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  1. @KareniI just found a few more books thanks to the laugh out loud mysteries link! When you add that to all the Historical Romance authors I seem to be discovering as I read A Midsummer’s Nights Romance https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53456439-a-midsummer-night-s-romance?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=d8w6TOj1Dh&rank=1. I checked it out because of the Grace Burrows novella but seem to be halfway through and haven’t skipped a single story.😂. I need to start skipping as it’s over a thousand pages and due in two days!
  2. @Kareni I am still tracking my dragon reads but they didn’t make it on to my final list of 10’s this time. My progress on my 10’s is not great........I am enjoying my reading and hopefully sometime this fall will manage to organize a year end that includes finishing my challenges. My monthly Librarian spelling challenges and my book chains are entertaining me right now. So no that you know more about my read life than you wanted to, Dragonhaven looks great. My library has it on audio and I put a hold on it. Thank you!
  3. Welcome! I hope you enjoy it! Actually I am pretty confident you will!😉
  4. Thank you for stating us off! @Robin M The favorite book from my recent reading is a cozy mystery I read from the British Crime Classics series called Seven Dead. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34862888-seven-dead The opening pages of the book has a petty criminal breaking into a home going around stealing spoons and turning the key on a locked room and discovering seven dead people.........quite a tale! I will definately be looking for more books by J. Jefferson Farjean........ I also listened to The Hiding Place by Paula Munier https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53138079-the-hiding-place which is the third book in one of the service dog series I enjoyed so much last year. @PenNot sure if you read the series or not. I also read Kathy Reichs latest The Bone Code which was quite good for a book that late in a popular series. One interesting thing was it’s the first book I have read where Covid was specifically mentioned........the pandemic is totally over in the book and we are facing a new one. Not good.😕 I also listened The Girl Who Died by Ragner Johansson which is the largest book to be translated by my favorite Icelandic author. It was honestly not as good as other books in his two series. It was a stand alone that I am confident ties into one of the Dark Iceland series when Ari makes a visit to the village.......the story takes place in a very remote fishing village with a population of under 20 and is told through the eyes of a troubled newcomer who arrives to teach the village’s two students.
  5. Maybe I should try that one! I quit reading because it seemed like more pages were devoted to s*x scenes than storyline. Not sure when I stopped but I loved the start of the series. I hope you enjoy Frick Island @Robin M
  6. @Robin M As always thank you for the wonderful thread! I did finish The Invisable Husband of Frick Island and really enjoyed it. I had a problem figuring out what bookshelf it belonged on in Goodreads because I don’t have a just plain fiction bookshelf and ended up classifying it as contemporary romance.....it really isn’t. It’s good, the main subject of intrigue was why a small island community all pretended a young widow’s husband was still alive after his death in a fishing accident. Climate change, pod casting, and even the right to be a “dry” no alcohol island is part of the mix. I also seem to be hooked on a series of themed cozy mysteries and have read three in the series this week. The Cajun Country mysteries series starts wth Plantation Shutters https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24402497-plantation-shudders which centers around a family who has managed to save their plantation house by turning it into a B&B. Nothing special beyond I like them.😉 I am currently listening to Linda Castillo’s latest in the Kate Burkholder series. This is a favorite series of mine set in the Amish country in Ohio. Kate, the police chief, is a former member of the Amish community who has returned home to serve in a much different role. Book wise I am reading one of my Cajun Mysteries and also about halfway through the latest Kathy Reichs (Temperance Brennan) Bone Code. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54304127-the-bone-code?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=UDvUcDdwbf&rank=1 This is number 20 in the series and so far is a pretty good read.
  7. I have read (or tried to) a couple of the popular summer reads acording to my research and bookshelves at Target. Anyway I thought I would post that I found People We Meet on Vacation to be OK but sort of boring. I decided to stop reading as I had books in the stack that looked better. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54985743-people-we-meet-on-vacation The Invisable Husband of Frick Island is going to be sad I suspect but it’s a page turner of a beach read. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55760893-the-invisible-husband-of-frick-island Finally, Before the Coffee Gets Cold is awesome. One of the best books I have read lately. It’s about a coffee shop in Japan where one special seat with lots of rules allows you to travel in time until the coffee gets cold. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44421460-before-the-coffee-gets-cold
  8. @Granny_WeatherwaxYour puppy is beautiful and so glad glad your senior doggy is enjoying training with the pup! I hope your injuries continue to heal and no more recovery time is needed. I just looked at storygraph........the mood graphs look interesting! Glad you are enjoying it!
  9. Late to the party today. Thanks for the thread Robin. I still need to explore the links for maps. I have actually filled that square already with Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder by TA Willberg which I didn’t adore. It reminded me slightly of Rivers of London without the great parts with a Harry Potter map. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49374508-marion-lane-and-the-midnight-murder?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=LfIVximc2r&rank=1 I have been busy quilting as it’s hot and rainy which means I am busy listening to audiobooks! I have quite the stack checked out of the library and am currently listening to Christie’s The Moving Finger.......I don’t remember it at all so far but am loving it. This is part of my perpetual Christie in order Challenge where I read or listen to at least ten books by Agatha a tear in publication order. @Robin Mhas the list on her 52 books website if anyone wants one the refer to. I finished listening to a book of Ben Aaronovitch’s short stories called Tales from the Folly. I ❤️Peter Grant and love these books on audio. I have to say his shorts are great.....I rarely enjoy more than a couple of stories in a book like this and thought these were all entertaining. So glad that Robin is giving them a try! I also revisited the vampire knitting club after discovering that my library has apparently bought them all on audio. The first was a freebie that I read and thought was entertaining but was too cheap to buy the next 10 books at $3.99 each......and it would have been the next 10. That said I do enjoy Nancy Warren’s vision of Oxford England’s tunnels etc. I am sure tunnels exist there. 😉https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42073781-stitches-and-witches I also read a book for one of my bookchains, Laura Lippman’s newest Dream Girl. She calls in her first horror book, as opposed to thriller, and it was something intriguing. It is the first book compared to Gone Girl (which I disliked) that I have actually finished. Quite creepy......an author is confined to his bed is a penthouse and cared for by his assistant and his weird nurse. Throw in a hysterical ex and that equaled horror. It was quite the ride..........no other way to describe it. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55425157-dream-girl
  10. @melmichiganI just finished listening to Million Dollar Demon this afternoon and really loved how it ended. I am looking forward to hearing if it makes you laught too!
  11. This week’s favorite was The Music of the Bees https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55198935-the-music-of-bees on audio. Good characters plus I learned quite a bit about bees....... I am almost done with my return to the hollows in Million Dollar Demon https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55420213-million-dollar-demon. I love these on audio. I have been reading a Ruth Rendall that caught my eye by being on sale one day last week. The Best Man to Die https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/83398.The_Best_Man_to_Die is a bit dated but interesting in how a really good author can create a book where hugely different crimes seem to be converging into one central event. Looking forward to finally getting to read the ending tonight as the world has repeatedly interrupted me every time I try to read today!
  12. I just started listening to Million Dollar Demon today!
  13. 😂I don’t remember the names either unless it happens to be interesting to me. I just finished another Arcane Society book by Amanda Quick and have to say I really enjoy the ones set in the past far mare than the present day ones in this series. It’s so strange that the series order has me going back and forth.
  14. I finished listening to it last night. I enjoyed it and will probably do a relisten to them both in order at some point. I will say I found it far easier to keep the character names straight in this one as the names were not super similar.
  15. Thanks for the thread Robin. I really enjoyed Wild Sign! I need to check where I am in the Jeanine Frost series......I haven’t read one in years and it might be fun to see if I still enjoy them. My plan for today is to work on my quilt and start listening to Katherine Addison’s The Witness for the Dead which is from the world of the Goblin Emporer. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41302953-the-witness-for-the-dead?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=VrIn8lj8Zo&rank=1
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