The next book I am going to review is a first book in a new series. Title: A First Date with Death by Diana Orgain (A Love or Money Mystery) Checked out from public library. Why I chose this book: The concept of this book to me was so outrageous, I just had to read it. And sort of set in San Francisco. About the book: Georgia Thorton is a ex-cop that was left at the altar by her cop fiancé. So she gets roped into doing a reality show called Love or Money by her best friend, her best friend thinking Georgia will meet the right guy. So 10 guys compete for her, 5 wanting love and to split the winnings with her and 5 who want her to pick them and they get all the money. But a murderer is eliminating the competition right off the bat. It was a playful read with little bios interspersed through the book on which guy wants what. So hard not to read ahead and know ahead of time which guy to root for. My rating: Must read. Check out the author's website for future books: http://dianaorgain.com/
My first book I am going to review is a first book in a new series.
Title: Assault and Pepper by Leslie Budewitz (A Spice Shop Mystery) Checked out from public library. Great line from the book: Too bad "He had it coming" is no defense to premeditated murder. Tidbit of info: The beginning of every chapter is a tidbit of info on spices. Very informative and fun!!
Why I chose this book: It is set in Seattle's Pike's Place Market area. I used to live on Whidbey Island and went down there many times. It was such an interesting place to shop. About the book: Pepper Reece has bought out an existing spice shop in Seattle 1 year ago, after leaving a cheating husband and losing a job with a failing corporation. While she is in the process of putting her personal touch on the Seattle Spice Shop, a seemingly homeless man dies on her shop stoop. One of her employees is accused of the murder and Pepper vows to find the real killer while Detectives Spenser and Tracy are making her life miserable. While Pepper finds out who the victim is, all her questioning makes the killer nervous. My rating: Should read Side note: Recipes in the back of the book!!!
Check out the author's website for other books: http://www.lesliebudewitz.com/
I have thought about this blog and have decided to start it up again. And I hope to get peeps to like it and follow it. I format the blog a way to focus on why I picked the book, where I got it, a paragraph that caught my attention, a tidbit I learned and of course what I thought about it and my rating. My ratings are in order of how good I think a book is:
Absolutely have to read, Must read, Should read, Good read, Nice read, Don't really bother.
I have the greatest job in the world. I buy books for a library. Good for me because I love books. I average reading about 4 books a week. But I seem to get them faster than I read them. And I check out books from the library very regularly. I am swamped with books I haven't read yet but I know I will catch up. Eventually. This blog is for giving my opinion on the books I have read and enjoyed or not enjoyed. I either check books out from the library, buy them and then donate them to the library or win them. I have never received any kind of compensation for my opinions. But if you like my thoughts or agree with them, I would love to hear from you.