Monday, January 9, 2017

Monday Bookstuff/My 2017 Cruisin' thru the Cozies RC Sign-up

     


   

Thanks to Stephanie of Tynga's Reviews, Kathryn at Book Date, Ramona at Create With Joy and Janice at Mostly Blogging for hosting these respective link-ups!  (Click on the buttons to go to the respective blogs.)

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STACKING THE SHELVES

I hope this week I've done a better job of sticking with the purpose of the link-up better.  I've decided to post one for each day of the last week, book name linked to GoodReads:

Sunday, 1 January - 25 Mysteries to Die For (anthology-various authors)
Monday, 2 January - Highland Fire: Guardians of the Stone #1 by Tanya Anne Crosby
Tuesday, 3 January - Craving: A Willow Creek Vampire by Stephanie Summers
Wednesday, 4 January - A Friend of Silence (Roger & Bess Mystery #1) by M. Lee Prescott
Thursday, 5 January - Zoey's Post It Notes by Jeff & Zoey Steiner
Friday, 6 January - (I MUST HAVE FORGOTTEN MY MORNING CUP OF COFFEE)
Saturday, 7 January - Carpe Bead'em by Tonya Kappes

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IT'S MONDAY! WHAT ARE YOU READING


dystopian, post-apocalyptic, YA

I'm on page 27 of 188 and anticipate being done by the time Monday rolls around, and will probably be on to this one:


paranormal romance

As always, the covers link to GoodReads.

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THE INSPIRE ME TWINS



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Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge is hosted by Yvonne at the Socrates' Book Reviews blog.  Click on the button to go to the sign-up page.

Level one (Snoop) - Read one book in each of these cozy sub-genres (total of 10 books)

- One from culinary (anything dealing with food:  restaurants, baked goods, etc.)
- One from animal related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.)
- One from craft related (any kind of hobbies - knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.)
- One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.)
- One from British cozy mysteries (example:  Belinda Lawrence series)
- One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)
- One holiday based (set during any holiday - Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.)
- One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.)
- One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)
- One is your choice!  (freebie!)

Level two (Investigator) - Read all the books in level one plus an additional 10 cozy books of your choice (total of 20)
Level three (Super Sleuth) - Read two books from each sub-genre in level one plus an additional 10 cozy books of your choice (total of 30 books)
Level four (Sleuth Extraordinaire) - Read two books from each sub-genre in level one plus an additional 20 cozy books of your choice (total of 40 books)

I think I'll put in for Level two - Investigator.

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QUESTION:

What book have you recommended most in the past?

(My Answer) - I don't know that I've 'formally recommended' any one book in the past, but The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck has been my favorite for years.


12 comments:

  1. Looks like we read some of the same genres but these books are not familiar. I'll be looking forward to your reviews. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. I know, Kathy, just when I start to feel somewhat well-read, I'll visit a blog off a book link-up and see how wrong I am! *lol*

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  2. What a cool challenge! I've not read a lot of mysteries in a long time, but I may need to change that! I'm currently reading The Dream House by Rachel Hoare - and one of my New Year Aspirations is to give myself more time to read :-)

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  3. Enjoy your cozies challenge. I am not a cozy reader but intend reading one or two this year just to work up to them!

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    1. A couple of years ago, I had not read a YA book since, well, I was a YA (and that's a lot of years, let me tell you, Kathryn)! *lol* But there was a trilogy featuring some time-traveling, and I really liked the books!

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  4. Oh the cozies challenge looks like fun! I don't think I've read anything in any of those genres in a long time. The only animal books I've read are the ones I read to my five year old lol.

    Best of luck on your challenge and enjoy your new books! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

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    1. *lol* That does bring back memories, Tina. For Y.E.A.R.S. the only books I read were: a) for a class, or b) books for younger children (cause of the kids).

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  5. Love your Monday quote...thanks for sharing.

    I hope you are having a good week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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    1. You're welcome, Elizabeth! I hope your week is going well, too!

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  6. I love the sound of the Cruisin' thru the Cozies reading challenge! I used to read lots of cozies but not anymore. I might have to check this challenge out :)

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    1. There's a very nice community amongst cozy readers, too Fi!

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