Fun, easy read. Not sure what I think of the heroine‘s love interest at this point, but we‘ll see.
Fun, easy read. Not sure what I think of the heroine‘s love interest at this point, but we‘ll see.
So-so. Stuffed full of snark and character details, and the heroine was written as having a brain, if a bit naive. But I was ambivalent on both the hero and the mystery, and I think I'm gonna need to tap out of reading the cozy genre for a while.
I would have enjoyed this more if there were zero romantic elements and it was just Georgie forming her own independence in the 1930s setting.
This fantasy royal bloodline has sent me down a rabbit hole of researching Victoria's issue. It's been 30 min since I last came up for air, and now I passionately need in-depth biographies on The Princess Louise and the dukedom of Argyll.
#pricedrop If memory serves, this is the book that satirized the mating call of the upper-class British male as extending an invitation for a bit of the old rumpy-pumpy.
Yeah, I'm gonna have to read this.
I want #cozymystery recommendations. I'm new to the genre but I want the best of the best.
Rhys Bowen, Joanne Fluke, and Kate Carlisle Fixer-Upper series have been great. And I adore Agatha Christie.
I didn't like Lilian Jackson Braun "The Cat Who" or Kate Carlisle's Bibliophile series. Couldn't get into Rita Mae Brown. (Shocker, I know, given that my Litsy name and my interests, but I'm thinking I don't like cozy mysteries about cats.)
This book was a fun cozy mystery. Set in the 1930s, Georgie is 34th in line for the crown. She has a relationship and spy‘s for Her Royal Highness. A dead body turns up in Georgie‘s house and she has to figure out why. What‘s obvious to the reader, isn‘t always obvious to Georgie, so that‘s a little annoying.
#ReadHarder - Cozy Mystery
#ReadingUSA2019 - Author has a residence in AZ
Currently 19/50 states for #ReadingUSA2019 only 4 for April.
1. Too many! Tagged, Bellman & Black, No Exit & The Swan Book
2. The Feather Thief - I haven‘t been listening to Audio very often
3. The Widows of Malabar Hill - Already have it from the library
Apparently this goober thinks the table is his new bed. He usually sits on my lap, but he jumped right up to the table! 🤦♀️ We clearly shouldn‘t have let him on the table while giving him a haircut last week.
Anyway, trying to soak up some sun by working outside. And I obviously had to bring my books outside with me. Trying to get rid of that winter paleness!
This was heaps of fun. A mystery in the vein of Flavia de Luce or Amelia Peabody. It‘s London in the inter-war years and Georgie (or rather her ladyship Georgiana) might be 34th in line to the throne but she is also flat broke - and dogged by troubles, including a dead body in her bathtub. A deliciously light, tongue in cheek, cosy, with plenty of tea and cakes. 😍
Is there anything better after a busy day full of people-ing than a book and bed? We did customer interviews all day and I am exhausted - I thought about finding a yoga class or taking a walk or hitting the hotel hot tub and then decided right here is where it is at. 📚 🛏 This book is great so far!!
After reading the Christmas book in the series in December, I thought I'd give it a go from the beginning. I'm not big into cozies but these are well-written and there's something charming about their corniness. I imagine I'll sprinkle them in my reading when I need something breezy and undemanding. (The one where Georgie finds a dead Frenchman in her tub...)
Finished this while lounging water park side at Great Wolf Lodge! Nothing better than reading a fabulous book at an inside water park while it snows and blows outside! I absolutely adored this book! Georgie was a delight and found all the other characters fun as well. Darcy especially! The mystery aspect kept me guessing until the end and I found the story to be well paced. I can‘t wait to get my hands on the second one!!
I really longed for some great cozies and fast-paced thrillers for my end of the year reading... Luckily my library came through and got me several books by Rhys Bowen. Not too excited about this series though. Love the other two! The car was nearly hit by a big moose today. 2 metres probably saved our lives! Sometimes life is a thriller...
I feel like I‘m so late opening this up, but I didn‘t have time before work this morning. Thank you SO MUCH @Suzze - everything is amazing! I haven‘t read any of these authors and I love that you have met and love them all. I can‘t wait to dive in! The mug is ADORABLE! ❤️❤️ And I have never heard of snickerdoodle cocoa, it sounds amazing! You got my pb love and the bookmark and magnet are also fabulous! 😻 #FFFS #FallingForFallSwap
📚Tagged! Can‘t wait to read the new one!
🙍🏼♀️Elin Hilderbrand-perfect for summer
📺 Hogan‘s Heroes - I‘m SO old!
A week or so ago I was eavesdropping on a Facebook conversation between @BethFishReads and another book blogger when this series was recommended as an excellent #audiobook experience. So far, so good
1. I try not to feel guilty ever but I do love The Country Club Murders by Julie Mulhern or the Her Royal Spyness series (tagged)
2. You‘ve Got Mail or The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
3. Potato chips & sour cream dip. Don‘t leave me alone with these!
4. @Karkar @SilversReviews tell us your guilty secrets!
Thanks for the tag @JenlovesJT47 !!
I picked this up as a lighter read while I make my way through The Passage and The Radium Girls which are heavy, dark reads. The premise was difficult for me to buy as Georgina, 34th in line to the throne of England takes up a job as a maid airing out houses for wealthy clients as she is in need of an income. The first half plodded along, but the second half picked up the pace which I appreciated. Not sure if I‘ll pick up any more in the series.
😭😭😭 I had read great things but this book just didn‘t work for me. Good editing but the story itself dragged. I was thrown by some of the language (odd contractions in sentences about the inappropriateness of using “weekend” etc) & the constant money carry on grated, almost as if the author was taking too much glee in a poor aristocrat. Grandad was the best character by far but most of the others were dense, oblique or irritating. Not a fan 😭
I‘m of two minds about this book. For me, it‘s really the last quarter of the book that keeps it from being a so-so, and there was a point, about halfway through, where I almost bailed. Georgie is a great character, but some of the situations were so nonsensical and unrealistic that I was ready to quit. It wasn‘t until it became clear that it was her life in danger that my interest ratcheted up.
Thank you so much for such a fun #feedareader package @JenlovesJT47 ! I can't wait to use my pretty Valentine kitchen tools! I seriously needed a new spatula, and I love the one you sent! ❤️🌺The lip gloss is great, and my husband said heck yeah on the recipes! 😂 They all sound delicious! I have a feeling the Roasted Garlic Chicken and Crusty Parmesan Bread will be on the menu this week... Thank you! ❤️
A good 3 stars. Classic historical mystery set up in the 1930s London. The set up is classic and a bit transparent, I knew who did it half way through but Georgie is worth the read, she is an interesting character that has room to grow. The secondary female characters are a bit problematic in the way they are set up as adversary due to their gender even Belinda, who is the best friend, who is set up in a way that bothered me.
Positively scintillating as only royalty could do. There‘s not a lot of spying going on here, after all such things should be conducted properly over a warm cup of tea and such things take time to percolate. But Lady Georgiana is adorable and if you met her in person, I‘m quite sure you‘d be only to enthralled by her tale of woe! 👑 🕵️♀️
There are going to be tears tonight. Fleury returns to Pittsburgh and #loveistheanswer because 🌸 is so loved by the fans and the players. #happinessisresistance. I'll probably use my book to hide tonight.
Need a thrill...for me these days is reading a awesome book and watch hockey. Hockey is thrilling again after many years away for me. It's now an almost 3 years thrill. Saturday especially thrilling because it's hockey in 🇨🇦. So tonight's thrilling offers are: Pens in NJ, Leafs in Bean Town and later on there a certain abs boy playing. #happinessisresistance #readingandwatchinghockey
Friday night hockey features Ovi vs Sid in Pittsburgh. I finished Hamilton's Battalion and started on Her Royal Spyness while at the salon. Cozy 1930s London mystery is on the menu tonight along with the Pens putting the Caps through the wringer I hope. #readingandwatchinghockey
Cute little cozy! Wonderfully fun characters that I can‘t wait to read more about! Loved all the descriptions of the ladies dresses and fashion! Can‘t wait to see what crazy messes that ‘Her Ladyship‘ gets into again!
So glad @Pamwurtzler downloaded these books to our shared amazon account! This series is a lot of fun (first book tagged and pictured). If you‘d like some light mysteries with a twist of Downton Abbey, read these. You‘ll love the hilariously upper crust nicknames like Binky, Fig, etc.
Thank you so much @JenlovesJT47 I love ❤️ my #letsgetcozy package!! It's wonderful! I'm really excited to read Her Royal Spyness, I love historical mysteries! And the tea looks excellent I'm going to make myself a cup right after I make this post! And I 💛🖤 the bookmark 😍 I am definitely a hufflepuff!! Thank you @cobwebmoth for putting this together!!!
This audiobook has been lingering in my Audible library for a while now. I don't know about you, but I go through podcast listening phases alternating with audiobook listening phases and I never know when one will end. I just go with it...this is my fourth audiobook in a row. Sorry podcasts; I'll be back soon!