Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday: Mailbox/What Am I reading?/Musing

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists. November’s host is Crystal of I totally paused! 

I received the following two books, thanks to the author and I downloaded a lot of free e-books!

When the Cookie Crumbles by Virginia Lowell:

Olivia Greyson is the proud owner of The Gingerbread House—a quaint shop that specializes in all things cookie—and her best friend, Maddie, is her sidekick, baking up scrumptious treats for their parties. But the real-life version of their magnificent gingerbread house is about to crumble to pieces...

Tensions are running high as Chatterley Heights' 250th birthday celebration approaches, and Olivia and Maddie are working feverishly to finish a gingerbread house modeled after the famous Chatterley Mansion. When Paine Chatterley, presumed to be dead, shows up to claim his father's house, the town gossips are driven into a tizzy. And when he refuses to allow visitors to tour the mansion during the celebration, all the preparations seem for naught.

Then Paine is found lifeless in the bathtub, his wife hysterical and their precious heirlooms destroyed. The hidden lives of the prestigious Chatterley family members begin to surface, and Olivia must unravel their dark past. As it turns out, the town's history isn't all that sweet...


Olivia is busy baking up special cookies for Maddie's upcoming engagement party when soap star Trevor Lane shows up unexpectedly in town. It soon becomes clear that Trevor, who grew up in the neighboring town of Twiterton, left behind a number of enemies with long memories. Even Trevor's assistant and childhood friend, Dougie, seems to harbor a grudge against him.

Soon after his arrival, Trevor is found dead on The Gingerbread House porch, his handsome face branded with the image of a cookie cutter. When their friend Stacey is implicated in the murder, Olivia and Maddie rush to find the killer. Because it seems someone in Chatterley Heights has a sweet tooth for revenge...
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Hosted by Sheila @ One Person's Journey Through a World of BooksWe discuss the books that we've read and what we're planning to read for the week. 

I finished reading:

The Book of Someday by Dianne Dixon
Gifts Not Yet Given by Kergan Edwards-Stout 
Apple Cider Vinegar/Coconut Oil: Ultimate Guide by Brian Night
Return to Audubon Spring by RoseAnn DeFranco
Rosa's Land by Gilbert Morris
While Snowbound by Anna J. McIntyre
Finding Love West by Claire Charlins and Karolyn James

I am in the midst of reading:

Perla by Caroline de Robertis
The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen
A Soul's Calling by Scott Bishop
The Aryavarta Chronicles Book 1: Govinda by Krishna Udayasankar
The Edge of Normal by Carla Norton

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Musing Mondays asks you to muse about something related to books each week…

• Maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

This past week, I have given a break to Crime fiction reading. I am reading Literary fiction and romances. And Poetry. I think I will continue with it for sometime to come....

25 comments:

Nise' said...

Sometimes a break in genres is needed. Love those cozy covers. Have a great week.

bermudaonion said...

Those cozies look terrific!

Anna said...

Hope you enjoy your new books! I think it helps to switch between genres, especially if one you tend to read more is pretty heavy.

Harvee said...

Your cozies are nice. I'm trying to read more than crime fiction too...

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

Enjoy all of your new books and have a great week!

Elizabeth said...

The mysteries all look so good. I love cozy mysteries.

Have a great week.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

Michelle Q said...

What an impressive list! I'm envious of how much reading you've done!

I always go through phases when I read. I read a ton of a particular genre and then I move on to something else when I'm burned out. :)

JC Jones said...

It is nice to change genres. It keeps reading from getting stale. Here is my post: MM

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Your new cozies look tempting...I always love curling up with one of them.

Enjoy your week...and thanks for visiting my blog.

bookmammalmusings said...

I often will immerse myself in one particular genre for quite awhile--and then read something completely different in order to take a break! It looks as though you have a lot of enjoyable reading ahead of you!

Jaime said...

I love a good cozy mystery. I think the covers suck me, too. Haha. Enjoy your reading!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gautami,

I have quite eclectic reading tastes and like to mix the genres, from one book to the next, although murder/mysteries or crime/thrilers, will always be my favourite genre of choice.

I can read a good cozy mystery, but only very occasionally, so I don't think I shall be saving either of your titles this week, although of course I do hope that youe enjoy them and that you have a good week.

Yvonne.

cleopatralovesbooks said...

I really enjoy mixing the genres up every now and then although I never loose my love of a good crime novel. Here is my Musing Monday

Shannon @ River City Reading said...

Looks like you've gotten through quite a bit! Hope this week is just as good for you :)

Elysium said...

Hope you enjoy your new books!

readingdate said...

Whenever I'm in a reading rut I change genres (usually to romance) and that does the trick. Happy reading!

Tribute Books Mama said...

I love mysteries, they look good to me.

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Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

What fun covers! I enjoy a cute mystery once in a while too.

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Some great books on your current reading list - Enjoy!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Looks like you got some fun cozies. Enjoy!

Introverted Jen said...

I bounce around different genres all the time, varying with my mood. Then I don't have to worry about getting sick of one. Enjoy your week!

Diana Leigh said...

I really enjoyed The Book of Someday.

Yay for cozy mysteries! I've been wanting to read the Cookie Cutter Shop series for a long time. Hope you enjoy!

Shoshanah said...

I don't normally read a ton of mysteries, but these two books make me want to start!

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

It's the first time I'm hearing about Virginia Lowell. Thanks for introducing a new author to me. Have a great reading week!

stacybuckeye said...

It's so great to see that your reading mojo is back!