Sunday, February 22, 2015

Weekly Book Recap #99

One more day closer to Spring . . . every day moves me closer to Spring.  Keeping this thought in mind helps me cope with closing out another week of winter, one that broke a record for cold temperatures and brought another small snowstorm.

On the bright side, it was a good time for reading.  I'll be closing out the week by watching the Academy Awards.  Once again I'll be recording Downton Abbey for later viewing.

This past week's posts:
Tuesday:  First Chapter Intro
Wednesday:   Waiting on . . .
Thursday:  Recent Reads
Friday:  Friday 56 & Book Beginning

Now, the latest book recap, which is being shared on these blogs:
            Showcase Sunday banner
                          Week of February 15 -21, 2015

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 . . .
The Weight of BloodThe Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh
Part coming of age story and part murder mystery, Lucy's investigation into the disappearance of a classmate uncovers one family's shameful past and the town's dark secrets.  Who will survive these revelations as a tornado bears down on the small Ozark town of Henbane?

As the plot unfolds, readers piece together the mysteries of the past and their impact on current events in this well-paced page turner.  The Weight of Blood explores the dark side of human nature, the price of silence, how far people go to protect loved ones or personal interests, the definition of family, and the resilience of the human spirit.  

The Three-Day Affair  
The Three-Day Affair  by Michael Kardos
A weekend getaway goes horribly awry for four college buddies who have been reuniting annually for a weekend of golf since their graduation from Princeton University. As their weekend in suburban New Jersey begins, the unexpected and drastic actions of one brings life-altering consequences for all. 

As the story unfolds, readers come to realize that nothing is quite as it seems, as the men's past grudges, secrets, rivalries, and betrayals are revealed in a series of plot twists.  Once thick as thieves, they must come to terms with their past behavior as each hurtles toward an uncertain future.  The Three-Day Affair explores the nature of friendship, the consequences of youthful missteps, and the lengths to which some are willing to go for personal gain and to settle past grievances.  

Listening to . . .
18005255   Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford 
Enjoying this family saga, but I only listen when I'm in the car, which is not so often these days.  I've been limiting driving because of the weather.

Reading now . . .
                                      All the President's Menus (A White House Chef Mystery, #8)The Body In The Transept (Dorothy Martin, #1) 
All The President's Menus by Julie Hyzy; The Body in the Transept by Jeanne M. Dams

Downloaded . . .
          Auld Acquaintance (Prime Time #1) Whiplash River: A Novel Great Expectations
Auld Acquaintance by Ruth Hay, Whiplash River by Lou Berney, and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Borrowed from the library . . . a bunch of holds came in . . . 
                The Body In The Transept (Dorothy Martin, #1)Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of DeathWife-in-Law  
                Fiercombe ManorOf Irish BloodSearching for Grace Kelly 
First row: The Body in the Transept by Jeanne M. DamsGrantchester: Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie, Wife-in-Law by Haywood Smith 
Second row: Fiercombe Manor by Kate RiordanOf Irish Blood by Mary Pat KellySearching for Grace Kelly by Michael Callahan 
Third row: Wildalone by Krassi Zourkova, Amherst by William Nicholson

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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