Thank you to everyone who voted in my October TBR List Poll! The results are coming to you a bit late after a rather busy weekend. My brother and his wife were in town visiting, and I wasn't able to get to the computer.
My TBR List is a meme hosted by the awesome Michelle at Because Reading. It’s a fun way to choose a book from your TBR pile to read. The 1st Sunday of every month, I will list 3 books I am considering reading and take a poll as to which you think I should read. I will read the winner that month, and my review will follow. While I will attempt to post my review that same month, I make no promises--it may go up the following month.
October's TBR List choices were all cozy mysteries. Five (20%) of you voted for The Madness of Mercury by Connie Di Marco and another seven (28%) cast votes for The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum by Kirsten Weiss. Julia Buckley's A Dark and Stormy Murder won by an overwhelming thirteen votes (52%).
I am looking forward to read it this month. Thank you again for voting! I thought I would go ahead and give you (and me) a look into A Dark and Stormy Murder. The temptation to take a peek is too great. I will be starting the book as soon as I finish my current read.
Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea 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. It is also where I share my first impressions about the book I am sharing.
I was immersed in The Lost Child, one of my favorite Camilla Graham novels, when an unlikely phone call changed my life.
In my quiet living room, things were placid: I sat on my couch in blue jeans, a sweatshirt, and fuzzy socks, cuddling my sleeping cat Lestrade, whose large body practically warmed my entire right side. In the book, things were tense: it was dusk, and the Eiffel Tower gleamed gold in the background.
Every Tuesday, Jenn from Books And A Beat hosts Teaser Tuesdays at which time participants grab their current read, open to a random page, and share two (2) "teaser" sentences from that page while avoiding any spoilers.
Teaser from 16% of A Dark and Stormy Murder:
I stood up and took a step back, suddenly horrified to be touching him. I could already hear the sirens blaring; Camilla's call had gotten a quick response.
What do you think? Would you keep reading?
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The opening paragraph didn't grab me, but the title and cover did. I'd like to read more to see if I could get caught up in the story.ReplyDelete
Margot - I didn't include the entire second paragraph as it goes on a bit. I am looking forward to reading it. The bits I've read so far are promising. :-)Delete
How can a bookworm resist an opening like that? I love the setting of the scene, the tenseness of the book interrupted by a phone call - I want to know more!ReplyDelete
Cleo - It's an easy scene to relate to, isn't it? :-)Delete
I love the teasers! I would keep reading :) I hope you can stop by:ReplyDelete
Colletta - I am really looking forward to diving in soon! It sounds like a book I will love. :-)Delete
I know I'll never go wrong with this book after reading several rave reviews. Looking forward to your thoughts, Wendy.ReplyDelete
Melody - I'm hopeful I will really enjoy it too. :-)Delete
I'd keep reading. I'd want to know more about what was happening. My Teaser is from a cozy with ghosts.ReplyDelete
Laura - I want to know more too! I'm looking forward to reading it. Hopefully in the next day or so. :-)Delete
Ohh hope you're enjoying it. I like the teaser ... I'm thinking dead body.ReplyDelete
Christy - I hope to start it soon. It sure sounds good, doesn't it?Delete
I wouldn't say it's a particularly grabbing opening, but I would continue as I like the writing style and scene setting. Hope you enjoy!ReplyDelete
Jade - I like what little I've read of it so far. Hopefully I can get back to it soon. :-)Delete
Fun! Cozies are the ultimate escape.ReplyDelete
Beth - This is my favorite time of year to read cozies. :-)Delete
I like the opening but the teaser really got me and I'd carry on reading.ReplyDelete
Emma - The teaser is what got me too. :-)Delete
I'm pretty sure I voted for the paranormal, but I remember they all sounded good. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Berls - I'm going to try to read all three this month. The museum one does seem fitting for this month with the paranormal element.Delete
I enjoyed the first two books so the winner is one for my list now too. From the teaser, I'd say a body was just discovered. Already curious about that now:) And great title and cover.ReplyDelete
My TT from PooP
Laura T. - Sounds like I have some good reading ahead of me with the other two. :-) Hopefully we will both love A Dark and Stormy Murder!Delete
It sounds fun to me!ReplyDelete
Kathy - I think so too!Delete
It sounds like a book I would enjoy.ReplyDelete
Mine this week is from a cozy mystery: https://wp.me/p3Nz8P-Xl
PD - I see you featured a cozy this week too! Must me the week for them. :-)Delete
Ooooo! I would definitely keep on reading!ReplyDelete
Charlie - It sounds good, doesn't it? I can't wait to get to it.Delete
The excerpt reminded me of how much I enjoy a good cozy...and this one sounds very tempting. I love how the characters are so comfortable in their blue jeans and fuzzy socks...like someone I might like to visit.ReplyDelete
Here's mine: “THE AMERICAN GIRL”
Laurel-Rain - I've heard good things about it, and am looking forward to settling in with it soon! I can just picture the opening scene--it's one I think many of us readers can relate to. Fuzzy socks and all. LOLDelete
I ordered this one before it was published because it really appealed to me. Of course, I haven't actually read it yet, but I hope you enjoy it.ReplyDelete
Catherine - I am late getting to it too. It sure sounds good though. :-)Delete
I just started reading Dragonwyck by Anya Seton, and while I'm not very far into it yet, I'm already loving it, and would definitely recommend it. Hope A Dark and Stormy Murder ends up being a great read, too. :)ReplyDelete
Lark - I am glad you are enjoying the Seton novel. It does sound good. I really like historical fiction.I hope I enjoy A Dark and Stormy Murder too. It sounds like it will e good!Delete
The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum title sounds like fun. :)ReplyDelete
Jenclair - I love saying the title. It's very catchy. :-)Delete
Hard to tell. I would have to read more. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Heather - It's worth it to read more. ;-)Delete
Not the one I voted for, but this one does sound interesting. I hope you'll enjoy it and get the chance to read the other two soon as well!ReplyDelete
Lola - I'd really like to get to all three this month as well! That's my goal, anyway. :-)Delete
It sounds interesting - hope you enjoy this one:)ReplyDelete
Sarah - I think I will. I've enjoyed the tidbits I've read so far.Delete
Sounds like a fun fall choice. Hope you enjoy it Wendy.ReplyDelete
Diane - I think so too!Delete
This is on my list to read. It sounds great.ReplyDelete
Yvonne - I'm looking forward to reading it this month. :-)Delete
Sounds good! Looks like a good cozy to me!ReplyDelete
Greg - I've heard good things about it, so I am hopeful I will like it too.Delete
Great choice. I look forward to your thoughts on A Dark and Stormy Murder.ReplyDelete
Tracy - It's just what I'm craving reading wise right now, so I'm hopeful I'll enjoy it. :-)Delete
I loved this book! So glad you're going to read it now. It's just fun to read a cozy about a murder mystery but also a mystery author as a main character. I hope you find it a fun experience also. I have The Big Chili on my kindle now, written by Ms. Buckley, but the first book in another series of hers. I'm hoping it is as good as her other for me.ReplyDelete
Rita - I am glad you loved this one! I'm excited to be reading it finally. I love that the main character is a mystery author too. I hope you enjoy The Big Chili when you get to it. This will be my first by Buckley.Delete
Sounds to me like the body sh'e touching is dead, so I'm in! Here's my link for this week: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1l1ReplyDelete
Ms. M. - I have a feeling you are right!Delete
Your teaser was tantalizing!ReplyDelete
Rae - It was such a fun read!Delete
Hope you had a great weekend with your brother and his wife! You should definitely take a peek at the book! :-) I find that when I do that I end up reading the book right away, lol!ReplyDelete
Athira - Thank you! We had a nice visit. It was over too quickly.Delete
Great teaser! I hope you enjoy A Dark & Stormy Murder. Isn't that book cover cute? I swear cozies always have great covers and clever titles.ReplyDelete
Iliana - I love the cover. :-) Cozies do tend to have such great covers--they actually are cozy. LOLDelete
I probably need to try the My TBR List - whenever I don't have a book I "have" to read, I'm flummoxed by which book to pick up next.ReplyDelete
Lisa - It's been a fun meme to take part in this year. Although for November's I spent two hours going over which three books to put in the poll. I'm not sure how effective that is. HahaDelete