Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Cruzin' Thru the Cozies 2021

 B) Read one book from these sub-genres:


- One from culinary:  All the President's Menus (A White House Chef Mystery #8) by Julie Hyzy
One from animal related: Cat Me If You Can (Cat in the Stacks Mystery #13) by Miranda James
- One from craft related (any kind of hobbies - knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.)
- One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.)
- One from cozy mysteries based outside the United States: Murder in an Irish Village (Irish Village Mysteries       #1) by Charlene O"Connor
- One career-based cozy mystery: Murder in the Reading Room (Book Retreat Mystery #5) by Ellery Adams
- One holiday based (set during any holiday - Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.)
- One travel mystery: Freezer I'll Shoot (Vintage Kitchen Mystery #3) by Victoria Hamilton
- One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)
- One is your choice!: Wedding Day and Foul Play (Consignment Shop Mystery #6) by Duffy Brown

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Alphabet Soup 2021 Books

 



A  All in One Place (Holmes Crossing Book 2) by Carolyne Aarsen

B Broadcast 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball #7) by J.C. Eaton

C  Cat Me If You Can (Cat in the Stacks Mystery #13) by Miranda James  

D  Donut Turn Around (A Lisa Almond Mystery #1) by A. Gardner

E

F  Freezer I'll Shoot (Vintage Kitchen Mystery #3) by Victoria Hamilton

G

H  Hearse and Gardens (Hamptons House & Garden Mysteries #2) by Kathleen Bridge

  Irish Stewed (Ethnic Eats Mystery #1) by Kylie Logan  

J

K

Lie, Lie Again by Stacy Wise

M  Murder in The Reading Room (Book Retreat Mystery #5)  by Ellery Adams

N

O

P

Q

Rebecca, White House Raccoon by Kevin Coolidge and Jubal Lee

S

T

U

V

Wedding Day and Foul Play (Consignment Shop Mystery #6) by Duffy Brown

X

Y

Z


Sunday, December 27, 2020

What's In A Name? 2021 Challenge


 


Welcome to the 14th annual What’s in a Name challenge! In years past, this challenge was hosted by Charlie at The Worm Hole. I took over in 2019 and I’m excited to host again this year!

The challenge runs from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. You can sign up any time, but only count books that you read between those dates.

Read a book in any format (hard copy, ebook, audio) with a title that fits into each category.

Don’t use the same book for more than one category.

Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed, it’s encouraged!

You can choose your books as you go or make a list ahead of time.

Sign up using the Mr Linky below with a link to your WIAN challenge page/post, not your main blog URL. Feel free to save and use the graphic at the top of the page! Also, link back to this sign up page in your challenge post so others can join too.

The categories below are links to each category sign up link.  Add your book review for each category so we can see what you’ve read and discover ideas as needed.

In 2021, choose 6 books that have titles that contain a:
(Click on the links for more examples and info)

  • One/1 (ex. One Second After; The 100): All in One Place (Holmes Crossing Book 2) by Carolyne Aarsen
  • Doubled word (ex. In a Dark, Dark Wood; Wolf by Wolf): Lie, Lie Again by Stacy Wise
  • Reference to outer space (ex. The Fault in Our Stars)
  • Possessive noun: All the President's Menus (A White House Chef Mystery #8) by Julie Hyzy
  • Botanical word Hearse and Gardens (Hamptons Home & Garden Mysteries #2) by Kathleen Bridge
  • Article of clothing (ex. Bossypants)  The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

Sunday, December 6, 2020

2021 Craving for Cozies

 


Craving Cozies 2020

Craving Cozies 2020

 1. A Whale of a Tail - Kathi Daley

 2. Deadly Decor (Caprice De Luca Mystery #2) - Karen Rose Smith

 3. Celtic Christmas (Zoe Donovan Cozy Mystery #33) - Kathi Daley

 4. Bundle of Trouble (A Maternal Instincts Mystery Book 1) - Diana Orgain

 5. Murder Ink (Victoria Square #6) - Lorraine Bartlett

6. Six Cats a Slayin" (Cat in the Stacks $10) - Miranda James

7. Not a Creature was Purring (Paws and Claws Mystery, #5) - Krista Davis

 8. Sprinkles of Suspicion (Cupcake Catering Mystery, #1) - Kim Davis

  9. Double Knit (A Permelia O'Brien Mystery Book 1) - Arlene Sachitano

 10. Crime and Poetry (Magical Bookshop #1) - Amanda Flower

 11. Prose and Cons (Magical Bookshop #2) - Amanda Flower

 12. Murders and Metaphors (Magical Bookshop Mystery #3) - Amanda Flower

 13. Radical Regatta! (Corsario Cove #4) - Anna Celeste Burke

  14. Gnarly New Year (Corsario Cove #2) - Anna Celeste Burke

  15. Lights, Camera, Murder: Reality TV Cozy Mysteries 1 - Nikki Haverstock

  16. Killer Cables: A Knitorious Murder Mystery Book 2 - Reagan Davis

  17. The Valentine Mystery (Tess and Tilly #2) - Kathi Daley 


Saturday, November 28, 2020

Cruzin' thru the Cozies 2021



Level one (Snoop) 

 B) Read one book from these sub-genres:


- One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.)   
   All the President's Menus (A White House Chef Mystery #8) by Julie Hyzy

- One from animal related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.)
- One from craft related (any kind of hobbies - knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.)
- One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.)
- One from cozy mysteries based outside the US (example: Belinda Lawrence series (British))

- One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)
   Murder in the Reading Room (Book Retreat Mystery #5) by Ellery Adams

- One holiday based (set during any holiday - Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.)
- One travel mystery: Freezer I'll Shoot (Vintage Kitchen Mystery, #3) by Victoria Hamilton
- One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)
- One is your choice! (freebie!)



2021 Alphabet Soup Reading challenge


 The Alphabet Soup Challenge means that by December 31, 2021

your bowls must be filled with one book for each letter of the Alphabet.

Each Letter Counts As 1 Spoonful

Details

This challenge will run from January 1st, 2021 until December 31st, 2021.

You can join anytime. You do not have to post a review of the book. Books can come from any genre.

You do not need to link up each spoonful.

Make a page or a post or a GoodReads shelf where you will keep track of your spoonfuls. I keep track of mine on my Challenge Page.

Crossovers to other challenges are allowed and encouraged!

It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet.

You can drop the A’s and The’s from the book titles as shown below.

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


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

So there are two different ways you can set up your own A-Z Reading Challenge.

A - How I plan to do it: Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books to fit.

OR

B - Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet.

For example:

A - Artistic License to Kill by Paula Darnell

B - Beauty Expos Are Murder by Libby Klein

C - Complications: A Novel by Danielle Steel

D- Drenched in Light by Lisa Wingate

Books can be read in any order and all formats – print – e-book – audio – are acceptable for this challenge!

Ready to join??

Bloggers grab the image below and make a post about the challenge to encourage others to join!