Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday Linkups: An Appetite for Murder

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:
Where do you find the motivation and inspiration for your blog?

My Answer:
My primary motivations and inspirations are my love of books and reading and the joy I get from book blogging community.  I've so enjoyed meeting everyone out there.  My type A personality really enjoys the scheduling and the mostly self-imposed deadlines.

This week's book is set in one of my favorite places - Key West, Florida.  I haven't been in years and years so I figure it's time to take a little vacation through the pages of a book.  Not only is the book set in Key West but the main character in An Appetite for Murder by Lucy Burdette is a food critic.  So it's a foodie mystery in a place I love.  So far I'm really enjoying it!

The Beginning:
Lots of people think they'd love to eat for living.  Me?  I'd kill for it.

My Thoughts: 
Well that's intriguing!  I'm wondering just how literal she's being here.

The 56:
My heard sank with a desperate clunk - suddenly the murder felt exquisitely real, and my so-called involvement, very scary.

My Thoughts:
I'm guessing since her involvement is so-called that she isn't the killer but is she the suspect or just involved in the investigation as a witness or something?

So what do you think?  Keep reading?


  1. I love cozies and am always looking for another author to read. I'm reading two books right now. Both set in Florida!

    My Friday 56 from The Overnight

  2. I love Key West, and this sounds great.

    I'm featuring Between you and me this week. Happy reading.

  3. Oh, I enjoy this setting in a book, too, and even though I've never been to Florida, I feel as though I have been through books and movies. I've loved other books by Burdette, so this one is going on my list. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  4. I am a scheduler too. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Have a good weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

  5. This seems like a good one, enjoy. :-)

  6. I've always wanted to go to Key West! This book sounds like a good way to be an armchair traveler until I can get there. I love the clever opening.

  7. Cozy!!! Not heard of this series but it sounds like a good one! :)

    Friday Memes

  8. Definitely keep reading- for that cover alone! Key West rocks and I may want to read this one now lol. Can almost hear the ocean breeze when looking at the cover (okay exaggerating a little, but still...) :)

  9. I've had this series on my "some day I'll get around to them" list for a while! They sound wonderful!

  10. I love the idea of the setting - but I'm not that thrilled about food-related books as I find them rather boring, so it wouldn't be one I would be continuing. Are you enjoying it? I love your motivation for writing your blog - it very much chimes with my own passion. Have a great week-end.

  11. I think that most of us book bloggers are basically motivated by the same things -- a HUGE love of books, and the networking involved in reading and commenting on other blogs, as well as receiving comments on our own blogs. Without these two things, there really would be no reason to blog about books!

    I try to schedule posts ahead of time, but am not always able to do so. Many times, I've created posts -- especially for blog tours -- at the very last minute!

    Your chosen book this week features a place I love, as well! Like you, I haven't visited in quite a while.....I feel nostalgic for it.... So I might very well be picking up this cozy! Thanks for featuring it!

    Also, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my BBH post!! :)

  12. Books and the community are my inspiration too. :-) I go back and forth on the self-imposed deadlines. Sometimes they help motivate me and other times they don't.

    An Appetite for Murder sounds good!

  13. That beginning made me laugh so hard... OMGosh!! Sounds like a fun cozy! Happy weekend!