Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Wonderful Wordy Wednesday

 Hello, and once again I forgot to update this before it published. Brain fade!

Had several really nice days in a row, warm enough to have the windows open. Trees are opening up their leaves too, so a tinge of green on everything. Grass is growing too and two guys in the neighborhood have already mowed the lawn.

Plus as I do this I just heard a rumble of thunder. Fire danger has been higher than usual, so rain is welcome to keep threat of fire down. 

Always time to read, so more books!

An Appetite for Murder is the first in a series, Key West Food Critic, by a new to me author. I'm not sure why but I couldn't get into the book, I think it was the story. Too many things happening that didn't seem super plausible to me. At the end the detective is taking out the food critic. Another she helps solves crimes with the boyfriend. I won't continue with the series.

The Girl Who Took What She Wanted is the latest Stewart Hoag book. The story is one that occurred back in the 1980s. Hoagy is hired to ghost write for the latest reality star, Nikki Dymtryk. Not a memoir, but a steamy romance novel. Will writer and reality star hit it off or is this project dead before it begins.

The White Lady is Elinor White, aka Elinor De Witt, an ex-spy, saboteuer, resistance fighter through both World Wars. Now trying to live a quiet life in the country, her past is continuing to trouble her.

The Three Lives of Alix St Pierre, Alix is an orphan who is raised by but not really part of Hollywood. After finishing school in Switzerland she gets a PR job. She returns to the US and does PR to get women into the workforce. Then recruited to join the OSS taking on many missions in Europe. After the war she joins the newly opened Christian Dior salon as their PR person and searching for La Voce who sabotage a mission which killed numerous agents.

The following was in the book The Girl Who Took What She Wanted. Priceless!

Happy Reading.


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  2. An interesting batch!

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  4. I think I read a few of the Key West books ages ago, as I have a fondness for the place, yet I cannot remember much.

  5. I'm glad you get to have the windows open, it's such a lovely time of year. Hooray for needed rain!

  6. Some books just don't work for everyone, but that's okay, it works for someone, somewhere.

  7. Heh heh, "brain fade"- that's my dad! Oh, and priceless indeed. Made dad chuckle.

  8. We were gladdest to read the trees were beginning to leaf-out! The leaves are the promise of new life. TBT laid down new grass seeds a month ago, and if they germinated, they can stand being mowed. But he raised the mower deck to the highesrt level just in case.

    Next week, 3-month organic fertilizer...


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