Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Once she reenters the arena this time around, Katniss is an entirely different person. Her attitude is one of acceptance of her certain death and she seems to be indifferent to the possibility of never again seeing her family or Gale. I will not spoil the ending for those that haven't read it yet but I will say that the twists and turns continue and I can't believe I have to wait an entire year for the next book!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
This is he second installment in the Mystery Shopper series featuring Josie Marcus, my favorite sleuth shopper. This one started out with what I thought was a steamy scene from Josie's high school days but turned out to be her present reality. Josh and her seem to be getting hot and heavy...we will see where this goes. In this story, Josie is to mystery shop a shoe store where a very slimy salesman named Mel seems to be a little too interested in women's feet if you know what I mean. Unfortunately for Mel he gets fired and then permanently silenced. I do enjoy the fact that the nosy neighbor is snubbed in this one. A great read that makes me want to continue to see how the next assignment goes.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Definitely a 5/5
Monday, July 27, 2009
It's Hannah Swensen again!! This follows after the proposal in Peach Cobbler and I wanted to know what happened. I loved this one because a new love interest entered the picture. Boy did Mike & Norman have a fit of jealously! Main street became the scene of a Hollywood movie and murder. The prop gun apparently was not a prop after all and Hannah has to figure out who did it.
This is the 2nd installment in the scrapbook mystery series by Laura Childs. I have enver read her tea series but I am sure that it is just as good. I love the characters in this series especially Shamus. I sure hope that Carmela and him end up back together although Glory Meechum is such a bear of a sister-in-law. This story takes us into the celebrations of New Orleans and the art museum world. Apparentl;y there is not only painting forgery that goes all but a whole lot more. I enjoyed this one and cannot wait to pick up the next one.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
This book was so hard to get through. It was selected as the book of the month for my bookclub back in December or January and I just now finished it. It was a slow read as it should have been for its setting in the 1930's Dustbowl era. I am a fast paced type of gal so it did drag. Out of 196 pages, it finally picked up around 101 and I couldn't put it down. The story is of a women's quilting club and the fabric that knits these groups of ladies together. A newcomer joins them and stirs up a deep old secret that the club has sworn to take to the grave. The story is heartfelt and shows the warmth that women can share in friendship.
This book was a long one and at times difficult to continue. It was full of emotion and a wrencher from beginning to end. I was pleasantly surprised by the ending although I wish things had gone differently in the middle. Do not read this book at a time that you are emotionally charged ro vulnerable as you will be a basketcase until you are done. I would read it when life is relatively good and not in turmoil. I really enjoyed this book and would gladly recommend it to a friend.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
This was the slowest read so far of the series. I don't know exactly what it was missing but it wasn't as suspenseful or page turning as the previous three. On this adventure there really wasn't a "prophechy" they were trying to fulfill. They are trying to figure out what has happened to all the nibblers and the answer lies with the Bane. I do plan on reading the 5th and final installment of the series and I do hope that it is better than this book.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
This was my first dose of Laura Childs and I was pleasantly surprised. I would have liked to have had the climax a little earlier than the last couple of pages but beggars can't be choosers. I love mysteries and love scrapbooking so this series is a welcomed new look. Again the font is small because of the publisher but it wasn't as hindering as in the past. I look forward to the next scrapbook mystery.
Oh how wonderfuly it was to re-enter the world of Hannah Swensen and the Cookie Jar. This time we are in the middle of a fair and one of the judges of the baked goods contest is murdered on the midway. There are delicious recipes for all types of gulity concoctions including the deep-fried candy bar.
If you haven't tried one you don't know what you are missing!
This was the saddest in the series so far. It was quite adventuresome but also sad. This adventure takes Gregor to the jungle to find the cure for the plague that has taken over the underland. Gregor tries and tries different paths.
This is book 2 and just as exciting as the first. IN this adventure Gregor is sent on a mission to fulfill the Prophecy of Bane. He finds out he is supposed to do away with the Bane, a baby rat. Ripred and Vikus help him to fulfill the prophecy. The next book is bound to be as exciting if not more so.
This is the first in the Orchard Mystery series from Sheila. I liked the storyline alot but the size of the text just bhugged the heck out of me. It is very small and apparently th eublisher is who decided on the tine and cramped font. It made it harder to read through as quickly but still worth it.
I especially enjoyed the insinuating love story that I hope will continue in the next book.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
This is the second book in the Dead End Job series and it was delightful. I love Helen Hawthorne and this time she is working in a bookstore (dream job if you ask me). The owner of the bookstore, a real jerkface anyway, ends up dead and Helen's friend Peggy is charged with the crime. Helen sets out to prove that Peggy is innocent and learn some interesting things about her former boss, coworkers and friends along thw way.
Monday, January 12, 2009
This is from the Monkeewrench series although it primarily involves Detectives Roseleth and Magozzi. Grace and her gang only make a couple of brief appearances throughout the book. This story starts out with a snowman making contest gone haywire and ends with a tale of murder, lies, and destruction of an entire generation.
Monday, January 5, 2009
1. Wicked- Gregory Maguire
2. 16 Lighthouse Rd- Debbie Macomber
3. Hide- Lisa Gardner
4. Whistling in the Dark- Lesley Kagen
5. Perisan Pickle Club- Sandra Dallas
6. One Fifth Ave- Candace Bushnell
7. The Historian- Elizabeth Kostova
8. The Shack- William Young
9. Dead Run- PJ Tracy
10. Millionaire Women Next Door- Thomas J. Stanley (Non-fiction)