"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Monday, December 20, 2010

It's Monday!! What Are You Reading???

This great meme is hosted by Sheila at
"Book Journey".
It's a great way to start the week and
find out what other bloggers are reading.
My To-Be-Read pile has grown to an
unbelievable number thanks to this meme.

My internet has been giving me problems since last Friday.  I couldn't even get my Friday post done because the internet was so slow and kept reloading itself.  I have DSL hardwired and not wireless and it was so slow, me even typing with just one hand, would type sentence and wait almost 30 seconds for the sentence to appear on my screen and it was full of typos because the internet would reset and lose letters I had typed.  I finally gave up and read a book instead.  Much better time spent. It seems to be a lot better today, just a little sluggish and when it starts to get slow I do a complete computer restart and then it's better.  With all the money we pay for internet it should work reliably, unless there is a major breakdown somewhere.  O.K. I feel much better getting that out of my system.

I hope you are all have a wonderful week, getting all your Christmas shopping done and enjoying the lights decorations and music and still fitting in a little time to read.  Here's what I am up to:

The Diva Cooks a Goose (A Domestic Diva Mystery)
The Diva Cooks A Goose
by Krista Davis

Uncommon Grounds
Uncommon Grounds
by Sandra Balzo
This completed my Wisconsin Author and 
Set in Wisconsin Challenges
India Black
India Black
A Madam of Espionage Mystery
by Carol K. Carr
Release Date: January 4, 2011
Really good, watch for my review this week!!

Buttercream Bump Off (Cupcake Bakery Mystery)
Buttercream Bump Off
by Jenn McKinlay
Release Date: January 4, 2011
Another good one, watch for my review!

State of the Onion (White House Chef Mysteries, No. 1) 
State of the Onion
by Julie Hyzy

Hail to the Chef (A White House Chef Mystery) 
Hail to the Chef
by Julie Hyzy 

Eggsecutive Orders (A White House Chef Mystery) 
Eggsecutive Orders
by Julie Hyzy

Buffalo West Wing (A White House Chef Mystery) 
Buffalo West Wing
by Julie Hyzy
Release Date: January 4, 2011
I found Julie Hyzy earlier this year when I read, reviewed and loved her first book in her Manor House Mysteries, Grace Under Pressure.  I then started collecting this series and will be reading it this week including the newest edition.

 The Perfect Christmas
The Perfect Christmas
by Debbie Macomber
This is for my Christmas Challenge too.

I hope you will sign up to participate in my JUST FOR FUN READING CHALLENGE 2011Details can be found here.
Please be sure to enter the December Book Giveaway in the left sidebar and remember my Blogoversary Celebration starts on Sunday, December 26 with a week of giveaways.  Don't worry if you are away for the holidays.  Each giveaway will be open for two weeks for entries since I know you are all extremely busy this time of year. 

and can sneak in a little reading too!


Anonymous said...

I've been thinking about reading a series or two books centering around food/drink. I thought I'd start with HANNAH SWENSEN MYSTERIES by Joanne Fluke. Have you read any of them yet?

You can find my post here

Have a great week!

BLHmistress said...

I have India Black on my tbr list been wanting to read for awhile. Hope your net starts working right for you soon.

Chrissie said...

I read Grace Under Pressure earlier in the year too and I really enjoyed it. I still haven't had a chance to pick up any of her others yet! Happy reading :)

Tea said...


Did you give your blog a facelift? It looks beautiful. I feel like kicking off my shoes and sticking around. I would love to read India Black. All these cozies on the sidebar. I've got to get out of here.::))

dollycas aka Lori said...

Tea, Thank you, I really love it!!!
Ellie, Joanne Fluke was one of the first cozy authors I started with, and have been loving cozies ever since.
Chrissie, they are good so far and I love Julie's writing.
Donna, review should be tomorrow, if internet cooperates.


jackie b central texas said...

I love that Buttercream Bump Off cover Lori, you had a good week and hope your next one is as fun reading!

No post lately but finished Christmas With A Vampire Anthology, Mind Games by Carolyn Crane, Lucas by Eliza Gayle, Dan Knight's Journey by Ed Smith, Archangels Kiss by Nalini Singh, Unchained by Sharon Ashwood and Play of Passion by Nalini Singh in the last week and a half...
Reading Double Cross by Carolyn Crane today and may read Winter Kiss and Whisper Kiss by Deborah Cooke next...

jackie >_<

Heidi V said...

The Buttercream Bump Off sounds good I hope you enjoy your week....

The1stdaughter said...

Computer problems are awful! Hopefully yours will resolve themselves very very soon.

The Debbie Macomber is an author I actually have on my list to read this week and I can't wait. I've heard nothing but good things about her books, so hopefully you enjoy!

Happy Christmas and enjoy your reading week! Thanks so much for stopping by earlier!

Aleetha said...

what's the genre of your currently reading books. The cover of that four books have a same format.

Have a great holiday to you too

my "What Are You Reading?"

Nise' said...

Going to write down Uncommon Ground for the States challenge for next year. Have a great reading week.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Your books look good - hope your internet is more cooperative this week Lori :)