I've never read this book, but this murder case happened in the next town over. The author is a reporter who covered the case for one of our local TV stations. The Triangle area is also home to the Michael Peterson case made famous by the documentary The Staircase, and a few others that have been covered on Dateline. A creepy claim to fame! #LoveLies #AMonthOfSongs
I just bought a ticket to see Louise Penny! I'm behind on her series, but I might be able to catch up in time. I've seen her before and it was really fun.
I‘m always fascinated by the different covers books have in the U.S. vs the U.K. For these two, the U.K. version is on the left. I love the U.K. version of The Bloodprint but for Convenience Store Woman I like the U.S. one best. It‘s so cute. Which is most #beautiful to you? #AMonthofSongs
I'm not really a foodie and I don't think I ever read an issue of Gourmet magazine, but I really enjoyed this book. I work in the communication field so I related to her work. I enjoyed her travels, the struggles of taking the chance on a new job, and colorful revolving cast of coworkers at the magazine. I especially liked the chapter on how the magazine staff helped in a small way after 9/11. I've added her other memoirs to my TBR.
I have several books (that I haven‘t read yet) about rich American heiresses who married men in the UK who had titles but had run short of money. I don‘t know if any of them said #LoveMeNow at the start of these marriages! I became interested in this after watching Downton Abbey. The Crawleys were this kind of match on that show. #AMonthofSongs
Another great book in this series! I usually read a couple books at once but after I started this one, I read it every chance I got. The mysteries in this series are always about a bigger picture of human rights and that is handled well because of the author's background in human rights law. I am also invested in the ongoing storylines or the two main characters. I'm looking forward to the next one.
I have to be at an event for work but my job is basically to sit, out of sight of the audience, beside a camera tripod until the end. So I‘m taking advantage of a little reading time! This book is great.
Since #7Rings uses the tune of A Few of My Favorite Things, I had to post books related to The Sound of Music. The tagged book is behind the scenes of the movie, and the other two are written by Julie Andrews. She's quite the accomplished children's book author. #AMonthofSongs
I went to my local library book sale this weekend for the first time. I went on dollar day and ended up with 17 books for $17. (The picture cuts off 3 of them.) Mostly royals and reporters with a Mario Lopez thrown in! The friend who asked me to go bought 3 books and I left with a box full. Now to find space for these. #library #bookhaul
My first thought for #BeautifulCrazy was Wuthering Heights, specifically the TV version with Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley. The truth is I really don't like this book at all, but I will rewatch the movie of it! #AMonthofSongs
I found a list of books to read after watching A Star is Born, and these two sound most interesting. And just to be #Shallow I'm adding a picture of Bradley Cooper for good measure.
I have to admit I never paid any attention to the lyrics of #Eastside until this challenge. It seems to be about teen romance, so here are some of my favorite YA romances. #AMonthofSongs
1. Jane Eyre
2. Beezus and Ramona
3. Goodreads and Litsy
4. This is my mom with me last week at a garden tour and tea in a historic neighborhood in my town. It is an annual fundraiser that I took her too for an early Mother‘s Day. (With a couple inset pictures so my layout works!)
5. @originalcyn620 & @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks have y‘all done this?
Thanks for the tag @4thhouseontheleft
April was a great reading month despite the fact that I traveled for part of it and it is also the busiest month of the year at my job. I read 3 fiction and 3 nonfiction this month. The tagged book, Say Nothing, is by far my favorite. It may end up being my best read of the year.
This is a mix of memoir, short stories (or book excerpts), and travel journal. I enjoyed reading it, even as I wondered why she'd choose this place to work on her book. (She sort of provides an answer.)
The Women‘s Prize short list! This is my favorite literary prize. A lot of times I don‘t love the Man Booker winners. The tagged book is the only one I have already read, though I have Circe and My Sister the Serial Killer on my shelf. Do you have a pick?
Catching up on my #Nonfiction2019 bingo card. Added the following two:
* Something with history: Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe, about the Troubles in Northern Ireland and
* Something from another country: Prisoner by Jason Rezaian, about his imprisonment in Iran
I'm hoping to fill the whole card so I'm jumping around.
The subtitle of this book tells you exactly what happened to the author. Maybe because I already knew some of the story reading it was at times a bit tedious, but I'm sure that was the nature of his experience. The best part for me was the end, during the part when he was kept on a US military base just after his release, and then the end when he had to become reacclimated to normal life. #nonfiction2019
I enjoyed this book, which was recommended for me by @bookriot through their Tailored Book Recommendations (TBR) program. I listened to it and that made me a little confused at times about what was going on, but overall I enjoyed it. There's magical realism in this story, which is something I don't usually read. What I liked best were the strong women characters. I also liked hearing the author read her own work.
I like this genre of amateur female detectives in the Victorian period. I accidentally read a later one before this one and it was nice to see how it started. I like the Charlotte Holmes series by Sherry Thomas too and it would be fun for Veronica to team up with her!
This book, which is more of a history of The Troubles than just a murder mystery, is excellent. Fascinating and sad, well researched and well written. I had only a cursory knowledge of Northern Ireland's history and this book was a humanizing look at the conflict and the people caught up in it. I've also never read a book where an academic archive played such an important part.
I find the Mitford sisters fascinating so the title of this historical fiction drew my interest. It was a great book to read while traveling. It is based on a real life case. I liked Louisa, the nursery maid turned amateur detective and the case kept me guessing. I had a small issue with the ending but I won't say what so as not to spoil it. I'm happy to see it is a series and look forward to book 2.
A few snaps from my day tour around the north coast of Cornwall. This is such a beautiful place!