Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Linkups: Real Murders

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:
How many years have you been blogging?  Anything special you want to share about your experiences?

My Answer:
I started blogging on August 1, 2013 but didn't really start focusing on it until February of 2014.  I'm not sure I have any particularly special experiences but it has been a wonderful experience.  I love talking to other readers and dealing with authors and publishers.  I just wish I could figure out a way to read more!

This week's book is a reread and one I read years and years ago.  I really liked Charlaine Harris' Harper Connolly series but had struck out with her Shakespeare series.  However, the Aurora Teagarden series was a hit!  I'm so excited about the new one coming out in October so I just had to get my hands on the first book for a little reread.  Real Murders is the first book that introduces us to Aurora Teagarden and her book club friends.

The Beginning:
"Tonight I want to tell you about that most fascinating of murder mysteries, the Wallace case," I told my mirror Enthusiastically.
I tried Sincere after that; then Earnest.

My Thoughts:
Right from the beginning I'm remembering why I liked this series so much!  I can definitely see myself doing this if I had to give a speech.  In fact I used to do this before presentations!

The 56:
Either he is a murderer and is setting up his alibi, or the real murderer is making sure Wallace will be out of the house Tuesday evening.  And this dual possibility, that almost hanged Wallace, runs throughout the case.

My Thoughts:
One of my favorite things about this book in particular is not just the interest in but the discussion of real crimes.  I love this part where they are dissecting a crime and everyone is tossing around their theories.

So what do you think?  Keep reading?  Do new books in a favorite series make you want to go back and do a reread?


  1. Talking about books is the best.

    I am glad I met you through blogging.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

  2. I always want to reread all the books in a series in preparation for a new one, but I never succeed. lol

  3. All my favourite things - a murder, a mystery and a book club discussing it. What fun! My Friday Book is Beneath the Surface by Jo Spain. Have a great weekend.

  4. Is the Aurora Teagarden series in books the same as the one on the Hallmark Channel? I love that series.

    Thanks for sharing...and enjoy. Here's mine: “I AM NO ONE”

  5. You have me curious for more. :-) Happy weekend!

  6. I've never read anything by this author before, but I like the sound of this one. Thanks for mentioning the book! :-)

  7. I recently read the newest one for review. It felt a little old-fashioned to me but was enjoyable. This week I have an up-coming release - Home by Harlan Coben. Happy reading!

  8. Blogging has indeed opened up new friendships for me and I like discussing books with people.
    I had not not heard of this author either, so you see, blogging also introduces new authors and books for me!

  9. I would keep reading. Looks funny and serious at the same time, and I like that 56. My experience with blogging was similar, I started by posting a few reviews and then didn't get really serious until several months later. And it is a wonderful community.

  10. I liked the Sookie Stackhouse books, I'll have to try some of her other works.

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

  11. Thanks so much for sharing this. I didn't know about this series and it sounds so me!

    My Friday 56 from Curse Of The Boggin

  12. I've never heard of this series but I've just made a big note with big stars next to it! Right up my alley. As you know, I haven't been on the blogosphere for long, but I love every second of it. Especially "talking" to people like you! Here's my Friday Meets:

  13. I wish I could find a way to read more too! I actually liked the first in her Shakespeare series--it was edgier than I expected. I haven't tried her Aurora Teagarden series yet. I am glad to hear you enjoy it!