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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
In 2016 I discovered new books and authors that will stay with me as long as the author is writing the series.
I discovered that short stories still capture my sense of adventure.
I discovered that binge watching movies is not a waste of time if it brings down your blood pressure.
On a different front of 2016: I became a great grandmother.
Reconnected with my daughter and her family.
I also reconnected with my childhood friend and her family.
By way of youtube, I taught myself how to crochet.
I learned how much my cyber friends mean to me.
On a sad note, we lost so many great authors, writers, actors, directors, singers, artist, sonwriters, musicians, comedians and people in our circle of family and friends.
The world dims a little at the thought of losing so many and a few I will miss is Zee I never met her but she was a friend in a group or two and I will always think of her as a special and a wonderful friend.
One actress stands out and that is Patty Duke. I also say there are a ton of character actors that I will miss.
Anyway enough on this topic tonight.
Now for my library moment, I was thrilled when some of the ladies from our library agreed to be interviewed. This way I could let our bloggers know that Parsons Kansas has interesting people, places,, and events.
Stay tuned there will be more library adventures and interviews. I will space them out and I also want to interview more quilters, artists, and writers.
Until next time let love touch your heart, open your mind and a good book, then tell your own story and let the adventures begin.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The story time hops a lot and introduces a lot of characters and isn't really your typical amateur sleuth asking questions all over town.
It is a series of pieces out of the life of the Holvers family and events that led to the current situation she and Bob are in.
It is interesting and complex at times but satisfying as the pieces come together.
I saw several reviews where the number of characters and time hopping frustrated readers and I admit, I had to pause a few times to make sure I was in tune to everything going on, but I thought it was fun a non-traditional which was a bit refreshing.
Monday, December 19, 2016
I really enjoyed this book. Multiple mysteries as well an intriguing characters and strong women fighting for their rights in different ways. It is a period of history I am fascinated by and the story kept me engaged and turning pages.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
While Daisy herself has a crystal ball and actually sees unusual things in it from time to time, I don’t. So I had to find a crystal ball like that Daisy might have used on Google. Daisy doesn’t take it with her all the time, because the stupid thing’s heavy. However, Daisy is no shirker, and if someone wants a crystal-ball reading, she’ll gladly tell them anything she believes they want to hear.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
I happily discovered that there were a plethora of titles to choose from and here is the book I brought home to read.
1. The NIGHT AWAKENS (A MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA ANTHOLOGY) EDITED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARK HIGGINS CLARK. Paperback ISBN: 0-671-51918-6, 302 pages.
2. THIRTEEN GUESTS by J. JEFFERSON FARJEON (Historical Mystery Series) Price 12.95 A British Crime Classic. ISBN: 9 781464 204890 Poisoned Pen Press 286 pages.
3. Pushing Up Daisies by M.C. Beaton (An Agatha Raisin Mystery) Village Mystery Series. Hardcover Library Edition. ISBN: 978-1-250-05744-0 Price 25.99
4. ROCK - A-BYE BONES by CAROLYN HAINES (A SARAH BOOTH DELANEY) COZY SERIES MYSTERY. Large Print ISBN: 978-1-68324-178-2 Price 35.95
5. THE RACKETEER by JOHN GRISHAM (LEGAL THRILLER) HARDCOVER LEGAL THRILLER ISBN: 978-0-385-53514-4 Price 28.95
6. THE MISTLETOE MURDER by P. D. JAMES (HISTORICAL MYSTERY ANTOLOGy) With a forward by Val McDermid (LARGE Print) RANDOM HOUSE ISBN: 978-1-5247-0892-4
I am thrilled with these picks of books to read in December. My kindle is also loaded with some good short stories and mysteries.
Are there some books you think we should read this month?