Dewey’s Readathon Up NexT ! October 22

Looking forward to taking some intentional reading time this Saturday with the Annual Dewey’s Readathon.  24 hours beginning the same time worldwide.
Find ALL the info HERE

and Join the Dewey’s Readathon by Signing Up HERE

I’ll be continuing my October Suspense Challenges with
Colleen Coble’s TIDEWATER INN audio listen
Anne Perry’s THE TWISTED ROOT  also audio listening

both allow me to work on my creative crafting in order to complete a project
for my daughter whose visiting this weekend.

if there’s time for a paperback read, another Anne Perry I just picked up
at the local charity shop book sale – THE CATER STREET HANGMAN
1st of the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series

Any reading planned for this Saturday ?
We’ll look forward to Seeing you SOOON…


Seasons of Reading: October 2016 #FrightFall WrapUp

Success! October’s annual #FrightFall suspense Reading Challenge
hosted by Michelle at Seasons of Reading.

A fav reading genre, my book tally included :

The Confession – Ian Rutledge WW mystery – Charles Todd
Leaving Everything Most Loved – Maisie Dobbs WWII mystery – Jacqueline Winspear
Death of a Witch – a Hamish Macbeth contemporary mystery – MC Beaton
Murder at the Vicarage – vintage Miss Marple mystery – Agatha Christie
The Girl on the Train – contemporary suspense – Paula Hawkins
A Double Death on the Black Isle – Joanne Ross 1950’s suspense – AD Scott
The Lightkeeper’s Ball – historic suspense – Colleen Coble
The Shawl [ WWII short story] – Cynthia Ozick
The Clouds Roll Away – Raleigh Harmon contemporary suspense – Sibella Giorello
The Summer Before the War – WWII mystery – Helen Simonson

Now it’s anticipation for Michelle’s annual
November 21-27 2016
November 21 – through Twelfth Night January 6 2017

at the True Christmas Spirit Blog 

>>Sign Up Opens 1st week of November 2016<<
Hoping to find you Ready to Read in the CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!


Bookish Bingo: Fall 2016

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Hosted by Bekka of Pretty Deadly Reviews for all details and your opp to linkup.

I am totally enjoying this added reading motivation.  Now to see what books I come up with for these challenges …

Standalone: Memory of Us – Camille DiMaio
Backlist: Secrets She Kept – Kathy Gohlke
Multi POV: did you ever have a family? – Bill Clegg
Killers: Tea Cups and Carnage – Lynn Cahoon
Suspense: The Shattered Tree – Charles Todd
Animal on cover: Boden Birthright Mary Connealy
Sea Creatures: A Double Death on the Black Isle – AD Scott
Green Cover: The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
Revenge: The Confession – Charles Todd
Rec’d to me:
Purple cover: A Killing Spring – Gail Bowen
Horror/Paranormal:  The Undoing of Saint Silvanus
Beth Moore
Illustrated: The Bike Lesson – Stan Berenstain
Am History: From this Moment – Elizabeth Camden
Dragons: Leaving Everything Most Loved – Jacqueline Winspear
Friendship: Happy People Read and Drink Coffee – Agnes Martin-Lugand
Re-Telling: Lost Memoirs of JA – Syrie James
Weapon on cover: Death of a Witch – MC Beaton
Fall release: A Great Reckoning  – Louise Penny
Creepy cover: Murder at the Vicarage – Agatha Christie / Grant
Short Story: The Shawl – Cynthia Ozick / Yelena Shmulenson narrator
Graphic Novel:
College: Matchmakers of Minnow Bay – Kelly Harms


Autumn !  A Great Time to Read.

Summer Bookish Bingo 2016

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Once again, Bekka is hosting a New Season of Reading prompts for
Summer Bookish Bingo  at Pretty Deadly Reviews.

My possibilities for entries each row across.
Completed Titles will be highlighted/linked to review .  I will be back to enter the books I read that completed my Full House  as I can grab extra online time for the task.  Loved it!
ROW 1:
Name in title:  VENETIA by Georgette Heyer
Aussie author:
Magic:  The MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW by C.S. Lewis
Water on cover:  A WINDOW TO THE WORLD by Susan Meissner
Historical Setting 1900s-1950s: THE BACHELOR GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER by Rachel McMillan

ROW 2:
SS romance:
White cover:  AFTER YOU by JoJo Moyes
June/July /Aug release: FROM THIS MOMENT by Elizabeth Camden
Folklore or Myths: The RELUCTANT DUCHESS by Roseanna M White
Weather words in title: AUNT DIMITY and The SUMMER KING by Nancy Atherton

ROW 3:
Red cover: AUNT DIMITY and The BURIED TREASURE by Nancy Atherton
Part of 4+ book series: Commissario Brunetti: A QUESTION OF BELIEF by Donna Leon
Book about books:  ARRANGED by Catherine McKenzie

ROW 4:
2016 debut: MATCHMAKERS OF MINNOW BAY by Kelly Harms
Mental Health:  The GOODBYE BRIDE by Denise Hunter
Begins with either S-U-M-E-R:
Yellow Cover:  LAVENDER LIES by Susan Wittig Albert

ROW 5:
Middle Grade:
Outdoors:  The TALE OF HILL TOP FARM: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter by Susan Wittig Albert
Food in title or on cover:
Political intrigue:  The BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY by Louise Penny
Monsters: Chief Inspector Gamache: NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny


Here are the details to inspire your summer reading ~

  • Every new season has a new bingo card. This one is for books read in the months of June, July and August.
  • The object is to get as many BINGOs as possible (five across, up and down, or diagonal)
  • One square per book
  • You do not have to review these books, or even have a blog, this is simply for books read during the allotted months
  • At the end of August there will be an international giveaway for all participants. The more BINGOs you get, the more entries you get in the giveaway!
  • To participate, click to leave a comment HERE !

Hoping you’ll post the card and begin the Bookish Bingo Book hunting !
Let me know if you are …


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ReRead Recap: May 2016

Re-Readathon challenge 2016

May’s ReReading?

A variety of mysteries and classic novels including:

Three Blind Mice – Agatha Christie
Tape Measure Murder – Agatha Christie
The Case of the Caretaker – Agatha Christie
Third Floor Flat – Agatha Christie
Adventure of Johnny Waverly – Agatha Christie
Four and Twenty Blackbirds – Agatha Christie
The Love Detectives – Agatha Christie
Persuasion – Jane Austen
A Lady of Willowgrove Hall – Sarah E Ladd

I’ll be adding these to Kelly’s MAY Re-Read Check In HERE 

Thanks for hosting, Kelly.

If you’re a re-reader, why not check out the Re-Read Challenge?

Backlist Books: May Wrapup

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Posting my May Wrapup of Backlist Books Read


Persuasion – Jane Austen
Daughter of MineDaughter of Mine – Laura Fabiani
Stardust – Carla Stewart
Anne’s House of Dreams – LM Montgomery
The Carpenter’s Inheritance – Laurie A Eakes
A Love so Tender – Tracey Bateman
Three Blind Mice and Other Stories – Agatha Christie
A Lady of Willowgrove Hall – Sarah E Ladd
Raw Edges – Sandra D Bricker
Misery Loves Company – Rene Gutteridge
Still Life – Louise Penny
mudhouse sabbath – Lauren Winner
Jesus Feminist – Sarah Bessey

Linking at host Bekka’s, Pretty Deadly Reviews May Check in Link
Open for participation if you’re a Back List Reader or wanna be !



Take Back Your Shelves Readathon: MAY 28-30

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Here’s a great opportunity to finish
May Reading on a strong note!
Three days focus on our TBR shelves is sure to be helpful in shifting some books.

Any in particular you want to get to?

I’m focused on finishing as many ARCs during May as possible during
the #CleanSweepARC Challenge.
Of course review writing needs to complete the picture
so that might take some time this weekend as well.

I have my eye on a couple #tbysreadathon reads in particular.

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Whatever readathon books I’m into by end of May 30th
Then become part of my 20 Books of Summer Challenge  

Any you’re decided on reading?
What helps you make the decision in choosing
which will be a readathon addition?
Which books are relegated to waiting?
Are you a mood reader?  I know I am!
Which is why I always have more choices for meeting that need for variety…
Be sure to let us know in comments.
Hoping you’ll be joining us.
Tweeting #tbysreadathon to keep connected
and keeping company.



mudhouse sabbath by lauren f. winner

Recipes for Love and Murder by Sally Andrew

Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey

The Memory of Us by Camille Di Maio



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