Monday, June 18, 2012

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (6/18/2012)

Hosted by: Sheila @ Book Journey

I haven't done one of these in a LONG time.  But here we go...
(If you'd like to participate you can go here.)

In the past week I've read and reviewed: 

Hearse and Buggy (Amish Mystery, Bk 1) by Laura Bradford - 

A cozy mystery set in a small Pennsylvania town where "English" and Amish meet.  Claire tries to solve the murder that took place behind her shop, as well as trying to figure out who might be playing some nasty, not-so-innocent tricks on a neighboring shopkeeper - who also happens to be Amish.

Corpse in the Crystal Ball (Fortune Teller Mystery, Bk 2) by Kari Lee Townsend - 

A cozy mystery set in the small town of Divinity.  The guy Sunny likes-but-it's-complicated 's ex-girlfriend is murdered.  And he's the suspect, never mind that he's a detective himself.  So Sunny's out to help him.  And unlike the detective, she's actually been asked to assist on the case.

Brownies and Broomsticks (Magical Bakery Mystery, Bk 1) by Bailey Cates - 

A cozy mystery in which Katie has relocated to Savannah - which manages to have a small town attitude despite being one of Georgia's largest cities.  She's leaving a bad relationship and going to work in a bakery, along with her aunt and uncle.  Only she's also learning that there's a bit more going into the baked good than just ingredients.  Like maybe a little magic.  And besides all that, the lady that just threatened to ruin them before they've even opened?  She's been murdered. 

My thoughts for all three of these can be found in the post "More cozies. And some more magic."

I also read: 

The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez with Jenna Glatzer - 

A memoir about a girl who faked a pregnancy for her Senior project... all in the name of questioning and fighting stereotypes.  The story was also made into a Lifetime movie.  Review post to come.

I'm currently between books.

This coming week's reading possibilities include:

Faithful Unto Death (Sugar Land Mystery, Bk 1) by Stephanie Jaye Evans

A Fitting End (Magical Dressmaking Mystery, Bk 2) by Melissa Bourbon

50% Off Murder (Good Buy Girls Mystery, Bk 1) by Josie Belle

The More the Terrier (Pet rescue Mystery, Bk 2) by Linda O. Johnston

Final Sail (Dead-End job Mystery, Bk 11) by Elaine Viets

Dead Man Waltzing (Ballroom Dance Mystery, Bk 2) by Ella Barrick

Murder in a Basket (India Hayes Mystery, Bk 2) by Amanda Flower

The Scarlet Pepper (White House Gardener Mystery, Bk 2) by Dorothy St. James

Dying in the Wool (Katie Shackleton Mystery, Bk 1) by Frances Brody

Night Kill (Zoo Mystery, Bk 1) by Ann Littlewood

Tote Bags and Toe Tags (Haley Randolph Mystery, Bk 5) by Dorothy Howell

Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, Bk 1) by Suzanne Collins

Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors (Jane Jameson, Bk 4) by Molly Harper

The Hollows Insider by Kim Harrison

...and those are just the current library books I have out.


  1. Lots of great cozies on your list for this week, I hope you enjoy them
    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. That's a lot of reading possibilities :-) I can't believe I haven't read any from your list, but whatever you pick, here's hoping it's amazing!

  3. Intriguing senior project!

    Here's my
    It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
    I hope you will come by and say hello.

  4. I think the Pregnancy Project looks so interesting! Did you like it??

    Have a great reading week!
    What are YOU reading @ The Brunette Librarian??

  5. You managed to read 4 books? I can barely stuff in two... :)

    Have a great week. Here is my what are you reading post. Hope you will swing by sometime. :)
    what are you reading

  6. Great cozy books! I have some of those waiting for me too!

  7. Thanks for everyone that stopped by. I remember why I always enjoyed this meme.

    Brunette Librarian - I did...lost a lot of sleep reading it, too.

  8. Ahhhhh, old times and good memories. :)

  9. J. Kaye - Do you miss it?

  10. Jo, not that long ago, I'd have said yes, but the blogging community has changed too much for me to have fun again. There was The Story Siren drama and just the other week, I ran across a book blog that basically said that if you can't say anything meaningful, don't comment.


    The attitude is thick with negativity, causing me to be happy viewing things from the sidelines.

  11. I actually missed most of the Story Siren drama. I mean, I knew something had happened, but not who was involved or any other details until I looked it up after your comment.

    I think my blog is just SO small that I don't really bump into the issues and negativity like the "big dogs" do. When you were blogging you had a larger scale blog, so you'd probably be more drawn into the drama.

    I'm just glad you still view from the sidelines, as you put it. It's always a pleasure to have you stop by.

    I certainly can't imagine dismissing comments. Each and every one is appreciated.


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