Friday, May 31, 2013

Feature & Follow

Feature & Follow

Q:
What blogger would you most like to meet in real life? Tell us about him or her.

I have two bloggers that I would like to meet, they are Bermudaonion & Laurel-Rain Snow.
Since I have been blogging , I found both of them to be very interesting people with a great knowledge of reading.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday

My pre-publication(can't-wait-to-read)selection is:

The Keeper Of Secrets     By Julie Thomas      Release Date: 5-28-13        Harper Collins


    Beautiful and mysterious, this debut novel follows a priceless violin across five decades-from WW11 to Stalinist Russia to the gilded International concert halls of today-and reveals the loss, love, and secrets of the families who owned it.

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Taken from Weird English Words:

Mesonoxian- Pertaining to midnight.

Mungo- A dumpster diver-one who extracts valuable things from trash.

Nihilarian- A person who deals with things lacking importance(pronounce the"h" like a k.)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from: More Than Words Can Say   By  Robert Barclay

Pg 77

"Are you married?"  Brooke asked. Do you have a family of your own?"
                                   "No, he answered."






Friday, May 24, 2013

Feature & Follow

Feature & Follow

Q:
The #FF is 150 weeks old! and we want to hear from you! What would you change about the hop? What do you like about it? or just suggest a question to be used for next week!

I like the hop because it puts you in touch with a lot of bloggers and I wouldn't change anything about it. Keep the questions coming.

Baksheesh by Esmahan Aykol Review-Post

Baksheesh  by Esmahan  Aykol          Review-Post

Baksheesh-is tipping, charitable giving and certain forms of political corruption and bribery in the Middle East and South Asia.

Kati Hirschel is the owner of the only mystery book store in Istanbul. The landlady announces to her that the rent is being raised and then decides to pay baksheesh to the government officials for a new place. A man is found murdered in the apartment that she is interested in and she becomes a suspect in his murder.

My Thoughts:

I found this story to be a murder mystery with a light and sometimes comical tone to it depicting the Turkish way of life. That alone made the story more interesting and intriguing.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

Q:
Have your reading habits changed since you were a child?

Since retiring I am reading more than ever and enjoying many different genres.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday

My pre-publication (can't-wait-to-read) selection is:  Unleashed  By David Rosenfelt

Rel. Date: July 2013. Minotaur

Sam Willis is stunned to receive a phone call from Barry Price, a high school friend he hasn't spoken to in years, pleading for help with something too terrifying to discuss on the phone.

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from Interesting Words.

Quean- A lewd woman.

Rapin- An unruly art student.

Noceur- A late-night person, as in a party animal.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book:  Baksheesh  By Esmahan Aykol

Pg. 172

"He'd already opened a bank account in my name. There's not much money in it, but I can get by for 3 or 4 months."

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

Nothing new in my mailbox this week, expecting a few to come, just catching up on my reading.

What's in yours?

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Diabolist By Layton Green Review-Post

The Diabolist   By Layton Green        Review-Post

My thoughts:

Two private investigators, who are investigating the deaths of two satanic cult leaders, lead them to a strange and very dangerous situation.
I found this to be an intriguing and captivating story into the dark world of the occult. Page to page it takes you deeper into the search of the people involved. The author doesn't disappoint in the thrill factor in this his latest book. It was a suspenseful journey.

Feature & Follow

Feature & Follow

Q:
School is out!  What is your favorite summer reading book?

I didn't find it as of yet, I really don't have a preference.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

Q:
What book(s) do you find yourself going back to? Beloved Children's classics? Favorites from college? Something that touched you and makes you long to visit?

I think going way back to the classic fairy tales, like Cinderella and Snow White, which transports you at a very young age into a different world.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday

My pre-publication (can't-wait-to-read) selection is:

        The Kill Room (hardcover)   By Jeffery Deaver     Amazon      Rel. Date: 6-4-13

I
t was a" million-dollar" bullet, "a sniper shot" delivered from over a mile away. It's victim was no ordinary mark, he was a US citizen targeted by the US Government, and assassinated in the Bahamas.

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from Interesting words:

1. Euphony- Bearable or agreeable sound.

2. Hispid- Coarse bristle like hair, esp. of animals or plants.

3. Hubris- Overbearing pride.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today is from the book:  Cherokee Talisman  by David-Michael Harding

pg.
The boy was so intent on his spying mission he did not hear the soft soles of a dragon's moca
sins as he stepped up from behind.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received Cherokee Talisman By David-Michael Harding for review this week, what did you get?

An orphan boy, Totsuhwa, is taken under the wing of legendary Cherokee war chief Tsi Yugunsini the dragon. But even under a dragon's wing isn't safe when a conetous nation forms around them.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Feature & Follow

Feature& Follow

Q:
Happy Mother's Day! Who is your favorite mom from fiction?

Mrs. March,  "Marmee", from Little Women.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

Q:
My brother-in-law turns 50 this weekend. So, in his honor, please pick up your nearest book your currently reading; and turn to page 50 and then share the first 50 words with the rest of us.

" Monsieur Xavier Marcel also received a letter. Except for his name, it was exactly the same as the one delivered to Matthias Gregory, declaring Xavier a heretic and announcing his death in six days time."
"I guess that settles that. And kills my theory that Matthias was killed by a rival Satanic church."
             The Diabolist   By Layton Green

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday

My pre-publication (can't-wait-to-read ) selection is:    Help For The Haunted  By John Searles

Rel. Date: 9-17-13       368 pgs.        Wm Morrow publisher

It begins with a call in the middle of a snowy February evening. lying in her bed, young Sylvie Mason overhears her parents on the phone across the hall. Her parents have an uncommon occupation, helping "haunted souls" find peace.

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from the book The Diabolist By Layton Green.

1. Mestizo- A person of mixed blood; specifically; a person of mixed European and American Indian Ancestry.

2. Wraithlike- Lacking in substance; "strange fantacies of unreal and shadowy worlds."

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Three Sisters By Susan Mallery Review-Post

Three Sisters  By Susan Mallery    Review-Post

This is a story of three women whose lives come together by sharing their heartaches in their present and from their past lives. In the book the three sisters are the three houses atop the highest hill on Blackberry Island, in which each live and are neighbors.
Andi was jilted at the altar, Boston lost a child and Deanna has control issues with her family.
It's a book I don't normally would read, but found the story to be somewhat predictable, but yet interesting. It would be a great beach and summer read since it has all the elements, tears, love and romance.

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser is taken from the book:   The Diabolist    By Layton Green

pg. 14

Grey had studied the martial arts since he was 5, some of that time under one of the top Japanese jujitsu masters in the world.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

Waiting for a review copy to be sent called Cherokee Talisman  by David Michael Harding

Finishing reading, Three Sisters

What did you receive in your Mailbox?

Friday, May 3, 2013

Feature & Follow

Feature & Follow

Q:
Give us a sneak! What are you reading? Tell us about a fun or fail read.

I'm currently reading Three Sisters  By  Susan Mallery.
The story starts out with one of the characters getting jilted at the altar, after a ten year relationship with the guy. It's both fun and serious at the same time.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

Q:
What's your favorite hobby other than reading?

I would have to say the movies and taking walks in the park when the weather permits.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday

My pre-publication (can't-wait -to- read) selection Is:

The Whole Enchilada  (hardcover)      By Diane Mott Davidson      Amazon      Release Date:
8-27-13.

A birthday party goes deadly wrong when one of caterer Goldy Schultz's friends collapses and dies there. What at first looks like a heart attack turns out to be murder by poison and Goldy's the one who provided the food for the party. Goldy is attacked in her own house and is determined to find answers. She sets out to unmask a devious killer in her own midst.

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Taken from Rare Words:

1. Acosmist- One who believes that nothing exists.

2. Paralian- A person who lives near the sea.

3. Aureate- Pertaining to the fancy or flowery words used by poets.