Friday 56, #48

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here’s my contribution:

This has been on my TBR for a while now. I want to read since it seems to be about a fictional serial killer story. And do love a serial killer story, both fiction and nonfiction. Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to include your link to Friday 56.

Happy reading, y’all!

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Friday 56, #45

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here’s my contribution:

I’ve had this book on my wish list for a long while. But I have to say I’ve been a bit nervous to read it. What if I discover that I’m a sociopath? Anyway. I bought this book at Barnes and Noble on sale. And have wanted to buy it because I have a murder mystery floating in my brain and this book might be helpful if I ever get around to writing it.

Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Did you discover sociopaths in your life after reading it? Let me know what you think in the comments below. And don’t forget to include a link to your Friday 56 post.

Happy reading, y’all!

Friday 56, #44

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here’s my contribution:

This book is everything to my 8, 9, and 10 year old self. It was one of the few books in my elementary school library that I read over and over and over again. So you can imagine how excited I was when I found it in the Quarterly Box. For one moment I was 10 years old again. Sigh. And I had my own copy of my favorite book. I am looking forward to re-reading it again, so I think I’ll add it to my reading list for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon in October. Click here for more information about the readathon.

Do you have a favorite book that you read as a 10 year old? What is it? Have you read this book? What do you think of it? Let me know in the comments below. And be sure to include a link to your Friday 56 blog post.

Happy Reading!

Friday 56, #43

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate.

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky at Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here’s my contribution:

My Friday 56 posts this month again have a theme. It’s such a random theme that I’ll tell what it is rather than make readers guess. All the books featured this month are books that I purchased in August. This book like last week’s book (click here to see last weeks contribution) came in a Quarterly Book Box (click here for the unboxing.)

I’ve a number of Ann Patchett novels in my TBR pile. I need to move them all to the top, I think. Have you read this or any of Ann Patchett’s novels? If so what did you think? Let me know in the comments below. And don’t forget to leave a link to your Friday 56 post.

Happy Reading!

Friday 56, #41: The Portable Dorothy Parker

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate!

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky on Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here’s my contribution:

Have you read this book? What did you think of it. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, and be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56, too. Happy Reading, y’all.

Friday 56, #40: I Capture the Castle

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate!

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky on Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here is my contribution:

Have you read this book? What did you think of it. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, and be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56, too. Happy Reading, y’all.

Top Ten Tuesday, August 15, 2017

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday. It’s hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Do visit this fun blog and read all the other bookish lists. It’s a lot of fun and you’ll be sure to add books to your TBR pile. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Ten book recommendations for___________. I’ve decided to focus on books for Cooks and Gardeners. If you are interested in reading my last TTT, click here.

I love books that include recipes or gardening ideas. And its easy to find this in both fiction and nonfiction books theses days. Here is a list of some of my favorites.

A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenburg. I believe this book is based on her blog? I just like the recipes and the stories behind them.

Julie and Julia by Julie Powell. Another book based on a blog. Then made into a movie by Nora Ephron.

My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme. Julia Child’s book about her time living in France.

Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson. The second book in the Goldy Bear cozy mystery series. But its the first one in the series that I read. There are some chocolate recipes in this book that sound divine.

The Cereal Murders by Diane Mott Davidson. Number three in the Goldy Bear series

Thyme of Death by Susan Wittig Albert. Another cozy mystery that features gardening and growing herbs.Thyme of Death (China Bayles, #1)

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver. A memoir that features both gardening and cooking.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan. I’ll never look at corn the same way again after reading this book.

From the Ground Up: The Story of a First Garden by Amy Stewart. This one is all a bout gardening. there are a lot of great tips in this memoir.

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart. I bought this book because I think it’s a great resource if you are thinking about writing a murder mystery. Thankfully, there are no recipes or tips on how to use wicked plants.

Have you read any of the books I’ve listed? Do you have suggestions for other books that feature gardening or cooking? Let me know in the comments below.