Saturday, June 15, 2013

Blogging Things I Suck At

Laura at is trying to get this tag to get around. I do not do well at embedding things or spelling.  I use as much as any other url.

I suck at housework.  It is not something I was taught.  Using a vacuum is ok.  I just don;t do it enough.  I prefer spending time on the computer or reading.  I do not usually blog about personal things on this blog.  I use this blog for reviews.

I have not done any giveaways or really tried to let more people know about my blogs.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

WWRAT5 Update

I have completed reading four books:
Quincey, M.E.
Another Saturday Night & I Ain't Got No Body
Murder of the Cat's Meow
Zombie Man: Feared to Cheered

I have done the Jigsaw Cover and Title Scramble Challenges and have posted in Songs for the Summer links for the four books I finished and one for the one I am reading (Oak and Dagger).

I did attend the 1st Twitter Party.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Zombie Man: Feared to Cheered

Zombie Man: Feared to Cheered by Pat Hatt was a free book from Wayland Press by way of E.C. Stilson's blog.  I am using it as my Z book for A-Z challenge and it was read during WWRAT5.

Zombie Man is an illustrated book recommended for age 10 and older.  The zombie becomes a super hero by saving others.  I normally would not consider reading anything about a zombie but this book won me over.  I certainly would recommend it to anyone wanted to read a cute book.

Murder of the Cat's Meow


Murder of the Cat's Meow by Denise Swanson was read during WWRAT5.  It is a wonderful Cozy Mystery.

Skye Denison makes her living as a school psychologist and is engaged to the Scumble River police chief, Wally Boyd.  Her friend Bunny Reid is having a cat show and is starting a dating servicce at her bowling alley.  Skye is called to come to the bowling alley to help find a missing cat.  The cat is found and she is convinced to stay and help with the cat show. There were dealers selling things for cats and a photographer.  So, Skye buys some things for her cat and arranges to meet the photographer in the morning. She winds up serving dinner and washing dishes and stays to see who gets matched but leaves before the disco dancing afterwards.

The next morning, Skye arrives at eight and finds that the show's hours were 9 to 2.  She tries the door and finds it open.  Bingo, her cat was in a carrier and Skye sees brown ooze coming from the mesh of the carrier.  Bunny comes in and smells the mess.  Skye wants to clean Bingo and the carrier so she is directed to the basement.  While looking for the utility closet. she finds Alexis Hightowner strangled by a cat toy and quite dead.  Alexis was one of the judges during the event and was disliked by a lot of people.

Since Skye did not know if the murder is still in the bowling alley, she hurries up stairs, finds Bunny and tells her what happened and gets them to Bunny's office.  She locks the door and calls 911.  When the police arrive, they do not let Skye clean the cat up after she promisses to make a list of people who may have convinced Alexis to go to the basement who may have had a reason to kill her.  She answers their questions and they let her leave to clean up.

Skye also happens to be a consultant for the police department and consults with Wally about who may have motives.  The police come up with a major suspect who is nowhere to be found.  Skye eventually comes up with a clue as to where he might be.  He is caught and confesses but Skye still does not believe he committed the crime.

While all this is going on, Skye is still needed at the schools where she works.  She spends time at the different schools and if needed at one, has to reschedule at the other.  Skye and Wally set a date for their wedding and her friend Spike comes to town to investigate small town corruption.  The next day, Skye finds a clue in something Spike dropped which leads to the conclusion of the book.

The book ends with Skye shopping for a wedding dress.

I love cozy mysteries and this is a very good one.  There is the added bonus of a ghost who refuses to let Skye and Wally have sex at Skye's house and the attempt to get rid of the ghost.  Since I own three cats, like the fact that Bingo is not forgotten - even if Skye is away from home.  This book will be discussed later this month at the cat mystery lovers yahoo group and I do not want to say any more about the mystery.  This book is a must read for cat and cozy mystery lovers.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Another Saturday Night ...

I saw a notice that this book was available for free today and downloaded it as an e-book from Amazon.  I am using it as book for A.

Another Saturday Night and I Ain't Got No Body by Jennie Marts is about Sunny Vale and the members of the Page Turners' book club.  Sunny's neighbor Edna sees a young man with a gun go into their neighbor, Walter's house.  They find out that they have not seen Walter for awhile.  Sunny goes shopping and bumps into a handsome man who follows her home.  She does not realize it is the same man who moved in next door.  She brings him some brownies the next day and sparks start to fly.

The women of the book club decide Sunny needs to date, so they decide to arrange 6 weeks worth of dates for her.  These dates do not work out for Sunny but some of her friends wind up with more dates as a result.  She finds out that Jake Landon is the grandson of her neighbor and does not think he could have been responsible for Walter's death.  They think Walter may be dead because there was an explosion at his garage and personal items of his where found in the rubble.  Jake had rushed to make sure Sunny was all right after the explosion and that is one of the reasons she does not think he murdered his grandfather.

To find out what happened to Walter and who finds love - you will have to read this wonderful book.

I loved this book so much that I only stopped reading it long enough to participate in #WWReaderton Twitter party and eat dinner.  It is a romantic story and the descriptions of the people and the scenery are wonderful.  I could see the events in my head while they happened.  It certainly was a page-turner.

Quincy, M. E.

Quincy, M.E. is my book for Q.  It was read during WWRAT5.

Quincy, M.E. is based on the episode "Quincy-Go Fight City Hall" and was novelized by Thom Racina.

Every time Quincy tries to have time with his girlfriend, Lee, the phone seems to ring and call him to work.  A woman's body is found on the beach and Quincy knows she was murdered.  A young man is shot because he had her handbag.  Quincy saves his life and decides to try to make things work for him.

Quincy questions some of the workers at City Hall as that is where the young woman worked.  There are other deaths that are made to look like accidents connect to the first one.  His superiors do not want him investigating but Quincy never listens to them.  He even gets Lee to go to Mexico with him so he can investigate there.  They are almost killed.

This is an old book.  To find out more, you may have to try to find the old show.