Thursday, October 27, 2011

Since last we spoke...

I've picked up the pace on my reading.  It'll have to hold me over for the next week, because work's going to take over, what with co-workers requesting off for the Halloween weekend.  I've read...

Pale Demon  (The Hollows, Bk 9) by Kim Harrison (library copy) - Another enjoyable book about Rachel Morgan.  I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series, A Perfect Blood.

Moving is Murder  (Mom Zone Mystery, Bk 1) by Sara Rosett  (library copy) - An enjoyable cozy.  I'll be moving on with this series as soon as I catch up with some other library books I have out.

A Taste of Nightlife (Vampire Chef Mystery, Bk 1) by Sarah Zettel (purchased at Borders closing sale) - I really liked this vampire cozy, and I'm looking forward to reading the next, Let Them Eat Stake.

English Tea Murder (Lucy Stone Mystery, Bk 17) by Leslie Meier (library copy) - The writing was fine, but I didn't like the ending.  I got it, just didn't like it.  I can't say more without major spoilers.

The Homing Instinct (Harlequin Silhouette Romance, No 747) by Dixie Browning (personal copy - used from ???) - A nice quick read.  This is why I like Harlequin/Silhouette.

Butterface (Short Story - scroll down a little for the desc.) by Gwen Hayes (ebook given by author through Trick or Treat event [10/24/11 - 10/31/11]) - I was intrigued the moment I read the description, and I read it as soon as I downloaded it.  I had no idea what a butterface is. =/  I liked it, and I'm glad I had the chance to read it.  The ending was a bit abrupt, but it was a short story so that's pretty typical.

Nine Lives Last Forever (Cats and Curios Mystery, Bk 2) by Rebecca M. Hale (personal copy - from - This series is driving me nuts.  I bought the 3rd one new (Border's closing sale), and I'm supposed to mail it off for a swap.  I'd like to read it first.  But BOTH the 1st book and this one were hard for me to get into.  It's not really a someone is murdered, let's figure out who did it kind of mystery.  That's part of the problem.  It's in multiple viewpoints.  That's another.  And there is so much description and detail about San Fransisco history that I don't care to go into such depth about... There's a third.  I was tempted not to finish, but it managed to pick up (finally) 2/3s in.  We'll have to see if I manage the 3rd.  It has to be mailed by Nov. 2.


  1. I've been meaning to start Kim Harrison's series, but other books get in the way.

    Also, I noticed PBS mentioned and wondered what kind of impact the digital world is having on them. I'm moving further away from paper and know others who are too. Even our library is turning to the Kindle way of checking out books. Sure makes my life easier.

    BTW, I replied to your email. Let me know if you didn't get it.

  2. Shame about the English Tea Murder - it's a perfect title for a cozy mystery.

  3. J. Kaye - I got the email. I'll respond to it soon. I haven't noticed a change in numbers, but I don't socialize on PBS like I used to, so. I do think they now have some ebook games (don't know how that works), so obviously there are some changes.

    Ann - This is where I approach spoiler territory, but... the ending is apparently based on a classic cozy (a big name, but I haven't read it myself). It wasn't the writing that I didn't like - more the plot. So it could be something someone else would love.


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