Meet Me at the Library RETURNS

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Since I moved last year I lost regular access to the library I had been visiting, but now I’ve discovered the location of the library in my new location. Which brings the return of Meet Me at the Library!

As you can seen I am continuing the Dark series by Christine Feehan and starting a new series (one that my Mom appreciates and collects), Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone series (or the Alphabet Mysteries?).

Dark Wolf by Christine Feehan

Skyler Daratrazanoff always recognized the miracle that was Dimitri Tirunul, a man beyond any dream that had ever engaged her nights. But she was human. Vulnerable. He was Carpathian. Nearly immortal. She was nineteen. He was an ancient. Yet she held half his soul, the light to his darkness. Without her, he would not survive. Caught between the two warring species, Dimitri has spent centuries hunting the undead to keep his people free, and humans safe. He had survived honorably when others had chosen to give up their souls. But now, marked for extermination by the Lycans, Dimitri found himself alone, and fearing for his life. But salvation was coming…

No Lycan would ever suspect someone like Skyler to dare mount a secret rescue operation. A teenage girl. A human of untested abilities. But she had something no one else had. She was predestined for Dimitri—as he was for her. And there was nothing stronger for Skyler than her desire to see her life-dream come true. Whatever the risk.

A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

A IS FOR AVENGER
A tough-talking former cop, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency in a quiet corner of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few personal possessions and fewer personal attachments, she’s got a soft spot for underdogs and lost causes.

A IS FOR ACCUSED
That’s why she draws desperate clients like Nikki Fife. Eight years ago, she was convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now she’s out on parole and needs Kinsey’s help to find the real killer. But after all this time, clearing Nikki’s bad name won’t be easy.

A IS FOR ALIBI 
If there’s one thing that makes Kinsey Millhone feel alive, it’s playing on the edge. When her investigation turns up a second corpse, more suspects, and a new reason to kill, Kinsey discovers that the edge is closer–and sharper–than she imagined.

Have you visited your local library lately? What have you been reading?

Keep reading little book worms!

4th of July by James Patterson

4th of July (Women's Murder Club, #4)4th of July by James Patterson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4th of July is the fourth installment in James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club book series. I have been reading these in order as I can find them.

I was a bit mad after the events of the third book in the series, but this book redeemed those actions somewhat. Lindsey Boxer (heroine) deals with a serial killer as well as the results of a deadly shoot out involving teenagers whose father has some influence. Its a relevant take on some things that have happened recently with the police force and the use of unreasonable force and police brutality.

It also brought a new member to the Women’s Murder Club, which I applaud, but hope it’s not a running theme to continually replace the members of the club (because that would be plot mechanic that would get old really quickly).

At any rate, I liked how the book caught us up on the lives of the characters in this series, it was an easy, enjoyable read.

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The Ultimate Book Tag

This book tag comes to me from The Bibliophile Girl! It looked interesting with many different questions, so without further ado let’s get to the questions!

Do You Get Sick While Reading In The Car?

Not always, sometimes. It depends on how I’m reading the book. It’s hard to explain, it has something to do with whether or not I can see out the window.

Which Author’s Writing Style Is Completely Unique To You And Why?

Completely unique….hmm. That’s a hard one, I’ve read many different authors now and I’m not sure if any of them could be called unique. I do like how Stephen King can take a fairly ordinary situation and turn it into a horror novel.

Harry Potter or Twilight? Give 3 Reasons Why.

Harry Potter because 1) I’ve never read Twilight, 2) Disney World/Orlando Studios, and 3) dragons!

Do You Carry A Book Bag? If So, What’s In It (Besides Books)?

I carry a bag, in it is: my purse, my ereader, my tablet, my bullet journal/planner, cords/earbuds/etc, and whatever book I am reading/planning to read next.

Do You Smell Your Books?

Not as a rule. I have a best friend for that.

Books With or Without Illustrations?

It really doesn’t matter to me. Illustrations are cool if they help explain the scene and aren’t too graphic. If the illustrations don’t do anything for the story and are just there for show than I’ll pass.

What Book Did You Love While Reading, But Discovered Later It Wasn’t Quality Writing?

I used to have a Harlequin Romance subscription, you know the little books that take maybe a day to read and have a plot line that is predictable. Yeah I have a large collection of those.

Do You Have Any Funny Stories Involving Books From Your Childhood?

Not really? I read very selectively in my childhood so no.

What Is The Thinnest Book On Your Shelf?

Carrying on from the previous question: The Babysitter’s Little Sister books.

What Is the Thickest Book On Your Shelf?

The Complete Works of Shakespeare

Do You Write As Well As Read? Do You See Yourself Being An Author In the Future?

Yes, though I haven’t wrote anything in awhile, but I hope to get back to it this year. I do have some already published books over at Smashwords.

When Did You Get Into Reading?

My mother read bedtime stories from when I was super little. After I was old enough I’d read by myself the books my mother had read to us.

What Is Your Favorite Classic Book?

Little Women.

What Was Your Best Subject In School?

I really liked Art class and took every single one offered. Science and English were close seconds.

If You Were Given A Book As A Present That You Read Before And Hated, What Would You Do?

I buy my own books, and no one has given me books as a present for quite some years now. I would be polite and thank them for thinking of me, and then either store it away on a bookshelf never to be seen again, or give it to someone I know likes it.

What Is A Lesser Known Series That You Know Of That Is Similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?

Second Sons by Jennifer Fallon

What Is A Bad Habit You Always Do (Besides Rambling) While Filming?

Forgetting things, not being prepared, procrastinating.

What Is Your Favorite Word?

Boisterous is a fun one. Gregarious. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Are You A Nerd, Dork, or Dweeb?

I’m a nerd for reading a lot, but also a dork.

Vampires of Fairies? Why?

Vampires, never had much to do with fairies.

Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

I’d much rather be a shapeshifter, angels just have too many rules to follow.

Spirits or Werewolves? Why?

Spirits as in ghosts? Um… I don’t know if I can choose then, because my work is definitely haunted maybe I’ll have to go with spirits.

Zombies or Vampires? Why?

Vampires again. I don’t like zombies, I read and watch way more vampire entertainment.

Love Triangles or Forbidden Love?

Definitely forbidden love, the kind you have to fight for.

Full on Romance Books Or Action-Packed With A Few Love Scenes?

Action packed with love scenes, full on romance books follow the same pattern so they seem all the same. You read one, you’ve read them all.

Keep reading little book worms!

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Dark Guardian by Christine Feehan

Dark Guardian (Dark, #8)Dark Guardian by Christine Feehan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Christine Feehan is one of my favorite authors. I’ve read much of her Dark series now and a few books in other series and I’ve enjoyed everyone of them. This one is no different, I can’t say its my favorite of the series but it is very good.

It involves and ‘ancient’ and a small female cop that has danger following her everywhere. In general I dislike the idea that the heroine is “so beautiful and every man in the book wants her”. It gets old for me really quickly. This heroine was more “danger follows her everywhere”, evil humans, evil vampires, and ghouls. It didn’t get old, but by the end of the book it was a little worn out.

However, that did not deter me from reading the whole thing in two days. I wanted to see what happened next, how the plot developed, how the relationship developed, and how it tied into the series’ plot. I will be reading more of these this year, now that I’ve found my local library and they have quite a few of Feehan’s books!

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The Rose-Garden Husband by Margaret Widdemer

The Rose-Garden HusbandThe Rose-Garden Husband by Margaret Widdemer

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a book suggested to me by my mom. It’s not often she suggests books for me to read so I went and found it on Amazon (it’s free!).

As she warned me, this is an old fashioned romance ebook, but it’s still very sweet. It involves arranged marriages, the library (!), and, of course, a rose garden. It is very much rated PG13, because it does involve adult kind of things, like death, injury, and some wedding night expectations, but nothing racey, bloody, or violent. It’s also fairly short. I recommend it to everyone interested at all, and since it’s free on Amazon there’s no reason not to.

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The Five Ws Book Tag

I found this book tag over at Thrice Read, and they found it from Words and Stitches, so I figured it had to be good right? And it looked fun!

WHO | Who is an author you’d love to have a one-on-one with?

One of my favorite authors is Stephen King. I’ve read his autobiography, On Writing, and frequent his website and, of course, I’ve read an incredible amount of his books. Even after all this I would just love to sit down and talk to him.

WHAT | What genre/style do you most often gravitate to?

My first love is Fantasy Fiction, but Horror, Sci-Fi, and Supernatural all kind of fit there too. My second is probably romance, and I’ve read a stupid amount of romance novels in my life time.

WHERE | Where do you prefer to read?

I usually read in bed, in my bedroom, though I do read at work during breaks fairly regularly as well. I also read in the bathtub when I get the chance to do so.

WHEN | What time of day do you prefer to read?

Actually I don’t have a preference for when I read. I could pretty much read all day if I wanted to. I’ve woken up and picked up a book where I left off the night before, I read while eating at work, and I’ve stayed up late reading after work.

WHY | Why is your favorite book your favorite book?

My favorite book is the first book of the Unicorn Chronicles by Bruce Coville, Into the Land of the Unicorns. I read it when I was younger, and obsessed with unicorns ( I still love unicorns just not as obsessed), and it was the first book I stayed up late reading because I couldn’t put it down.

Bonus: HOW | How do you go about selecting what book you’ll read next?

It differs, sometimes I’ll follow my goodreads TBR list and I’ll pick the book that’s been there the longest. Sometimes I’ll spot a book on my bookshelves and start reading it because it looks interesting. Sometimes I’ll do the same with my ereader.

How do you determine which book you’ll read next?

Dark Promises by Christine Feehan

Dark Promises (Dark, #25)Dark Promises by Christine Feehan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Christine Feehan’s works are quickly becoming a new favorite of mine. I’ve read a few sporadically throughout the last couple of years and have come to the conclusion after reading this one that I am not able to put down one of her books once I pick it up.

This one is part of her Carpathian series, or vampires for an easier understanding, but good vampires. Psychic Vampires. It’s a supernatural romance series, and this one involves a very old Carpathian, a very young Carpathian, and the overall plot of Vampire Hunters who don’t have a clue and kill everything.

Once again, I can’t put her books down so I read this within in the span of two days, which could have easily have been one, had I not had to work my day job!

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