Thursday, January 17, 2019

This Week's Reads

12 Chinese Mythical Beasts
by Zu-Nasr (DeviantArt)

**Crazy week, son getting ready for exams only to have a snow day due to icy roads. At least he gets time to study over the weekend for history.

Book of Mythicality by Rhett McLaughlin & Link Neal
A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery (Goodreads)
**This is one of my favorite Youtube channels. I've found over the past year whenever I need a break or just a good laugh, these two deliver.

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Thursday Next #1 (Goodreads)
**I've read Fforde's The Last Dragonslayer books which prompted this series to show up on a recommended list. It sounded interesting enough with a little bit of everything thrown in that I'm giving it a try.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Releases ~ week of 01/14/2019

A Merciful Fate by Kendra Elliot (#5 Mercy Kilpatrick)
Age of Doom Part 1 by Jeff Lemire (#3 Black Hammer)
Crave the Heat by Marnee Blake (#2 Smokejumpers)
Dragon Claimed by Donna Grant (#14.5 Dark Kings)
Eighth Witness by Kathi Daley (#8 Writers Retreat Southern Seashore Mystery)
Game On by Kelly Jamieson (#8 Aces Hockey)
Love is a Many Splintered Thing by Jamie Lee Scott (#12 Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries)
No Mercy by Joanna Schaffhausen (#2 Ellery Hathaway Series)
No Sunscreen for the Dead by Tim Dorsey (#22 Serge Storms)
Pisces Floors Taurus by Anyta Sunday (#4.5 Signs of Love)
Shadow Captain by Alastair Reynolds (#2 Revenger)
Spartan Promise by Jennifer Estep (#2 Mythos Academy: Colorado)
Stain by A.G. Howard
Summoned to Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #13)
Tear It Down by Nick Petrie (#4 Peter Ash)
Texas Legacy by Lorraine Heath (#1 Rawley Cooper)
The Devilish Lord Will by Jennifer Ashley (#10 Highland Pleasures)
The Flimflam Affair by Bill Pronzini (#7 Carpenter and Quincannon Mysteries)
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (The Gilded Wolves #1)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

This Week's Reads

Star Drop
by Jade Merien (DeviantArt)

A couple of NetGalley books this week

Ghosts of Gotham by Craig Schaefer
**Based on the blurb I thought this book was going to be going in one direction, then looking it up on Goodreads, it seems to go into a very different direction. One that I enjoy (witches) just not sure how it's all going to work out.

What Doesn't Kill Her by  Christina Dodd
Cape Charade #2 (Goodreads)
**Didn't realize when I requested this that it was the 2nd in the series so had to hurry and read Dead Girl Running. I really enjoyed both and they started the 2019 reading year off on the right note.

Mirror Gate by Jeff Wheeler
Harbinger #2 (Goodreads)
**Picked this up at the library. Storm Glass was one of my favorite reads in 2018 and I've been looking forward to reading more in this series.

Monday, January 7, 2019

New Releases ~ week of 01/07/2019

Bones Behind the Wheel by E J Copperman (#10 Haunted Guest House Mystery)
Dark Terror by Sandra Owens (#5 Dark Falls)
Daughter of War by Brad Taylor (#13 Pike Logan)
Evidence of Desire by Lexi Blake (#2 Courting Justice)
First, Kill the Lawyers by David Housewright (#5 Holland Taylor)
Flight of the Bluebird by Kara Lareau (#3 Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters)
Forever Broken by Carrie Ann Ryan (#9 Talon Pack)
Her Last First Kiss by Liz Isaacson (#1 Last Chance Ranch)
In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire (#4 Wayward Children)
Lipstick Voodoo by Kristi Charish (#2 Kincaid Strange)
Lives Laid Away by Stephen Mack Jones (#2 August Snow)
Murder Likes It Hot by Tracy Weber (#6 Downward Dog Mystery)
Nobody’s Duke by Scarlett Scott (#1 League of Dukes)
Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole (#2.5 Reluctant Royals)
Promises by Aleatha Romig (#3 Web of Sin)
Schooled in Death by Kate Flora (#9 Thea Kozak)
Seven Deadly Zins by Nancy J Parra (#2 Wine Country Mystery)
Slayer by Kiersten White (#1 Slayer)
TBH, Too Much Drama by Lisa Greenwald (#3 TBH)
Teasing the Princess by Nana Malone (#2 Royals United Duet)
The Alchemist's Illusion by Gigi Pandian (#4 Accidental Alchemist Mystery)
The Best of Us by Robyn Carr (#4 Sullivan's Crossing)
The Guy Who Died Twice by Lisa Gardner (#9.5 D.D. Warren)
The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty (#2 City of Brass Trilogy)
The Lost Traveller by Sheila Connolly (#7 County Cork Mysteries)
The New Iberia Blues by James Lee Burke (#22 Dave Robicheaux)
The Void Protocol by F Paul Wilson (#3 ICE Sequence)
The Wicked King by Holly Black (#2 Folk of the Air)
The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden (Winternight Trilogy #3)
Through Fiery Trials by David Weber (#10 Safehold)
Touch of Eon by Anna Hackett (#2 Eon Warriors)
Undying by Meagan Spooner, Amie Kaufman (#2 Unearthed)
Untouchable by Jayne Ann Krentz (#3 Cutler, Sutter, & Salinas)
Warrior of the World by Jeffe Kennedy (#3 Chronicles of Dasnaria)
White Stag by Kara Barbieri (#1 Permafrost)
With this Pledge by Tamera Alexander (#2 Carnton)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year ~ 2019

** Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas. ~ Charles Kettering

by Kuschelirmel (DeviantArt)

** You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ C.S. Lewis

Snow Fae
by twosilverstars (DeviantArt)

** Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, "It will be happier." ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson