Happy Sunday! It’s cold outside and very, very quiet. The cries of heartbroken Sooner fans are heard faintly in the air. I personally think they should be grateful they got to spend a week in Florida, but seriously did they think they could beat Alabama? I mean do you know Nick Saban? The man takes notes on the field so he can tear you a new one at halftime. And I counted at least 17 uses of the F word after he broke his headset.
I have completed my Goodreads Challenge with around 179 books. I’ve read others, I just wasn’t obligated to review them, thank the gods. No one wants to know what I thought of new LSAT study guide. Or the Nuclear Facility Policies and Procedures Manual.
Normally I would do a post on the best books but this year I can’t. There were so many good reads out there this year. This year I also branched out, reading new authors to me from the UK, Pakistan, India, Korea, Scotland and Ireland and Russia, Norway, Denmark too and I have yet to be disappointed in any of them.
A few things I would like to see change this year from Amazon is letting us post on Amazon UK. Why must I have a different account to do that? So if you would fix that little problem I would greatly appreciate it.
Also whoever does those blurbs….stop comparing authors. You know what I mean. “If you loved Gone Girl, you will love ________ (fill in the blank). Well I hated Gone Girl but I loved this book and it wasn’t even in the same genre as Gone Girl. And you don’t have to tell the entire story in the blurb. Why do I need to read it when I already know what happens? I actually told an author that on Goodreads they were comparing her to another author who isn’t even a thriller author. She was not amused. So let’s stop that mess. Also if you disagree with someone else’s review you don’t have to attack them. This isn’t Kindergarten. You aren’t required to comment. Reading is subjective. Every reader puts their own interpretation on a book, based on their own experiences and knowledge, so grow up and stop that.
And that’s all I have to say about that. I wish you a new year full of hope, peace and love. Be Kind. It’s free. Don’t judge. That position is filled. Stand up straight, hold your head high and own your shit.
Thanks for coming over! Happy New Year to you all. And don’t forget to re-tweet other reviewers posts. Thank you for everyone who does this for me and I’ll keep doing it for all of you!
Much love P
Sipping some nice tea and reading the next Katherine Arden! Here are some really good cozies to snuggle up with over the week end!
Stay warm and safe!
Congratulations to you all!
I have absolutely no idea how these got dropped in my Netgalley Shelf! But I am happy to see them there!
“Marrying forbidden love, devoted friendship, and the supernatural with Palombo’s signature passion for music, storytelling, and heartbreaking choices, The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel enchants with a concoction of love, longing, and loss plucked from the bones of one of our most enduring and haunting legends.” – Erin Lindsay McCabe, USA Today bestselling author of I Shall Be Near to You
There’s only so long you can run for your life.
The follow-up to her critically acclaimed Lie to Me, J.T. Ellison’s Tear Me Apart is the powerful story of a mother willing to do anything to protect her daughter even as their carefully constructed world unravels around them.
The highly acclaimed author of Watching Edie returns with a new novel of dark psychological suspense that explores how those closest to us have the most to hide…
Sometimes life’s most magical journeys bring you back to where it all began…From USA Today bestselling author Emily March comes The Christmas Wishing Tree, an enchanting account of the magic and miracle of Christmas.
I was thrilled to see J.T.Ellison in this group! One of my favorites and with this extreme heat maybe the Christmas Wishing Tree will make us feel a bit cooler!
What is on your TBR pile this week?
The fourth in the Lighthouse Library Mystery Series
Halloween in North Carolina’s Outer Banks becomes seriously tricky when librarian Lucy Richardson stumbles across something extra unusual in the rare books section: a dead body.
Set in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with a Lighthouse Library, this is one really well done mystery.
Local boy Jay Ruddle made a killing and more than a few enemies when he sold out to the big box store and headed for New York. Now he is ready to slow down and is trying to choose between two libraries to take his extensive collection of North Carolina history.
While the library hosts its Halloween event Jay has asked to use the rare book room. When Lucy checks on him, she finds him strangled to death. But who? And why?
There are a lot of people still around who harbor grudges and this could be about the collection or maybe just good old greed.
These characters have matured over the books and they are smart, funny and really interesting. I especially loved the history and local lore. But is there more to those tales? When Lucy starts seeing ghostly lights and a horse in the mist, she may change her mind about the supernatural!
I am really glad Crooked Lane picked this series up! A really good cozy. Eva Gates is actually Vicki Delaney!
With The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on everyone’s minds and ghoulish gossip on everyone’s lips, Lucy will need to separate the clues from the boos if she wants to crack this case without losing her head in The Spook in the Stacks, the delightful fourth in national bestseller Eva Gates’ Lighthouse Library mysteries.
NetGalley/Crooked Lane Books Release Date June 12, 2018
Happy Sunday! It’s a beautiful day to be outside, at the lake or the pool with a good book and a good drink!
I’m bouncing between two books right now. Rush by Lisa Patton and The Vintage TeaCup Club by Vanessa Greene. Two very different books.
Hard to believe it is almost May. I have a busy week ahead so today I’m taking my books and heading to the pool to read and hopefully get some sun on my pale legs!
If you’ve read a good book lately, let me know! And enjoy your Sunday.
In a taut psychological thriller filled with breathtaking twists, Joseph Souza explores the tangle of betrayal and deception between two neighboring couples, and asks how well we can really know others–or ourselves.
The bestselling author of The Paris Wife returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn—a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century
Introducing Harvard professor Cal Donovan in the first of an intriguing new series of religious conspiracy thrillers.
This is a short list this week as I also have to finish packing. But some good books on the shelf. Remember The Fourth Monkey? Well I have the sequel. The Fifth To Die by J.D.Barker so I am looking forward to some really good horror!
I’m almost finished with Sign of the Cross. It is one of those books that I have to keep grabbing my research card or bug my good friend and author, Felix Alexander, who wrote The Secret of Heaven and see if his research matched up to mine. Thank goodness! There’s murder, intrigue and even the stigmata in this one. Severn House has the most interesting reads!
Enjoy your Wednesday. What’s on your week?