Sunday, December 27, 2015

Week Fifty-Two - Challenge Completed

The love triangle (Stephanie + Morelli + Ranger) lives. Some readers will be glad while others will probably be disappointed. But if its junk food you crave read 22 and look forward to 23.

Zapotoski Annual Gathering 2015

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Present 2015

Lily gave this book to Gramps for Christmas 2015. This gift was read immediately. Gramps was smiling right through to the end.

2015 Christmas Present

Elizabeth and Lily were on the same seasonal wavelength. Each of them gave a copy of this book to Grammie for Christmas 2015. This gift was read immediately followed by several chuckles.

2015 Christmas Present

Elizabeth gave this book to Gramps for Christmas 2015. This gift was read the next morning at the breakfast table. What a fun book.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Week Fifty-One - 1 To Go

A thoroughly enjoyable and charming read. All of M.C. Beaton’s wonderful characters abound in this latest entry in the Hamish Macbeth series. In his effort to keep his beloved Lochdubh police station open, Hamish with the aid of his trusty assistant, Dick, foil Detective Chief Inspector Blair’s attempt to get rid of Hamish. The epilogue hints that changes might be afoot in the Scottish Highlands.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Week Fifty - 2 To Go

Ferriday, Louisiana. Was it something in the water? The Killer, the Thriller, and the Fulfiller - their story is one of perseverance.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Week Forty-Nine - 3 To Go

Not your usual Holly, Jolly Christmas story, but worth reading for the tension  between the characters and their perceived doom.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Freda's Voice 100+ Book Challenge 2015

The Philosopher Stone Reading List
January 2015 Reviews
#1 - Blood On the Water by Anne Perry
#2 - Private India: City on Fire (Private 8) by James Patterson & Ashwin SanghiSantosh Wagh
#3 - Hope To Die - The return of Alex Cross by James Patterson

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 Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
 - Mark Twain

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Week Forty-Eight - 4 To Go

Starts off well; ends on a low note. Too many abusive subplots. Look forward to the return of the real Will Robie.

Monday, November 16, 2015

1812 B&B

Front Door

View from North State Street
Staircase with Chandelier and Stained Glass
Upper foyer
Our Room
Stained Glass in our Bathroom

Other Rooms
Downstairs Foyer
 Ladies' Sitting Room
Men's Smoking Room (Where we were served breakfast.)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Week Forty-Six - 6 To Go

Short chapters make for speed reading. This crime thriller with its numerous  plot twists hastens the pace. Patterson could be back.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Week Forty-Five - 7 To Go

In his encyclopedic account of Detroit in the early sixties, journalist David Maraniss hints that urban violence may have played a decisive role in bringing down Detroit. Regardless, even the causal non-fiction reader will be engrossed by the Motown chapters.