I spent today reading this cozy mystery. While it kept me engaged there were problems with it. The psychic connection between Mimi and her cat , Marshmallow was hard to believe. Especially when Marshmallow understood other animals and translated conversations. There were other issues but I don‘t want to give any spoilers. Just suspend your disbelief and enjoy the Lee family.
Really enjoyed this one. A fun enemies to lovers story it kept me entertained during my flight ✈️ . Olivia and Ethan are forced to take a honeymoon trip to Maui even though they hate each other. Predictable in all the best ways 👍👍 . Had to include a photo of the puppy 🐶 I loved 🥰 petting in Calgary.
This book has been such a help. It‘s been a fun escape from the crowded airports and the delays. Spent the weekend in Calgary- first time back in 3 years! The weather was perfect- the book was perfect #blameitonLitsy
There are a lot of things I liked about this YA m/m space romance but I‘m thinking listening to the audiobook may not have been the best way to enjoy it. It‘s too hard to go back and review confusing scenarios. I did root for Noah and DJ but it was a very complicated story. I did enjoy the humour and their side kick Jenny - there‘s even an annoying holographic character also called Jenny. A bit of a Red Dwarf meets The Matrix vibe. Low pick
I spent today listening to this touching story set in London during World War 2. This is a charming story so not graphic or dark. But there aredefinitely sad moments- it‘s war time- and there are tears. I think this would make a good PBS mini series.
Thoroughly enjoyed this Flavia de Luce mystery: Dogger and Flavia have set up their own investigation business so of course they stumble over a body . This is apparently the last in the series- I hope that‘s not true.
Downloaded a couple more audiobooks from Libby this morning. Popped by the mall for a Subway sandwich and an iced London Fog - home and ready to start a new Flavia investigation- she‘s bound to stumble over another corpse 🤣💚🐉
The most precocious twelve year old in mystery fiction is back on the hunt for a murderer. She and her trusty bicycle 🚲, Gladys are traveling the icy roads interviewing suspects while her dad lies in hospital with pneumonia. This one‘s bittersweet and I‘m not happy with the author. Loved this audiobook- the narrator is sooo Flavia 🤣
Staycation this week so I‘ve been spending a lot of time listening and reading on Libby. This mystery is in the middle of the series so there‘s a bit of catch-up. I did watch some of the tv series so I knew the basics. It also had some super natural elements that seemed out of place. I did like the voice actor reading the story.
Thanks to @GingerAntics ‘s review I borrowed this ebook from Libby this morning. A fun YA space adventure- 4 misfits in the wrong place at the wrong time have to save their butts and maybe everyone else‘s. Loved the diverse characters , a great book to read during Pride Month 🌈 . A stand-alone but it could easily be a series- fingers crossed 🤞
Just finished listening to this audiobook on Libby. I‘m not sure I would have enjoyed reading it as much as I did hearing Andrew tell his story. I think I he has spent a lot of time reflecting on that chaotic time and he‘s come to terms with the role alcohol played in his young adult life. In some ways he skims along the surface but that‘s his call - I think there‘s a lot more left unsaid about his personal relationships. Pick with reservations
This is the story of a Frank Sinatra like singer who abandons his wife and four kids. She‘s apparently too proud to ask for child support and raises them on the brink of poverty. Okay I did have to suspend my disbelief- but it‘s a story about a Malibu family and one particular party. It‘s probably not for everyone but I couldn‘t put it down.
Another mystery- the second in a series- I read the first book a few years ago. There‘s a mystery novel within a mystery novel. It‘s a fun trope and there‘s a nice homage to mystery authors like Agatha Christie ( a mention of The Labours of Hercules- made me smile) This is quite long but I had to listen at every opportunity.
#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView thanks for the tag. 1. The cover of the last ebook I read did have one of the clues 2. I borrowed it because it was the next in the series not for the cover ( but it does have an eye catching cover - it‘s red in the Canadian edition) Tagging everyone who wants to play 💚🐉
Listened to this whodunnit on my Libby app. Turns out this is the third book in a series. I don‘t think I missed anything but now I‘m going to have to go back and read them someday 😂. I enjoyed this audiobook- the author is actually a character in the mystery- he‘s Colonel Hastings to Hawthorn ( Poirot) a solid mystery - I guessed the murder fairly early on -but that just increased my enjoyment 🤣💚🐉
Thanks 🙏 for the tag @Eggs #WondrousWednesday 1. I was a huge Anne Rice fan back in the day so a friend and I went to New Orleans to see her house in the Garden District 2. Just picked up a copy of Dune to reread after watching the movie 3. Synopsis- I like to know what I‘m getting into Tagging @EadieB if you would like to play. And tagging all Littens who want to play
Finished listening to this lovely audiobook. There‘s not a lot of adventure or angst in this #romantsy. There‘s some estranged family relationships and maybe a mild enemy to lover trope. But it‘s mostly an irresistible visit to a country estate culminating in the expected wedding. Just what I need right now. A respectable entry in the series but not my favourite.
Thanks 🙏 for the tag @EadieB #Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView 1. I used to like moody books ( before the pandemic) 2. I think the tagged book is very moody - but it‘s a favourite Tagging all.Littens who would like to play. 💚🐉
My stack of pocket books 📚- I bought most of them at the book sale earlier this month. I have been looking for the tagged book thanks to a very positive review #blameitonLitsy #romantsy - I saw the JR Ward books and decided it‘s time to try the popular series
I had a touch of insomnia so I finished this audiobook. I can‘t imagine just reading it. Martin Short brings so much to the audio- he sings - he jokes - he gossips ( mimicking the voices of his famous friends) . I laughed and groaned and cried. A very satisfying experience- 👍👍
Listening to this audiobook before going to work. Martin Short really gives a stellar performance - he‘s a great mimic and singer - he‘s touched on some very sad events in his childhood but he never gets maudlin- he‘s soon telling funny stories and name dropping - his Toronto friends all hit it big 🤣💚
I spent most of today reading this book. A fairy tale set in an England at the beginning of the 20th century in a village still following the old ways. The nearby swamp is full of dangerous beings who steal hands and try to lure people to their deaths. The story begins with Briony‘s confession at her trial as a witch. I couldn‘t put it down because I had to know the ending. But it‘s a bit too much Brothers Grimm and not enough Disney
Couldn‘t put this SFF m/m historical romance novel down. I enjoyed the Edwardian England setting and the magical world building. The mystery that ensnares Edwin and Robin is interesting and leads to some spicy 🌶 times. Fingers crossed that this will be the first book in a series 💚🐉
Great challenge @niftytiffd - which I actually completed ✅- this ebook is due tomorrow so had to finish it today. The second instalment of Katee Robert‘s Dark Olympus series is a spicy 🌶 hot 🥵 #romantsy . Eros and Psyche are the couple in this book - he‘s got a lot of mirrors and she‘s got a lot of style . My Greek mythology is based on Xena Warrior Princess so I am easy to please in that department. More my style than Neon Gods
Day 2 book sale haul : tried to limit my purchases- especially excited to find the tagged book. The Louise Penny‘s are for a friend. It‘s raining ☔️ so had to use a garbage bag to protect my precious 🤣💚🐉📚
I‘m going back to the book sale tomorrow- today I went to softcover fiction and romance. There‘s lots more to look at. Planning my attack with this handy map. What you can‘t see in the photo is upstairs are children and teen books while downstairs is self help
Part of my book sale haul. There‘s another bag in the car and of course this is just day 1 - one of the volunteers said this is the biggest book sale in North America. ( I‘m going again tomorrow 💃🕺)
New ebook from the Libby at. But no time for reading today. I‘m working on my book list for the Times Colonist Raise A Reader book sale. It‘s the first one since 2019. I‘m beyond excited! What should I look for? Here‘s a photo of all the books waiting to come home with me! 💚🐉🙌
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs thanks @Ddzmini 1. Watching movies 🍿 especially at the theatre 🎭. 2. I write reviews only on Litsy - it‘s a very safe place 3. I read anywhere but I especially like reading in bed. Tagging any Littens wanting to play 💚🐉
My hold for the audiobook came in and I have been happily listening to the Thursday Murder Club‘s antics. Elizabeth‘s ex-husband turns up and of course murder and mayhem follow. A very enjoyable second book of what I hope will be a long series. My favourite secondary character may have a crush - can‘t wait for developments in book 3 👍👍
I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery. I laughed and I cried- Molly the maid is so sincere and so naive. Most of the action takes place in a luxury hotel in an unnamed city. Maybe Toronto or New York. I lean towards Toronto. There‘s a murder and of course Molly finds the body - plot twists begin. A quick read that‘s almost a cozy with a narrator who sees things differently. 👍👍
Yay the audiobook I‘ve been waiting for came in tonight! Happy dance 💃- I know what I‘m listening to this weekend!
Vanessa is cursed - she predicts the future and blurts it out at inappropriate times to unsuspecting strangers and family members . Her Aunt is opening a tea shop in Paris and suggests Vanessa comes with her to take fortune 🔮 telling lessons. There‘s romance in the future. A so-so book - I can‘t recommend it.