Lizzie Borden [had] an axe, gave her mother 40 whacks. When the dirty deed was done, she gave her father 41. The Murderer's Maid by Erika Mailman I'm not really sure what to say about this book. It is most certainly a gripping read about the infamous Lizzie Borden and what led to the murders... Continue Reading →
I don't usually finish a novel in the middle of the work week unless it's a good read. Yesterday I picked up Anne Perry's Death in Focus (Elena Standish #1) with the intent of finishing, although the book had been languishing on my library books bookshelf for about two months. I had been experiencing some... Continue Reading →
I finished a book this weekend that doesn't fit my usual menu of mysteries. The book was Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly. I got a copy from my library and they have put it in the "Teen Fiction" section. I probably wouldn't have noticed it, except for it showing up on the new books scroll online.... Continue Reading →
This week, I finished another installment in author Linda Castillo's gripping Amish murder mystery series starring Kate Burkholder. Her Last Breath is book #5 in the series. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Here's my Goodreads review: Another gripping installment in a compelling series. I don't know how she does it, but the author was able to... Continue Reading →
"Have you ever read Animal Farm?" I asked the former Soviet, now an American, who was sitting in my living room. "I don't need to read it." I looked up at him, raising an eyebrow. "I lived it," he said, and turned his chair away from me, inhaling deeply on an e-cigarette.
Here are my reviews of a few mysteries I've read recently. Amazon links are included for you if you would like to peek at the book through their Kindle service.
I found this book the other day on the shelves of the local bookstore. I'm not too sure about the book's author and where the book originated -- was I in the humor section? It almost seemed like satire. Definitely ironic. But it was in the Health and Wellness section of the bookstore. After I... Continue Reading →
A little personal history along with my recommendations for my top five books on Intermittent Fasting.
I'm always up for a challenge. That kind of external expectation drives me forward. (Read The Four Tendencies for the description of the Obliger type individual.) So, I typically do the Goodreads Annual Challenge, which is where you select the number of books you'd like to read in the course of a year. I've been... Continue Reading →
I've been reading a book by Gretchen Rubin called The Four Tendencies. It's a personality analysis book that helps us answer the question: "How do I respond to expectations?" As the title suggests, there are four identified "tendencies" -- with some overlap. They are (in no particular order): Upholder, Obliger, Questioner, and Rebel. Each has... Continue Reading →