The Bookworm’s Tag: #BookTagTuesday

Good morning Peoples! Well, this tag was something nice to wake up to and find on my blog. Millay’s Musings tagged me. Thanks so much Millay! 😊 You can take a look at Millay’s blog. I highly recommend you do just that! Just hop on your bike and pedal on over to meet Millay. She has a very fun blog!

The Bookworm’s Tag: #BookTagTuesday – Millay’s Musings (wordpress.com)

Oh those rules ~

~ Thank and link to the blogger who nominated you.

~ Include the tag graphic in your post.

~ Answer the ten questions the blogger asked.

~ Nominate between five and ten bloggers.

~ Ask your nominees ten book-related questions!

~ Don’t feel bound to these rules.

~ (Most importantly) Have fun!

Here we goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!🏍

What is your favorite childhood book?

There were so many. I had a teacher in elementary who read books out loud to the class every Friday. I loved every story. I especially remember a story about a horse and a boy who were friends. I also loved the story of Helen Keller and Pocahantas.

Where do you find the most comfortable to read?

Away from home, I love reading at the bakery. It’s warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Some days it’s quiet and I can read for hours and not be disturbed. Other days, it’s busy and someone will visit with me for awhile. Occasionally, someone will stop by and ask me what I’m reading. When I’m at home, I have a comfy spot on the sofa where I snuggle up and read.

Book or ebook?

BOOK! ☺

Which author do you believe to be the most poetic in his or her books?

I’ve always felt JRR Tolkien had a poetic quality to his writings.

What was the grittiest and raw book you’ve read?

I honestly don’t know. Mmmm???

What is a turn-off in a book for you?

Triangles! Oh my word! I don’t like triangles. I don’t like profanity either. πŸ˜•

What makes you DNF a book?

Excessive profanity, adult content, woo woo stuff.

If there were one fandom that you were able to live in for the rest of your life, which would it be?

Narnia

What is the best line you’ve read in a book?

I don’t know. I’m not very good at remembering or writing down quotes or lines.

What book has the worst ending that you’ve read so far?

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo.

TAGS ~

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QUESTIONS ~ Whew. This could take awhile.

1.) Have you ever read a book that kept you awake at night with a light on? What was the title of the book?

2.) Have you read a book that made you jump and toss the book in the air? What was the title of the book?

3.) How many bookmarks do you own?

4.) Do you have a little free library in your area? Did you ever get a book from said library, read it and enjoy it thoroughly?

5.) What was the name of the last book you read, that excited you so much, you still talk about it?

6.) Did an antagonist ever cause you to rant and rave? Who?

7.) Has there been a character who caused you to cry out in disbelief? Who?

8.) Do you have a favorite animal in a book you’ve read? Who and what book?

9.) Do you enjoy romantic comedy?

10.) Favorite non-fiction?

Happy Reading!

Much love ~

Kathy

The Classics Cub ~ Spin 26 #ccspin #ccwhatimreading

Hello Peoples! The Classics Club announced the spin number and it’s number 11. That’s a good number. I will be reading The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain. I’m looking forward to it. We’re suppose to read it by May 31, 2021.

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Have a great day everyone. I’ve been working in our backyard. Happy Reading!

Much Love ~

Kathy

Checking Our Crime by Laurie Cass

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A Bookmobile Cat Mystery

Minne Hamilton, Eddie the cat, Rafe, Kristen, Aunt Frances, Otto and friends in Chilson, Michigan are back in another fun and puzzling cozy mystery.

As my neighbor was known to say, never in all my born days!

This book is hilarious, with plenty of sass. But, let me start at the beginning. Minnie Hamilton is out and about in her bookmobile with Eddie the cat and her trusty part-time help, Julie, when they discover a dead body in the road. Well! That’s not good. πŸ˜‰ Minnie, our intrepid librarian/part time sleuth soon discover she is mired in another murder mystery, however, she has a great helper in her investigation! Yes, she does.

I laughed out loud as I read this mystery, full of sauce. The mystery, not me! πŸ˜‰ I have enjoyed this series from the beginning. Minnie talks to her cat throughout the book, which is amusing and charming, to say the least. Of course, winter is closing in on the community and Minnie, who lives on an unheated boat during the warmer months in Michigan, is worried as to were she is going to live during the frigid winter months. Kristen will soon close her restaurant and travel to the warmer climate of Florida. Rafe is one busy guy working as a middle school principal and trying to finish his house.

I decided to make a list, for your reading pleasure!

Things I have In Common With Minnie ~

1.) Minnie is short. I am short. I am taller than Minnie, but I am still short.

2.) She is a librarian. I like to read. ~I do believe that counts!~

3.) Minnie drives a bookmobile. I drive a car with books in it! Hey! Close enough.

3.) She is engaged to Rafe. I am married. ☺

4.) Minnie has a cat. I like cats. 😺

5.) She has a sense of humor and plenty of sass. I have a sense of humor . . . sass??? I’m not sure??? I will ask someone who knows, if I have sass. I asked. He grunted. πŸ™„

6.) Minnie owns and lives on a boat. I would live on a boat, if I owner one! β›΄

7.) She has fun friends. I have fun friends!

8.) Minnie is cold in the winter. I am cold in the winter.

There you have it. I hope you read and enjoy this mystery as much as I did! 5 ***** stars!

Happy Reading!

Much love ~

Kathy

Wondering Wednesdays ~ Dream Job

Hello Peoples! Welcome to Wondering Wednesdays. You might ask, what is Wondering Wednesdays??? Thank-you for asking. It’s a weekly post to learn more about me and other bloggers. To learn more, click on the link below ~

Wondering Wednesdays – Dream Job – A Baker’s Perspective

This week, the question is ~ What is your dream job?

I would love to work in one of our National Parks! I would hike the trails and talk to visitors, answer questions, share with guests the history of the park and answer any questions about wildlife and plant life. I would carry maps with me, so I can direct visitors to their desired destination. I would even work in the gift shops. I would read the books and other literature in the gift shop, so I can be informed, answer questions and direct visitors to the book they require. Sigh.

What a great job! What’s your dream job???

Much love ~

Kathy

Top Ten Tuesday ~

Hello Peoples! I woke up this morning, powered up my computer and took a gander at Top Ten Tuesday. It looked like fun, so I decided to participate. This week Top Ten Tuesday is Books Titles That Sound Like They Like They Could Be Crayola Crayon Colors. I want to change that a tad and find book covers to create an array of colors on my blog! Swagger on over to Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday! These are books I have read.

Top Ten Tuesday – That Artsy Reader Girl

GREEN

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Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd

TURQUOISE

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Whispers of the Bayou by Mindy Starns Clark

ORCHID

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The Cover Story by Deb Richardson-Moore

BROWN

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The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

PINK

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Detection Unlimited by Georgette Heyer

ORANGE

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The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay

BLUE

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Driftwood Dreams by T.I. Lowe

GRAY

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Wings of Fire by Charles Todd

BLACK

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She’s Mine by Tammy Doherty

RUST

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Murder She Wrote Knock ‘Em Dead by Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain

HAPPY READING!

Much love ~

Kathy

CC Spin #26 ~ The Classics Club

Hello Peoples! It’s that time again. The Classics Club is spinning! πŸ˜‰ Below is my list of twenty classic reads. On April 18th, the spin number will be announced and I am to read the book with the spin number by May 31, 2021! For more information, just hop, skip or jump on over to The Classics Club blog. The link is below ~

CC Spin #26 – The Classics Club (wordpress.com)

1.) Frederica by Georgette Heyer

2). The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

3.) The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf

4.) O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

5.) The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer

6.) Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

7.) Wild Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

8.) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

9.) My Antonia by Willa Cather

10.) Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

11.) The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

12.) Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge

13.) The Tryst by Grace Livingston Hill

14.) A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

15.) The Hollow by Agatha Christie

16.) Hunter’s Green by Phyllis A. Whitney

17.) A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith

18.) Star Flight by Phyllis A. Whitney

19.) Easy To Kill by Agatha Christie

20.) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Happy Reading!

Much love ~

Kathy

Fishing For Trouble by Elizabeth Logan

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An Alaskan Diner Mystery

Oh no! Someone has died at Bear Claw Diner! That’s not good. Chef Charlie (Charlotte) Cooke is relieved when she learns the victim ordered, but his food had not been delivered to him yet. The victim works at J and M Processing and Charlie is soon involved in the investigation. And! Not only is this young man dead, but another person is missing.

This is the second book in the series. I didn’t read the first mystery, but I didn’t have any problem following the story. The author transports the reader to Alaska where we meet, Charlie, Benny, Trooper, Chris and Anne. They are all great characters and work well together. Anne is lovable and a little quirky. I wonder about Chris??? Mmm. Was he a spy turned reporter??? Charlie and Benny are certainly fun! Benny is her cat! She talks to her cat and buys every cat toy on the market for her spoiled feline. I chuckled to myself frequently while reading . I’m looking forward to the next mystery.

Happy Reading!

April Fool Dead by Carolyn Hart

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A Death On Demand Mystery

Emma Clyde, Broward Rock’s famous author is going to do a book signing at Annie Darling’s bookstore, Death On Demand. Annie has created a fun whodunit activity for those attending the book signing. Those participating are to solve a series of clues. It’s fun stuff and a great promotional project to draw people to the bookstore. So, Annie and Max create flyers and pass them out all over Broward’s Rock. A free book will be rewarded to anyone who can solve the clues.

However, someone has created a counterfeit flyer and passed it out everywhere. How rude! This counterfeit has certainly caused an uproar on Broward’s Rock and Annie feels her name and her bookstore are in serious trouble. So, Annie decides to do some sleuthing to discover the identity of the counterfeiter! Things go from bad to worse when someone is murdered and Annie is looking for a killer.

I had no idea who created the counterfeit flyers and I didn’t solve the murder mystery either! I did enjoy the book. Laurel (Max’s mother) is back with her own skulking around. She is one quirky, interesting and lovable woman. And! Laurel has some courage in her! Of course, what would a Death On Demand mystery be without Henny??? Rachel, Annie’s stepsister, is in this mystery and I enjoyed her very much. She’s a nice addition to the story. Good mystery!

Happy Reading!

Rain ~

Hello Peoples! Ya know, I like the rain, I do. Many times, I have grabbed my bumbershoot and gone for a walk in the rain. I enjoy that. It’s refreshing. For some reason, today is drab. It was raining when I woke this morning and it’s going to rain all day. It just seems drab. So, I lite candles, grabbed a book and have been reading all morning. Still drab. 🀨

You might ask, “what are your reading?”

Thank-you for asking. I’m reading, Call of the Wild by Jack London. For those who have read it, you know it is a short story. My copy is 86 pages. Rick and I own the movie with Harrison Ford and I love it. It is so heartwarming, so, I decided to read the book. The book is different, however, I loved the movie! The descriptions in the book are savage, considerably more savage than the movie reveals. I need to say, the book has captured and is holding my attention. I’m halfway through the story.

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I will continue to enjoy the drab day.

Have you read Call of the Wild?

Much love ~

Kathy

Wondering Wednesdays ~Podcast

Hello Peoples! Welcome to Wondering Wednesdays! I’m so excited. I’ve been reading blogger responses to the questions posted on Wondering Wednesday for awhile, and I decided to join in the fun.

If you would like more information on Wondering Wednesdays, just slide on over to A Baker’s Perspective and join in the fun.

Wondering Wednesdays – Podcasts – A Baker’s Perspective

Today’s question is ~ Do you listen to podcasts?

Podcasts are, without a doubt, new to me. I have listed to a few, that were very amusing. I don’t listen to podcasts on a regular basis though. If I did listen to podcasts, it would need to be comedy.

Do you listen to podcasts? Do you recommend any?

Much love ~

Kathy