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05 January 2018

Fool by Christopher Moore (Book Beginnings & Friday 56)

I honestly didn't think that it was possible for me to love Christopher Moore any more than I already did .... but then he had to go and take on Shakespeare -- specifically, here, King Lear. It may just be my favorite Moore to date but there are still several more on the horizon so we'll see if it stays at the top.

Friday 56 (today is 56% from the ebook) is hosted at Freda's Voice
& Book Beginnings (share the first few sentences) is at Rose City Reader.

26 December 2017

Searching for Mr Tilney by Jane Odiwe (Tuesday Intro & Teaser Tuesday)

If you're a Jane Austen fan and have yet to read anything by Jane Odiwe, you are seriously missing out. Her love for Jane shines through the pages of her books and Searching for Mr Tilney is no exception. Of course, it doesn't hurt at all that I am absolutely in love with Henry Tilney so the title alone made this book a winner for me even before I started reading it. As it is, I'm still only about 15% in, but it's already a book I would recommend.

As always, "First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros" is from the first paragraph or two of a book being read now (or in the future) and is hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. "Teaser Tuesday" at The Purple Booker asks for a random line or two from anywhere in the book currently being read.

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22 December 2017

Lady Osbaldestone's Christmas Goose by Stephanie Laurens

I've been meaning to read Stephanie Laurens for quite a while and finally decided that her recent holiday tale, Lady Osbaldestone's Christmas Goose, would be the perfect place to start. I'm not exactly in the mood for the holidays, but I'm almost always in the mood for a good Regency.

Lady Obaldestone, who apparently was a minor character in Laurens' Cynster series )which I'll now have to get my hands on), has her three young grandchildren staying with her for Christmas. They're eight (almost nine), seven, and five years old and more than a handful. Granted, Lady O appears to be quite a handful in her own right with her meddling and matchmaking. The three youngsters take after their grandmother quite a bit and the four of them together are a force to be reckoned with -- especially if you're a missing flock of geese intended for the village Christmas dinners ... or young and single.

I'm still not in a very holly jolly mood as far as the current holiday season goes, but Lady O and her grandchildren have certainly helped to brighten things significantly and now I have a whole new series to add to my already-toppling TBR!

Friday 56 (today is 56% from the ebook) is hosted at Freda's Voice
& Book Beginnings (share the first few sentences) is at Rose City Reader.