Carla Loves To Read



I am a retired teacher/librarian. I love to read, especially to my grandchildren. I read most genres, but lately have gravitated to cozy mysteries, romance (not erotic) and Christian Fiction. I do enjoy a good thriller every now and then, as well as some fantasy and the odd sci-fi. I have ventured into Blog tours, but I do not do well reading under pressure. I travel to Florida for 2 to 3 months in the winter (Canadian Snowbirder) but otherwise live in Windsor, Ontario Canada. Feel free to follow and comment on my blog. I try to respond to all comments.

Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claiborne Johnson #AudiobookReview

I wish I could remember which of the bloggers I follow read and reviewed this book. It sounded like so much fun, I immediately added it to my TBR. When it was offered for audiobook review, I did not hesitate to grab it and am so glad I did. So, whoever it was, thank-you and if you recognize yourself, drop me a line in the comments below.

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Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claiborne Johnson, David Aaron Baker (Narrator)

Published January 5th 2021 by HarperAudio, Custom House

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Happy Saturday! The Positivity Wave #59 (February 27, 2021) 😀

Hello and Happy Saturday! I decided to join in The Positivity Wave. Originally started by  Meggy @Chocolate’n’Waffles. It is a time to spread some positivity amongst all the doom and gloom on social media and in the news. Please feel free to join in with your own Happy Friday post and link to Meggy’s post so that she knows and say ‘hi’

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Spell the Month in Books – March

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Spell the Month in Books was originally created by Jana @ Reviews from the Stacks. Each month I will try to spell the month using books I hope to read that month. Continue reading “Spell the Month in Books – March”

Stacking the Shelves (February 27, 2021) 📚📚

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga Reviews and  Marlene of Reading Reality. It’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, books for review from authors, Netgalley, Edelweiss or publishers,  gifts or books you won. If you click on the covers, it will take you to Goodreads (I hope). Continue reading “Stacking the Shelves (February 27, 2021) 📚📚”

Just As I Am: A Memoir by Cicely Tyson #AudiobookReview

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Just As I Am: A Memoir by Cicely Tyson, Narrated by Viola Davis, Cicely Tyson (introduction)

Published January 26th 2021 by HarperAudio, HarperCollins Publishing

Description: “In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only succeeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history.” –President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony

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Cozy Mystery #AudiobookReviews The Hour of Death, Death by Dostoevsky, Death by Chocolate Frosted Doughnut, There’s a Murder Afoot

I have been reading a lot of Historical Fiction that tends to be very serious and often leaves me feeling drained and sad. To offset this, I have also been listening to some cozy mysteries. They are light, fun and take my mind off the seriousness of the real world. The narrators of these books, Caroline Shaffer, Helen Lloyd, Susan Boyce, and Kim Hicks all did a nice job with their performance. All but Susan Boyce were new to me. I especially enjoyed Kim Hicks. She did a great job with the various accents and both male and female voices. I enjoyed all of these audiobooks, some more than the others.

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The Girl From Berlin by Kate Hewitt #BookReview @author_kate


The Girl From Berlin by Kate Hewitt

Published February 25th 2021 by Bookouture

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Can’t Wait Wednesday (February 24, 2021) #WOW

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here. This week, I’m waiting for…

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Top Ten Tuesday (February 23, 2021): Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud 😂😂

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

With all the isolation and lockdown, we need to find things to make us laugh. This week’s Top Ten is Ten Books that made you laugh out loud! Thank you to Claire @ Book Lovers Pizza for this week’s prompt. I read a lot of books that make me laugh, so I am going to mix up the genres to give those of you looking for a laugh something you might like.

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