This is my second finish for #20in4. Outfox is the story of a serial killer and the man who is hunting him… Sounds exciting, right? We‘ll, it wasn‘t so much. There were parts that were intriguing, but overall it was just meh. Even the twists weren‘t that great. Sandra Brown may just not be for me.
The narrator did a decent job though.
First finish for #20in4. This is the second in the Meg Langslow series. Donna Andrews writes very quirky characters and there is always humor in her novels. This was a short cozy mystery that let us get to know the Langslow clan a bit better.
The fourth in the series. This book finds Jacobia and Ellie trying to track down a lost Stradivarius. A supposed relative comes to stay to write a dissertation, but things aren‘t connecting…. And so ensues the mystery. This one was decent, not the best of the series (thanks to a bit of teenage angst…). I‘ll continue with the aeries. The narrator of the audiobooks does a fabulous job!
My second finish for #marvellousmarch
The final book in George Dillman/Genevieve Masefield series. Set in the 1920s, our main pair are married private detectives on the White Star Line. In this installment there are thefts, a murder, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle aboard and a medium who conducts séances. As always , it was well written and very enjoyable. I will miss spending time with George and Genevieve.
My first finish for #20in4 and #Sharreadathon
@Andrew65 is hosting the #20in4 readathon, with a bonus day this month. Join us in this readathon (who can resist this great graphic).
My goals are:
📖 Read for 20 hours
📖 Finish my print book (Murder on the Celtic)
📖 Make progress in my print book for #sharreadathon (Spider‘s Web)
📖 Finish my audiobook (The Lightkeeper‘s Daughter)
This was my first Edith Wharton book. What a writer! Even though this book had a sad, morose tone to it, I looked forward to picking it up because of the lyrical writing. There was a touch of suspense and Wharton did a wonderful job portraying the angst of the situation. I look forward to reading more of Wharton‘s works.
This was my #doublespin for February (I actually got one read in the appropriate month 😳)
My wrap-up for #fabulousfebruary Not the greatest as the Winter Olympics were quite the distraction.
Now moving right into #sharreadathon I didn‘t know Sharon, but the outpouring of love for her and her family is what makes Litsy so wonderful. To honor another reader and those who cared about her, I am privileged to participate. In Sharon‘s honor, I‘ll read Spider‘s Web off her TBR.
1. No Valentines pictures, but this is my baby at Christmas with one of her favorite toys…
2. Current read is Murder on the Celtic and so far a pick. It‘s the last in the series, and I‘m savoring as I will miss George and Genevieve 🥲
3. For my fur baby. She‘s a wonderful cuddler.
Thanks for the tag @Eggs #WondrousWednesday on Tardy Thursday 😉
#FabulousFebruary hosted by the awesome @Andrew65 starts today!!!! Here are my goals:
📖 Read 600 pages
📖 Finish my print book (Murder on the Celtic)
📖 Get halfway through my next print book (A Three Book Problem)
📖 Finish one (or both) current audios (Outfox or The Storyteller)
I know most read this when they were children, but I missed it somehow. What a wonderful retelling of Cinderella. I enjoyed Ella, her persistence and strength.
At first the narrator was shocking (not used to a childlike voice) but as I got used to it, and it seemed very fitting.
My first finish for #20in4.
Another great addition to the Cotton Malone series. This was has Cotton determined to find out what happened to his father. It was a tough ride for Cotton physically and emotionally.
I have to say that I thoroughly missed Cassiopeia and Henrik though.
A cute beginning to a new cozy series. Sloan Krause is a brewer in Washington state and finds her husband canoodling with a barmaid at their German themed pub. Later another brewer is going floating in the tank at Sloan‘s new place of employment and all signs point to her cheating husband. I loved the talk of different types of craft beers and the Krause family. I‘ll definitely read the next in the series.
My first finish of #joyousjanuary. A powerful tale of overcoming abuse. A love how honest Cummings was in telling his story.
This was a cute holiday read. It addressed some heavy topics (grief, divorce, etc), but did it in a complimentary way to the romance plot.
#WondrousWednesday on Saturday because it‘s been one of those weeks…. Thanks for the tag @Avanders I hope you are doing well.
1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2. To get one year closer to retirement (only 3 to go…)
3. Temps in the 20s. It‘s been bitterly cold and 23 F feels balmy.
First finish of the year…
I need to stop reading prequels, sequels or any other quels for GWTW. They just don‘t measure up…
I am giving this a so-so instead of a pan for the allusions to the original work, but it is a slim so-so. At least it‘s off my TBR now and hopefully the used book store will give me a $1.00 for it.
My August pick for #12Booksof2021. Part of the graphic novel series that taught GNs are not comics.
My final book for 2021 which also got me to my GR goal. This is the third Arcane Society novel. These are quick reads with lots of action. A nice finish to the year.
My first finish for #20in4
@Andrew65 is hosting the final #20in4 for 2021. There is also a #20in4treasurehunt for those interested. Check Andrew‘s posts for more details.
I‘m going to make my goals fairly simple:
🔹 20 hours
🔹 Finish one more book to reach GR goal for 2021
🔹 Get my currently reading list down to a manageable number (borrowing from @julesG Hope you don‘t mind?!?)
My May pick for #12Booksof2021. After reading this installation in the Temperance Brennan series, I immediately started the next. Reichs is such a talented storyteller.