If Walls Could Talk

Courtesy of Amazon

A dog named Dog, a ghost with no memory, a realtor who specializes in haunted houses…   Sounds like a good book for Halloween, right?   I really enjoyed this cozy mystery.  Maybe because the main character is someone I can relate to?

Mel was a cultural anthropologist before her mother died and she took over her father’s historical renovation contracting business.  She not only works in a male-dominated industry, but she also keeps her clients and workers on their toes by showing up in flashy dresses, designed by a friend of hers trying to break into the fashion industry.   Of course, I’ve never pulled a gun on an old boyfriend, but …  I don’t want to give away too many of Mel’s surprises.  Read the book.

I do think the dog on the cover art looks more Irish Setter than Golden Retriever though.  

Do you believe in ghosts?  You believe some people are better suited to see them, communicate with them, than others?

Courtesy of Barnes & Noble

I suspect I’ll finish The Sugar Queen tonight.   I love the cover art, and Sissy would too.  Luckily, I’m reading it on the Nook and via my Nook app, so I don’t have to worry about Sissy drooling over the massive peppermint candies.  Strangely, the app is smart enough to find where I left off on the Nook and update automatically, but the Nook makes me manually find where I left off on the app.  Annoying, and I suspect the newer Nook versions are more compliant.

At any rate, you’ll get that review another day, and maybe a finished object report or three as well.  What’s on your weekend agenda?

12 comments on “If Walls Could Talk

  1. Nancy says:

    The books sound interesting. Most of my reading lately has been non-fiction.

    This weekend promises to be cold, so I plan to do some inside projects as well as get serious about cleaning. Not too exciting, but necessary.

  2. Katherine says:

    My weekend will consist of knitting and reading If Walls Could Talk. I started it last night and am already pulled into it to the point that I can’t wait to get back to reading.

    I didn’t believe in ghosts until we bought an old farm house and restored it. After the new cabinets were pulled off the walls and left in the kitchen floor every night for a week, the builder refused to come back. He was convinced we were doing it! After we moved in, all of us had encounters with our friendly ghost.

  3. kathy b says:


    THe Cover Art on the Sugar Queen is so soft and lovely. YOu read a ton!!!

    Weekend, is workend, but Im ready! I had an easy one day workend last weekend, ,and after this weekend I have one off. 🙂

    Friday is my weekend, and so that’s TODAY! Knitting, napping, call to VIRGINIA daughter re: hurricane readines… Is your INLAND home still an option?? Hee hee

  4. Nichole says:

    This is our one weekend in between the last weekend of racing, then two weekends of racing banquets. I’d like to veg out at home, but I don’t think that will happen…

  5. AlisonH says:

    Heh. Sugar Queen. Isn’t that a peach variety? (Running and looking: Sugar May, Sugar Lady, Snow King. Ah well, close.)

  6. gmariesews says:

    Hmmm – weekend – more vegas stuff, then home, housework, and getting ready to get back at it. I’m reading GCB and it’s interesting. I’m also knitting – but made a mistake yesterday so it’s backwards I go. UGH! Enjoy your weekend. g

  7. Marjie says:

    Those sound like good books. I had bloodwork done today – cursed anemia – and then dragged my dearly beloved off for flu shots. That probably means we’ll be sleeping off the shots until Sunday. Hope you have a great weekend.

  8. Mr. Puffy says:

    I’m reading a lot myself these days and those both sound like good stories! I recently succ umbed to a kindle and now I’m addicted. The instant gratification is wonderful. I flip back and forth between goodreads and amazon and have found lots of wonderful books that way. We’re kicking off the weekend early with a dinner and movie tonight :)))

  9. Volunteered at the Friend’s of the Library book sale yesterday and came home with a set 8 or 9 cozies…perhaps one (or more) of those in my weekend plans? Otherwise, the Dear and I have been invited to a costume party on Sat. and Have a Kings event on Sunday…plus all the housework stuff. Sigh.

  10. Sue says:

    I downloaded several books this week so if tomorrow is as cold and windy as today was, we may all cuddle in the living room and I’ll read to the pups.

  11. AlisonH says:

    Coming back to add, the partner of someone I knew back in the day is a specialist in rehabbing old historical buildings in the manner to which they were accustomed. So that Mel character sounds interesting.

  12. km says:

    Hmm. Sissy has a thing for peppermint? So does Holly. We have a mint breath spray for her and she LOVES it. We use it when we brush her teeth. That’s the polite peppermint for her. The naughty girl once licked the inside of the sink after a kid spit toothpaste. Ewww.

    Wish I was reading these days, but my knitting has taken a resurgence so I’ll go with that. Not having 5 farms lets me knit at night. That and my laptop doesn’t want to keep up with flash so I was loosing time anyways.

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