Tuesday, July 6, 2010

What are you reading?

I really need to get better about updating my blog, but alas I am always running around with my head cut off trying to finish school. Come December I will be on top of it way more, I hope :-)

I am currently reading Sex, Murder and a Double Latte by Kyra Davis. I am enjoying it so far but at the beginning there were some contextual issues that just nagged at me. I am a anal retentive editor while reading so misspellings, grammar errors, and contextual errors irk me to no end. Maybe I should become a book editor to end it once and for all!!

In any case, why don't you drop me a line about what you are currently reading by commenting on this post.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Free for all Friday

What is everyone doing this weekend? Do you have plans for this Memorial Day Weekend?

Since it is still raining here in Oregon we don't have any outdoor plans as of yet. I really wish Mother Nature paid attention to the calendar...it is almost June after all!

One of these years I really want to travel to the Arlington cemetery and place the flags on the grave sites of our fallen heroes. My husband and I are both veterans and we are very grateful for the time and sacrifice of those that have served and are serving today.

Do you have any traditions related to this holiday?

Book Seven: Murder Most Frothy by Cleo Coyle

Oh how I love visiting the Village Blend, but this story took place in the Hampton's this time. It was nice for a change of scenery but I can't wait to be back in New York and the aromas of the Blend.

This book was intriguing from the prologue. I kind of like it when we know a bit of what happens from the beginning. It makes me eager to read quickly to that part of the story. The story twists and turns exposing the greediness and rivalries of the business world. Truly an enjoyable book.

The one character from this story that I would love to see in person is Jim Rand. He sounds so yummy!! Even though Clare has a thing for Detective Quinn I hope to see Clare and him meet up again in a future book.

Book Six: Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle

A fun return to Greenwich Village and the Village Blend. In this installment we visit Clare , Matt and the gang throwing a swag party for fashion designer Lottie Harmon who has launched her line of Java Jewelry inspired from the rich colors of the beans.

Unfortunately a poisoned latte leads to the murder and the arrest of Tucker, one of Clare's baristas.Clare puts her sleuthing skills to work and tries to help Tucker get out of the tangled web of rivalries in the fashion world. A riveting read.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Book Five: I'm the Vampire, That's Why by Michelle Bardsley

So after the Twilight phenomenon I happened upon this paranormal romance series by Michele Bardsley. The premise of a small town in Oklahoma being overtaken by vampires and turning the parents into midnight PTA leaders was all too appealing.
Come to find out this series is fun, quirky, and sprinkled with romantic interludes.

In this book the main character is Jessica Matthews mother of two. After being made a "turnblood" she finds her guardian Patrick to be the one she is supposed to be bound to. This binding lasts for 100 years so you have to be careful in making this choice. This story also delves in to the war between the "turnbloods" and the "lycans". An enjoyable read for sure!