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Carla

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.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 8, 2022) πŸ“šπŸ“š

Welcome to It’s Monday! What are you Reading? It’s hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind.Β  I have several books on the go, and some others I hope to get to, so here goes.

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Police Procedural/Crime Thrillers: Dark Water & Last Breath by Robert Bryndza #BookReview #Audiobook #2022AudiobookChallenge #FinishingTheSeries2022 #BeatTheBacklist2022 @Bookouture

I am trying to clear up my backlist, as well as finish some series that I have started. I am enjoying listening to Robert Bryndza’s Detective Erika Foster series. I read the first two and enjoyed them, but I guess I just got sidetracked by other books and recommendations. I am so happy that I got back to Erika and her team. Below, I have reviewed #3 and #4 in this series with three more to enjoy.

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Cozy Mystery Mini-Reviews: The Tuesday Night Survivor Club, No Parm No Foul, A Murder Between the Pages #BookReview @LynnCahoon @LindaSReilly7 @PPPress @KensingtonBooks

For those of you who have been following my blog, you know I do enjoy a good, well written cozy mystery. These three definitely fit that bill. I love stories set in libraries or bookstores, so two of these also added that to the mix. I will warn you not to read No Parm No Foul on an empty stomach or you might find yourself scavenging through your fridge to make yourself an ooey, gooey grilled cheese sandwich.

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Books about Books: The Littlest Library by Poppy Alexander, Booked on a Feeling by Jayci Lee #BookReview #Audiobook @HarperAudio @SarahWaights @authorjaycilee @SMPRomance

I love books that are set in libraries, bookshops, or publishing houses, as well at books with librarians, authors, bookstore owners or publishers as characters. The Littlest Library and Booked on a Feeling fit this theme as well as having romance, community and new beginnings. Both of these books were provided to me upon request. The rating and opinions shared are my own.

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Mid Year Update – July 2022

Here it is already August and I need to do an update on my progress for my challenges. Most of these will be as of the end of June, some the end of July. I am full of good intentions, but I would always rather read then keep track of challenges.

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Stacking the Shelves (August 7, 2022)πŸ’–πŸ“š

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by 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,Β  gifts or books you won. If you click on the covers, it will take you to Goodreads.Β 

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Saturday Morning For Kids: Lavy’s Rainy Day, My Little Green Umbrella, Chickadee: Criminal Mastermind, This is a Birthday Cake #BookReview

This meme was started by Rae Longest atΒ Powerful Women Readers.Β As I am a grandmother, who loves to read to her grandchildren, a mother who loved to read to and with her children, and a retired teacher librarian, this meme really attracted me.

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Ghost Sightings?: Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand, The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James #BookReview #Audiobook #2022AudiobookChallenge #BeatTheBacklist2022 @HachetteAudio @littlebrown @PRHAudio @BerkleyPub

Two of my anticipated summer reads both involved ghosts to some degree. They were also both very well narrated audiobooks. These books were very different from one another, one a beach read, the other an atmospheric mystery/cold case, but both were very enjoyable.

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Happy Friday! Positivity Wave #92 (August 5, 2022) πŸ’–πŸ€—

Hello and Happy Friday! 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 Positivity post.

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