Cheli's 10th 75 book challenge
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2017 was a bit of a different year for me. I took a bad fall at the end of May tearing my rotator cuff and bicep tendon on my dominant arm, but was unable to get it surgical repaired until mid-September. So, I wasn't able to do too much except for read. I'm not complaining about that part, just the suffering that went along with it.
Tim and I are heading out on a cruise January 7th and I've got 15+ books to take along with me. (Thank the lord for e-books!)Hopefully my travels will allow me time for reading.
I'm hoping to read at least 100 books this year with at least 75% being books that I have in my possession as of January 1.
Happy reading to everyone!
I hope you are cruising some place warm! If not, I hope you can find a nice place to curl up and read. Hope your year is filled with good reads!
You deserve a great cruise after what you went through last year, Cheli. I hope you have some reading time but not too much!
Welcome back Cheli! Have a wonderful cruise - where will you be going on your travels? And happy reading for the New Year, of course. :)
Happy new year, Cheli. Where is your cruise taking you? Just remember... ebook readers don't like getting wet, so don't drop it overboard or into the pool .
Happy New Year
Happy New Group here
This place is full of friends
I hope it never ends
It brew of erudition and good cheer.
Single Malt Murder
Abi Logan, award-winning photojournalist, isn't at her uncle's deathbed, so she feels she needs to go to see her inheritance, Abbey Glen distillery in Scotland. She soon discovers that a woman owner is not going to receive a warm welcome - quite the contrary - death threats and sabotage greet her. When one of the workers is found dead in a whiskey vat, Abi decides that she isn't giving up ownership until she figures out wheat is really going on.
I thought that this was a great first series offering with complex characters, great setting, and interesting background information all woven together to grab the readers interest immediately. Sure wish I could truly visit this venue.
My husband's not a reader but I know he would have enjoyed the parts about the whiskey tastings!
Hi, Cheli. Dropping a star.
Hope you're having a great cruise! It sounds warm and wonderful.
>18 cyderry: Last year I read the sequel to this book, Death Distilled. It had some funny parts and was interesting - I too wish I could visit. One thought I had about the series is that I think the author would have more book ideas using Abi's photojournalist career, instead of trying to set books around a distillery.
I was just going through a list of the books in the series that I've started and thought it would be interested to see how many I still need to read to be current on all my series without any new books coming out.
Now I'm depressed because when I added them all up, the total came to 141!!! I couldn't get current this year if I tried!!
They'd have to lock me up without any communication to get all those books read.
>21 cyderry: My mother always said she'd like to get arrested so she could do nothing but read. I would point out to her that she'd probably be assigned laundry duty.
>21 cyderry: LOL - I'd have more than that in my total if I looked at all the series. I did decide to try to get caught up on some and read either 2, 3, or 4 this year of others. Hopefully that will help me get through them. I just binged over at NetGalley so I'll be weaving those in after I finish the one I've had since early January and the two other reads for February. Two are in process. I also have an audiobook in process.
Spent the weekend celebrating my grandson's birthday, his expression was priceless!
A few extra prayers for my 93 year old mother would be appreciated, I think she's dying.
Just catching up. Is your mother doing OK now? I am glad to see the post about her being better. I hope she has made a full recovery.
I am very, very far behind on posting here, but I can say that I finished #75 this week! I will try to catch up soon!
I was going to try to post some reviews here for the books I've read in 2018 a nd now realize that I've only posted one for the 77 I've read so, I've decided that I'm going to give a list with my rating and if you are interested, you can look at my review on the book page. I may give a tiny and I mean tiny blurb as well.
Paper and pencil ready??
Single Malt Murder: A Whisky Business Mystery
Death Distilled: A Whisky Business Mystery
A Hive of Homicides (A Henny Penny Farmette Mystery)
Of Murder and Men (A Cat Latimer Mystery)
Mayhem & Mass (A Sister Lou Mystery)
A Vintage Murder (Wine Lover's Mysteries, No 4)
Macramé Murder (A Cora Crafts Mystery)
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Murder in Bloomsbury: An Atlas Catesby Mystery
Murderous Mistral: A Provence Mystery (Roger Blanc)
Doom with a View: A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery
The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody Mysteries)
Pressing the Issue (A Cookbook Nook Mystery 6)
The Casual Vacancy Very disappointing
The Plot Is Murder (Mystery Bookshop)
The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency very infortmative
A Case of Syrah, Syrah: A Wine Country Mystery
A Wrinkle in Time Far surpasses the movie
Lost Books and Old Bones: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery
Diamond Girl(A Country Club Murder Short) currently my favorite series - She can't write them fast enough for me!
Plum Tea Crazy (A Tea Shop Mystery)
The Shadow of Death: A Sister Agatha and Father Selwyn Mystery
Twenty-one Days: A Daniel Pitt Novel
Plantation Shudders: A Cajun Country Mystery
The Woman in the Water: A Prequel to the Charles Lenox Series
Raspberry Danish Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery)
Lethal Licorice (An Amish Candy Shop Mystery)
Murder at the Mushroom Festival (A Kelly Jackson Mystery)
Into the Gauntlet (The 39 Clues, Book 10) - Audio
In the Unlikely Event Extremely interesting cross between fiction and non-fiction
Southern Discomfort: A Southern B&B Mystery
Flowers and Foul Play: A Magic Garden Mystery
The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad) not up to her standards
Until Again: Prequel Novella to BLUE
Shelved Under Murder: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery
Murder in the Locked Library (A Book Retreat Mystery) I really wish there was such a resort!
Murder at the 42nd Street Library: A Mystery very slow
The Advice Column Murders: The Oakwood Mystery Series
Who Moved My Goat Cheese? (A Farm-to-Fork Mystery)
Full Bodied Murder (Rose Avenue Wine Club Mystery)
Color Me Murder (Pen & Ink)
Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes (A Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery)had to go to tea afterward!
Death by the Sea (A By the Sea Mystery)
The Quiche and the Dead (A Pie Town Mystery)
Class Reunions Are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery) great fun!
Death and a Pot of Chowder: A Maine Murder Mystery
Firefly Lane: A Novel
Bleeding Tarts (A Pie Town Mystery)
Shadow Dancing (The Country Club Murders Book 7) SENSATIONAL!!!
Island of the Mad waited for the new installment - seemed a bit off.
Vespers Rising (The 39 Clues, Book 11) - Audio
I SEE RUDE PEOPLE: One woman's battle to beat some manners into impolite society very disappointing
Scone Cold Killer (All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery)
Murder on the Green
Murder with Cinnamon Scones (A Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery) back to the tea room for me!
Killer Green Tomatoes (A Farm-to-Fork Mystery Book 2)
Murder in the Manuscript Room: A 42nd Street Library Mystery
A Soufflé of Suspicion: A French Bistro Mystery
Midnight Snacks are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery)
A Secret Affair
The Prince and the Pauper
Dark Tide Rising: A William Monk Novel
Read and Gone: A Haunted Library Mystery
Etched in Tears (A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery)
Murder at the Breakers (A Gilded Newport Mystery)
Love & Death in Burgundy
Rockets' Dead Glare (Kindle Single) (A Tourist Trap Mystery)
Crust No One (A Bread Shop Mystery) MY FAVORITE SO FAR!!
Peril & Prayer (A Sister Lou Mystery)
Decanting a Murder (A Sommelier Mystery)
Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake (A Death by Chocolate Mystery)
A Riesling to Die (The Wine Trail Mysteries)
Deadly Dram: A Whisky Business Mystery
Death and Daisies: A Magic Garden Mystery
Holy mackerel!! Congrats on reaching 75. I had no idea you were so into murder mysteries. But now I know who to come to for suggestions!!
My friends, could I please ask a few extra prayers for my Mom. She took a fall and is in the hospital again - she fractured her pelvis for the second time.
Hoping it's not too bad but extra prayers can't hurt, right?
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