Mouse in swim class.
This past weekend, my husband and I celebrated our sixteenth wedding anniversary. Anjin surprised me with dinner at a mystery dinner theater. Set in 1950's France, we were among the guests of a lavish birthday party, one in which the guest of honor was found murdered. This was not the first dinner theater experience, but it is my favorite so far. It made for a wonderful evening out. A rare treat in our household.
Poor Mouse didn't fare so well. She was sick most of the weekend. She seems to be on the mend now, just in time to start her second session of swimming lessons.
I have managed to fit in reading here and there. I spent some time in Larissa Ione's MoonBound world in Bound by Night, the first book in her new fantasy (vampire) series. I also polished off the final two books in the Fifth Avenue romance trilogy, Scandalize Me and Expose Me. And I read and loved The Last Policeman trilogy by Ben H. Winters. I am now reading The Hexed by Heather Graham, a mystery/romance novel set in Salem, Massachusetts. Yet another series book. I seem to be on a series reading roll of sorts right now.
What are you reading at the moment? Is it something you would recommend?
Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea hosts
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where
participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a
book they are reading or thinking about reading soon.
The Hexed by Heather Graham has a cozy mystery sort of feel to it with paranormal (ghosts) and romance mixed in. Here's a sample from the opening:Would you continue reading?
"Help me, Rocky! Help Me!"
Craig Rockwell--Rocky to family and friends--was seventeen, a high school senior. It wasn't that he didn't like Melissa Wilson; he just wasn't interested the way she was interested.
He rolled over restlessly on the bed, her voice--frantic as always--pushed to the background as his half-sleeping mind returned to the thoughts that had occupied him earlier as he drifted over homework.
As far as beginnings go, this one did not grab me immediately, although it does set the stage well for the type of teenager Rocky was and what was to come in the story. I love that the female protagonist in the story is a children's book author who writes stories about a witch. Of course, she isn't introduced until a few pages later.
4th of July BBQ
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