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Friday, 24 April 2015

DEWEY'S READATHON : 24 HR READING + UPDATES ~ SATURDAY 25th 2015



Updating for today's

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~ Saturday April 25th 

Picked up a stack of mysteries at the library yesterday for options to cover
my unpredictable reading interests.  Here are some possibilities...

 Death Comes to the Village - Catherine Lloyd
 Death at Buckingham Palace - local author C.C. Benison
 Evanly Bodies - Rhys Bown
The Prime Minister's Secret Agent - Susan Elia MacNeal
A Dangerous Place - Jacqueline Winspear

annnnd.... ?
I'll be updating throughout my reading .
Find more at the Dewey site, Goodreads Group, and @readathon tweets
#readathon hashtags

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First read for today :
A Regency mystery set in Kurland St Mary, 
historical England...
Grabbing my cuppa and we're off....


Done!  finally after a lot of distractions ...

I definitely like the start to this series and will be looking
for the following 2 .
Death Comes to London #2
and
Death Comes to Kurland Hall #3
due out this November 2015






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I did a couple mini challenges -

Allie's Classic Words of Wisdom Mini Challenge
My entry HERE - fav book quotes and meaning to me.
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Tweeted my #minichallenge 4S - 4 books 4 seasons at Barts Bookshelf
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Added my Picture It Mini Challenge by Memory's blog,
a visual representation of my current regency mystery read,
Death Comes to the Village, 
Kurland Manor House of Kurland St Mary, England

creative commons
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"a set of stone steps led down to a garden his mother had planted and a rather scrubby maze."
~ from Death Comes to the Village
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This next challenge asks for 3 book covers - 1 each with snow, tree, weapon...

My responses? 


Now for the Book Spine Poetry Challenge...
Hosted by Ticket to Anywhere blog, we're to use at least 3 book titles to create poetry-

Here's Mine ~



After the war is over,
a memory of violets ~ 
the violets of March,
whisper on the wind.

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A Girl That Likes Books is challenging us to share a book inspired recipe
with the reason or inspiration ...

Here's my recipe for London Fog 
inspired by all the foggy London England reads that jump off shelves at me!

Add a  couple  tablespoons milk to teacup or mug
Pour  boiling water over
Earl Grey flavoured black tea [loose leaves for flavour]
in tea ball or strainer in cup or teapot
While steeping, add a few drops vanilla to cup or pot, to your taste
and about a 1/2 teaspoon honey or sweetener to your cup 
along with additional milk if needed to adjust to taste and fogginess.
EnJoY!

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Mini Challenge :  Bookish Brews 

photo of bev [pear tea!] + book I'm currently reading 


Cornelia Bean Pear Tea I picked up for a Dewey's Readathon treat 
along with a Regency mystery selection .
One hapPy readathoner :)

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Now on to 2nd selection ~

The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow
audiobook version to relieve day long reading eye strain


and Done .
2nd for Dewey's and 6th for Seasons of Reading Spring Readathon
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A combo of reading and creating for Dewey's Readathon,
excellent for staying alert and brain exercise !
Next one is in October - hoping to see you there 
{even for an hour of reading enjoyment!}

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Reading in conjunction with the April 20-26th Spring Readathon at
Michelle's Seasons of Reading - my focus is mysteries.

Final mystery read for this one? 
Death at Buckingham Palace by Canadian author, C.C. Benison.
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When a young footman dies in unusual circumstances, twenty year old Canadian maid, Jane Bee, is skeptical of rumors the death was a suicide. She probes the darkest corners of the royal mansion for clues that will reveal the surprising identity of a murderer stalking the halls of the world's most famous palace.

{ 1st in Her Majesty Investigates series }

Local author, CC Benison, writes with humour that keeps me happily engrossed in the cosy content.  Glad to introduce his
writing to those unfamiliar as yet - 
you're sure to enjoy the series.





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Now gearing up for May's ARC Challenge.  A few on the kindle waiting their turn!


Shared With Bookish Memes ~

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7 comments:

Michele said...

have fun with all this wonderful reading! happy pink saturday! xo

Rachel Withers said...

I like the book cover poetry challenge. Such a creative way to write a poem. Thanks for sharing on Small Victories Sunday linkup.

Thiago Margarida said...

Never heard of Death Comes to the Village, but cozy mysteries are always delightful. And paired with a good tea, it's perfect :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Looks like a nice selection of books! I loved The Violets of March, as you know.

Enjoy!

Here is my MUSINGS POST

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Yes, you have a wonderful selection of books to read and hope you enjoy!

Michelle Miller said...

You did some good reading for both read-a-thons. Great job! Hope you enjoyed the events. :)

Don't forget to add your wrap-up link here: http://seasonsreading.blogspot.com/2015/04/spring-into-horror-read-thon-wrap-up.html

I extended the deadline through Wednesday.

Mary Hill said...

Hi, thanks for linking up with Literacy Musing Mondays again. Your post was the most clicked for this week. ;)

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