Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Here are my words for today:

Capriole- A vertical leap with a backward kick of the hind legs at the height of the leap.

Piaffe- Trotting in place not going anywhere.

Equitation- is the art or practice of horse riding or horsemanship.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

teaser tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book:  Otherworld Tales  Demon Invasion   by C.T. M

pg. 32.

I was speechless. Huff was the same short chunky kid with a buzz haircut, who went boarding with us this morning. He gave us a crooked smile.

Aunty Lee's Delights by Ovidia Yu Post- review

Aunty Lee's Delights    by Ovidia Yu           Post- Review

   A murder mystery that is set in Singapore. Two of the victims having come in contact with Aunty Lee and her restaurant that is known for her culinary expertise, plunges Aunty Lee into the investigation of their demise.
   I found this story to be very interesting once I got into it and kept on reading.I really didn't think I would like it. It has characters that kept the story going, especially the main one Aunty Lee.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received three books in my mailbox this week courtesy of Wm Morrow Publishers.

Hunting Shadows  by Charles Todd
This Dark Road To Mercy  by Wiley Cash
After I'm Gone  by Laura Lippman

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Words having different meanings.

Chippie- carpenter, ( slang); adj, agressively belligerent.

Gooseberry- supernumerary third person preventing a couple from courting; a green hairy fruit.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book:    Aunty Lee's Delights   by Ovidia Yu

Pg. 117

"Then how do you know she hadn't just arrived?" "we didn't hear a taxi.And she was sweaty but breathing slowly.


Monday, October 21, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

Just one book in my mailbox this week:  The Alligator Man    by  James Sheehan  for review.

Reading:  Aunty  Lee's Delights

Second Watch by J.A.Jance Review- Post

Second Watch    by J.A. Jance             Review-Post

My Thoughts:

     P.J. Beaumont is getting his two knees replaced, when under the influence of drugs during the operation goes back to his days in Vietnam and a promise made to his buddy who got killed and is determined to fulfill it years later.

     He is a man also determined while recuperating to solve an old cold murder case which is his first.
 I found this book to be a page-turning an exciting and masterful story filled with detective work that keeps you intrigued from beginning to the end.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday

My pre-publication (can't-wait-to-read) selection is:   The Whole Golden World  by Kristina Riggle

Release Date:  11-5-13             Wm. Morrow Publisher

  Seventeen year old Morgan Monetti shocks her parents and her community with one simple act: She chooses to stand by the man everyone else believes has exploited her.

Wondrous Words Wednesday


My words today are taken from the book, The Last Of The Blacksmiths  by Claire Gebben

1. gilt- resembling gold, as in color or luster.

2. clop- a sharp hollow sound, as in a horse's hoof striking pavement.

3. Hof- the German or Scandinavian name
for the family farm.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today is from the book:      Carly's Gift  by Georgia Bockoven

pg. 73

    She hesitated. "Did you..." She stopped to clear her throat. "Did you love my mother?"

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Pursuit of Mary Bennet by Pamela Mingle Review-post

The Pursuit of Mary Bennet  by Pamela Bennet       Review-post

   Unschooled in the game of love, Mary knows her heart and her future are are at risk. Is she worthy of romance or should she take the safer path? In her journey of self-acceptance, she discovers the answer.

My thoughts:

   This is a delightful book that brought me back to the Bennet household and the lives of her married sisters whom I enjoyed so much in Pride & Prejudice. Mary, the shy one, believes she will never meet the love of her life and will have to accept the lonely life of a spinster. It is a story of ups and downs at this time in her life, plus the added problems of her family. Her older sisters try to help her along with the way she should dress and style her hair, so a certain gentleman would take notice. Mary always knew her own mind and always did the right thing even if it meant hurting herself by doing it.
     I found it to be a truly refreshing novel which I enjoyed reading.

Wondrous Words Wednesday


My words today are taken from Hard Words.

1. Hypermnesia- Unusual power or enhancement of memory, typically under abnormal conditions such as trauma, hypnosis, or narcosis.

2. Williwaw- is a sudden blast of wind descending from a mountainous coast to the sea.

3. Opsimath- A person who begins to learn or study only late in life.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book by J.A. Jance  called Second Watch.

pg. 5
After a second wait of who knows how long, they rolled me into another room. This time Dr. Auld was there, and so were a lot of other people.Again they wanted my name and date of birth.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

This week I received:   The Last Of The Blacksmiths    by Claire Gebben

Michael Harm is a farmer's son in the Bavarian Rhineland who dreams of excitement and freedom-the sort of life enjoyed by Uncas, the hero in his favorite novel, The Last Of The Mohicans. Every day Michael toils beside his brother in the vineyards wishing he could be a blacksmith, a singer, or an adventurer.

Also:  The Girl With A Clock For A Heart    by    Peter Swanson

The Girl With A Clock or A Heart is a twisty, sexy, electric thrill ride and an absolute blast from start to finish.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Booking Through Thursday


   Which is better (or preferred).... stories with multiple character points of view? Or stories that stick to just one or two at the most? and, why?

      It depends on the story, sometimes I just prefer one or two at the most.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from The Pursuit of Mary Bennet.

gorse- A spiny yellow-flowered European shrub.

bard- A professional poet, employed by a patron.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from the book:   The Pursuit Of Mary Bennet    by Pamela Mingle

pg. 13

    Hearing of Lydia & Mr. Wickham's intimate life made me wince with embarrassment. "Lydia, please don't speak of such things."

The Tilted World by Franklin & Fennelly Review- post

The Tilted World      by Franklin & Fennelly            Review- Post

   The year is 1927, & this is the story of an unhappily married woman who dies a little every day & a noble yet solitary man who feels invisible. Of an orphaned baby, a troubled uncle, & a dangerous flapper, a loyal partner, a flood that will change a people and a nation.

My Thoughts:
I found this to be an exciting story set in the time of bootlegging,moonshine and a very dangerous flood. Dixie Clay is a strong character battling many obstacles and meeting a man, Ingersoll who should be her enemy, but ultimately becomes her friend and more. It is a well written book that holds your interest as things keep piling up for the characters. I found it to be an interesting read.