Friday, June 8, 2018

Friday Linkups - Once Upon a Spine




It's Friday linkup time!  I'm linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice

This Week's Book Blogger Hop Question:
What author have you read the most in the past two years?

My Answer:
I'd say probably Agatha Christie.  I reread her mysteries fairly regularly and while I haven't read as much of her in the past few years as I used to I've still read a number of her books in the last two years.


This week's book is Once Upon a Spine by Kate Carlisle.  This is the newest entry in one of my very favorite cozy mystery series and one of the earliest ones I discovered.  It's not the coziest of cozies and centers around bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright.  It always has mentions of gorgeous books and this book centers around a rare copy of Alice in Wonderland.

The  Beginning:
Lately, I have resorted to stalking.  Not a person, but a book.

My Thoughts:
I can completely understand this!

The 56:  
The fact that I'd walked in and found two unconscious people - one almost certainly dead - was something I should've been used to by now.

My Thoughts:
This is a regular occurrence in cozy mysteries so I can see why she feels she should be used to it by now.  This is book #11 in the series so the body count around poor Brooklyn Wainwright is pretty high!

So what do you think?  Keep reading?

25 comments:

  1. Ah Kate Carlisle. :) One of these days I'm going to try one of her books. I like the beginning, and the fact that it revolves around a rare book. Nice cover too.

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  2. I don't which author I have read the most in that time frame. Most recently I have read 3 Christina Lauren books (their most recent ones) and loved them. Happy reading!

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  3. Most books in the last 2 years - well, I can say that J.D. Robb is the author I've read most. I've read all her books in the last 2 years - all 40+. Otherwise, it would be various mystery series probably. Haven't read any of Kate Carlisle's books, but she's been on my list for a long time.

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  4. I still haven't tried this series. I hope to get to it soon. This week I am featuring Death and a Pot of Chowder by Cornelia Kidd. Happy reading!

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  5. I really must read this series. It sounds so good...and I know that when I fall for a series, I can't stop reading. Enjoy! Here's mine: “THE HOUSE SWAP”

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  6. I featured this one too! Nice cover and story.

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  7. Book stalking? I'm all over it.

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  8. Stalking a book... I like that! Happy weekend!

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  9. Your frequent reading of Agatha Christie is an interesting choice -- or is it more of a default? She definitely wrote a huge number of books, and considering that the oldest is going on 100 years, it's amazing how they have lasted.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  10. I have been wanting to read this series. It sounds so good. Have a great weekend!

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  11. Why not? I have the first on my TBR and love how it's set in my birth city!

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  12. I love the sound of Once Upon a Spine. It sounds like one I would like. You know how I enjoy a good cozy mystery. Have a great weekend!

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  13. Another cosy cover with a cosy kitty! :)

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  14. I love punny titles. Hope you have fun with this one. Happy weekend!

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  15. What's not to like about this one, except maybe how many installments I need to catch up on, unless they work okay as stand alone stories, but it does seem as though there is quite a strong back-story which needs not to be missed!

    Enjoy the book and have a good weekend :)

    Yvonne
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  16. I swear I am going to read some Christie, I am, I am...lol. I also need to read this cozy series as it's one I really want to start!!

    Stormi
    Friday Memes

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  17. I love that beginning! So great! And the 56 has me wanting to dive into this book. The cover is super cute too.

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!

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  18. Gosh, that's a difficult Blogger Hop question. Hmm... I don't think I have read more than three books of any author in the past two years, so that would include several. Although, I did re-read a few Intisar Khanani books before reading her new ones. 📚

    And again, no surprise with you and Agatha! 😊

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  19. Whenever I hear Agatha Christie, I always think Murder, She Wrote. As I don't know much about either of these texts, I'm not sure why I make that connection. Alas. Happy reading!


    eli @ the (book) supplier
    My Blogger Hop Answer

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  20. Whilst familiar with the name Agatha Christie, I don't think I've had the chance to read any of her works just yet. I have definitely heard a lot of good things about her books though, so I'll have to look into her more. Great answer! It's always nice to know that you have an author you can somewhat 'default' back to.

    Feel free to check out my own answer if you wish!

    - Charlotte (InkBlottings)

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  21. OMG...I've been meaning to read Agatha Christie for the LOOOOONGEST time!! Gotta do it!! Lol. I do have a copy of one of her most famous novels -- "Murder on the Orient Express" -- so I should just go ahead and dive in, right? :) :)

    As for the cozy mystery you've chosen this week, I'm putting it on my Goodreads shelves RIGHT AWAY. The fact that gorgeous books are constantly being mentioned in it, and there's a rare copy of "Alice in Wonderland" in the plot, too.... That's IT, I'm hooked already!!

    Thanks for sharing! Thanks as well for commenting on my own BBH post!! <3 <3 :) :)

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  22. Ahh yes that makes sense for yours. lol I still need to give them a try :)

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  23. Very cool post! I love how you combined things <3 I don't think I've read a book by Agatha Christie. Too many authors to try and so little time.

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  24. I've never read an Agatha Christie book but I've seen many of their adaptations! :)

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