Monthly Archives:: December 2016

Dec 31 2016
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Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs – Review

Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs – Review

Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs is the second book in the Cackleberry Club mystery series, featuring Suzanne, Petra & Toni. In this installment, Suzanne discovers the body of a local funeral director. After being attacked with chloroform, Suzanne finds that Ozzie was murdered. With her friend Missy a suspect, Suzanne reluctantly agrees to have a look around.

This book was just about as busy as the first, with several intersecting plot points, but it was much easier to follow along. I was familiar with the characters and the settings. There were some new characters introduced and some familiar characters were better developed. I enjoyed this book a bit more than the first. I honestly had no idea who the killer was until very close to the end of the book…then a few little hints helped me figure out who the killer was.

I’m not a huge fan of the cursing in this book or this series. I just don’t feel it enhances the …

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Dec 31 2016
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Feliz Navidead by Ann Myers – Guest Post + Review

Feliz Navidead by Ann Myers – Guest Post + Review

Feliz Navidead
by Ann Myers
on Tour November 20 – December 31, 2016

Synopsis:

Holly, jolly, and downright deadly—the third Santa Fe Café mystery unwraps surprises both naughty and nice… It’s the most picturesque time of the year in Santa Fe, and Chef Rita Lafitte of Tres Amigas Café hopes the twinkling lights and tasty holiday treats will charm her visiting mom. Rita is also planning fun activities, such as watching her teenage daughter, Celia, perform in an outdoor Christmas play.

What she doesn’t plan for is murder.

Rita discovers a dead actor during the premier performance but vows to keep clear of the case. Sleuthing would upset her mom. Besides, there’s already a prime suspect, caught red-handed in his bloodied Santa suit. However, when the accused Santa’s wife begs for assistance—and points out that Celia and other performers could be in danger—Rita can’t say no. With the help of her elderly boss, Flori, and her coterie of rogue knitters, Rita strives to salvage her mother’s vacation, unmask a murderer, and stop this festive season from turning even more fatal.

Book Details:

Genre: Cozy Mystery, Christmas
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Dec 30 2016
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Review: BattleGoats Card Game #BBHGG16

Review: BattleGoats Card Game #BBHGG16

I received a deck of BattleGoats cards for free in the hope that I would review them on my blog. No compensation was received and my opinion was not influenced in any way.

So, just what is it? According to http://www.cardlords.com, BattleGoats is a goat filled modern combination of classic card games like Memory and War. Players alternate turns in card battle to determine a winner using the highest number value. Number values change as the game goes on. The person with the last card in play wins.

BattleGoats is a card game recommended for ages 9+. It is intended for 2-6 players and takes between 5-30 minutes to play. My fourteen year old daughter and her friends played it during teen night at the library. It was quick for them to pick up the game and they were laughing and having a lot of fun. The characters on the cards are awesome.

At just $20, BattleGoats makes for a unique gift that keeps you thinking as you try to strategize. I love games as gifts, and definitely recommend this one …

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Dec 28 2016
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Historical Romance Reading Challenge 2017 #HRChallenge2017

Historical Romance Reading Challenge 2017 #HRChallenge2017

I want to make sure I read more historical romance books in 2017. I’m signing up for the Historical Romance Reading Challenge and will be aiming for the first level, Baroness – 1-5 books. Click the button above if you are interested in learning more about the challenge and signing up.

Historical Romance Reading Challenge 2017
Baroness

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Dec 28 2016
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The Wizard of Oz Read-Along Challenge 2017

Lone Star on a Lark is hosting a read-along challenge for The Wizard of Oz. I have a beautiful collection of these books by L. Frank Baum, and I want to read them. You can find out more information about the read-along here.

The Wizard of Oz Read-Along Challenge 2017
Oz schedule:

Jan 2017 – Book 1
Feb 2017 – Book 2
Mar 2017 – Book 3
Apr 2017 – Book 4
May 2017 – Book 5
Jun 2017 – Book 6
Jul 2017 – Book 7
Aug 2017 – Book 8
Sep 2017 – Book 9
Oct 2017 – Book 10
Nov 2017 – Book 11
Dec 2017 – Book 11
Jan 2018 – Book 13
Feb 2018 – Book 14

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Dec 28 2016
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eBook Reading Challenge 2017

eBook Reading Challenge 2017

Book Dragon’s Lair is taking over hosting the eBook Reading Challenge for 2017. I’ll be aiming for the Byte Level of reading 10 eBooks. I’ll keep track of the eBooks I’ve read in this post. You can move up a level, so I may end up adding on to this one. We’ll see. 🙂 You can click the button at the top of this post to visit the challenge sign-up post for more information.

eBook Reading Challenge 2017
Byte

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Dec 28 2016
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Foodies Read 2017 Challenge

Foodies Read 2017 Challenge

SpiritBlog.Net hosts the Foodies Read 2017 Challenge. This is my sign-up post and I will be keeping track of the books that fulfill this challenge here. I’m aiming for Short-Order Cook Level, which is to read 1-3 books.

Foodies Read 2017 Challenge
Short-Order Cook

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Dec 28 2016
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Cruisin’ Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2017

Cruisin’ Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2017

I’m signing up for the Cruisin’ Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2017, hosted by Yvonne at Socrates’ Book Reviews. I completed this challenge in 2016, and I’m excited to sign up for the 2017 version of the challenge. Yvonne is changing things up a little bit to help us step outside of our normal cozy comfort zone. 🙂 I’ll be going for Level Two – Read a total of 20 books. Info for this year’s challenge:

For Level one (Snoop) – Read one book in each of these cozy sub-genres (total of 10 books)

– One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.)
– One from animal related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.)
– One from craft related (any kind of hobbies – knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.)
– One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.)
– One from British cozy mysteries (example: Belinda Lawrence series)
– One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)
– One holiday based (set during any holiday – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.)
– One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.)
– One historical mystery …

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Dec 28 2016
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The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2017

The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2017

I’m excited for this new challenge from Yvonne at Socrates’ Book Reviews! In The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2017, the goal is to read mysteries that have a cat as a main character. Click the button above for all the information and to sign up for this fun challenge. I enjoy mysteries with cats and there are some on my TBR list that I am hoping to read, so this will push them up in my queue. I am aiming for the Purring Level, read 1-10 cat mysteries.

The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2017
Purring

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