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Duffy Brown
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So Long, See You Tomorrow
William Maxwell

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Missing You - Harlan Coben

While I enjoyed this book a WHOLE lot more than Six Years and maybe The Stranger, the ending didn't sit well with me.

 

I still don't understand Jeff and some of the things he's done.

The Dead End

The Dead Key - D.M. Pulley

The author has too much going on and too many people going on with it. 

 

The book started out great and I was really interested in what sorts of twist might be involved with the bank and the safety deposit boxes. That's what drew me in. 

But now after finishing the book and having my head spin with all the characters and what was going on, I feel unresolved.

 

My take away: In the end nothing really changed. There was a character that threw a wrench in the plan and it helped the bad guys weed people out.

Charms and Chocolate Chips - Bailey Cates

I don't remember a damn thing about what I read. I remember pastries off the top of my head. Oh, okay, I'm starting to remember now...

I think this bored me more than anything. I didn't find myself wanting to run home to it like I did the first two. I still like all the characters, but the story just wasn't that interesting to me. The killer was the same possessed crazy I've seen before. 

The Love Geometry I thought might be there wasn't there. Good! I don't think I could take that kind of math. I wonder if there might be a mathletes showdown in the future?

Dziewczyna z pociągu - Paula Hawkins

At the beginning of the book, I didn't like any of the characters because it felt like they wanted to blame everyone else for their problems. Once I reached the end, things started to make sense and I could see why they thought the way they did. 

I'd like to say this could be an easy read, but there are parts that drag like a coefficient. 

Killer Crab Cakes - Livia J. Washburn

I couldn't help but like this installment of the Texas Golden Girls Minus Sophia, But With Stan. But the motive behind the murder was LAME! I'll be damned if I'm going to jail because I'm trying to impress someone. Not worth it.

 

Carolyn lightened up for a second, but then went back to being cranky. She's like the Anti-Rose of the group. Eve, or Blance, was rather tame this time around. Now that she doesn't have a victim to try and trap, she's kind of boring. I like Sam, but the John Wayne-y speak is annoyin'. I wonder if Phyllis got a pass at her amateur investigation because she's of a mature age?

 

I'll most likely read the next book because while the books are entertaining, they go by quickly!

Slay It with Flowers - Kate Collins

I shouldn't rate this so low because I read it after reading a book that was heavier in content and the characters weren't so, how should I say this, obnoxious.

Come on! Cozy doesn't mean stupid and silly.

 

I like to have fun just as much as the next person. But if a building is on fire, I know not to enter said building. Even Admiral Ackbar knew to turn away when he got to the Death Star and saw the Imperial forces waiting for him.

 

Abby meddles to the point where she needs to be in jail. Why doesn't Marco encourage her to get a P.I. license instead of encouraging her to think like a P.I. then slap her wrist when she goes too far?

 

To make matters worse, Abby's annoying cousin still isn't married by the end of this book. That means there's another book featuring Jillian. Should I bother with the next book?

The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith

Part 1 drew me in.

Part 2 was boring.

Part 3 was exciting.

Part 4 made me pay more attention to it than college basketball.

Part 5 was meh.

 

The best part of the book was the interaction between Strike and Robin. I don't think she's going to last long with Matthew. 

 

The Goodbye Witch - Heather Blake

Was it me, or did this book give the feeling that this was the end of this series? I know that isn't true because I quickly went to Heather's web page and saw that the next book comes out in May 2015. Phew! I think I would have pitched a fit if that weren't the case.

 

I don't know what to say about this book, the author and the series that already hasn't been said. Personally, I get a content, warm fuzzy feeling while reading the book. I don't put the book down even when I have to do the laundry or clean my kitchen. 

 

Glinda! What the hell? She needs a hobby. Or a couple of drinks. 

 

If anyone knows who The Elder is, please PM me. I thought I knew, then that didn't pan out. Now I think I know who it is and I want confirmation. Of if anything, someone to speculate with!

Plum Deadly - Ellie Grant

What in the name of Sweet Valley High was going on in this book?

 

Having never been accused of embezzlement, I wouldn't know about having all my property seized. If in the way off instance I were caught and all my things were being seized, my ass would go to jail for the fight I would start over whether or not I get to take my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer with me.

 

 

Ryan walks in to the Pie Shop one day. Aunt Clara sees him and winks at Maggie. The next day, Ryan and Maggie are boyfriend and girlfriend. What?

 

This book was a bit too flakey for me. It was cute in some spots, but the laissez faire tone of the story and characters left me rolling my eyes.

 

Reservations for Murder - Tim Myers

This story was boring and the killer is crazy. I will chose to focus on other things for my review.

 

At the time this book was written, I guess cell phones weren't used all that much. I doubt they could have gotten a lot of reception where they are, but the omission of a cell phone was noticeable.

 

I couldn't help but picture Cheetara from the Thundercats (HO!) whenever Shantara had a part to play in the book. Does that make Alex Lion-O?

 

Alex must have thighs of steel from climbing all those stairs in the lighthouse. His butt must be verra nice too! :P

 

Jenny. Jenny, Jenny, Jenny...

Did you really think throwing yourself at Alex like you did would work? 

You need a few splashes of whiskey before you do that! Come on now! Everyone knows that!

 

 

The Christmas Cookie Killer - Livia J. Washburn

I just read that people compare the characters in this series to The Golden Girls. Now I can't get that or the damn theme song out of my head. 

But who is Sofia?

 

I guessed who dunnit at the beginning, but I didn't want to believe it. The author made it sound credible, but the issue for me is that the persons involved are people that have been mentioned, but who I just got to know in this book. There were personality traits about the person that I felt were only know to the other characters because of their history together in the neighborhood. Unless I was able to interact with them in the two previous books, I would have never guessed that they acted one way or another. 

 

Speaking of personality traits, Carolyn needs dial down on the negativity. Yikes!  I wonder if she wears rings? Those would hurt when she slaps you with one of her back-handed comments.

 

I wonder it Eve is going to threaten to move out because of what happened at the end of the book. Go Sam!

Read It and Weep - Jenn McKinlay

Not much to say about this installment in the Library Lover's Mysteries.

 

Usually I don't care what the outcome of a mystery is; I just want to see how it all happens. The killer was obvious at the beginning of the book. That just made the rest of the book a behind the scenes look at the making of a community theater play.

 

Pythagoras of Samos would be disappointed to know that his theorem has been used in such an obtuse form between Lindsey, Sully and Robbie.

 

There were a few things left open at the end of this book.

What's up with Charlene's dad?

Is Robbie here to stay? Oh dear, WHY?

Will we get more Ian?

Does Lindsey's library have the latest addition of Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne?

 

Because I really like Jenn McKinlay and am willing to go along for the ride, I'm going to have to read the next book to find out.

Consigned to Death - Jane K. Cleland

I liked this, I think...
Josie was cool and looked like she would be great to work for. But beyond the workplace, I don't know if I could deal with all the crying. Luckily I wasn't alone regarding the crying based on feedback from others.
The story dragged in spots. *yawn*
With exception of Josie, Max and Chief Alvarez, I was suspicious of the rest of the characters. I really thought some of the staff were involved with the murder and theft. Even the well placed red herring with Sasha threw me for a fool.
Thank gawd Max was married. If not, I would have thought there was some sort of love Geometry a'brewing with him, Josie and Alvarez. Too bad. That means I have no math related issues to bitch about.
I'm not sure if I will read the rest of the series. Maybe Josie and her gang will grow on me if I do.

Can one make clam chowder with lobster?

Clammed Up - Barbara  Ross

This started off slow to the point where I was regretting reading this. But each chapter was short and long enough for me to continue reading. I had to warm up to Julia and the tone of the narrative because it came across as flat. But, as usual, once I got into the story and warmed to the characters, things picked up.

 

The killer came out of left field for me because I was so focused on the other characters. Once it was revealed who dunnit, it made sense. Nice way to throw me off Ms. Ross!

 

And what in tar-nation was up with Chris and that ending? I sat on my porch staring at the wall with a scowl on my face thinking, "WTF?"

 

For the love of all things covered in bacon, please don't let this series turn into a lesson in Love Geometry.

Death of a Mad Hatter (A Hat Shop Mystery) - Jenn McKinlay

Either I want to go to London, or I want to buy a fancy hat. Since I have no where to wear said hat and my friends would look at me like I’m crazy, I’m opting for London.

I always enjoy McKinlay’s books. They either make me hungry or just very happy.

As usual with McKinlay’s books, I can never figure out who did what until it’s revealed to me at the end. I think it has to do with the fun characters and fun setting.

Fruit of All Evil - Paige Shelton

This book was fun, but I found my eye rolling at some of the stuff that Becca does throughout.

I mean, who picks things up at the scene of a crime thinking it’s a good idea in the first place? And what was up with sneaking around on a ledge at the police station? If the latter was supposed to be funny, then I didn’t get it.

I liked how Sam and Becca worked well together to solve the crime. If this is a potential Love Geometry situation I might have to put this series on the back burner for a while.