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18 November 2016

Jenn McKinlay's Read It and Weep (Book Beginnings & Friday 56)

I was trying to find something Thanksgiving-y for my next read, but when I saw the cover of Jenn McKinlay's Read It and Weep I opted instead for the loveliness of the falling leaves like the ones that are currently all around me. (Well, not currently since I'm sitting at my desk inside -- but I think you know what I mean!)
This is the fourth book in the series and I highly recommend reading them in order. I know ... I always do ... but a lot would be missing in your understanding of who's who and what's going on without the backup. Besides, if you're reading this you obviously love books and with that typically comes a love of libraries and since the main character is a librarian, why would you not want to read them all?
Once again, McKinlay has written a story that I absolutely love and it's filled with twists and turns and humor and just enough romance to make the heart skip a beat here and there. Added to the usual McKinlay-awesomeness is the fact that the story revolves around a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (one of my top three Shakespeare loves) and it may have just enthralled me even more than the last one -- and that had pirates!

Friday 56 (share from the 56th page or 56% mark) is hosted at Freda's Voice (today 56%) 

& Book Beginnings (share the first few sentences) is at Rose City Reader.

Answering Shakespeare trivia comes with the job description for library director Lindsey Norris. But when the Briar Creek Community Theater mounts their newest production of the Bard, she has no intention of leaving the stacks for the stage. Unfortunately a villain is waiting in the wings…
Former Broadway actress Violet La Rue is holding auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream—and everyone from the sour spinster librarian Ms. Cole to Lindsey’s youthful library pages are trying out for parts. Brought in to play the mischievous Puck is the flirtatious professional actor Robbie Vine, who seems to have eyes for Lindsey. Before her blush has faded, the Bard’s dream turns into a nightmare—when one of the cast is poisoned. Now Lindsey and her crafternooners must take center stage to unmask the culprit before the final curtain call…


  1. Great quotes. I really need to begin this series. This week I'm spotlighting a mystery - Front Runner by Felix Francis. Happy reading!

  2. A librarian...Makes me a little more curious. Enjoy your weekend.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  3. The Library Lovers Mystery series is one of my favorites! This was a great book! I'd love for you and your readers to check out my BB & 56... http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsSAI

  4. I love Jenn McKinlay and this is probably my favorite series by her! This was a good book and one I really enjoyed!

  5. Oh, yes, another one that I would love to read! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  6. I recently read the 7th book in this series. I would like to go back and read 1-6 to see where the story began. This one sounds good too. Thanks for mentioning it. :-)

  7. The sweet delicious butterflies in the stomach and racing heart! I miss that feeling:)

    My Friday 56 from Better Off Thread

  8. I have been wanting to read this series!! :)

    Friday Meme

  9. You have me wanting more. :-) Happy weekend!