Saturday, May 2, 2015

"File M for Murder"

Athena College's new writer in residence is native son and playwright Connor Lawton, known for his sharp writing- and sharper tongue. After an unpleasant encounter, librarian Charlie Harris heads home to a nice surprise: his daughter Laura is subbing for another Athena professor this fall semester. It's great news until he hears who got her the job: her old flame, Connor Lawton...

Fearing competition for Connor's affections, one of his admirers tries to drive Laura out of town. And then, before Connor finishes the play he is writing, he is murdered- and Laura is the prime suspect. Knowing she's innocent, Charlie and his faithful sidekick, Diesel, follow Connor's cluttered trail of angry lovers, bitter enemies, and intriguing research to find the true killer before his daughter is forever cataloged under "M"- for murderer.

My Thoughts...

I always know I can depend on James to satisfy me when I am in a cozy frame of mind. And he didn't disappoint me this time. He hit another ball out of the park with this one. It is Book #3 in the "A Cat In The Stacks Mystery" series.
He is now on my list of favorite authors, and if you like cozy mysteries, James books are the best....there is humor and plenty of Southern charm to go around...Anyone for a glass of Sweet Tea? This cozy mystery makes for a leisurely and enjoyable read.

I enjoyed it so much that I awarded it 4 "Hair Ball Kitty" stars. I own this book and it is a part of my personal library.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

ROD The Autobiography

The extraordinary life and career of music legend Rod Stewart, in his own words for the first time.

With his soulful and singular voice, narrative songwriting, and passionate live performances Rod Stewart has paved one of the most iconic and successful music careers of all time. He was the charismatic lead singer for the trailblazing rock and roll bands The Jeff Beck Group and The Faces, and as a solo artist, the author of such beloved songs as "Maggie May," "Tonight’s the Night," "Hot Legs," "Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?," "Young Turks," "Forever Young," and "You Wear It Well." Now after more than five decades in the spotlight, he is finally ready to take a candid and romping look back at his life both on and off the stage. From his humble British roots to his hell-raising years on tour with his bandmates, not forgetting his great loves (including three marriages and eight children) and decades touring the world, Rod delivers a riveting ride through one of rock's most remarkable lives.

My Thoughts...

I never was a fan of Mr. Stewart during the 1960-90s. I had no idea what his life was about in the early days of his career. Well this book was an eye-opener, among other things. I found the book a bit boring, he did so much talking about football/soccer, of which I know nothing about, nor do I care to know about it. I found him a narcissistic arse, as he spells it...

I really never listened to his music until he made the 4 albums of "The Great American Songbook".series. I loved those songs and have all four albums, which I enjoy listening to often. The rest of his music I really don't care for and never listen to it. I love his voice in the aforementioned albums, but other than those I don't listen to his music.

This book is a part of my Kindle library and sorry but I tried to like this book, but as I said before, I found it a bit boring, verrrrry longggg, did I say boring, and so decided to award it 2 sad and boring stars.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"Mr. Darcy falls in love"

Who is Fitzwilliam Darcy? Doesn’t everyone know? He is the man Elizabeth Bennet falls in love with in the famous book “Pride and Prejudice”, written 200 years ago by Jane Austen and still read and cherished by many people around the world. The man we’ve seen in movies and always wished we could meet, or know more about.... Fitzwilliam Darcy.

Do we really want to know more about this wealthy, proud, disagreeable man? What if we could learn some things about him that “Pride and Prejudice” didn’t reveal to us? Things like: how did Darcy feel after convincing Bingley that Jane Bennet didn’t care for him? how did he find and then make George Wickham marry Lydia Bennet? but most of all, how did Darcy become the man Lizzy Bennet would be proud to call her husband? How did Mr Darcy fall in love?

“Mr Darcy falls in love” is the mirror image of Pride and Prejudice, the very same love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, this time told from HIS point of view. After reading this story, you will definitely know more about this man who is transformed by the power of love.

My Thoughts....

I recently found this book on Goodreads when the author brought it to my attention.  I love many of the sequels of the Jane Austen books. Since P & P is one of my favorite books by Jane Austen, and when I noticed the title of this book I knew I just had to have it to read. I found that it was a worthy companion to the original book P & P. It will have a special place on my Kindle bookshelf.

I think you will only enjoy the book if you are a Jane Austen fan and have read the book P & P or at least have seen the movie. I personally have seen the different movies several times. The T.V. adaptions of P & P I have enjoyed as well.

I enjoyed reading about the characters from Pride and Prejudice again. It is like visiting old friends again.  If you are a fan of Jane Austen, and like me don't really want to re-read the novel over again, this is a fun book to read from Darcy's point of view. It was nice to visit the Darcys, Bennets, aunts. uncles and the people in the neighborhood again.

This book is a part of my Kindle library, and I enjoyed it enough to award it 4 'falling in love' stars.