Tuesday Teaser! #TuesdayBookBlog

Tuesday Teaser 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 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 list if they like your teasers.

Without further ado ~

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This is the third book in the Wingfeather adventure. “The Monster in the Hollows,” is the third book I have read by Andrew Peterson. I have read the first two books in this series, “On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness,” and “North! Or Be Eaten.”

“As they walked the clean streets of the city, they passed wagons and clusters of people walking in conversation. Many of the houses boasted gardens in the front so that one had to pass between bright flowers and totatoes on the vine to reach the front steps. Men and women sat outside on benches, puffing pipes or munching on grapes, laughing in the cool of the night.”

Yes, totatoes is spelled correctly! 🙂 Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Reading Challenge 2017!

Greetings all! I decided to join the Cozy Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 again this year. I joined it in 2016 and had fun with it, so here I am again. You can find out more information at ~

http://www.socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com

or, just skedaddle on over to goodreads and take a gander at the Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge.

There are some changes for 2017, which I am excited about. 🙂 They have categories! That’s right! Fun stuff.

I’m Level 2 Investigator. So I need to read one cozy from each of these sub-genres.

~ One from culinary (anything dealing with food, restaurants, baked goods, etc.)

~ One from animal related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.)

~ One from craft related (any kind of hobbies, knitting, crochet, scrapbooking, etc.)

~ One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.) We are allowed to switch one category out, only one time. Since I don’t read paranormal, I’ll be switching this category.

~ One from British cozy mysteries (example: Belinda Lawrence series.) I don’t have a clue who she is???

~ One career based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)

~ One holiday based (set during any holiday ~ Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, etc.)

~ One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.)

~ One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present.)

~ One is your choice! freebie!

I will also read 10 cozy mysteries of my choice, so I will read 20 cozy mysteries in all! Alright then!!!

If you’re interested, check it out! Have fun!!!

“The Hammett Hex,” by Victoria Abbott

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Our heroine, Jordan, travels to San Francisco, the home of Dashiell Hammett’s Nick and Nora Charles. Wow! Does she ever become involved in a crazy mystery!

I liked it. It was difficult to put down! 🙂  I’ve read all the books in the Book Collector Mystery and I’ve been enjoying all of them. Oh! Read them in order! 🙂

I’ve always liked Jordan and her quirky but interesting family. She’s funny, loves her job and can handle her boss Vera. After all her crazy adventures she was in need of a vacation, hence the trip to San Francisco.

Here is a list of the Book Collector’s Mysteries

~ The Christie Curse

~ The Sayers Swindle

~ The Wolfe Widow

~ The Marsh Madness

~ The Hammett Hex

Enjoy!

Tuesday Teaser! #TuesdayBookBlog

Tuesday Teaser 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 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 list if they like your teasers.

Drum roll please ~

311135“Behold, Here’s Poison,” by Georgette Heyer.

 “My very dear sir, I’m the heir. Now do let us understand each other! There’s not the least need for you to ask me careful questions. I shall be delighted to answer anything you choose to ask me. In fact, I’m positively burning to assist you to track down the murderer.”

Enjoy!

“Christmas at Dove Creek,” by Scarlett Dunn

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Thorpe Turlow was stood up at the altar, so, he doesn’t have any interest in marrying anymore. He owns a ranch in Wyoming and he’s a good man but, he was hurt.

Lily Starr is searching for her grandfather, her only living relative. And! She joined up with a small group of people who were rejected by a wagon train. She was determined to make sure this band of misfits reached Wyoming by Christmas.

And of course, the trail has it’s challenges!

Thorpe meets this group of outcasts and decides to help them reach Wyoming. When Lily and Thorpe meet, under interesting circumstances, love is in the air! 🙂

This is the second book I’ve read by this author and it wasn’t my favorite. I liked the story and the characters, however, I thought the author was abrupt. Chapters and paragraphs ended to quickly and the reader moved on at a rapid pace without enough of a description of the events as they unfolded. ~Just my opinion.~

Marshal Stone was my favorite character. The small group of outcasts met him on their journey to Wyoming and he rode with them in their travels. I thought he was an honorable man and tender hearted.

I felt sorry for Isabelle. She was a sweet, young lady and she was taken advantage of, so her circumstances weren’t easy, but she remained pleasant throughout the story.

I don’t want to discourage anyone from reading it. 3.5 stars *** Enjoy!