What I’ve Been Reading + A Reading Round Up

What I’ve Been Reading + A Reading Round Up

It has been a crazy week around our house. Between work, a couple of family day trips, and our senior dog having some health issues, I haven’t had a whole lot of time for reading. In fact, many nights include me picking up a book, reading the same sentence about three times, and then putting said book down and falling asleep.

But I have managed to finish a couple books. So I wanted to share what’s on my nightstand with you and host a link up party!

What is a link up party? My invitation to you to post your recent blog posts and book reviews. Let us know what you are reading. Maybe it will give someone their next great read!

I went “impulse shopping” at the library this week. I selected two random books off the shelf because they looked like fun and I liked the covers. Both were books in pre-existing series’ that I hadn’t read before. Thus, both took me a while to get into, but were enjoyable.

Read to Death
by Terrie Farley Moranread to death
Two friends, Sassy and Bridgy, own a bookstore cafe called Read ‘Em and Eat. On a trip with¬†one of the book clubs they host, the bus driver is murdered and Bridgy becomes the prime suspect. Sassy and friends try to solve the mystery and clear Bridgy’s name. Sassy and Bridgy’s mothers come for a visit to boost the girl’s morale, which adds a fun dynamic to the book. Overall I liked the series and will read more. Especially because I’ve been wanting to start / get involved in a book club recently, this was a fun way to experience one without leaving my house!

Murder Most Howl

by Krista Davis 
murder most howlHolly Miller is hosting a murder mystery weekend at the Sugar Maple Inn in Wagtail, a pet friendly town in rural Virginia. But when life imitates art and a real murder takes place, it is up to the Holly to separate fact from fiction and solve the case. This one was a fun read. I liked the author lists a “cast of characters” at the beginning of the book. This was a great reference to someone like me coming into the series in the middle. I love animals as much as the next person, but it took my practical side a little time to get used to the fact that Holly took her dogs everywhere she went (and never needed to ask other business owners permission to bring her pets inside their establishments. The pets eat like kings and queens with their own menu prepared by the cook at the Sugar Maple Inn! It was an entertaining book and I look forward to checking out earlier books in the series.

Now, friends. It’s your turn. What have you been reading? Click on the link below and share your posts with us!

3 thoughts on “What I’ve Been Reading + A Reading Round Up

  1. Hi Marie,
    Thanks so much for your kind words about Read to Death and I am delighted to see it paired with Murder Most Howl. For the record, I am reading Toasting Up Trouble by Linda Wiken. First in a new series and very entertaining.
    xo Terrie

  2. I’ll have to check out Toasting Up Trouble. Have a great day and thank you for keeping us entertained with your books!

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