Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cozy Thursday Reads (Some Must Read, Some NOT So Much)

Going to the gym allows me to read books I have not had the time before to read.  EBooks are my friend, now I do miss my hard bound books but sadly I don’t have time, money or space for them anymore.  So the easy downloads threw the library have been my life line to the literary world I love so much.  Here are a few I’ve checked out some good some not so good.

Chili Con Corpses

On the kick of food + mysteries I bring to you Chili con Corpses.  Now as I’ve said before one bad thing about Ebooks is NOT all books have been downloaded so like others I don’t get to start with book 1 in a series.  This is book 3, thankfully J.B. Stanley does a great job not making you feel like you missed something.  This book is great about a group that are trying to loose weight and meet once a week and along the way they solve mysteries Smile.

Things are chugging merrily along for librarian James Henry. He has a closet filled with new clothes, a trimmer waistline, and a closer bond with his father. His only real problem is that his girlfriend Lucy's interest in him seems to have inexplicably cooled. When schoolteacher Lindy suggests the club members join a Mexican cooking class, James jumps at the idea. Over cervezas and black bean dip, the supper club members warm to their new adventure. The class heats up even more when a reporter and her friends, twin sisters with supermodel physiques, enroll. But when people start turning up dead, and the evidence points toward Lindy, things become hotter than a jalapeño. James, who was looking to add a little more spice to his life, gets much more than he bargained for.

Black Beans & Vice

The next Ebook in the series skips to book 6, which kind of sucked because you missed some key moments of break ups, get together’s and even a unknown child came into play.  This again is a great series that you will enjoy.

"The Flab Five's creative new strategy to slim down? Hypnotherapy! And James has new motivation for laying off the donuts: his adorable son Eliot and a re-kindled romance with his ex-wife, Jane. But a radical animal rights group is stirring things up in Quincy's Gap. When two suspicious deaths occur, the Supper Club friends team up to solve another delectable, food-filled mystery. Can the Supper Club members find the killer and save the town's (certified organic soy) bacon?"

Across a Moonlit Sea

Next on my list was Across Moonlit Sea, I admit I’m a cover person.  If the cover looks great I’m drawn to it.  Well sadly this one let me down, not one that I could get into.  Sorry gang not one I enjoyed, but if you like pirates and sea you may enjoy.

Rescuing a man whose ship had been floundering at sea, Isabel Spense takes aboard ruthless privateer Simon Dante, who promptly seizes command of Isabel's ship and sets out to win the lovely maiden's heart and mind.

Barely Bewitched

I usually love witch novels and with a young character is usually up my alley but this book just didn’t hit it for me.  The talking to the cat and the men that were so expected in the roles was a little to predictable to me.  Maybe for a younger audience.

In this confusing sequel to Would-Be Witch, Tammy Jo Trask, a beautiful but ditzy young woman living in Duvall, Tex., tries to cope with recently acquired magical powers that she has no idea how to use or control. Summoned by a Conclave to explain her illegal use of magic, Tammy Jo does not know who to turn to for help: sexy Bryn Lyons, whose charm and looks make her forget common sense; her loyal ex-husband Zach; or the two instructors sent by the Conclave, who seems as likely to kill her as assist in clearing her name. With her pet companion Mercutio by her side, Tammy Jo sets out to defend herself, hoping to return to her career as a pastry chef. In the second book of the Southern Witch series, author Frost attempts the ever-so-popular paranormal romance but tosses in too much magic: warlocks, vampires, faeries, hobgoblins, ghosts, were-wolves; ultimately, they prove exhausting, taking away from the story.
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With the rage of vampire books I thought this would be a funny take on the theme.  Sadly it just wasn’t my cup of tea or should I say blood?  I think it really was geared to more of a younger generation then me.  I just couldn’t get into it, but maybe if you like the younger feel book this could be for you.

After being bitten by a vampire, not only is fifteen-year-old Doug doomed eternally to be fat, but now he must also save himself from the desperate host of a public-access-cable vampire-hunting television show that is on the verge of cancellation.


I was starting to think it was me with not liking any of the books I downloaded but thankfully this was the last in my bad batch last week.  I really did try to get into these books but this one didn’t peak my interest either Sad smile.

Old fans and newcomers alike should delight in Hiaasen's 11th novel (after 2004's Skinny Dip), another hilarious Florida romp. The engaging and diverse screwball cast includes Boyd Shreave, a semicompetent telemarketer; Shreave's mistress and co-worker, Eugenie Fonda; Honey Santana, a mercurial gadfly who ends up on the other end of one of Shreave's pitches for Florida real estate; and Sammy Tigertail, half Seminole, who at novel's start must figure out what to do with the body of a tourist who dies of a heart attack on Sammy's airboat after being struck by a harmless water snake. When Santana cooks up an elaborate scheme to punish Shreave for nasty comments he made during his solicitation call, she ends up involving her 12-year-old son, Fry, and her ex-husband in a frantic chase that enmeshes Tigertail and the young co-ed Sammy accidentally has taken hostage. While the absurd plot may be less than compelling, Hiaasen's humorous touches and his all-too-human characters carry the book to its satisfying close. 600,000 first printing; author tour. (Nov.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.

Spooky little girl

I was really worried after so many books I couldn’t get into then I ended the week with this book.  I LOVED it, it reminded me a little of Ghost Whisper I loved that show too!  This book is great you fall in love with this poor girl that passes before her time and find how it all unravels and things are set right!  You’ll breeze threw this book.

Death is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.
Coming home from a Hawaiian vacation with her best girlfriends, Lucy Fisher is stunned to find everything she owns tossed out on her front lawn, the locks changed, and her fiancé’s phone disconnected—plus she’s just lost her job. With her world spinning wildly out of her control, Lucy decides to make a new start and moves upstate to live with her sister and nephew.
But then things take an even more dramatic turn: A fatal encounter with public transportation lands Lucy not in the hereafter but in the nearly hereafter. She’s back in school, learning the parameters of spooking and how to become a successful spirit in order to complete a ghostly assignment. If Lucy succeeds, she’s guaranteed a spot in the next level of the afterlife—but until then, she’s stuck as a ghost in the last place she would ever want to be.
Trying to avoid being trapped on earth for all eternity, Lucy crosses the line between life and death and back again when she returns home. Navigating the perilous channels of the paranormal, she’s determined to find out why her life crumbled and why, despite her ghastly death, no one seems to have noticed she’s gone. But urgency on the spectral plane—in the departed person of her feisty grandmother, who is risking both their eternal lives—requires attention, and Lucy realizes that you get only one chance to be spectacular in death.

Have a wonderful day, I hope you find something you would l0


  1. sounds like some interesting reads.. and some not so interesting! Have u ever read any of Gerry Bartlett's books? Real Vampires have curves. LOVE her series am on the 3rd book have been for a long time now they have been put on the back burner while i do all the pregnancy reading lol n breastfeeding books... (totally different catagories huh!) but i find her books to be so addictive! she has a website check it out

  2. I'll have to give the last one a read. Thanks.

  3. I simply can't keep up with your pace! I'm glad you finally found one that you liked!

  4. very interesting reads you have found.. I read when I can and love it.. The park was fun for sure... Have a great night..

  5. I'll see if I can find the last one at my digital library.

  6. I'm glad your getting some reading into your days, that is awesome. My new plan is to turn off my computer each day and read for awhile outside. I know Skye would like that. (that won't happen until after my vacation because I have a million appointments and things to do)


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