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Geri (geejay) -
Subject: February 2016 - Reading something romantic?
Date Posted: 2/1/2016 5:34 PM ET
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I'm reading The Alpine Yeoman / Mary Daheim which has Milo and Emma married for two months.  Kind of romantic along with a couple of good mysteries thrown.  There might be another romance in there as well.  

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Date Posted: 2/1/2016 7:58 PM ET
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Happy February everyone!!!!  Springlike weather down in Dallas and here in Tulsa as well.  Crazy.  Looks like Marla is getting some snow --- wish it was me!!!!

Took the pooches to visit what will be their new vet here in Tulsa today.  He was really very nice and the prices are bargain basement compared to Wilmington, Delaware.  Teeth cleaning here $140, in Wilmington $800 to $1000!!!!  No wonder poor little Bitsy had to have some teeth pulled a few years ago, I just would dnot pay those prices!!!  So now she can actually have some preventive care without it being onerous.

Still reading the Rose Simpson installment, but really need to finish it.  One of the books someone recommended in January is available Kindle Unlimited and I have no room to grab it!!!!

 

Date Posted: 2/1/2016 8:05 PM ET
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Question - has anyone ever been to a Bouchercon convention? There is going to be one in New Orleans in Sept and I'm trying to figure out if it is worth it to go since that is only 2 hours from me.  Lots of good authors are on the list to be there.

Date Posted: 2/2/2016 2:39 AM ET
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Cynthia, I have a PBS friend who goes to as many of those conventions as she can. She loves them and especially interacting with authors that she knows. If I was that close to one of those conventions. I would be sure to go. Hope you decide to go and then will tell us how you like it.

Date Posted: 2/2/2016 9:37 AM ET
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Thanks Connie.  I think that I will plan to make it. The registration fee is $185 so that is one reason why I was checking.  Then if you stay in the hotel where it is, that's $140 per night.  Not to mention that Sept is a prime month for hurricanes around here but then you never know what the weather will hold.

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Date Posted: 2/2/2016 10:44 AM ET
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Happy Groundhog Day!

If Phil were here he'd be seeing his shadow!  I was outside with the guy that's going to be doing some landscaping for me.  Him in short sleeves and me in a light sweatshirt.  My point - NO coats!  All the snow is gone too.

Now reading The Lady is a Vamp / Lynsay Sands, bed book.  I somehow missed this in the Argeaneu series.

Love or Persish / Lisa Bork chair book and Diners, Dives and Dead on Kindle.

Date Posted: 2/2/2016 10:56 AM ET
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Cynthia --- For whatever reason, I have always thought I would love to go to one of those types of conventions.  I think there was one in, or near, Washington D.C. one year while I was still in Delaware and for one reason or another I did not go and have regretted since.  I think if it does not break your bank it might really be a fun thing to do.

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Date Posted: 2/2/2016 11:53 AM ET
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I am reading Manners & Mutiny (Finishing School, Bk 4) :: Gail Carriger

YA Steampunk, mystery fun series.

Date Posted: 2/2/2016 12:05 PM ET
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Reading something romantic?? Not if I can help it! LOL

We're expecting 8-10 inches of snow here starting this afternoon, so it's a good time to stay indoors and read! I'm still reading all the same books I mentioned in my last January update, but should be done with 2 of them today...no idea what I will go to next at this point.

Cheryl

 

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 2/2/2016 12:39 PM ET
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Just a little romance Cheryl?  A candy bar, a flower stolen from the grocery store.  Or, maybe just a smile.  smiley

We were supposed to get some of that storm but now it's supposed to be 50 tomorrow. 

Date Posted: 2/3/2016 4:38 PM ET
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Since most of the books I read are cozies, and since about 97% of those have some romance in them, I guess I'll be reading romance stuff all month.  :)

I finished 'Candy Corn Murder' by Leslie Meier, the latest in the Lucy Stone series.  Then I read in 2 days a 447 page book, 'The End Game' by Catherine Coulter & JT Ellison.  This is the 'Brit in the FBI series and is a spin-off from her FBI series.  This was a very good mystery/thriller.  The action was so fast I just couldn't put it down!  This author & Laurie R. King  (Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes) are about as far as I stray from the cozies.  :)  Now I'm reading 'Home by Nightfall' by Charles Finch.  So far another great book in his Charles Lenox series.

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Finished Death Takes Priority by Jean Flowers.  I felt it was good but not great.  Moved a little slowly and was too predictable.  I do plan on reading the next one and see if it gets better because the potential is there.

We had rain and hail Sunday, then heavy frost and cold (50's) temps for the last two days and now they're saying we'll be up into the 80's this weekend.  Crazy.  Where is this so called El Nino we were supposed to get.  We got a whole 1 inch on Sunday.  We definitely need more rain.  The daffodils are up and getting ready to bloom.



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Date Posted: 2/4/2016 7:17 AM ET
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I am reading A Secret and Unlawful Killing: A Mystery of Medieval Ireland (Mysteries of Medieval Ireland) :: Cora Harrison

Love this series. Takes you back in time to Medieval Ireland. Makes me want to take a trip to western Ireland and see the land they are taking about. If you like historical mysteries this is a good one.

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Date Posted: 2/4/2016 8:14 AM ET
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I'm busy reading.  Even though the weather was incredible yesterday, sunny and 53 for Februsry!  It's supposed to be much colder today.

Catfish Cafe / Earl Emerson this is a Thomas Black book catching up on the series.  Say No to Joe / Lori Foster, a romantic mystery and The Secret Life of Bryan / Lori Foster, these were somewhat tied together.  Gunfight at Grace Gulch / Darlene Franklin a nice little mystery that touched on the Oklahoma Land Rush. 

Date Posted: 2/4/2016 8:51 PM ET
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Almost finished with "Home by Nightfall' by Charles Finch.  Next up is 'The Cat, The Sneak, and The Secret' by Leann Sweeney. 

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Date Posted: 2/5/2016 7:28 AM ET
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I read The Seance / Heather Graham yesterday.  Had a ghost, a mystery, a serial killer and not one but three romances.  wink

 

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Some romance in both of the last two books I read, Knot in My Backyard by Mary Marks and Brush Back by Sara Paretsky, and conveniently, they both met challenge categories.

Date Posted: 2/5/2016 11:12 AM ET
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Finished "Murder at Renard's" and was able to return it in order to free up a Kindle Unlimited space.  It was actually a good mystery.  The series is written by Margaret Addison and the main character is Rose Simpson (I think it is Simpson).  They are set in London and historical.  This is the 4th in the series (I think) and it was the best thus far.

Now I am reading "Murder at Ravenrock" (Bk 2 in the Rachel Markham series).  Also set in England and post World War II.  The books are written by P.B. Kolleri.  All are available on Kindle Unlimited right now.  Thus I am trying to free up another space!!!!

Once I actually get moved and have my bookshelves I will not know how to read a paper book!!!!

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Date Posted: 2/5/2016 2:52 PM ET
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I stlll read paper but find I'm reading more Kindles these days.

Going to begin Shooting Elvis / Stuart Pawson.  Almost finished the series.  Too bad it's not a cozy!



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I very seldom pick up my Kindle. I really need to read more on it as I have a ton of books that I have gotten but I pick up an actual book much quicker.

Date Posted: 2/5/2016 11:18 PM ET
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Well, let's see. On my Kindle I'm reading The Man Who Murdered God by John Lawrence Reynolds. (#1 Joe McGuire mystery). This is an older mystery series that I'd never heard of, the main character is a cop in Boston, and I believe this first one was published in 1989. I chose it for my own personal challenge for "Read a book written by someone with the same last name as yourself" category. It's not too bad so far, though it's got that kind of old-school noir feel to it with tough guys and dames and that...well, not that bad, I guess. A serial killer is knocking off priests, and this in a time before the FBI profiling and all that, and computers are big honking things only a specialist can access, so it seems a bit odd. I'm still reading though, I like the main character. LOL

My print and audio books are both in the fantasy genre, but I do have a book waiting at the library for me that I intend to pick up tomorrow...Liar's Dice by Bob Gust. This is for the mystery challenge "Home Sweet Home" category as the MC is a Minneapolis lawyer. I believe the author lives here too, but I think he's gone back to lawyering instead of writing as there were only 2 books in the series. laugh

Cheryl

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Date Posted: 2/6/2016 6:08 AM ET
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Cheryl, your grandson is so big!  I read The Man Who Murdered God back in the day.  It's strange to read an older book and computers are huge and no cell phones.  I read one recently and in my mind kept thinking for pity sake, where's your cell!  Only the MC kept looking for a phone that worked and when was found she didn't have change for it!

 

Date Posted: 2/6/2016 7:55 AM ET
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Thanks to Susan, I'm in the midst of enjoying Night Watch (Sherlock Holmes and Father Brown), and it's highly unlikely there will be romance.

I haven't picked up my Nook (converted by a card to a tablet with the Kindle app) in ages. Reading paper books - they leave the building and make room for more. wink

GASP. I had to order a book for the year I graduated, unless I wanted to re-read. Picked an award winner from SYKM, less time consuming than checking all my "keeper" books. 



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Just finished Pistols & Pies by Heather Justesen.  I could use it either in the romance or the weapon on cover category, so have to decide.  Fun read, and at least the MC does not treat the police as idiots.  

Date Posted: 2/6/2016 9:40 PM ET
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Still working on "Murder at Ravenrock".  Our DIY store/boutique is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday so I have worked these last 3 days and have been so tired that I have not managed to read very much.

There was a time, not so very long ago, when I really did not use my Kindle to any great extent.  However, being without a house and books, it has been a lifesaver and I think I will likely continue to use it on a very regular basis.

Going to my cousins for the Super Bowl where we will stuff ourselves with junk food!!!  Guacamole, taquitos, Rotel cheese dip, Little Smokies, dill dip, little miniature spanikopita (spinach pies), some kind of chicken wings, and I cannot remember all the rest!!!  Would love to see Peyton win this last game, but do not really hold out much hope.

Cheryl your grandson is looking too much like a little boy!!!!  Where has that darling baby gone???

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