Thursday, November 29, 2012

Review: High Five by Janet Evanovich (audio)

High Five by Janet Evanovich
Read by CJ Critt
Recorded Books
1999
Length: 9.75 hours

From the back of the audio case: Find out why Stephanie Plum's racy, in-your-face New Jersey adventures are attracting a growing number of fans. Join America's favorite bounty hunter as she scrambles to make an honest living, keep her family happy, and find true love.

Desperate for money, Stephanie is trying to apprehend a surly "little person" when a call from her mother pulls her back to the Burg. Seventy-two-year-old Uncle Fred is missing, and the family is counting on Stephanie to track him down. Fred is known as a cheapskate and a womanizer, but why would he have photos of body parts in his desk? As Stephanie investigates, men keep turning up in her locked apartment - but none of them is vice cop Joe Morelli, the captain of her heart.

New York Times best-selling author Janet Evanovich delivers the tough, funny characters and New Jersey ambiance that her fans have grown to love. Narrator CJ Critt achieves the perfect tone as Stephanie juggles high-powered scams, lust, and fun.

My thoughts: I have to say this might be the funniest series I've ever read/listened to. And after listening to the last three books, I've decided that I am going to listen to the audio of the rest of the series. I know that the narrator changes soon, but unless I really don't like the new one, it's audio til the end.

In High Five, Stephanie manages to get another car blown up and also manages to get shot at again. Since there aren't any big cases, she takes on her family's request to find Uncle Fred who seems to have disappeared. Since that isn't going to pay her rent, she also starts doing some moonlighting with Ranger. This leads to some interesting cases, including being a chauffeur to a fifteen-year-old Sheik who seems to think he's all that. The one FTA that Stephanie does get involves her bringing in a little person and that just leads to many hysterical scenes. 

Once again, it's Grandma Mazur that steals the show. Any scenes involving her usually lead to something crazy happening. From her wanting to go to funerals to check out how the deceased is laid out and who comes to visit to her getting her hands on Stephanie's stun gun and using it on Stephanie's father, the laughter just doesn't stop.

One interesting development in this book is the new love interest in Stephanie's life. It seems that sparks were flying not only between Stephanie and Joe Morelli, but suddenly they start flying between Stephanie and Ranger. In fact, we are left with a cliff-hanger at the very end of the book - does Stephanie call Joe or Ranger to come over? Even listening to the book didn't give me any hints and now I can't wait to get my hands on the audio for the next book, Hot Six.

Audio Thoughts: Once again CJ Critt does a phenomenal job voicing all the characters in this book. She gives each character their own unique personality - so much so that it's quite easy to determine who's talking without an introduction.

Have you found a series or an author that you've decided the audio versions of the books are better?

(I borrowed this audio book from the library.)

     1.  One for the Money                         12.  Twelve Sharp
     2.  Two for the Dough                         12.5  Plum Lovin'
     3.  Three to Get Deadly                      13.  Lean Mean Thirteen
     4.  Four to Score                                   13.5  Plum Lucky
     5.  High Five                                           14.  Fearless Fourteen
     6.  Hot Six                                                14.5  Plum Spooky
     7.  Seven Up                                           15.  Finger Lickin' Fifteen
     8.  Hard Eight                                         16.  Sizzling Sixteen
     8.5  Visions of Sugar Plums              17.  Smokin' Seventeen
     9.  To the Nines                                      18.  Explosive Eighteen
    10.  Ten Big Ones                                    19.  Notorious Nineteen
    11.  Eleven on Top

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Review: Stake & Eggs by Laura Childs

Stake & Eggs by Laura Childs
Berkley
November 2012
Format: ARC Paperback, 304 pages


First line: Ice pellets blasted the windows of the Cackleberry Club.

From the back cover: New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs presents the best way to start your day—with a hearty breakfast and a side of hard-boiled murder.
Suzanne, Toni, and Petra found a second life after losing their husbands—opening their own successful business, the Cackleberry Club cafè. But the three women never expected sleuthing to be the special of the day…

A KILLER HAS THE TOWN WALKING ON EGG SHELLS
When a snowmobile crashes into the woods behind the Cackleberry Club cafè, Suzanne finds her town’s most-hated banker beheaded by a wire staked in the snow. Now some of her best customers are prime suspects with a bushel of motives, and the murder investigation is snowballing. An elusive young runaway may be the Cackleberry Club’s only way to crack the case…provided Suzanne can keep her head long enough to track down the cold-blooded killer.

My thoughts: This is the 4th book in Laura Child's Cackleberry Club Mystery series and it was another fast-paced cozy mystery that kept you guessing until the end. The Cackleberry Club Cafe is owned by Suzanne, Toni, and Petra and consists of the cafe, where they specialize in different egg specialties, a book nook, and a yarn shop. Once again, a murder occurs practically in the Club's backyard and once again Suzanne, along with Toni and Petra, find themselves helping Sheriff Doogie figure things out. It seems that someone has caused the murder of the town banker, a man that Suzanne quickly learns is not all that well-liked by the rest of the town. With some of her regulars on the suspect list, Suzanne soon becomes the sounding board for those trying to plead their innocence. 

Between her investigating, trying to spend time with her beau, Sam, and get ready for their Winter Blaze party, Suzanne is pretty busy and finds herself in some precarious situations. The whole town is abuzz with preparations for the Fire and Ice Festival and there is the possibility that the murder will put a damper on that. But the gang is hoping it will not - they are putting on the final event, the Winter Blaze party, and they've been planning this for a while. 

There are some very humorous scenes throughout the book, my favorite involving Toni's on-again-off-again boyfriend's car cooker. And then there are the recipes that are included in the back of the book. I'm thinking I might try the Cheddar Ricotta Quiche - it sounds delicious and looks pretty easy to make!

All in all, this was another fun visit with the Cackleberry Club ladies. I'm really glad that I didn't give up on this series after the first book - it seems that each story gets better and better. My only complaint is that there's not a place like this near me,which is probably a good thing. After all, I would probably be there all the time - food, yarn and books all in one place - I wouldn't want to leave! 

Is there a place you've come across in a book that you wish really did exist?


Thank you to the author for sending me a copy of this book to review - I really enjoyed it!!!


Books in this series:
  1. Eggs in Purgatory
  2. Eggs Benedict Arnold
  3. Bedeviled Eggs
  4. Stake & Eggs

Monday, November 26, 2012

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (11.26.12)




It’s Monday What Are you Reading , hosted by Sheila, is the perfect way for me to begin my week and allows me to focus on what needs to be read and to see what I have or have not accomplished the previous week. I also enjoy discovering new books by visiting other participants blogs.

So I ended up taking an unplanned break from blogging last week. Between getting ready for Thanksgiving - cleaning, baking, decorating, etc - I was exhausted and just needed to walk away from the blog. But, I am back and am looking forward to finishing out the year and begin planning for next year!

I did sign up to participate in my first ever blog hop. It's the 1st Annual Historical Holiday Blog Hop being hosted by Passages to the Past. It will be held December 10 - 17 and now I just need to pick what historical fiction book I will be giving away! If you would like to participate, head here to sign up.

Books Completed last week:
  • High Five by Janet Evanovich (library audio book)
  • Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson (mine)
  • Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts (library audio book)
Reading Now: 
  • Postcards from the Dead by Laura Childs (library book)
  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (mine)
  • Hot Six by Janet Evanovich (library audio book) - car/house
  • Summer House by Nancy Thayer (library audio book) - ipod
Next:   
  • Harvest Moon by Robyn Carr (e-book)
  • The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini (mine)
  • Rococo by Adriana Trigiani (mine)
 Reviews Completed last week:
 Other posts related to books:
Books for which I need to finish reviews:
  • Stake & Eggs by Laura Childs
  • High Five by Janet Evanovich
  • Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson
  • Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
Contest information:  
  • Check back soon for more giveaways!
What about you?  What does your reading week look like this week?  Whatever it is, happy reading and have a good week!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Review: The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts

The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts
Berkley Trade
November 2012
Format: Paperback, 336 pages

First line: With a few groans and sighs, the old building settled down for the night.

From the back cover: The Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother are breathing new life into the town of Boonsboro, Maryland, by restoring its historic hotel. And they’re finding their own lives revamped by love. This is Ryder’s story... Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out — with a tough-as-nails outside and possibly nothing too soft underneath. He’s surly and unsociable, but when he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except apparently Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn BoonsBoro. And though the Inn is running smoothly, thanks to Hope’s experience and unerring instincts, her big-city past is about to make an unwelcome — and embarrassing — appearance. Seeing Hope vulnerable stirs up Ryder’s emotions and makes him realize that while Hope may not be perfect, she just might be perfect for him...

My thoughts: This is the final book in Nora Roberts' Inn BoonsBoro trilogy. I went into this book both excited to finally read about Ryder's story but also with some sadness because this is the last time we will be able to visit with these characters. This is my love/hate relationship with series and trilogies - we get to really know the characters and become invested in their lives over the course of the series but then when it ends, it's like you've suddenly lost your best friend.

The Perfect Hope is primarily Ryder and Hope's story. From the first time these characters meet in book 1, there's immediate chemistry, although neither is willing to admit it. When they finally succumb to that first kiss, it's really no surprise that they take a straight-talking, honest approach to their relationship. There's no room for misconceptions with these two - Hope even asks point blank if Ryder is planning on sleeping with her. It's really no surprise that these two end up together - that was easy to predict even from the first book. What I enjoy is the ride they take to get there - a ride that is not without some major interruptions.

The other main story-line in this book deals with the mystery surrounding the inn and the resident ghost. This was perhaps my favorite part of the whole trilogy. I loved learning about Lizzy's story and how everyone was invested in finding her Billy. When we finally get the whole story, I got goosebumps! This may be surprising since I'm not really a big fan of the whole paranormal genre, but for some reason it just works in this series. With the restoration of an old building and the history of the small town, it just all fits together.

I thoroughly enjoyed this series and really wish I could stay at the Inn BoonsBoro - perhaps there will be a trip to BoonsBoro, MD sometime soon! What a treat for an avid reader - rooms named after literary romantic couples that got their happily ever after! If you could stay at an inn that named rooms after literary couples, who's room would you want to stay in?

(I borrowed this book from the library.)

Books in this series:
  1. The Next Always
  2. The Last Boyfriend
  3. The Perfect Hope

Stacking the Shelves (25) 11.25.12

 
Tynga of Tynga's Reviews is starting a new meme to spotlight the books we receive each week.  Here's what I got: 
 
 
 

  Won:

The Ruins of Lace
by Iris Anthony
 
I won this from Library of Clean Reads and cannot wait to read it!!!
 
 






  Purchased:

Christmas in High Heels (free e-book)
by Gemma Halliday
 
I have the first in this series and saw this as a freebie, so I got it...hopefully I'll get around to starting this series soon.
 
 

From the Library:
 
Postcards from the Dead
by Laura Childs
 
I've been waiting for this one to come in at the library and started it as soon as I got it...I love this series!
 
 



 
From PaperbackSwap:
 
Sunrise Point
by Robyn Carr
 
This is the last from the shopping spree at PaperbackSwap...hoping to finish out this series soon!
 

 
 



 
What did you get this week?

Monday, November 19, 2012

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (11.19.12)




It’s Monday What Are you Reading , hosted by Sheila, is the perfect way for me to begin my week and allows me to focus on what needs to be read and to see what I have or have not accomplished the previous week. I also enjoy discovering new books by visiting other participants blogs.

Unfortunately, I didn't get too much done this week. I ended up with a massive headache on Thursday and it lingered on until Sunday. The only good thing is that because I couldn't spend time reading, I got all my cleaning and most of my shopping done for Thanksgiving and got some quality crochet time in. This week is going to be busy with holiday baking, last minute shopping for the fresh vegetables, and last minute spot cleaning. Hopefully after the holiday, I will get some reading time in!

Books Completed last week:
  • Stake & Eggs by Laura Childs (review book)
Reading Now: 
  • Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson (mine)
  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (mine)
  • High Five by Janet Evanovich (library audio book) - car/house
  • Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts (library audio book) - ipod
Next:   
  • The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini (mine)
  • Hot Six by Janet Evanovich (library audio book)
 Reviews Completed last week:
 Other posts related to books:
Books for which I need to finish reviews:
  • The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts 
  • Stake & Eggs by Laura Childs
What about you?  What does your reading week look like this week?  Whatever it is, happy reading and have a good week!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (24) 11.18.12

 
Tynga of Tynga's Reviews is starting a new meme to spotlight the books we receive each week.  Here's what I got: 
 
 
 
  Purchased:

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
by James Patterson
 
This is the latest book in James Patterson's Alex Cross series and I am loving it!
 
My Kind of Christmas
by Robyn Carr
I'm almost caught up on the Virgin River series and I'm hoping to get to this, the latest one, soon!
 
 
 
 
 




From the Library:
 
Come Home (audio)
by Lisa Scottoline
 
I've never read anything by Lisa Scottoline before, but hear her books are really good, so I'm going to start with this one.
 
 
 






From PaperbackSwap:
 
Hidden Summit
by Robyn Carr
 
This is still from my shopping spree on PaperbackSwap...and I can't wait to get to this one!
 

 
 
  


 
What did you get this week?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Book Beginnings Friday: Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.  Please remember to include the title of the book and the author.


 I'm reading Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson:

The rear door to St. Anthony's Church had been left open. Exactly as I had been promised.

This is James Patterson's newest Alex Cross book and I was at the bookstore on Monday when they opened waiting to buy this. I'm only 25 pages in so far, but I can already tell that this is going to be a good one and am hoping to have some time this weekend to read the rest of the book!

Do you read James Patterson? Do you have an author you read that you count down the days until their newest release?

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Review: Sleep No More by Iris Johansen

Sleep No More by Iris Johansen
St. Martin's Press
October 2012
Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

First line: The kill should be ridiculously easy.

From the inside cover: One woman held captive for decades...Another one freed by the truth...

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan knows what it's like to be haunted by the past.  For years after her daughter Bonnie was stolen from her, she fought for closure.  But now as she's striving to begin anew, she can't shake the feeling that something terrible is about to happen—or maybe already has.  When her mother, Sandra, asks for help in finding a missing friend named Beth Avery, Eve is sure that she's hiding something.  It’s odd that Sandra would get involved at all, and the fact that she adamantly refuses to go to the police for help reinforces Eve’s suspicions that something is very wrong.

Eve learns that Beth has been locked away in a mental hospital for years, which makes it even harder to understand how she could have disappeared. As Sandra reluctantly reveals small pieces of the truth about Beth's identity, Eve is shocked to discover that their lives are strangely entwined, and Beth's disappearance now puts them all in grave danger.
 
Desperate, Eve enlists a secret weapon to pick up Beth's trail:  rogue profiler, Kendra Michaels. With an uncanny ability to detect clues and solve puzzles, Kendra begins to uncover the bizarre circumstances of Beth's escape from what should have been the safety of her hospital room. Beth is on the run, and as her mind clears--detoxing from the drugs that have held her prisoner--she begins to see the threads of a twisted plot within the powerful Avery family, threatening to destroy Beth and anyone else who might jeopardize the high-stakes game that is already in play.

My thoughts: This is the latest in Iris Johansen's Eve Duncan series and I was so glad to see that we had not seen the last of Eve Duncan. Last year, Iris Johansen released a trilogy that answered the question, 'What happened to Eve's daughter Bonnie? - a question the readers have been wanting to know since the first book. Now that we had that answer, I was afraid that would be the end for Eve as this had been a driving force in her life. But, Eve is back and better than ever!

In Sleep No More, Eve's mother Sandra wants Joe to look into a missing person, Beth Avery. Eve is immediately suspicious, especially as Sandra is a bit cagey with details at first. Once the real reason why Sandra is worried about Beth comes out, Eve is shocked...and decides she will help Joe find out what happened to Beth. Beth had been locked away in a mental institution since she was seventeen and has somehow managed to escape. As we find out more, we realize she is the daughter of a powerful family - her father is in politics and her paternal grandmother seems to rule with an iron fist. It is what Sandra tells Eve about Beth that pushes Eve into the search. And the search isn't without a crazy killer and lots of secrets. People who happen to be in on why Beth was in the mental institution in the first place start dropping like flies, one by one. The big question is who is behind all of this?

Needing all the help they can get, Eve and Joe enlist the help of profiler Kendra Michaels, who is a character from a book Iris Johansen co-wrote with her son, Roy, called Close Your Eyes. Kendra is an interesting character and without giving away too many details, she possesses a unique quality of having hyper-alert senses - something that Eve and Joe know will help them. 

This is another great thriller by Iris Johansen and I was hooked from the beginning. There is a lot of action, with plenty of twists and turns so that you don't want to put the book down. Both Beth and Kendra are strong female characters and I look forward to seeing how their relationships with Eve develop in future books as I don't think we've seen the last of either of them. I also love that even though we know what happened to Bonnie, she still appears when Eve needs her - I find this to be comforting for Eve. 

My only disappointment with this book is that we don't see much of Eve working on skulls. In the beginning of the book, she is working on one, but once Sandra appears with her request, the skull gets pushed to the wayside. I love the forensic sculpting that Eve does - I find it fascinating and I think this skill is what defines Eve. I hope that in future books, that will again be a main part of the story-line.

I haven't read any of the books that Iris Johansen has co-written with her son, Roy, but I can definitely say I will be picking up Close Your Eyes and the prequel With Open Eyes soon. Have you read either of these? How do you feel when authors have characters cross-over into other series? Does it work or have you found it to be a stretch for the feel of the series?

(I borrowed this book from the library.)

Books in this series:
  1. The Face of Deception              10.  Killer Dreams
  2. The Killing Game                         11.  Stalemate
  3. The Search                                     12.  Pandora's Daughter
  4. Body of Lies                                   13.  Quicksand
  5. No One to Trust                            14.  Blood Game
  6. Dead Aim                                        15.  Eight Days to Live
  7. Fatal Tide                                        16.  Chasing the Night
  8. Blind Alley                                     17.  Sleep No More
  9. Countdown                                    18.  Taking Eve - due out 2013

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: The Lincoln Conspiracy by Timothy O'Brien (CLOSED)


The Lincoln Conspiracy by Timothy O'Brien
Ballantine Books
September 2012
Format: Hardcover, 353 pages

First line: Rain kept the dust down.

From the inside cover: A nation shattered by its president’s murder. Two diaries that reveal the true scope of an American conspiracy. A detective determined to bring the truth to light, no matter what it costs him.

From award-winning journalist Timothy L. O’Brien comes a gripping historical thriller that poses a provocative question: What if the plot to assassinate President Lincoln was wider and more sinister than we ever imagined?

In late spring of 1865, as America mourns the death of its leader, Washington, D.C., police detective Temple McFadden makes a startling discovery. Strapped to the body of a dead man at the B&O Railroad station are two diaries, two documents that together reveal the true depth of the Lincoln conspiracy. Securing the diaries will put Temple’s life in jeopardy—and will endanger the fragile peace of a nation still torn by war.

Temple’s quest to bring the conspirators to justice takes him on a perilous journey through the gaslit streets of the Civil War–era capital, into bawdy houses and back alleys where ruthless enemies await him in every shadowed corner. Aided by an underground network of friends—and by his wife, Fiona, a nurse who possesses a formidable arsenal of medicinal potions—Temple must stay one step ahead of Lafayette Baker, head of the Union Army’s spy service. Along the way, he’ll run from or rely on Edwin Stanton, Lincoln’s fearsome secretary of war; the legendary Scottish spymaster Allan Pinkerton; abolitionist Sojourner Truth; the photographer Alexander Gardner; and many others.

Bristling with twists and building to a climax that will leave readers gasping, The Lincoln Conspiracy offers a riveting new account of what truly motivated the assassination of one of America’s most beloved presidents—and who participated in the plot to derail the train of liberty that Lincoln set in motion.

My thoughts: I love reading historical fiction, but I tend to favor European historical fiction. My bookshelf reflects this with most of the historical fiction books I have being set during the Tudor period. I do have some books about American history, but they tend to all be about my other obsession - the Kennedy's. This is the first book I've read about Lincoln and I have to say it has made me want to read more about American history - especially during those early years of our country.

The Lincoln Conspiracy  is a captivating tale that takes place in the time shortly after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Washington DC Detective Temple MacFadden comes into possession of two diaries - diaries that seem to be in much demand. From that point on, we are taken on quite a ride as Temple and his friends try to decipher the codes they find in one of the diaries and piece everything together.  It appears that both diaries contain information which could reveal truths not only about Lincoln, but also about those who plotted to kill him and have the potential to rewrite what we know about history.

The book is a little slow at first, but then the action picks up and it moves along much quicker. We also get snippets of Temple's life as a little boy interspersed throughout the book. Temple's wife Fiona is quite a strong, intelligent woman, who is not afraid to stand up for what she believes is right.

There are many historical people that appear in this book, some that I vaguely remember from my US history classes in high school and some that I do not remember at all. The best thing about reading this is that I have come away wanting to read more about the topic  - more about Lincoln and his time in office, more about the aftermath of his assassination, and more about the other people mentioned, such as Sojourner Truth and Mary Todd Lincoln. To me that is one of the highest compliments I can give an author - it is so thought-provoking that it leaves me with wanting more.  

I understand that this is not the last we will see of Temple MacFadden and I will be eagerly awaiting his return. In the meantime, I will certainly be looking for other books on Lincoln. Have you read or come across any books about Lincoln? If so, please share!



About the author: Timothy L. O’Brien is the Executive Editor of The Huffington Post, where he edited the 2012 Pulitzer Prize–winning series about wounded war veterans, “Beyond the Battlefield.” Previously, he was an editor and reporter at The New York Times. There, he helped to lead a team of Times reporters that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Public Service in 2009 for coverage of the financial crisis. O’Brien, a graduate of Georgetown University, holds three master's degrees -- in US History,Business and Journalism -- all from Columbia University. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and two children.
 
For more information, visit Timothy's website.

Be sure to check out all the other stops on the blog tour and follow the tour on Twitter (hashtag:  #LincolnConspiracyTour). 

 
I received a complimentary copy of The Lincoln Conspirarcy by Timothy O'Brien from Amy at Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours.


Giveaway Information (CLOSED):

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GIVEAWAY ENDS NOVEMBER 23rd

Monday, November 12, 2012

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (11.12.12)




It’s Monday What Are you Reading , hosted by Sheila, is the perfect way for me to begin my week and allows me to focus on what needs to be read and to see what I have or have not accomplished the previous week. I also enjoy discovering new books by visiting other participants blogs.

Another week has come and gone. I got a lot a walking time in this week - the crisp, cool air makes for great walking weather! At the rate I'm going, I'm going to be flying through audios in these next months...listening to an audio while walking 6+ miles makes the time go much faster and I have some really long walks coming up. I'll definitely be looking for new audios to download to my iPod this week - any suggestions are greatly appreciated!


Books Completed last week:
  • The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again by Nancy Thayer (library audio book)
  • The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts (library book)
  • The Lincoln Conspiracy by Timothy O'Brien (review book)
Reading Now: 
  • Stake & Eggs by Laura Childs (review book)
  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (mine)
  • High Five by Janet Evanovich (library audio book) - car/house
  • Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts (library audio book) - ipod
Next:   
  • Merry Christmas Alex Cross by James Patterson (mine) - comes out today and you can bet I will be at Barnes & Noble when they open purchasing my copy!!!
  • The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini (mine)
 Reviews Completed last week:
 Other posts related to books:
Books for which I need to finish reviews:
  • Sleep No More by Iris Johansen
  • The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts 
  • The Lincoln Conspiracy by Timothy O'Brien
What about you?  What does your reading week look like this week?  Whatever it is, happy reading and have a good week!
 

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