30 May 2010

Blooms on Sunday - 30 May 2010

A lot of the garden is in bloom this week thanks to some wonderful sunshine and good amounts of moistureThis is one of my growing collection of iceplants (delosperma). It's a lovely and tough little succulent I fell in love with in California where it covers a lot of the dunes along the Central Coast
This is one of our 'rescue' Aguilegia. We go to the sale rack at the back of the Lowe's nursery and rescue plants...I think this one cost a penny when we found it a few years ago with one little stem and a couple of leaves...

One of my beloved achilleas or yarrow. This one is 'Paprika'

One of the sunny California Poppy plants that started from seed that I tossed into the berm this spring during a snow

Snow is Summer....I love this nice little slow spreading ground cover

27 May 2010

206 BONES: Temperance Brennan #12 - Kathy Reichs, narr Barbara Rosenblat

From the back of the BOCD: The Temperance Brennan series made forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs a #1 New York Times best-selling author and has been a smash hit since DEJA DEAD won the Arthur Ellis Award. This 12th riveting entry jumps straight into the fire, as Tempe wakes up and discovers her nightmare ahs only just begun.
It is pitch black, and Tempe is trapped in a frigid, tiny space. Trying to piece things together, she remembers accompanying the bones of a wealthy heiress to the Chicago morgue. A phone call was made, and Tempe was accused of mishandling the autopsy. Then two more women's bodies were discovered. But how did she end up imprisoned? Confused adn scared, she knows only that someone, possibly a colleague, is hell-bent on destroying her.
Reichs, whose professional exploits inspired the hit television program Bones, delivers a cutting-edge thriller made unforgettable through Barbara Rosenblat's gripping narration. Listeners will also enjoy DEVIL BONES and the other Temperance Brennan novels from RecordedBooks.
I have loved this series from the very start, even though some of the forensic schtuff 'got into the weeds' in the beginning and I had to do some skimming...yes, I admit it....but the story and characters have always been superbly strong and wonderfully written, so I didn't give up on the books even when I kept asking, "What was that middle part again?".
Reichs has eased up on the uber-in the weeds speak, but still imparts the action in the morgue or forensic anthropology lab and moves the story along.
This one had me wanting to first hug Tempe and then smack the person who was throwing fire her way and causing the public and the people in charge to doubt her abilities after all that she's done. She even started doubting herself and that just pissed me off. No one does that to Tempe, dammit!
I liked the back and forth in time, from her captivity and trying to figure out what has happened to her to be in this predicament, to the going back a few months to tell the story. I can sometimes get lost when the author does this to the story, but not this time. It's handled really well and almost necessary to tell the tale.

This is five not in the weeds beans.....

24 May 2010

Books in the House Monday - 24 May 2010

From Ann at work:
GLAZED MURDER: A DONUT SHOP MURDER #1 - Jessica Beck, amateur sleuth/cozy mystery

From High Crimes Mystery Bookshop:
(all are first in series)
SPRINKLE WITH MURDER: A CUPCAKE BAKERY MYSTERY - Jenn McKinley, cozy/amateur sleuth mystery, MPB
TOWN IN A BLUEBERRY JAM: A CANDY HOLIDAY MYSTERY - B. B. Haywood, cozy/amateur sleuth mystery, MPB
PICK YOUR POISON: A YELLOW ROSE MYSTERY - Leann Sweeney, cozy/amateur sleuth mystery, MPB

From Pamala, Our Lady of the Books:
LEONARDO'S SHADOW - Christopher Grey, YA, for my nephew, HC
DEATH TIDIES UP: Charlotte LaRue Mystery #2 - Barbara Colley, HC
MARRIED TO THE MOP: Charlotte LaRue #5 - Barbara Colley, HC
BEING DEAD - Jim Crace, suspense, TPB
THE GRIPPING BEAST: An Orkney Islands Mystery - Margot Wadley, MPB
AT GRAVE'S END: A Night Huntress Mystery #3 - Jeaniene Frost, paranormal, MPB
WITCH HUNT: Abby and Ophelia Mystery #4 - Shirley Damsgaard, paranormal, MPB
A VEILED ANTIQUITY: Torie O'Shea Mystery - Rett MacPherson, amateur sleuth/cozy mystery, MPB
WHEN DEMONS WALK: #3 Sianim series - Patricia Briggs, fantasy, MPB
SCRUB-A-DUB DEAD: A Squeaky Clean Mystery - Barbara Colley, cozy/amateur sleuth mystery, MPB
MUCHO MOJO - Joe R Lansdale, mystery, MPB
ARSON & OLD LACE: 1st Far Wychwood Mystery - Patricia Harwin, cozy/amateur sleuth mystery, MPB
FAMILY SKELETONS: Torie O'Shea 1st in series - Rett MacPherson, cozy/amateur sleuth mystery, MPB
WISHBONE: Sarah Delaney #8 - Carolyn Haines, cozy/amateur sleuth mystery, MPB
ALL SIGNS POINT TO MURDER: 1st Wil Gallagher Mystery - Kat Goldring, amateur sleuth/cozy, MPB
TOME OF DEATH: Megan Clark, Librarian #4 - D R Meridith, amateur sleuth/cozy mystery, MPB
ABSOLUTION BY MURDER: Mystery of Ancient Ireland/ Sister Fidelma #1 - Peter Tremayne, cozy/amateur sleuth/historic mystery, MPB

23 May 2010

Blooms on Sunday

This is something I am going to try to get posted each Sunday to show off my garden...Let's see what's blooming in the garden today...One of my Cranesbill geraniums...I have become addicted to this beautiful plant I love my collection of cactus and succulents in the house...we've started an outdoor cactus garden in the back garden...I think the bloom is so pretty

Walker's LowCatmint along the southern back fence

And these guys never stop blooming...I am a huge fan of garden art and this is a sample


From the back of the BOCD: Dixie Cash, author of I GAVE YOU MY HEART, BUT YOU SOLD IT ONLINE, has won a huge following for her special brand of lighthearted romance. In this spirited novel, Cash's two unforgettable private investigators are back for another tangy Texas two-step.
Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins-Martin are two of the sassiest hairdressers in Salt Lick, Texas. But these two spunky ladies do more than spice up the 'dos of their gossipy patrons. They also moonlight as the Domestic Equalizers, PIs wit the best hair in the Lone Star State. Not ones to turn down a juicy assignment, Debbie Sue and Edwina get involved in a case of missing horses--and may very well make or break the budding romance between a spoiled rich girl and the town's handsome veterinarian.
MY HEAR MAY BE BROKEN...delivers all the romance and humor that Cash's fans eat up in Texas-size portions. And narrator Peggity Price adds to the enjoyment of another surefire hit.
O...M...G!!! Yeah, I know, I've been starting quite a few of latest blog reviews with this, but this book totally deserves the OMG, I swear!
This was the perfect listen, snort laugh funny, excellent characters I could easily dig, and a good mystery with no murder. Missing horses was the main investigation along with the cheating husbands that are par for the two Domestic Investigators.
Main story was Paige McBride and her getting over herself to become a charming young woman...she had a trek to get there. She was born rich and had everything she ever wanted. When she is almost 25, her daddy turns her loose from the funds to make her grow up. Bless her heart, she does her best to find a job, but she's not qualified to do much. She does find a job working on a horse farm in Salt Lick and meets the local veterinarian and does not make a good first impression.
Debbie Sue and Edwina do their darndest to help move things along. And each meeting is so funny and sweet. Debbie Sue and Ed take Paige under their margarita-fueled wings and let her know they are there for her in friendship.
Spur Atwater is the new veterinarian in town. Now, typically, I would toss the book aside with the main man character having a name like Spur, but it's explained (the kids in the family are named for whichever town their family is living at the time) and I already love Dixie Cash's books, so I got over the name.
I also loved the narrator, Peggity Price. She did a wonderful job of voicing all of the characters, nothing too over the top Texan.
I just bumped up the next in the series, I GAVE YOU MY HEART, BUT YOU SOLD IT ONLINE, to the top of my RecordedBooks wishlist. I think I am going to have to get these for my keeper shelf to listen to at anytime I need a *snort laugh* lift. I strongly suggest you get one of this series for a good mystery, good laugh and some good romance.

Five Texas big ol' sparkly diamonds!!!!

22 May 2010

SIN KILLERS: THE BERRYBENDER NARRATIVES Book One - Larry McMurtry, narr Henry Strozier

From the back of the BOCD: The author of THE LAST PICTURE SHOW and TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry has thrilled readers around the world with his critically acclaimed tales of America's great past. Bold and adventurous, SIN KILLER is the first installment of a major four-volume series that explores the untamed West as it was in the 1830s.

The Berrybenders are a family of English aristocrats making their way up the Missouri River to see the vast lands they've heard so much about. Dauntless and well-equipped, yet plainly out of place, their entourage is prepared for the many hardships and dangers that may be lurking. But nothing can prepare them for Jim Snow, the handsome frontiersman and part-time preacher with an eye on Tasmin, the Berrybender's vivacious young daughter.

With a cast of colorful characters--from Indian chiefs to European painters to reclusive mountain men--set against the sublimely beautiful backdrop of the American frontier, SIN KILLER blends light comedy with high adventure for a thoroughly satisfying listen. Featuring a stellar reading by narrator Henry Strozier, this masterpiece is sure to be relished by listeners form all walks of life.


This was a good listen, but I have to admit I admire McMurtry's LONESOME DOVE series much much better. I can't remember ever wanting to reach inside the book and smack any of the characters as much as I wanted to smack some of the Berrybender family around. Lord Berrybender was the worst. As a wealthy member of the English aristocracy, he was used to having everything in his whim made so and quickly. One part that had me laughing as much as wanting to smack upside the back of his head with a castiron skillet was his demand that his valet go up and herd the antelope closer so that he could ensure a better shot. And he wanted to know why someone hadn't thought to landscape the prairie with more bushes so that he had someplace to hide behind for hunting.

I felt so bad for the American frontiersmen and ship captain for all that they had to put up with these fops.

Tasmin had more sense than her father and most of her family, but not as much as she should have had to navigate the frontier alone as she thought she could. She mostly wanted escape from her family and Jim Snow, Sin Killer, was her answer. Jim Snow is amenable for the most part, but it has to be on his terms and his are pretty harsh. He's a good person, but he has rules he lives by and Tasmin has to follow them, too.

I will likely listen to the rest of the series or read them since DH and I collect all of McMurtry's books, but it's going to be a while before I will be ready to put up with more of the Berrybender antics.

Four frontier beans....

21 May 2010


From the back of the book: Cassel comes from a family of curse workers---people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all mobsters or con artists. Except for Cassel. He's the straight kid in a crooked family, if you ignore one small detail--he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.
Now Cassel is having nightmares, terrifying dreams about a white cat that seems to want to tell him something. He's starting to notice other things, too---the strange behavior of his two brothers, who seem caught up in a secret plot. As Cassel starts to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he must unravel his past and his memories. To find out the truth, Cassel will have to outcon the conmen.
This was such a good book! One of those *danger* books in that I would stay up 'past my bedtime' to read just one more page.
Poor Cassel, I wanted to reach inside and hug him one minute and smack him around the next. He's a product of his grifter family upbringing so he knows how to con (that was the part I wanted to smack around). He also has a big heart and a conscience so he wants to help people as much as he is capable.
He gets kicked out of school for sleepwalking himself up on the roof of his dorm, he has turn over his 'business' to his roommate, learns to make friends, helps his grandfather clear out the family home...a family of hoarders, so it's a helluva job. And then there's the white cat of his dreams....a white cat with a message. And, oddly enough, there's a white cat living in the barn of the family home.
It's urban fantasy at its finest. The reader realizes quickly that the premise of this Earth has had 'curse workers' since forever. A hint shows when glove wearing is casually mentioned. Everyone wears gloves in case one is a curser worker. The curse workers are the mob, they control through their abilities or have curse workers in their employ who will do it for them. This is an addictive (addicting?) book. I really will do my best to be patient to wait until the next in the series is out.
Five glove are hip beans.....

17 May 2010

Books in the House Monday - 17 May 2010

A really nice cache o' books this past week!!

From Becky at NoMoreGrumpyBookseller, I won:
THE SECRET SPEECH - Tom Rob Smith, TPB, suspense

High Crimes Mystery Bookshop (my go-to indie mystery bookshop) order:
FARM FRESH MURDER:A Farmer's Market Mystery - Paige Shelton-Ferrell, MPB, amateur sleuth mystery
LEAD-PIPE CINCH: Georgiana Neverall Mystery - Christy Evans, MPB, amateur sleuth mystery
OPEN SEASON: Joe Pickett series #1 - C J Box, MPB, suspense, signed copy for the Keeper Shelf
....and Cynthia included a sweet surprise for me:
PAPER TOWNS - John Green, BOCD, YA mystery

16 May 2010

Birds and Blooms Sunday

One of my collection of heuchera...I love my coral bells...
Fremont clematis that Dad gave me a couple of years gets more gorgeous each year

Jupiter's Beard...this is a throw from the main plant in the back garden..this is one of my many xeric plants

Bachelor's Button...another throw from the main plant in the back garden..this is a sturdy guy

Lady K and I went for a walk this afternoon...our neighborhood lake has some neat's Mom and Dad Goose with the bitty goslings
Trying to figure this one...this bird type has been at the lake each spring...has a great voice

I wish I had a better zoom lens so you could see this gorgeous duck..a light brown body, dark brown head and a sky blue bill

I want to say this is a coot sitting on her nest...she kept a careful eye on us while I took pictures

14 May 2010


From the back of the book: What secrets lie shrouded in darkness?
Okay, so jogging through Central Park after midnight wasn't a bright idea. But Margrit Knight never thought she'd encounter a dark new world filed with magical beings--not to mention a dying woman and a mysterious stranger with blood on his hands.
Her logical, lawyer instincts told her it couldn't all be real---but she could hardly deny what she'd seen...and touched.
The mystery man, Alban, was a gargoyle. One of the fabled Old Races who had hidden their existence for centuries. Now he was a murder suspect, and he needed Margrit's help to take the heat off him and find the real killer. And as the dead pile up, it's a race against the sunrise to clear Alban's name and keep them both alive.....
Oh boy! I have heard of C E Murphy before. I have URBAN SHAMAN on Mt Git'r'Read (the nightstand section) and will read it soon. HEART OF STONE was my intro though. And what an introduction!
There are some awesome action scenes and excellent characters of the Old Race sort. Vampires, gargoyles, djinn, selkies, dragons....all kinds.
What I really enjoyed about this was that the main character, Margrit (Grit), is a normal human who doesn't have any magical, paranormal, any kind of Other about her (at least so far). She is smart, funny, stubborn, and brave. Grit doesn't take any crap and thinks fast on her feet, just like she runs.
My favorite character is Janx. I know I shouldn't, but he is intriguing as all get out. He's not a 'good guy' but he has honor and he admires strength, so he admires Grit. Read the book and find out more about him. *wink*
I requested this from LibraryThing and was lucky enough to win it to review last month. Had some problems with the e-book version and the publishers were sweet enough to send out the handheld version for me to read.
Five Old Races are everywhere diamonds.....

13 May 2010

THE HANDY LAW ANSWER BOOK: Understanding the Law Navigating the Legal System - David L. Hudson Jr

From the back of the book: Navigate the Law, the History, the Theory, the Cases...the System
Everyday we encounter the rules of law--from the time we decide to get married, or perhaps divorced, to making purchases with our credit cards or dealing with bankruptcy. Who couldn't use a legal primer that answers hundreds of questions related to the history and practice of law in the United States? Let THE HANDY LAW ANSWER BOOK help you navigate the system.
You'll learn how to find a lawyer; what happens when you file a lawsuit or are sued by someone; what your rights in the workplace are; and what you can expect when you have your day in court. Plus, you'll get tips on how to read those legal citations, as well discover some fascinating--and quirky--legal cases.
Combining practical legal tips with an exhaustive overviewof the law in the United States, THE HANDY LAW ANSWER BOOK provides a history of the US legal system, including the personalities who shaped it. You'll get an introduction to various laws, important cases, court opinions, and how they all might affect you.
You'll find answers to more than 800 questions, including....
Where did the word "tort" come from?
How are state court judges selected?
Where did the first U.S. Supreme Court meet?
How does the law define "marriage"?
What should you do if facing too much debt?
What is a "wobbler"?
p146 answer to what is a wobbler?
p271-272 legal definition of marriage
p 90 where that first US Supreme Court met
There are 394 pages in this big ol' book of law. I especially enjoyed the history of law. I like history of a lot of things and this one is chock full.
It's an especially helpful book for questions and answers. There is a guide of online resources for state constitutions, a really excellent glossary, The Constitution of the United States...
This is going on my shelf with my gardening indexes, medical guides, Consumer Reports books, all of my go-to guides.
Thank you OnlinePublicist for letting me have the book to review!
Five big ol' legal eagle beans.....

11 May 2010

DOG ON IT: A CHET AND BERNIE MYSTERY - Spencer Quinn, narr Jim Frangione

From the back of the BOCD: The charming debut from Spencer Quinn introduces the world to two-legged Bernie Little and his four-legged pal Chet--a canine with a nose for mysteries. Together, this down-on-his luck private investigator and K-9 school failure form an offbeat but effective sleuthing duo.
Bernie is relieved when the missing teenage girl he's searching for turns up unharmed. But after she quickly disappears again, Bernie and Chet resume their investigation. Since there's no ransom demand, kidnapping seems likea questionable motive. Yet the girl had recently gotten involved with some nefarious types, and as Bernie and Chet make their way through biker bars and other colorful destinations, they smell something foul.
Told from Chet's unique perspective, DOG ON IT is a humorous whodunit perfectly seasoned with a loveable dog's view of everything. Narrator Jim Frangione gives voice to the loyal--and frequently befuddled--Bernie.
"DOG ON IT has got more going for it than 50 of those cat cozies...My sincere advice to you is to rush to your nearest bookstore and put your paws on this enchanting, one-of-a-kind novel." ---Stephen King
If you don't go to the nearest bookstore to get this book to add to your collection, maybe go to the library and take it out or get it from RecordedBooks like I did. This was such a fun book to listen to. Chet and Bernie make the best team.
The author writes Chet as smart, but not superdog smart. Chet loves Bernie and will do anything for him and to get back to him when he is taken away. That is what a dog will do when he loves his people. He helps him with Bernie's cases.
The best thing about this book is that it is told through Chet's voice. All characters are voiced, but the story only occurs if Chet is in the 'room'. Chet admits to his faults such as dislike of cats and the bird Capt Crunch. He knows his memory is limited, but not his nose or devotion for his partner Bernie.
There's a bit of...SQUIRREL!...but not an overabundance. It's a superb story and I cannot wait to listen to the next one, THEREBY HANGS A TAIL. It's up high on the wishlist on RecordedBooks.
Six yummy Chet would love these gourmet dogbiscuits!!!

09 May 2010

How Many Pogos Can You Do?

Lady K has been practicing every evening this past week, determined to master the pogo stick. We got it for her last year for her 6th birthday, but she was too light to make it do its thing. Her interest resurged last weekend (and she's one year heavier) and tonight she got up to 49 hops!
Once I figure out how to get the video to download, I'll show the vid here.


To all of the lovely MOMS out there!! Enjoy your day!

07 May 2010


From the back of the book: Young, hip, and heartbroken---Nell picks up the pieces of her life and pieces together clues for an unsolved murder in the small town of Archers Rest.
Nell Fitzgerald is thrilled when she receives a gorgeous handmade quilt in a lover's knot pattern from her grandmother Eleanor as an engagement gift. Her joy is short-lived, however, when her fiance announces that he's calling off the wedding. Heartbroken, twenty-six-year-old Nell flees New York City for her grandmother's home in quaint Archers Rest. In this small town Eleanor's life revolves around her quilt shop, Someday Quilts, and the members of the shop's quilting circle.
When the body of a local handyman known for his flirting is found in the quilt shop, murdered with a pair of scissors, Nell finds herself drawn into the case--and drawn to the handsome police chief. As a pattern of clues begin to emerge, one of the prime suspects is Nell's ex-fiance, whose arrival in Archers Rest seems suspicious. The ladies of the quilting circle continue to piece together their quilts as Nell unravels the mystery. For quilters and mystery lovers alike, THE LOVER'S KNOT is a delightful and promising debut.
I am so glad I finally pulled this from drawer three, chest one of Mt Git'r'Read. Yes, that's how I store some (a lot) of my TBR books, but that's a blog for another day.
This turned out to be a 'danger book' for me. The kind of book that has you staying up later at night to read just one more page or so or ten or so....and realize that you really are getting up in four or so hours, so really should put the book down now. The chapters are short, the story is smooth, the characters are well drawn, and it's a really good mystery. I like how Nell gets drawn into helping with the investigation. You know how I am with that part of the amateur sleuth/cozy mystery...that part's gotta ring at least a good chunk true and this one is one of the chunkiest.
And, once again, I want to learn how to quilt. I do this after every Jennifer Chiaverini or Earlene Fowler, too....would that I had a creative bone in my bod...I don't so I will read about those who do.
Five quilting is murder beans.....

04 May 2010

THE BODY IN THE BOOKCASE - Katherine Hall Page

From the back of the book: Stretched almost to the limit by the capricious demands of a Boston Brahmin bride-to-be, caterer and minister's wife, Faith Fairchild, faces real tragedy when she discovers the body of an elderly friend. Sarah Winslow had apparently surprised burglars ransacking her Aleford, Massechusetts house. No sooner has Sarah been laid to rest than the Fairchilds find themselves the next target---the parsonage is stripped of all their most precious possessions. Devastated and furious, Faith takes action, scouring pawnshops, antique marts, and auctions. As she turns up some of their stolen property, she is drawn onto a dangerous path of larceny and corruption in New England's venerable antique business--a path that soon leads Faith straight to a killer!
This is a very enjoyable amateur sleuth series. Everything is handled, especially the two things I look for: why the amateur sleuth starts investigating on his or her own and what happens to the kids (if the amateur sleuth has them) while said amateur sleuth is out amateur sleuthing. That has bugged me in the past when the main character has younguns and just takes off, casually dropping the kids somewhere or conveniently has someone drop by to have coffee and ends up taking care of the kids or it doesn't get addressed whatsoever. bugs me...This doesn't happen in the Faith Fairchild series, or at least it hasn't happened yet.
Faith always has a plan of attack and she is stubborn in taking action to find the endgame. I admire her for this. And she takes care of her kids and family.
She takes action because of the death of her elderly friend and the robbery of her own house. She feels violated and wants results faster than the police can get them. She meets plenty of shady and potentially shady characters. Makes some new friends and has old friends to help along the way.
Neat info on the antique biz is included throughout. And since Faith is a caterer, so there are recipes in the back of the book....YUM!
Five antique beans.....

03 May 2010

Books in the House - Monday 3 May 2010

Office Book Sale:
ONE HEX OF A WEDDING: A Chintz and China Mystery - Yasmine Galenorn, paranormal cozy
CITY OF LIGHT - Lauren Belfer, historical suspense

From Janet in Des Moines:
HOLY GUACAMOLE - Nancy Fairbanks, cozy
THE COMPANY OF CATS - Marian Babson, cozy
DEAD MAN - Joe Gores, cozy

From Online Publicist:
THE HANDY LAW ANSWER BOOK: Understanding the Law/Navigating the Legal System - David L Hudson, Jr

B&N order (helping them clear their shelves):
KARMA GIRL - Jennifer Estep, chick-lit meets comic-lit
BLOODRING:Rogue Mage Book One - Faith Hunter, fantasy
SERAPHS: Rogue Mage Book Two - Faith Hunter, fantasy
THE SISTERS MORTLAND - Sally Beauman, gothic mystery
SHADOW BLADE - Seressia Glass, UF (debut author)
THE DRAGON & THE UNICORN - A A Attanasio, fantasy
YSABEL - Guy Gavriel Kay, fantasy

02 May 2010

April 2010 Book Journal

MEAN STREETS - Jim Butcher, Kat Richardson, Simon R Green, Thomas E Sniegoski, BOCD, even better the second time around
MURDER IS BINDING - Lorna Barrett, MPB,extra good cozy, kept me up at night and longer on the bike
TIDE OF TERROR: VAMPIRATES #2 - Justin Somper, BOCD, narr Daniel Philpott, excellent
BLACK HEART: VAMPIRATES #4 - Justin Somper, BOCD, narr Daniel Philpott, excellent
SHARK RIVER: Doc Ford #8 - Randy Wayne White, BOCD, super!
CORPSE POSE: Mantra For Murder #1 - Diana Killian, MPB, excellent cozy
TROJAN GOLD - Elizabeth Peters, BOCD, good stuff
BONES TO PICK: Sarah Booth Delaney #6 - Carolyn Haines, BOCD, superb
REVENGE OF THE SPELLMANS: #3 Spellman Files - Lisa Lutz, BOCD, highly excellent
MAID FOR MURDER - Barbara Colley, MPB, darn good cozy
MAGYK: Book One of Septimus Heap - Angie Sage, BOCD, good YA fantasy
CITY OF BONES: Book One The Mortal Instruments - Cassandra Clare, BOT, really good
THE LIGHTNING THIEF: Percy and the Olympians Book One - Rick Riordan, BOCD, YA fantasy, superb
MASTER OF NONE - Sonya Bateman, MPB, superb
A TOUCH OF DEAD - Charlaine Harris, BOCD, all the short stories filling in the gaps, SUPERB
THE TALE OF HOLLY HOW: Book 2 The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter - Susan Wittig Albert, BOCD, excellent
BIG RED TEQUILA: Tres Navarre #1 - Rick Riordan, BOT, really really good
Books: 5
Audio: 13
Month: 18
YTD: 66