Tuesday, January 22, 2013

52 Books 52 Weeks / Week Ending January 21

What did you read this past week?  Add a comment at the end of this post. Give us the book title and author, and if you'd like, a description and your rating.  

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Suzanne Wright said...

Title: Christmas Crumble
Author: M. C. Beaton

This is an Agatha Raisin short-story for the Kindle.

Christmas tale that’s holly, jolly—and deadly, by golly… At home alone for the holidays, Agatha Raisin decides to host a dinner party for the elder residents in her Cotswold village of Winter Parva. Agatha’s never been much of a homemaker, but she’s dead-set on making this the perfect holiday for the “crumblies,” as she affectionately calls them. She’s decorated a tree while fending off her cats Hodge and Boswell, and even made a (lumpy) Christmas pudding in between swigs of rum. But when Agatha dumps the pudding on the head of the local self-proclaimed lothario—an eighty-five year old with a beer belly and fingers like sausages—his death by dessert proves more than a trifle as mysteries mount higher than the season’s snowfall. So much for trying to do good by her neighbors. Now Agatha needs no less than a Christmas miracle to get herself out of this one...

Katherine Van Leeuwen, Assistant Director said...

This looks like fun--going on my list!

B said...

Reading books is my escape. I have read at least a dozen books so far this year. I don't claim to read good literature. I have a kindle so one can see what am reading while my kids are at a practice:). I tend to read the free downloads or inexpensive books from Amazon. I just finished Thoughtless and Effortless by SC Stephens.

I teach middle school and keep up with the YA lit my students are reading. The new book in the Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz just came out and I am looking forward to reading that over the weekend.

Katherine Van Leeuwen, Assistant Director said...

Reading for escape is one of life's greatest pleasures. And you have a good reason for reading YA, and there are some amazing teen books out these days.

Anonymous said...

Theres a series by Meg Cabot, author of the princess diaries that i just adore. The Airhead series! Its about a girl who is crushed by a giant television screen, only to find herself waking up in a different body!Now she has to deal with modeling, Boyfriends, best friends, and murderers!! The girl whos body shes in now had lots of problems, and now Emerson Watts has to deal with them. This is a great scifi series filled with romance, intrigue, and comedy. I loved it!

melanie said...

Just read Cold Light by Jenn Ashworth.

It was an interesting book, with chapters alternating between present day and 10 years ago, about the deaths of three (or 4, depending on how you look at it) people in a city in England. I did find it difficult to like a majority of the characters, I found only 2 of the main characters to be sympathetic.

There is a character who is developmentally disabled, who is treated very badly throughout. I found that this aspect made it more difficult to read, so I just wanted to warn other people before they consider reading.

melanie said...

34 Pieces of You by Carmen Rodrigues-
Fantastic YA book! Its a pretty heavy story about the death of a teenager, told by 3 of the people closest to her. The book bounces back and forth within a five year period, but clearly labels each transition. I highly recommend this one, I could have read it in one sitting if I'd had enough time!

Katherine Van Leeuwen, Assistant Director said...

Melanie - Did you read Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher? Similar.