Weekly ReCap 10/17

Posted October 17, 2015 by Elizabeth in Stacking the Shelves, Sunday Post / 10 Comments
Weekly ReCap 10/17

It’s the weekend, time to reflect on any bloggy activity and get excited about new books and features in the coming weeks. On Saturday, Tynga’s Reviews hosts Stacking the Shelves, a place to share the books that have arrived in the last week.  The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly @  Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news about our lives, review the past week, and discuss what is coming up for the week on […]

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Petals off the Apothecary Rose

Posted October 15, 2015 by Elizabeth in Book Beginnings, Features, Friday 56 / 9 Comments
Petals off the Apothecary Rose

On Fridays. I participate in two memes that make a terrific book preview, like a movie trailer. Last week I had blurbs from Amy Sue Nathan’s The Good Neighbor, about a woman transitioning after a divorce. You can read my review here. This week I have The Apothecary Rose, a historical mystery by Candace Robb. It is the first in the ten-book Owen Archer medieval mystery series, soon to be available in e-book format. Book Beginnings is hosted by […]

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Total Gross Out!

Posted October 15, 2015 by Elizabeth in Beyond the Books, discussion / 6 Comments
Total Gross Out!

We’ve all got things that bother us, gross us out, or  give us the heebie-jeebies. It might be a sound, a smell, and most often a sight. I have a number of things that get to me. This week Karen has asked us to write about these things that bother us for Beyond the Books. NASTY TEETH Actually, anything crooked, snaggly, yellowish, blue-ish, brown really gets to me and could even make me gag. For […]

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More Yiddish Yammering

Posted October 14, 2015 by Elizabeth in Wondrous Words Wednesday / 7 Comments
More Yiddish Yammering

Each week, Kathy from BermudaOnion hosts Wondrous Words Wednesday, a chance to share new and interesting words we come across in our reading. I recently read two books with Jewish main characters who used a lot of words and phrases from Yiddish and thought it would be interesting to look at them as a group. These are just a few from The Good Neighbor by Amy Sue Nathan, which I reviewed yesterday. But first, here’s a little […]

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Read This! Round Up #54

Posted October 14, 2015 by Elizabeth in Read This Roundup / 0 Comments
Read This! Round Up #54

Welcome to Read This, a collection of book reviews and giveaways that were posted in the past week or so from around the web. This is a collection of book reviews & contests from real reviewers. If you want to be included in the next edition start with the guidelines, then use the submission form. Want to read more reviews? Check out Read This for a list of the latest reviews and stellar reviewers. You […]

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The Good Neighbor has some sec..

Posted October 13, 2015 by Elizabeth in book reviews / 10 Comments
The Good Neighbor has some secrets

Izzy’s childhood friend Jade, a social media entrepreneur, wants her to transfer her personal blog to Pop Philly and will pay her a much needed salary, since her ex-husband lost his job and cannot handle child support. Unfortunately, much of Izzy’s stories of single-mom dating are fiction. She has a great voice, and a thoughtful outlook, being a high school counselor, but should she deceive the public and her friend into believing these stories are […]

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Santa Klaus Murder: a Classic ..

Posted October 12, 2015 by Elizabeth in book reviews / 2 Comments
Santa Klaus Murder: a Classic Cozy

Originally written in 1936, The Santa Klaus Murder is one of only three mysteries written by Mavis Doriel Hay and has been reissued through Poison Pen Press’ British Library Crime Classics for the 2015 holiday season. It is a traditional British drawing room whodunit, with a large family gathering at their country home to celebrate the holiday. Sir Osmond, the murder victim, has arranged for a Santa Klaus to distribute the gifts to the children […]

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Prince of Prigs

Posted October 11, 2015 by Elizabeth in book reviews / 6 Comments
Prince of Prigs

The Real Man Who Inspired this Story My central character is Captain James Hind. Born Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire 1616, died (hung drawn and quartered) 1652, Worcester. In between, he was a butcher’s lad, then a highwayman, next he was a Captain in the Royalist army (apparently heroically so, but no details are recorded), then a highwayman to the point at which this story ends. Subsequently, he visited Charles II in the Hague, who sent him […]

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Weekly ReCap 10/10

Posted October 9, 2015 by Elizabeth in Stacking the Shelves, Sunday Post / 26 Comments
Weekly ReCap 10/10

It’s the weekend, time to reflect on any bloggy activity and get excited about new books and features in the coming weeks. On Saturday, Tynga’s Reviews hosts Stacking the Shelves, a place to share the books that have arrived in the last week.  The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly @  Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news about our lives, review the past week, and discuss what is coming up for the week on […]

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Bits of the Good Neighbor

Posted October 8, 2015 by Elizabeth in Book Beginnings, Features, Friday 56 / 15 Comments
Bits of the Good Neighbor

On Fridays. I participate in two memes that make a terrific book preview, like a movie trailer. Last week I had clips from Death on the Prairie by Kathleen Ernst, #6 in the historian Chloe Ellefson cozy mystery series that I reviewed the other day. This week it’s The Good Neighbor by Amy Sue Nathan about a woman transitioning after a divorce. Book Beginnings is hosted by Gillon at Rose City Reader. The doorbell rang and I knew it was my […]

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