Doggone Reading List

Maybe we can return to normal posting now.  Maybe.  But don’t worry about me if I miss a day here or there.  Life is bumpy, you know?  Mostly good stuff going on, but there are enough monkey wrenches to keep me on my toes.  Fortunately, planes and being alone in a hotel room leaves some reading time.  Sure, it could have been knitting time, but my projects right now aren’t so portable and frankly, sometimes the brain is too tired to talk to the fingers…

(How is it that I only have 70-some book posts when I’ve read 45 books already this year alone?)

Anyway, it seems I never mentioned The Chaperone.  There’s a reason for that.  Even if you love the early 20th century, country mouse goes to the city, or love always wins books, I can’t recommend it.   Pity, because Laura Moriarty was a Literary Feast speaker (former JLC fundraiser), and I liked her a lot.   Maybe if I was a Louise Brooks fan?  Dunno…

Courtesy of Amazon

Next up was Must Love Dogs, by Claire Cook.   Sappy, happy, feel-good book.  Made me miss my girls a little more.  And no, I haven’t seen the movie either.  Should I?

By the way, all of these books were read on my iPad via the Kindle app.  Love technology.  I had my iPad for staying on top of League business while I was out of town, and it doubled as my e-reader.   I especially love the sync feature, so that if I was using my iPhone, I could still pick right up where I’d left off on the iPad, and vice versa.

Then there was a really quick read on the return flight, The Woof in the Wedding Plans by Regina Duke.  Wish it hadn’t been a little novella; I really liked the characters, the setting, etc.  Maybe it will evolve into something bigger if enough of us download this little book?  (Hint, hint…)

Last but hardly least was Bidding on Death, the second book in Joyce Harmon’s Passatonnack wine cozy series.   Too bad her cover art isn’t more inspiring; that’s Paco, the nearly main character.  Maybe that’s saying too much…  I enjoyed Cissy, the main human character and Polly, her lumbering, sweet dog in Died on the Vineso it was fun to go back to the winery again, even if the winery was barely mentioned in this book.

I do love that Ms. Harmon seems to have revived the long-defunct Princess Anne County for the setting.   Virginia Beach gobbled up the county in the last century, but based on a few comments about them being in a tidal area, I’m pretty sure the Queen Anne County in the book is a fictitious adaptation of the rural areas now well beyond Va Beach.  Given that basically blogless Susan loaned me this book and she knows that area better than I do… what do you say, Sus?

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have two dogs who feel they’re still in a walk deficit.  What are you doing this weekend?


9 comments on “Doggone Reading List

  1. gmariesews says:

    Let me just say – I adore Must Love Dogs so you will not enjoy it. It’s a true chick flick with drama and a happy ending. I bought both of the wine cozies for Nook last night because they were under $5 together. So they are up next.

    My weekend – some sewing, some dog walking and hopefully that’s about it. We had a lovely time at dinner with the neighbors last night. Maybe some more jam making – but I’m trying to stay home and reign in my spending. g

  2. Sue says:

    I have to read light stuff these days because of constant interruptions. Also I’m so tired that I’m falling asleep half way thru a page and have reread the same page several times.

  3. Barbara says:

    Sounds to me as though you’ve done plenty of reading! I’m with you on the auto-sync…picks right up where you left off. Love it. Although I use my Kindle more often for reading.
    Cute photo of you…love your hair.

  4. Mary says:

    Celebrated my FILs 80th birthday here yesterday. ILs are visiting and BIL flew in from ABQ. Most of the older grandkids were here so we had a full house and a house full of laughter. In addition to regular presents, we gave him a book of individual letters from all of us (sons, DILs, grandchildren) focusing on what he meant to each of us individually. ILs live in RV so keeping it portable was important. Used a soft covered 3-ring binder with clear sheet protectors for each letter and added a 3-ring plastic zip-bag in the back to keep all his cards. He loved it. It was a very good day.

  5. AlisonH says:

    Quoting from the link: merged to form the present-day independent city of Virginia Beach Virginia Beach

    Virginia Beach Virginia Beach? Watch out, the Big Apple will call itself New York New York New York to stay ahead!

  6. lavesta says:

    I’m with gmarie, Channon. You must see Must Love Dogs! It’s everything she says it is and I really do think you and the “girls” will enjoy it.

    Thanks for the reads too…

  7. Nichole says:

    Glad you are enjoying your reading time! 🙂

  8. Susan says:

    Sorry I am so late, but BUSY weekend. I was thinking either Virginia Beach (just once) or the Eastern Shore??? Wasn’t sure where it happened, but they were fun reads.

    I have finished 118 books so far this year, 119 and 120 currently underway, but one of them is Gone with the Wind. I am really enjoying it, but I am finding it to be very slow reading. I think the dialect is slowing me down. Of course, no reading time is a problem too!!!

    Nearly Blogless Susan

  9. I’ve been having a hard time finding a good read. I do like that I can usually find fluff books for free on my Kindle. There’s one that I’m reading right now that is part of a series. While I like the characters, the story line can be a little choppy at times. For example, I thought at one point I had started on the second book and not the first. >.< I'm still reading it, though, so that must say something. lol

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