding new authors and the fact this is a debut author is great. I like her writing style and feel she did a good job with the characters, setting and mystery.

Have you read this book? How did you like it?

Author info

  • The daughter of a law professor and a potter, Leslie Karst spent her early years in various locales: Columbus, Ohio; South America and Mexico; Oxford, England; and Santa Monica, California. She moved from Southern California to Santa Cruz to study English literature and Romance languages at UCSC, and has been a Northern California gal ever since.
  • Leslie went on to attend Stanford Law School and then worked for twenty years as the research and appellate attorney for a civil law firm in Santa Cruz County. During this period, she discovered a passion for food and cooking, and so once more returned to school—this time to earn a degree in culinary arts from Cabrillo College.
  • Now retired from the law, she spends her time cooking, singing alto in her local community chorus, gardening, cycling, and of course writing. Leslie and her wife, Robin, and their Jack Russell mix, Ziggy, split their time between Santa Cruz and Hilo, Hawai‘i.

Reading Challenges

Excerpt: ‘Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick

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Excerpt from ‘Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick

I reviewed this book yesterday. I really like it–gave it a B+. This excerpt comes from the beginning of the book and luckily there aren’t too many from this point-of-view! This POV really creeped me out…l0l. I like that the book is suspense and also historical romance!

She belonged to him.

He was locked inside a cage the size and shape of a coffin. A dark thrill heated his blood like a powerful, intoxicating drug.

When the time came he would purify the woman and cleanse himself with her blood. But tonight was not the time. The ritual had to be followed correctly. The woman must be made to comprehend and acknowledge the great wrong that she had done. There was no finer instructor than fear.

He huddled inside the concealed lift, listening to the sounds of someone moving about in the bedroom on the other side of the wall. There was a narrow crack in the paneling. Excitement sparked through him when he caught a glimpse of the woman. She was at her dressing table, adjusting the pins in her dark brown hair. It was as if she knew he was watching and was deliberately taunting him.

She was passable in appearance, but he had seen her on the street and had not been particularly impressed with her looks. She was overly tall for a woman and her forceful character was etched on her face. She was dangerous. It was all there in her unnerving eyes.

The woman rose from the dressing table chair and moved out of sight. A moment later he heard the muffled sound of the bedroom door opening and closing.

Silence.

He slid the cage door aside and opened the wooden panel. The wall sconce had been turned down low but he could make out the bed, the dressing table, and the wardrobe.

He moved out of the lift. The heady exhilaration he always experienced at such moments roared through him. With every step of the ritual he came closer to achieving his own purification.

For a precious few seconds he debated where to leave his gift. The bed or the dressing table?

The bed, he decided. So much more intimate.

He made his way out through the tradesmen’s entrance and slipped, unseen, into the gardens. The gate was still unlocked, just as he had left it.

A few minutes later he was lost in the fog. The weight of the knife in its sheath beneath his greatcoat was reassuring.

The ritual was almost complete.

The woman with the unnerving eyes would soon understand that she belonged to him. It was her destiny to be the one to cleanse him. He was certain of it. The connection between them was a bond that could be shattered only by death.

 

Posted by arrangement with Berkley Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Jayne Ann Krentz, 2016.

 

‘Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick

til-death-do-us-part‘Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick
Series: Unknown
Genre: Historical Romance, Mystery
Setting: Victorian London
Published by Berkley
Format: e-Arc (Release Date: April 19)
–I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own.
352 pages
Grade: B+
Synopsis: Calista Langley operates an exclusive “introduction” agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning—a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her initials.

Desperate for help and fearing that the police will be of no assistance, Calista turns to Trent Hastings, a reclusive author of popular crime novels. Believing that Calista may be taking advantage of his lonely sister, who has become one of her clients, Trent doesn’t trust her. Scarred by his past, he’s learned to keep his emotions at bay, even as an instant attraction threatens his resolve.

But as Trent and Calista comb through files of rejected clients in hopes of identifying her tormentor, it becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista’s own secret past—and that only her death will satisfy the stalker…

Initial impressions

  • Amanda Quick is a favorite author of mine. I love her characters and the humor and fun she puts into her books. This book has all those things plus suspense!

The story

  • Calista Langley is a businesswoman who introduces respectable people to other respectable people and provides them a place to meet and get to know each other.
  • She has attracted a stalker who is sending her increasingly menacing “gifts.”
  • Trent Hastings, a successful author, visits her pretending to want her services to meet people, but is really concerned that she’s taking advantage of his sister.
  • When he learns about Calista’s stalker he and his sister offer their help.

Pluses

  • It has been awhile since I read an Amanda Quick book. This book is just as much fun to read as I remember all the others being. The characters have Ms. Quick’s trademark humor.
  • Calista is a strong, likeable character who has managed to carve out a life and business for herself.
  • Calista’s stalker and the things he does are very spooky.
  • I like that Calista has the sense to be scared about the “gifts” she’s receiving and to tell someone else who may be able to help. The items she’s receiving are called “memento mori” by Victorians. (Many Victorians were obsessed with death.)
  • Trent is a great character. He’s an author who writes a detective series which is serialized in a newspaper and he’s quite famous. He meets many fans during the book–some who like the direction his book is taking and some who don’t! He also channels his main character when he’s helping Calista! Sometimes with funny results.
  • There are a number of red herrings in the story that kept me guessing to the end.

Minuses

  • Trent is described as standoffish and he’s suspicious of Calista, but that changes very quickly. Having Trent change more slowly might have been more realistic, however I have to admit I like the two characters a lot and his change of heart didn’t bother me too much!

And concluding thoughts . . .

  •  I hope the author decides to turn this into a series. I really like the characters and the time period.

Have you read this book? How did you like it?

Author info

  • The author of a string of New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ uses three different pen names for each of her three “worlds”.   As JAYNE ANN KRENTZ (her married name) she writes contemporary romantic-suspense.  She uses AMANDA QUICK for her novels of historical romantic-suspense.  JAYNE CASTLE (her birth name) is reserved these days for her stories of futuristic/paranormal romantic-suspense.
  • She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California.  Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries.
  • She is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.

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Sunday Post: April 17

Sunday-Post

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

Unpacking continues!

I still have lots of boxes to unpack as well as stuff to move around to try to find the ideal spot. When my husband gets back here at the end of June he will see a different house!

Internet at last!

I finally have internet at the new house, but I still didn’t end up spending a lot of time with my computer. I’m trying to get more unpacking done so staying away from the computer and TV.

Internet means I also have television. Right now I’m just using Roku for TV so I have Netflix, Amazon and free channels. After my husband arrives we’ll reassess.

The blog

Not as much done on the blog as I planned. Better luck next week, I hope.

Blog posts

My books

What I’m reading
  • Clouds in My Coffee by Julie Mulhern
What I read last week
  • A Front Page Affair by Radha Vatsal
New–Books, E-books, NetGalley, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library

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Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

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Fifth Quarter by Tanya Huff

Next Week–home & blog

Continuing to unpack boxes and put things away. I plan to visit lots of other blogs and catch up on what other people are doing. And I need to write posts and read more books!

  • Review: Dying for a Taste by Leslie Karst
  • Review:’ Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick
  • Waiting on Wednesday: April 20
  • Review: Death Comes to London by Catherine Lloyd
  • Sunday Post

What did you do last week? What books did you collect? What are you planning?

Beyond the books–A look at my new town

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Beyond the Books is a weekly meme hosted at Kissin’BlueKaren. Beyond the Books is a weekly meme of mostly non-bookish topics. Share the link to your blog post at her site and we all have fun learning about each other. For more information and future topics.

I’m participating in the Beyond the Books meme when I can think of answers to the questions! I like finding out more about other bloggers. It’s fun to share a few non-bookish things about ourselves. This week the topic is a look at my new town.

I’ve been in Des Moines about two weeks now. I don’t have a tour of the town yet, but we’ve been a couple places since we moved here.

Note: I just got internet so I was able to complete this post! It will take a while before I catch up on my comments, but I’ll work at it.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

The photos above are of the tropical plant part inside the geodesic-domed conservatory built in 1979. It is 80 feet tall and 150 feet wide with  plants, paths and seating areas.

There are also extensive outdoor gardens with plantings which will grow in this area. I’m looking forward to exploring the plantings to get ideas for our yard.

We visited and joined the botanical garden the first weekend we arrived here in Des Moines. And it’s wonderful! I know we will spend many wonderful hours here. They have classes, a wonderful garden shop (where I already bought some stuff), a cafe and at the beginning of May a plant sale I’m looking forward to going to.

Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge

Center-Street-Bridge

A pedestrian bridge along Center Street renamed the Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge in 2013 to honor Iowa women who have made significant achievements to Iowa and around the world. Downtown Des Moines is on both sides of the river.

Chinese Cultural Center of America & Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens

This park is just south of the botanical gardens along the Des Moines River. There’s also a Riverwalk along both sides of the river which I’m going to enjoy exploring since there are parks, fountains, an ice skating rink in winter, gardens with sculptures and more.

Downtown Des Moines has experienced a resurgence in recent years with many new restaurants, parks and a wonderful multi-block farmers market. I’m going to have so much fun exploring my new town.

What about you? What do you love (or dislike) about your town?

Waiting on Wednesday: April 13

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.

arabella-of-marsArabella of Mars by David D. Levine

Series: Unknown

Publication Date: July 12

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Ever since Newton witnessed a bubble rising from his bathtub, mankind has sought the stars. When William III of England commissioned Capt. William Kidd to command the first expedition to Mars in the late 1600s, they proved that space travel was both possible and profitable.

Now, one century later, a plantation in the flourishing British colony on Mars is home to Arabella Ashby. A tomboy who shares her father’s deft hand with complex automatons. Being raised on the Martian frontier by her Martian nanny, Arabella is more a wild child than a proper young lady. Something her mother plans to remedy with a move to an exotic world Arabella has never seen: London, England.

Arabella soon finds herself trying to navigate an alien world until a dramatic change in her family’s circumstances forces her to defy all conventions in order to return to Mars in order to save both her brother and the plantation. To do this, Arabella must pass as a boy on the Diana, a ship serving the Mars Trading Company with a mysterious Indian captain who is intrigued by her knack with automatons. Arabella must weather the naval war between Britain and France, learning how to sail, and a mutinous crew if she hopes to save her brother from certain death.

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Why I want this book

  • First of all, the name reminds me of one of my favorite Heinlein books–Podkayne of Mars. I don’t know that the two books have anything in common, but I like the name!
  • This has a steampunk vibe and is an alternate history. Sounds good!
  • I love the cover.

What about you? Is there some book you are waiting impatiently for?

Sunday Post: April 10

Sunday-Post

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

Iowa–at last!

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We arrived in Iowa. We got kind of a late start the first day so it was a long day. We drove from Maryland to Illinois and arrived at our older daughter’s house at 1:30 in the morning local time. The second day we only had five hours to drive so we slept late.

Arrived in Iowa early in the evening. Our daughter who lives in Des Moines was waiting for us and had meat, cheese and fruit ready for us. We decided to take a break and went to a movie theater that serves meals and watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. We had lots of laughs and that was the perfect way to unwind and start our new life!

The next day we unpacked the moving truck and with lots of help it was quickly finished. With all the help we got a number of boxes unpacked, the kitchen pretty well set up and all the beds made.

My oldest daughter and my brother-in-law and sister-in-law are returning this weekend to help unpack and do minor repairs. Wonderful to have family and friends!

Spring?

It’s been chilly, rainy and windy this week in Iowa, but at least we didn’t have snow like they did in southern Maryland where my husband is!

The blog

I have a few posts ready for next week and am hopeful internet will arrive next week…lol. It’s amazing how many things I think of to do that don’t get done until I can come over to my daughter’s house!

Blog posts

My books

What I’m reading
  • A Front Page Affair by Radha Vatsal
What I read last week
  • Dying for a Taste by Leslie Karst
New–Books, E-books, NetGalley, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library

I haven’t gotten any books for a few weeks so I went a little crazy this week!

Murder on Bamboo Lane by Naomi Hirahara

Clouds in My Coffee by Julie Mulhern

Killer Image by Wendy Tyson

Clammed Up by Barbara Ross

Dawn by Octavia E. Butler

A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

Suspect by Robert Crais

Day Shift by Charlaine Harris

Next Week–home & blog

Continuing to unpack boxes and put things away. I hope I will have internet sometime next week. I don’t know how often I will be on the internet until internet arrives!

  • Review: Dying for a Taste by Leslie Karst
  • Waiting on Wednesday: April 13
  • Beyond the books: A tour of my new town
  • Review: Death Comes to London by Catherine Lloyd
  • Sunday Post

What did you do last week? What books did you collect? What are you planning?