Sunday, October 21, 2018

This Week in Reading - October 21

It's Sunday Post time!  This is hosted by the awesome Caffeinated Book Reviewer and gives us all a chance to recap our week.

What I Got:

The Lost Carousel of Provence by Juliet Blackwell - I love the sound of this one.  I love the title and I've enjoyed previous books by this author so I'm super excited about this one!  (NetGalley)

Chocolate a la Murder by Kirsten Weiss - I love the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum series so I couldn't help picking up the next in the series!  (NetGalley)

Murder Once Removed by S.C. Perkins - I don't know much about this author but I love genealogy and a mystery regarding genealogy is one I can't pass up!  (NetGalley)

The Cliff House by RaeAnne Thayne - I love RaeAnne Thayne and this appears to either be a new series or a standalone.  Either way I'm super excited and this one is about sisters which is one of my favorite plots.  (NetGalley)

A Wrench in the Works by Kate Carlisle - I haven't read the earlier books in the series but I have been enjoying the Hallmark series and I enjoy other books by Kate Carlisle so my hopes are high.  (Publisher)

City of Secrets by Victoria Thompson - I loved the first book in this series and have enjoyed everything I've read from Victoria Thompson so I'm excited about this one. (Publisher)

Murder, She Wrote: Manuscript for Murder by Jon Land - I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the previous book in this series so I'm excited to spend a little more time with Jessica.  (Publisher)

Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge by Laura Levine - I don't know much about this one but I do love a Christmas-y cozy so I'm looking forward to giving it a try.  (Publisher)


ReadingMardi Gras Murder by Ellen Byron and Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy

Listening Dead Ringer by M.C. Beaton

Watching:  We've been catching up on The Big Bang Theory and are probably going to start watching The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix.

Off the Blog:

We are back from Disney and almost caught up on sleep!  I don't have any photos uploaded so I won't be inundating you with photos until next week but we had the best time!  We had 2 full off days which were such fun.  We even went and played mini golf at one of the Disney courses and it was so cute!  I spent a lot of time planning and reading up on where to eat and what to do and it was nice to see it really pay off.  I already miss it!  I did buy a Mary Poppins and a It's a Small World mug to go with the Chip and Dale mug I bought last year and I really like having my coffee in one of them every morning.

Now I have to start planning next year's vacation!  We're talking Southern California (with a stop at Disneyland of course).  It'll be the Tornado's first flight and a practice run for bigger things year after.  

On the Blog:

What Happened:

What's Coming Up:

Monday:  Glitter Bomb - Cozy Mystery Review
Tuesday:  TBD
Wednesday: Marilla of Green Gables - Historical Fiction Review
Thursday: Mardi Gras Murder - Cozy Mystery Review
Friday: Friday Linkups with Current Book
Saturday:  Murder on Millionaire's Row - Cozy Mystery Review

Have a great week and happy reading!


  1. The Lost Carousel of Provnce has such a lovely cover! Glad you had a great vacation- can't wait to see pictures. Disney is the best. I love It's a Small World...

  2. Lovely looking book haul, particularly The Lost Carousel of Provence. Delighted Disney vacation was all you wanted.

  3. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time at Disney! I always think something has to have gone spectacularly wrong for people not to have fun at Disney... It's just makes you feel happy. Even the stress of the queues and crowds is forgotten, crowded out by the happy.

  4. Glad to hear you had such a good time at Disney! I used to plan, plan, plan and I was always glad I did. It definitely paid off. We didn't ever play mini-golf there though. Look forward to reading your thoughts on Mardi Gras Murder. I want to start that series next year.

  5. I'm glad to read you enjoyed your trip to Disney. I looove all things Disney. I've been to Disney in Paris two times and loved it. I can't wait to take my baby girl to Disney in the US one day.
    That's a big book haul you've got. Enjoy ;)

  6. Delighted that the holiday went so well. I have never been to any of the Disney parks, but I would LOVE to go and take the grandchildren too... The mini-golf sounds great fun - we have a crazy golf course here where I regularly take the children. It's got a pirate theme and we all love it:). Have a great week, Katherine:)

  7. Wow, you got a great haul this go around! I hauled a couple of those last week or before I can't wait to dig into the new Paranormal Museum one! Yay, your reading Mardi Gras Murder I love that series! I read that one early in the year when I was slumping and needed a good book. :)

    Can't wait to see pics, glad you had a great time at Disney. I am determined to go there some day even if I am old and

    Have a great week and happy reading!
    Week in Review

  8. Glad you had such a great time... planning always pays off! Great photos on instagram, too.

    You got a lot of new books this week! Enjoy working your way through them :)

  9. Disney is the most awesome place on Earth. Also has the best food ever. I always plan out our trip because it can get very confusing when you are there and I like to utilize every second. lol

    I am glad you had such a great time and I saw some pictures on insta! Your little guy looked like he has a great time!
    I LOVE Disney MUGS!!! :)
    Have an awesome week, Katherine! Happy Reading!

  10. I loved Disney. I hope you had an awesome time. I only read one book this week but started a few so hopefully I will have two read this week. Have a wonderful week.


  11. Your book haul this week looks amazing! All those great cozies... and The Lost Carousel of Provence sounds lovely.

    I'm glad you had fun at Disney. I enjoyed all your photos on Instagram. The Tornado must have had a blast!

    Enjoy your week and all your new books.

  12. Disneyland is the happiest place in the world, even if you are an adult. I totally get planning for the next year's trip already.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

  13. Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation. I also picked up the Thayne book from NetGalley. Looking forward to reading it but will hold off for a while.

  14. I love that you and the ohana had a great trip. I can't wait to see your new mug. The first two books sound good. I may have read the first author before but can't remember.

  15. It sounds like a great trip and this week went well also. I was reading the Agatha Raisin books at one point and got sidetracked along the way. Enjoy all those great new books! Anne - Books of My Heart

  16. The Blackwell book sounds really good. I've also heard good things about Kate Carlisle, although I've yet to read anything by her.

  17. Glad you got some rest now that you're back home, and it sounds like you had all had an amazing time on the trip! Hugs...RO

  18. I am happy to hear Disney was a success! I enjoyed seeing your photos on IG.👍✨,

    I hope your week is going well. 🌞

    I still need your address again. I finally found that ARC and it's all packaged ready to go. ts(dot)teabox(at)gmail(dot)com is the inbox I look at most frequently. By the time I found the book your email was buried. 😛

  19. The Lost Carousel of Provence really appeals to me too--as do several of the other titles. I am glad you had a good time at Disney World! Someday I would like to go. My husband was hoping to win the lottery so we could, but no such luck. Haha