Friday, August 30, 2013

The Main Ingredient By Margo Wilson Post- Review

The Main Ingredient    by Margo Wilson

These are some of the mysteries facing West Coast food editor Wendy Whitby when she reluctantly returns to her childhood home in Weewampum, Wisconsin, to await her mother's demise. But cantankerous cecilia refuses to pass into the Great Beyond according to schedule. While Wendy waits for her mother to expire, she begrudgingly helps out her two high school pals who have opened a restaurant, Amberosia's, in downtown Weewampum.

This is a delightful story set in a working class atmosphere in Weewampum. Three good friends , who vow to stand by each other in time of need. When their restaurant is burned to the ground they are determined to find the cause.I found the recipes at the beginning of the chapters to be a nice touch. Many questions are raised and the truth finally comes to light even those not connected to the fire. I found it to be an enjoyable read.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Booking Through Thursday

BTT

Q:
Which is more important? quality for your reading? or quantity?

Definitely quality, having a lot of books which lack the quality of an interesting read can be boring.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday

My pre-publication (can't - wait -to -read) selection is:
          The Bride Wore Size 12     by Meg Cabot       Wm Morrow Pub.       Rel. Date: 9-24-13

   With her upcoming nuptials to PI Cooper Cartwright only weeks away, Heather's clearly stressed. And when a pretty junior turns up dead, Heather's sure things can'
t get worse-until every student in the dorm where she works is a positive suspect, and Heather's long lost mother shows up.

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from the book: Swimming in the Moon  

1. Mimics- To copy or imitate closely.

2. Stypa- "meeting".

3. Struffoli- Little balls of sweet fried dough in sugar syrup.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book:

Swimming in the Moon     By Pamela Schoenewaldt

Teaser:

pg. 21
Mamma heaved. I tried again to yank free, but a jerk of my arm sent tearing pains to the shoulder.

Not For Profit by Glenn Shepard, Md. Post

Not For Profit      by Glenn Shepard, Md.

A renowned surgeon accused of murder & terrorism.
A corrupt healthcare administrator hell-bent on revenge.
A mysterious seductress with looks & secrets to die for.
A secret and deadly drone missile control operation.
A terrorist cell with missiles aimed at a prestigious hospital.

My thoughts:
    A thrill packed ride that takes you into one mysterious discovery after another. Dr. James needs evidence that will exonerate him just weeks before his trial date after being charged with murder. I found it to be an intriguing page turning event that will keep you on your toes.



Monday, August 26, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

Finished Reading:

Not For Profit by Glenn Shepard, Md.

Reading: The Main Ingredient  by Margo Wilson


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

I would love to read again for the first time of course , Harry Potter and The Lord Of The Rings. I would definitely re -do that reading experience again if I had the chance.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Interesting Words

1. Bailiwick- An area of interest, activity or authority.

2. Godspeed- success or fortune.

3. Jejune- Nothing interesting; rudimentary.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today is from the book:   Not For Profit    by Glen Shepard, MD

pg. 47

Harris, fiddled with the cords of his string tie while he sifted through stacks of files from James' office. As he'd expected, he was coming up empty-just folder after folder filled with patient charts and photos.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received one new book in my mailbox this week:  The Main Ingredient   By Margo Wilson  (for review.)

Reading: Not For Profit    by Glenn Shepard, Md. (review)

One By One By Chris Carter

One By One    By Chris Carter  

My Thoughts:

        A thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end of this page turning and very captivating book.
         The tortures of these victims are truly unbelievable. It is a story that is not for the faint of heart. Detective  Hunter is kept on his toes as the killer hunts for his next victim. If you are a fan of this genre, I think you will enjoy the twists and turns of the story, it is not for the squeamish.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Booking Through Thursday

BTT

Q:
How do you feel about borrowing books from friends?

I usually don't borrow books from friends . I like reading a book on my time and not feeling pressured in returning it at a certain time. What do you think?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Waiting On Wednesdy

Waiting On Wednesday

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

                                                    Leaving Haven
                                                          by Kathleen McCleary
Release Date:  10-1-13                                                                          Wm Morrow publishers

Leaving Haven is a beautifully crafted portrayal of men and women who make shocking choices and appear doomed to remain in awful places.



















Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from the book: Not For Profit   by Glenn Shepard

1. Phalenopsis- A purple and white aromatic flower.

2. Epiphytes- is a plant that grows upon another plant(such as a tree).

3. Velamen- A sticky outer covering on the roots of plants.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today is from the book: One by One   by Chris Carter

Pg. 255

A few yards ahead, the man slammed into a dark-haired woman who  was going in the opposite direction.The man never stopped.His eyes didn't even leave his cellphone's screen.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received one physical book in my mailbox this week for review.

Not for Profit    by Glenn Shepard, MD

Reading: One by One   by  Chris Carter

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Butterfly Sister by Gail Hansen Review-post

The Butterfly Sister       by Gail Hansen      Review-Post


My Thoughts:

Ruby is a young girl of twenty two, who is haunted by memories of her years as a student at Tarble, a women's college. She was seduced into having an affair with one of her married professors, But in the end it left her devastated, when he was through with her.
I found it to be a realistic story which probably goes on all the time, but intertwined with a mystery in this story makes it a good read. I found it to be sad showing the naivety of a young woman and the circumstances that go along with her affair. It's a lesson of love gone wrong.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Booking Through Thursday

BTT

Tragedy or Comedy?

All other things being equal(good writing, enthralling story etc.) Which would you rather read- something serious, angsty and tragic? Or something light, fluffy, and fun?
Or a blend of both(since really isn't that how real life works?)

It depends sometimes on what mood or frame of mind I am in at the time. A blend of both sounds good to me. How about you?

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday

My pre-publication (can't-wait-to-read) selection is:  Aunty Lee's Delights by Ovidia Yu

Release Date: 9-17-13         Wm Morrow Publishers

     A delicate and witty mystery introduces Rosie "aunty" Lee, feisty widow, amateur sleuth, and proprietor of Singapore's best loved  home-cooking restaurant.
Wise, witty and charming, it's a spicy mystery about love, friendship, and food in Singapore.



Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

1. abnegate- to renounce(a right or privilege)

2. ameliorate- to relieve as from pain or hardship.

3. antedate- to assign or affix a date to earlier than the actual one.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Widows Of Braxton County Review-Post

The Widows Of Braxton County        Review -Post

My Thoughts:

    This is a mysterious-thriller going back generations to a murder in a farmhouse. Kate, a city girl gets entangled in its grips. After she marries Joe and meets her mother-in-law, Trudy whom she learns is also going to live with them to her surprise.
    The unraveling of the long-time secrets of this family proves to be a very intriguing story that wants you reading more and more. I found it to be a very good read.
     History repeating itself plays a big part in the families secret .

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My Teaser:
pg.118
    I followed his instructions. "I was wondering if your offer still stands," I said.
" of course. We can go tonight. That is, if you're free."

Taken from:
The Butterfly Sister  by Amy Gail Hansen


Monday, August 5, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

No new physical books in my mailbox , but expecting some soon.

Finished reading: The Widows Of Braxton County  by Jess McConkey

Reading: The Butterfly Sister  by Amy Gail Hansen

What did you receive?



Thursday, August 1, 2013

Booking On Thursday

Booking On Thursday

Q:
Do you have a preference between "person" in the books you read? Do you prefer third- person to first-person? Or don't you care?

I really don't have a preference, I appreciate a story that's well written with good characters.