Tuesday, June 18, 2013

RELEASED TODAY! "Ocean At The End Of The Lane" by Neil Gaiman

Hello, dearlings!

I'm trying not to squeal. Seriously.

Neil Gaiman has been one of my favorite authors since I picked up his book "Coraline" many years ago. After my devouring of that adorably dark work of epic imagination I went on a "READ ALL THINGS NEIL GAIMAN" rampage. I've been patiently (*snort* Yeah right) waiting for his next work... and it's finally here!!!!!!!

For those of you who HAVEN'T picked up any of Neil Gaiman's amazingly wonderful works... I say GO! GO NOW! 

Check out these goodread links to  his books and then skip your rear over to the Library or Bookstore and GET TO READIN'! 


Until Next Blog, 

Read On! 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Review: Three Bedrooms One Corpse

Happy Tuesday, love bugs.

I had an AWESOME shopping experience over the past weekend, so I might actually be able to do a "Book Gathering" in the next few days.

As I've stated before I'm on a super tight budget lately, so book buying has been a no-no. Thankfully the city I moved to is FULL of libraries! Not to mention one library card rules them all. I don't have to have library cards for all the separate library systems, and if there's a book I want but don't' want to drive across town to get it (gas is expensive!) I can get an inter-library loan on it in a day or two. Done done and DONE! *high five*

I also ran across a great little thrift store that has books for between $0.50 and $1. You have to dig for ones that look good, but they're there!

Anyway, on to the Review.

I was bummed out about "Dead Ever After" being the LAST  Sookie Stackhouse novel. I loved those books. So, last year when I found out the DEA was the final book in the series, I went searching for Charlailne Harris' other works. On a compulsion I bought the ENTIRE Aurora Teagarden mystery series.

It hasn't been my faaaaaavorite, but it's entertaining.

Three Bedrooms One Corpse
by Charlaine Harris
Title:  Three Bedrooms, One Corpse
Author:  Charlaine Harris
Genre: Women's Mystery
Publication:   September 1, 1995
Pages:   250


Deciding if she wants to go into real estate becomes a life-or-death choice for Aurora "Roe" Teagarden. A naked corpse is discovered at her first house showing. And when a second body is found in another house for sale, it becomes obvious that there is a very cool killer at large in Lawrenceton, one who knows a great deal about real estate-and maybe too much about Roe.

Three Bedrooms, One Corpse was the third book in the Aurora Teagarden mystery series. It wasn't nearly as boring as the second book. Lord. It still took me some time to get through because I kept getting distracted by more exciting reads, but I'm getting used to this series and Aurora is becoming a bit of a friend.

Like Sookie Stackhouse Aurora attracts trouble without meaning to. She's always present when something crappy happens and that's got the town thinking she's kind of bonkers herself. Oh well. She also has some serious Romance issues. Guys she falls for either marry other women, end up being weirdos, are priests, or are murderers themselves. I mean COME ON!

Three Bedrooms, One Corpse features a newly wealthy Aurora trying to find a job that suits her. Her mother's real estate business seems to be worth a shot, and it would make her mother proud, but Aurora is thinking that it's just not going to work out...especially after she finds a dead body in the first house she's showing. Cue deflated expectation balloon.

As usual it's Aurora that's getting the funny looks for being the one to discover a body, but this time she's got the mutual support of her mother, friend, and a new love interest that is questionably steamy and possessive.

Aurora is really just your run-of-the-mill girl that happens to run in to a lot of quirky circumstances. There's really nothing incredible or off-beat about her character other than she's got what could be considered an unhealthy interest in real-murder cases. Otherwise, you know, just your girl next door.

This particular mystery was a bit dry and was focused more on the tension between Aurora and her new beau, than anything else.

I'm not aching to read the next one in the series, but I'm not turned off to it yet. I'll start the next one soon and probably by the last book in the series I'll be sad to see it end.

It's an easy, relaxing mystery read. Not too intense, and nice on a rainy day.

Until Next Blog,

Read On!