July 28, 2014:
I must admit that losing my long Reading List contents in October, 2013, almost completely did in my desire to read anything. I've read very little since then. Even books I checked out, I ended up turning back in having only read a few pages. However, I did get a lot more stitching done! Thank goodness for the Library's "Reading History" page, though it only goes back to November 2011. Maybe someday I'll copy it, get rid of the table, and repost all those other books I've read in the past 5 years. But for now, the books I have read since October 2013:
- Death swatch : [a scrapbooking mystery - Childs, Laura.
- A Piggly Wiggly Christmas - Dalby, Rob.
- Gossamer ghost -Childs, Laura.
- A pizza to die for - Cavender, Chris.
- Aunt Dimity and the wishing well -Atherton, Nancy
- Rest in pizza - Cavender, Chris.
- Frill kill - Childs, Laura
- Scrub-a-dub dead : a Charlotte LaRue mystery - Colley, Barbara.
- A catered murder - Crawford, Isis.
- Death of a kingfisher - Beaton, M. C.
Killing Cupid - Levine, Laura
- Married to the mop : a Charlotte LaRue mystery - Colley, Barbara.
- The missing dough - Cavender, Chris.
- Killer crust - Cavender, Chris.
- Holiday grind - Coyle, Cleo.
- Roast mortem : a coffeehouse mystery - Coyle, Cleo.
- Death of a dog whisperer - Berenson, Laurien.
- Death of a policeman - Beaton, M. C.
- Pepperoni pizza can be murder - Cavender, Chris.
- A slice of murder - Cavender, Chris.
Death of yesterday - Beaton, M. C.
- Evan only knows - Bowen, Rhys.
- Steeped in evil - Childs, Laura.
- Evan can wait : a Constable Evans mystery - Bowen, Rhys.
- Death runs adrift - MacInerney, Karen.
Doggie day care murder : a Melanie Travis mystery - Berenson, Laurien
- Snapshot - Wiehl, Lis W. - New Release 2014 FYI: the story is fictional but based in-part upon events from her real life. The "snapshot" on the cover IS Lis sitting on a pedestal across the street from the Fort Worth Federal Courthouse, where I would occasionally have a hearing. The photograph of her sitting beside a small black black girl watching a Civil Rights Parade/Raley and her father's FBI/CIA? background led to a story and her book. Strange reading about fictional events in a city one is so familiar with. And I had to skew my brow when, for convenience's sake, round-trip drives to Dallas and Huntsville take mere minutes or part of an afternoon. That RT drive to Huntsville is almost 6 hours - minimum. That's okay. In Walker, Texas Ranger, they regularly drove from downtown FW to Houston or the Mexican border in a couple of hours. IF ONLY !!! BTW, their sets duplicated the actual rooms in the Old Tarrant County Courthouse, which they regularly showed. They even did some pick-up shots AT the courthouse, which was interesting to watch in person.
- Gone with the Woof - Berenson, Laurien. 2014
- Patterns of murder - Ferris, Monica.
- The English Breakfast Murder - Childs, Laura (I've read the entire series)
- Embroidered Truths - Ferris, Monica - A Needlework mystery
- An Irish country Christmas - Taylor, Patrick
- An Irish Country Village - Taylor, Patrick
October 9, 2013
My LONG Reading List going back to 2009 disappeared when I was adding the most recent books I've read to the 150 or so I've read since then. All I was doing was trying to insert a photo of a book cover, which I'd done before. All seemed okay, then WHOOSH everything disappeared. I could not undo. I can't restore it. I am so upset! Not that many people ever looked at the list, and no comments until I unexpectedly received the following from author, Lea Wait.
Lea Wait writes the Shadows Antique Print Mystery series set primarily in Maine, about a woman who collects and sells antique prints, teaches at a small college, has a deep desire to adopt which is in conflict with her boyfriend who doesn't want children, and, of course, inadvertently gets involved in murder mysteries. Very rich characters and locals you really would like to know personally. An interesting feature of the book is that every chapter begins with a short description of an antique print that often relates to the story-line. An EXCELLENT series. I recommend her highly and look forward to her next book!
I MAY try to redo the most current list, but right now I'm too upset.