Friday, November 25, 2016

Alphabet Soup 2017 Challange

The First Main Word Needs To Be
The Letter You Are Counting 


Except For those pesky Q, X AND Z titles the word that starts with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.


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B
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Cruisin; through the Cozies


This is one of the Goodreads groups that I joined.

Undiplomatic Murder (Capital Crimes #27) by Margaret Truman (Donald Bain)

Last Licks by Claire Donally

Murder Under the Tree (A Kay Driscoll Mystery Book 2) by Susan Bernhardt

Florist Grump ( A Flower Shop Mystery #17) by Kate Collins

Darned If You Do (A Needlecraft Mystery) by Monica Ferris

Moss Hysteria (A Flower Shop Mystery #18) by Kate Collins



Monday, January 4, 2016

Murder Under the Tree

Murder Under the Tree is the 2nd book in the Kay Driscoll Mysteries by Susan Bernhardt.  Kay is a nurse who solves mysteries even when she does not want to be involved.  This book takes place at Christmas time and the tree in the title is a Christmas Tree.

I enhoyed reading this book so much that I read the whole e-book in one sitting.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Welcome to the 2016 What an Animal Reading Challenge IX. I began hosting this challenge in 2010, when I took it over from Kristi at Passion for the Page. I love reading books that feature animals and am going to host this one again. I hope you will join me.



The challenge will begin on January 1st. Read on for more details...

The rules are really simple...

1. Read at least 6 books that have any of the following requirements:


a. there is an animal in the title of the book

b. there is an animal on the cover of the book

c. an animal plays a major role in the book

d. a main character is (or turns into) an animal (define that however you'd like).

Level 1 - Read at least 6 books

Level 2 - Read 7-12

Level 3 - Read 13-20 

Level 4 - Read 21 or more

2. The animal can be any type of animal (real or fictitious)--dog, cat, monkey, wolf, snake, insect, hedgehog, aardvark...dragon, mermaid, centaur, vampire, werewolf...you get the idea...


3. Challenge runs from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. That’s a full year to read at least 6 books. 


4. Books can be fiction or nonfiction.

5. You may make a list of books at the beginning of the challenge or you can just list them as you find them.


6. Book titles may be swapped out at anytime (assuming you made a list to begin with).


7. Crossovers with other challenges are permitted and encouraged.


8. You don't have to have a blog or write a review, but you can if you want to.
 If you don't have a blog, just post in the comment section that you'd like to join. You can post your books in there. Or you can sign up by joining my group on Goodreads for this challenge by clicking here.

9. Books can be in any format of your choice (print, audio, ebooks)



1. Last Licks (Sunny and Shadow Mystery #3) by Claire Donally  This book also has a cat that comforts those about to die

2. Florist Grump (A Florist Shop Mystery #17)  Seedy is on the cover and finds the murder weapon and has a significant part at the end of the book

3.  Sweet Pepper Hero (Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery #4)   Hero, a fire dog is on the cover and carries something that is important in the story.

4.  Weekend Warriors by Fern Michaels. Kathryn's dog is always with her and even needs an alibi as much as she does.

5.  Black Cat's Legacy by Elaine Faber. This book qualifies because it has a cat on the cover and Thumper (a Black Cat) is a main character in the book and his thoughts are told. The motel had a black cat for a long time, one appears soon after the one before dies. Thumper is the first other name one of the cats has been given. 

6. Fat Cat Takes the Cake (A Fat Cat Mystery #3) by Janet Cantrell 
7. Moss Hysteria (A Flower Shop Myster #18) by Kate Collins
8. Faux Paw (A Magical Cats Mystery #7) by Sofie Kelly
9. Ripped from the Pages (A Bibliophile Mystery#9) by Kate Carlisle

These all have animals on the cover and talk about the pets in the books.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

2016 Alphabet Soup Challenge

A.  (Armoires & Arsenic (Darling Valley Cozy Mystery #1)  by Cassie Page
B.  (The) Betrayed Fiancee (The Amish Millionaire: Part 3) by Wanda E. Brunstetter & Jean Brunstetter
C.  Crowned and Moldering (A Fixer-Upper Myster #3) by Kate Collins
D.  Darned If You Do (A Needlecraft Mystery) by Monica Ferris
E.  (The) English Son  (The Amish Millionaire: Part 1) by Wanda E. Brunstetter & Jean Brunstetter
F.  Florist Grump (A Flowershop Mystery #17) by Kate Collins
G. Gumshoe Granny Investigates: A Bess Bullock Retirement Home Mystery by Allen. B. Boyer
H. Hobo Finds A Home by Kevin Collidge
I.  (The) Iced Princess by Christine Husom
J.  Jumping Mr. January (Hot Night in St. Blaise Book #1) by Maggie Wells
L.  Last Links by Claire Donally
M.  Moss Hysteria (A Flower Shop Mystery #18) by Kate Collins
N.  (The) Names of Our Tears - An Amish-County Mystery by P.L. Gaus
O.  One Chance (An Aliso Creek Novella)  by Heather B. Moore.
P.  Payback (Sisterhood #2) by Fern Michaels
Q  (The) Tattered Quilt (Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club #2)  by Wanda E. Brunstetter
R.  Ripped From The Pages (A Bibliophile Mystery, #9) by Kate Carlisle
S.  Sweet Pepper Hero (Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery #4) by J.J. Cook
T.  (The) Takeover Bid by Leigh Michaels
U  Undiplomatic Murder (Capital Crimes #27) by Margaret Truman (Donald Bain)
V.  Vanishing Act (A Sisterhood Book) by Fern Michaels
W.  Weekend Warriors (Sisterhood #1) by Fern Micheals
X.   (The) X'ed=Out X-Ray by Ron Roy
Y.   (The) Yellow Yacht by Ron Roy
Z.  Zeke's Surprise by Jennifer Kacey



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Thursday, November 26, 2015

What's In A Name? 2016

The basics
The challenge runs from January to December. During this time you choose a book to read from each of the following categories (examples of books you could choose are in brackets – I’ve included some from other languages, and translations most definitely count!):
  • A country’: In France we eat sofas!  by Adriano Justin Capuano  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1650344343  for review
  • An item of clothing :  (The) Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1694205566
  • An item of furniture  Armoires & Arsenic (Darling Valley Cozy Mystery #1)  by Cassie Page  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1651815968
  • A profession  Weekend Warriors (Sisterhood #1) by Fern Michaels https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1629369209  for review.
  • A month of the year: Jumping Mr. January (Hot Nights in St.Blaise Book #1) by Maggie Wells   https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1653604762
  • A title with the word ‘tree’ in it :  Murder Under the Tree (A Kay Driscoll Mystery Book 2) by Susan Bernhardt

Remember the titles I’ve given here are only examples, you can by all means use them if you want to but it’s not necessary. There are plenty of other books that will fit the categories and you may have
some in mind already or even some on your shelves you can read.
http://wormhole.carnelianvalley.com/whats-in-a-name-2016-sign-up-post

Monday, November 16, 2015

Cozie Challenge 2016




The challenge runs from January 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2016
Rules
1. Choose the level you wish to participate:
Levels
  • Famished – 1 – 10 Cozy Mysteries
  • Starving – 11 – 20 Cozy Mysteries
  • Satisfied – 21 – 40 Cozy Mysteries
  • Almost Full – 41 – 60 Cozy Mysteries
  • Completely Stuffed – 61 or more
2. You can Feed Your Need To Read with print, digital or audio books.


Undiplomatic Murder (Capital Crimes #27) by Margaret Truman (Donald Bain)

Last Licks by Claire Donally


Murder Under the Tree (A Kay Driscoll Mystery Book 2) by Susan Bernhardt

Florist Grump (A Flower Shop Mystery #17)by Kate Collins

Darned If You Do (A Needlecraft Mystery) by Monica Ferris

Moss Hysteria (A Flower Shop Mystery #18) by Kate Collins.

Ripped from the Pages (A Bibliophile Mystery #9) by Kate Carlisle

Black Cat's Legacy by Elaine Faber

Fat Cat Takes the Cake (A Fat Cat Mystery #3) by Janet Cantrell

Braking for Bodies (The Cycle Path Mysteries, #2) byDuffy Brown

Fawx Paw (A Magical Cats Mystery, #7) by Sofie Kelly

Crowned and Moldering (A Fixer-Upper Mystery #3) by Kate Carlisle

Darned if You Do by Monica Ferris

Claws for Alarm (Nick and Nora Mysteries, #2)  by T.C. Lotempio

Gumshoe Granny Investigates: A Bess Bullock Retirement Home Mystery by Allen B. Boyer

Snow Way Out  (Snow Globe Shop Mystery #1) by Christine Husom

The Iced Princess (Snow Globe Shop Mystery #2) by Christine Husom

Pounced (TheSierra Files #1) by Christy Barritt