"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, June 13, 2011

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

This great meme is hosted by Sheila at

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.

First I have to start out my wishing our host Sheila a speedy recovery from her bike tumble over the weekend!!!

Then I have to share with you my biggest event from last week.

My son, our youngest, graduated from high school 
on Saturday with honors and two scholarships. 
I cried through the ceremony but have 
been beaming every since.  
All four of our kids now have graduated 
and have such bright futures.  
I am such a proud mom!

O.K. now back to the books.


Grace Interrupted (A Manor House Mystery)
Grace Interrupted
by Julie Hyzy
Julie Will Be Guest Posting 
Here On June 15th!!

Called Home: Two Hearts Answer
Called Home
Two Hearts Answer
by Gloria Schumann
Review with Giveaway Coming Soon!!

The Silver Boat: A Novel
The Silver Boat
by Luanne Rice 
Review and Giveaway Coming Soon!!

I also had a wonderful Guest Post from Teresa Fasolino who illustrates the covers of some of my favorite cozy authors and told how 

Ink Flamingos: A Tattoo Shop Mystery
Karen E. Olson also Guest Posted about Ink Flamingos her last book in the Tattoo Mystery Series.  Be sure to enter the giveaway to win your own copy of Ink Flamingos.

Georgia Bottoms: A Novel
Georgia Bottoms
by Mark Childress
This is my first book for the 3 R's Challenge.
Read, Review, Recognize the person who recommended the book to you.

The Covert Element: A James Becker Thriller (Volume 3)
The Covert Element
by John L. Betcher
I love this series!!

by David Fingerman
This is the second book he has sent me to review.  
It looks so good!!

Silver Girl: A Novel
Silver Girl
by Elin Hilderbrand
I can't wait to get started on this one!

There is still time to enter the Missing Persons Giveaway in the left sidebar.


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Bev Hankins said...

Congratulations to your Graduate!

Ink Flamingos looks like a good one.

Re: The Oscar Wilde & the Vampire Murders that I'm reading....I'm not really into vampires either, but the Oscar Wilde series by Brandreth is really good and this doesn't dwell on vampires as much as you might think.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jan von Harz said...

Congrats on making it to your last high school graduation and congrats to your son for scoring two scholarships. With all that going on you still had a great week reading! Have a wonderful week.

Nise' said...

Congrats to the graduate! I did the happy dance last year when my youngest graduated from HS. Hope you are enjoying Georgia Bottoms.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Congratulations to your son on his accomplishments... are you soon to be an empty-nester?

Sounds like a great week of reading!

dollycas aka Lori said...

Thanks everyone!!! No empty nest in our future for awhile. The youngest 2 will commute to college and or oldest daughter and grandson live with us. So different than I grew up, I graduated on a Saturday and moved out on Sunday. Things are just too expensive these days, but not complaining I love having a full house!!

Elida said...

I have read a few Luanne Rice-books myself, but I'm not certain I've read the one listed here. Have a good reading week!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your son, Dollycas. That must have been a very special moment, your youngest graduating.

Have a good reading week!

Mardel said...

I had a niece and nephew graduating this year from high school. They had a double party.

So you had a very busy week. I've been off school and relaxing in a totally worn out way. :) It's a good think I have a school work schedule. Except for the paycheck. :(

Happy Reading this week.

pussreboots said...

Enjoy your books.

I celebrated 24 years of keeping a book diary. The flu kept me from reading at my usually insane pace but I did finish some books. Come see what they were.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Congratulations to the graduate! Congrats to the proud parents too!

Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text) said...

Huge congrats to your son! I wish him much success as he takes on this new era of his life. Have a great week!

Gigi Ann said...

Congratulations to your son and his proud mom.
Best Wishes for a wonderful future, and may all his goals be met.

Mari said...

Congratulations to you and your graduate! You both deserve to feel very proud!