Sunday, November 9, 2014

Weekly Book Recap #88

November has made its presence known by sending some really blustery winds and lower temperatures.  I actually wore my winter jacket for the first time this week.  Yikes!  Scarves and gloves seem to be on the horizon.  This turn of events, combined with daylight savings time, has made me a bit cranky, as has getting used to NYC's recently imposed lower speed limit (now 25 mph unless otherwise posted).  Don't get me wrong, I'm all for improving safety and hope this policy produces positive results.  Actually, what I'm reacting to is what seems to be too many significant changes all at once. 

Oh well . . . as the saying goes, keep calm and read on.

And thus to something that always makes me happy no matter what the time of year or weather . . . my weekly book recap.

First, the past week's posts:
Tuesday:  First Chapter & Teaser
Wednesday:  Waiting on . . .
 Friday:  The Friday 56 & Book Beginning

Now for the rest of my week in books, which is being shared on these blogs:

 Showcase Sunday banner2a

 Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer  
Showcase Sunday hosted by Vicky at  Books, Biscuits, and Tea
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Sheila at Book Journey 
Finished reading . . .
River Road  River Road, another satisfying Jayne Ann Krentz contemporary novel, with a good mix of mystery, suspense, and romance set in California wine country.  The characters were interesting, given their intertwining connections and competing agendas, which had me guessing to the very end who would actually stop at nothing--including murder--for their own personal gain. 

Going Nowhere Fast  Going Nowhere Fast, an amusing tale of mayhem, murder, and family dysfunction set at the Grand Canyon--the perfect palate cleanser to read between more serious novels.

Currently reading . . .
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry  The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry--quite possibly one of my favorite novels of the year.

Downloaded . . .
         Gatsby Girls The One You Love (Emma Holden Suspense Mystery, #1)HALLOWED MURDER  
         Two of a Kind (Fool's Gold, #11)And Then There Were None: 75th Anniversary EditionThe Heartbreak Cafe (Lakeview #1)
Gatsby Girls by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The One You Love by Paul Pilkington, Hallowed Murder by Ellen Hart, Two of a Kind by Susan Mallery, And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, and The Heartbreak Cafe by Melissa Hill

Borrowed from the library . . .
          Mermaids in ParadiseBroadchurch: A NovelGetting Even 
          Evil LibrarianThe Book ThiefThe Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet, Broadchurch by Erin Kelly, Getting Even by Sarah Rayner, Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

. . . I just love the mermaid cover . . . and the title of the librarian book . . .

Reading next . . . 
Florence Gordon   Florence Gordon  by Brian Morton

What did you read this week?  
. . . What did you add to your shelves or wish list?  
. . . . . . What are you reading next?

Enjoy life with books . . .


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