Sunday, November 11, 2012

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (11/12/2012)

Hosted by: Sheila @ Book Journey

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Life: 

Last Monday my ma was at Mayo undergoing tests to see if she was going to need a 3rd brain surgery.  Thankfully, it seems she's on her way to recovery and no more surgery necessary.

I had an interview.  I didn't get the position, but my family tells me this is good practice.

I spent most of Sunday cleaning my horrible mess of a room (I defined slob).  It was a huge pain, but it's done.  I feel like I've accomplished something and hopefully I can keep it this way.

What I've Read in the Past Week:
 
If Fried Chicken Could Fly (Country Cooking School Mystery, Bk 1) by Paige Shelton

What I've Posted in the Past Week: 
 
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson; Read by Tom Stechschulte

Last Wool and Testament (Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery, Bk 1) by Molly MacRae

If Fried Chicken Could Fly (Country Cooking School Mystery, Bk 1) by Paige Shelton


Currently Reading:

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce Mystery, Bk 2) by Alan Bradley; Read by Jayne Entwistle

Monday and the Murdered Man (Fifth World, Bk 1) by Andrew Kirschbaum

Upcoming: 

Unfortunately, I don't think I'm going to get to finish Monday and the Murdered Man just yet.  It's an ILL book and past due. =(

I'll be reading the next Cozy Cull selection.  Any preferences?  Possibilities include: 
Sketch Me If You Can (Portrait of Crime Mystery, Bk 1) by Sharan Pape
Stay at Home Dead (Stay at Home Dad Mystery, Bk 1) by Jeffrey Allen
Finger Lickin' Dead (Memphis BBQ Mystery, Bk 2) by Riley Adams

I'd like to fit in a library book since I have so many of checked out.

I have another children's book post coming.  I also read some Canadian children's books which will get a post of their own for the Canadian  Book Challenge.

26 comments:

  1. The Cozy Cull selections sound fun. I am finishing Brew to a Kill which has been fun listening. I have been leaning toward more cozys lately. Happy Reading to you!

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    1. I have Brew to Kill waiting, but now I might hold out for an audio copy. I haven't listened to any cozies yet, other than a couple vintage (cozy) mysteries.

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  2. So glad to hear that your mom is doing okay..and sorry about the interview. I am going through the exact same thing right now and it can be quite frustrating. Fingers crossed that something comes your way soon. I hope you're liking the Flavia de Luce book as it is one of my favorites. Happy reading..

    Kimberlee
    http;//girllostinabook.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks. And I am enjoying the Flavia book, though it's been a couple days since I left off. Hopefully I'll have a chance to listen to more of it soon.

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  3. I'm glad I ran across your blog. I've always enjoyed cozy mysteries and there are so many series to choose from. What would you recommend? (The ones with the punny titles...)

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    1. lol. There are so many great ones to try as well! If you'd like to narrow down the options, you should first decide which sub-sub-genre to try. Culinary Cozy? Animal Cozy? Hobby/Craft Cozy? Paranormal Cozy? etc.

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    2. Anything with books, bookstores, libraries, librarians, writers... What would that sub-sub genre be?

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    3. I'm not sure that it has a name. It probably falls between a hobby cozy and a profession-themed cozy.

      Off the top of my head I think of Erika Chase's Ashton Corners Book Club mysteries. The first one, at least, frequently refers to other books, including quotes at the beginning of each chapter. Plus it addresses adult literacy. I know from your blog you're interested in child literacy.

      Other series include Jenn McKinley's Library Lover's mysteries (librarian), the Haunted Bookshop Mystery Series by Alice Kimberly aka Cleo Coyle(bookstore, obviously), and Lucy Arlington's Novel Idea mysteries (editor).

      You might check out these pages from the Cozy Mystery List website:

      Cozy Mystery Librarians


      Book Store Owner Mysteries (& Some Publishing Mysteries, TOO!)

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  4. I've never read Bridge to Terabithia but I made the mistake of watching the movie. Not that the movie is bad or anything, it's just that the ending made me super sad so I don't know if I want to go through that again to read the book.

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    1. I wanted to read it before the movie. Now I don't think I'll be watching the movie at all. The book was good and I can see literary quality, but I don't need to go through all of that again.

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  5. Bridge to Terabitha is on my TBR. Happy Reading!

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  6. Glad to hear the good news for your mom. Enjoy all your great reads!

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading?! I hope you will stop by!

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    1. Thanks! It was such a relief to hear ... she was in tears of joy when she found out.

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  7. Oh my goodness, all my best wishes to your mom!

    I haven't read Bridge to Terabithia, believe it or not!

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    1. Thanks. I can believe it because it's impossible to keep up with all the books we need to read out there. =)

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  8. I am glad your mom doesn't face further surgeries. I wish her good health!
    Monday and the Murdered Man is a great read. I hope you get the chance to enjoy it.

    I would like to win Finger Lickin Dead - I have the first one in the series.

    Wishing you a happy reading week,

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Thanks.

      Unless I suddenly get further input on the choice for the next Cozy Cull, it seems Finger Lickin' Dead is likely to be it.

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  9. Hi Jo, I'm familiar with 'The Weed that strings..' - I've been seeing it around. I know what you mean about letting go of books because its way past due the deadline in the libraries. I always have the same problem. I borrow way too much books for my own good too.

    I haven't read Bridge to Terabithia, but I love the film (which I often use in my own teaching). I do have a copy of the book. Hope I get to it soon. Enjoy your reading week!

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    1. WAY too many books at one time. ::sigh::

      If you love the movie I'd definitely be interested to hear what you think of the book. I don't think I've heard from anybody whose both read and watched it.

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  10. What's an ILL book? I've seen that used a couple of times and have been meaning to ask.

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    1. Interlibrary Loan. So my library district doesn't have it, but I can get it from another library.

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  11. It's been three weeks and I haven't commented? Seriously!?! (I honestly thought I'd commented on this post.) My life has been packed with family stuff. Then there's that review goal. Ugh!

    Anyway, I am so glad your mother is better. I know this is a huge relief.

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    1. I want to say that you posted on the previous week's Monday post instead of this one. Not sure though.

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    2. Well, this time I know it's been a long time. I'm actually enjoying life now, like outside the house and away from the keyboard. ;) My energy is returning and I feel like I'm making up for what I've missed before.

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