Nov 9, 2014

Sunday Salon: Library Books and a Review

Welcome to the Sunday Salon where bloggers share their reading each week.Visit The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer; Also visit It's Monday: What Are You Reading hosted by Book Journey

Busy, busy Sunday. A quick post.....Reading is a great relief, respite. Thank heavens for the library!

Just finished another great read by Louise Penny that kept me up late into the night and had me finishing up early this morning! Took a few days to finish it in between my chores! Interestingly, it has a few elements of magic and the mystical, which added more intrigue to the crime novel, which it basically is. The 10th in the mystery series.

The Long Way Home
One of the books I got at the library, I have another to read that will be lighter reading and getting ready for the Christmas mood.

The Nightingale Before Christmas
I enjoy humorous mystery novels too, and Donna Andrews writes these!

In my mailbox last week?

The Cinderella Murder

I Take You
I read this ARC, I Take You, as soon as I got it from the publisher.

My comments:Outrageous, funny, very entertaining women's fiction. I might add that some scenes are over the top, but I didn't seem to mind.

What books are on your reading shelf this week?


  1. Combining some magic and mystical with crime sounds very original. Too me originality is so important when. I look for a book. Thus this sounds interesting.

  2. listened recently to vol 1 by Louise Penny, loved it. planning to listen to them all

  3. Glad you enjoyed your book. Have a great week.

  4. Harvee, my Sunday has been busy as well! I hope to find some time to read soon today. Enjoy your reading this week!

  5. Yes, reading is always a wonderful respite!

  6. I'm just thinking about starting some Christmas stories now!
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    Kirsty xx

  7. I read The Cinderella Murder and quite enjoyed it. I haven't heard of Louise Penny though - must check her out.


  8. Lots of mysteries! Sounds like a good week for you!

  9. Packed full of mystery and suspense! I hope you can sleep at night :)

    Great choices and I hope to see you around my blog,


  10. These all look good! I have a Louise Penny book on Sparky that needs attention...and also one from MHC....but not The Cinderella Murder. Must add that one! LOL


  11. I love Donna Andrews books, I am behind in books though. I love Christmas cozy mysteries!!

  12. The Nightingale Before Christmas looks fun, and I like that cover too. So many of the Christmas reads have fun, festive cover.

  13. Wonderful mailbox list. I recently listened to the first in the Louise Penny series - loved it and so happy to know there are many to follow.

  14. I so enjoy Louise Penny's books.

    Glad to hear this one was as good as all of her books. I wish I lived in Three Pines. :)

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  15. Like the sound of the Louise Penny book. Will be keeping a look out for your thoughts on this one.

  16. I have got to read the Louise Penny books.

  17. Hi Harvee,

    'The Cinderella Murder' is already on my 'Want To Read' list, after a fellow blogger recommended it to me, although I already enjoy the writing of Mary Higgins Clark, so it sure to have appeared on my radar at some point!

    I have a couple of the Louise Penny books on my shelves, returned to me by my dad, who couldn't get on with them at all. They seem to be a random selection from the series, so can anyone tell me whether they work as stand alones, or do I need to get hold of all the missing numbers and read the series in sequence?

    Thanks for sharing,


    1. I think the crime/mystery in each novel is complete and the book can be read alone.


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