Teaser Tuesday #TuesdayBookBlog

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by http://www.booksandabeat.com

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two or three *teaser* sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers (make sure that what you share doesn’t give to much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!

Share the title and the author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

 

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“The Butterfly’s Daughter,” by Mary Alice Monroe caught my eye at the book store. I liked the title, the cover and the description of the story on the back of the book. And! At the beginning of each chapter there is information * a brief paragraph* about the Monarch butterfly. I like this story. 🙂

“She heard the tapping noise again. Lifting her head, she followed the sound to the windows that opened up to the back porch – Abuela’s workroom. She felt a chill travel down her spine when she spied the unmistakable shadow of tiny wings frantically beating against the glass.”

http://www.maryalicemonroe.com

“The Black Moth,” by Georgette Heyer

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“Jack Carstares, the disgraced Earl of Wyndam, left England seven long years ago, sacrificing his honor for that of his brother when he was accused of cheating at cards. Now Jack is back, roaming his beloved South Country in the disguise of a highwayman.” ~goodreads

“And the beauty who would steal his heart.” ~goodreads

Oh yes. “Forsooth!” We have chivalry, swashbuckling adventure, a lady in distress, a masked highwayman, amour and an evil Duke. Boo hiss!

I liked it! It is a FUN story. I understand it was Georgette Heyer’s first book and she was fifteen when she wrote it. She wrote it for a convalescing brother. I can picture in my mind, young Georgette and her brother having such a good time as she wrote this book. She, of course, read it out loud to him. I believe she did the voices and included all the dramatics. *big smile*

There were so many good characters in this book. With the exception of the Duke, I liked them all. *ahem* Well, maybe not Lavinia in the beginning. A grand adventure in England! *****5 heroic stars!

Tuesday Teaser #TuesdayBookBlog

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jenn of Book and a Beat. I discovered Tuesday Teaser at http://www.lizannelloyd.wordpress.com

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two or three *teaser* sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers (make sure that what you share doesn’t give to much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!

Share the title and the author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

329957“The Mystery of Edwin Drood, by Charles Dickens is the fourth book I have read by this author. The others being, David Copperfield, Great Expectations and The Old Curiosity Shop.

“Dickens died before completing The Mystery of Edwin Drood, leaving its tantalising mystery unsolved and encouraging successive generations of readers to turn detective.” ~goodreads

“In the midst of Cloisterham stands the Nuns’ House; a venerable brick edifice, whose present appellation is doubtless derived from the legend of its conventual uses. On the trim gate enclosing its old courtyard is a resplendent brass plate flashing forth the legend: ‘Seminary for Young Ladies, Miss Twinkleton.’ The house- front is so old and worn, and the brass plate is so shining and staring, the general result has reminded imaginative strangers of a battered old beau with a large modern eye-glass stuck in his blind eye.”

I bought this book at a used bookstore and I am really looking forward to the unfinished conclusion. 🙂 I am very curious and wanting to solve the mystery. Intriguing. 🙂

Bring on the Spicy Hot Food!

I like spicy, hot food. Oh Yea! Bring on the red pepper, bring on the jalapeño!

Pickled Jalapenos - If you like jalapenos, this recipe is a must! Quick and easy to make, you'll be enjoying these jalapenos in minutes. Delicious on nachos, sandwiches and soups.:

I also, do not eat meat. *shocker*

Well, a new restaurant opened in town that boasts of all natural ingredients AND this restaurant also advertises ~ they only serve what is in season.

Rick and I checked out the new restaurant today.

I ordered vegetarian tacos. (Rick ordered the tacos with meat.) They were SOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOD! I gave them a good dose of red hot sauce. The tortillas were fresh, the veggies and the seasonings on the taco were fresh. It was a taco culinary masterpiece! 🙂

I am happy to say, the back of my throat burned with spicy delight!

Do you enjoy spicy foods? I’d love to hear from you.

“Penhallow,” by Georgette Heyer

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“The death of Adam Penhallow  on the eve of his birthday seems, at first, to be by natural causes. He was elderly after all. But Penhallow wasn’t well liked. He had ruled over his estate with an iron will and a sharp tongue. He had played one relative off against another. He was so bad tempered and mean that both his servants and family hated him.” ~goodreads

“It soon transpires that far from being a peaceful death, Penhallow was, in fact, murdered. Poisoned. With his family gathered to celebrate his birthday, and servants that both feared and despised him, there were more than a dozen prime suspects. But which one of them turned hatred in murder?” ~goodreads 

Well! This was the first murder mystery, I have read, where I wanted the killer to get away with the crime! *gasp* That’s right! Shocking, I know. 🙂 Penhallow was a MONSTER! He bellowed, blustered, bullied and abused! He loved terrifying people and hated it when someone showed fear. He was married twice and had multiple affairs while married. Words do not describe adequately the character of this man. To say the family was dysfunctional is putting it mildly.

Detective Inspector Logan was my favorite character and he definitely had his work cut out for him trying to solve this murder mystery.

 Well done! I’m giving the book 4**** stars because of the profanity.

Tuesday Teaser #TuesdayBookBlog

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jenn of Books and a Beat. I discovered Tuesday Teaser at http://www.liznnelloyd@wordpress.com

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two or three *teaser* sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers (make sure that what you share doesn’t give to much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!

Share the title and the author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

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“Cavernous,” by Monica Mynk. “A Christian teen battles for her soul against an extremist leader -her father.” ~goodreads

“The all -seeing camera swings from one side of the cafeteria to the other, aiming at the entrance as I walk in. Its steady blinking light denotes the seconds as two officers move through the room pausing every few moments. Bright sunlight streams through the tall glass windows, a stark contrast to the thinking room’s utter darkness. I bathe in its warmth.”

I decided to write a review today since I just finished reading this book.

To be honest, I didn’t like the first half of the story. I was uncomfortable as I read it, but, you know, I don’t think the reader is suppose to like the first half of the story.

Callie is taken from her home, against her will, and forced to endure a horrible situation where her faith is seriously tested. Adrian Lamb, an extremist leader, is behind the abduction and he is a villain. We’re not suppose to like him ~nope, not at all. I didn’t really have a favorite character but the entire story was difficult. The characters were under duress. I didn’t trust the boyfriend and at the end of the book, I still didn’t trust him and I was shaking my head at him. ***stars.

I’d like to thank the author for e-mailing her book to me in exchange for an honest review.

 

While we were in Illinois . . .

Moms' Night Out (2014):

We watched “Mom’s Night Out.” ~2014 Oh! My! Word! It was very funny.

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Sean Astin

Patricia Heaton

Trace Adkins

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Rick and I are still talking and laughing about this movie. Bones (Trace Adkins) was my favorite character. I want Bones to live in my neighborhood! haha.

I’m pretty sure I was the last person in the U.S.A. to see this movie. ~ Allyson (Sarah Drew) and her two friends have a night out on the town while the men watch the children. It is one crazy night ~ to say the least!

Have you seen this movie??? I’d love to hear from you!