Monday, July 23, 2012

Death of a Dreamer by M.C. Beaton

Hello Bookworms,
       I have another review for you today! Its a book for the mystery lover in you! It's called Death of a Dreamer by M.C. Beaton! and I can tell you, I loved it so much I have already purchased another book by this author!


            Hamish Macbeth is a highland police officer with a knack for crime solving. But Hamish prefers the quiet life. That’s why he stays is his quiet town with his two interesting pets Lugs, his dog,  and Sonsie, a mountain lion. The villagers have their suspicions about the unmarried cop and his weird pets but he keeps them safe so they accept him. Hamish doesn’t like new comers to the village. They cause trouble. But when Effie Gerard, a local artist, comes to town to sell her art, he feels like maybe he can accept a newcomer or two every once and a while. When an artist named Jock Fleming comes to town, he thinks he can definitely get used to it…especially when Jock’s drop dead gorgeous agent Betty Barnard comes in for a visit. But the quiet is soon interrupted when one artist is murdered and the other is suspected of being the murderer.


            Death of a Dreamer is the 22nd installment in M.C.Beaton's Hamish Macbeth mysteries but the first novel by M.C. Beaton that I have ever read and I was not disappointed. It usually takes me a little while to get into a crime novel, but Beaton’s writing hooked me instantly. In fact within two weeks of finishing this story I went out and bought another book in the Hamish Macbeth Mysteries series! I give Death of a Dreamer 5 bookmarks and recommend it to everyone!!!!!!

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Norhtanger Abbey by Jane Austen!!

Hello Bookworms!!,
           Its been so long! But I'm back with a new review for all of you! it's another classic, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen!

Catherine is ready to see more of life than her family’s farm. When an opportunity to travel with family friends presents itself, she is thrilled to take it. While in Bath, Catherine meets Isabella. Isabella is smooth, confident, and beautiful...and engaged to Catherine’s brother. However, Isabella lacks the art of conversing over anything of substance unlike Ms. Tilney. Ms. Tilney is smart, beautiful, and excellent company. Catherine meets Ms. Tilney through Mr. Tilney, Ms. Tilney’s tall, good-looking brother. As they bond, Catherine’s friendship with Isabella becomes strained. When Catherine visits the Tilney’s at their home, Northanger Abbey, a discovery is made about Isabella and the Tilney family and shortly after Catherine is ejected from the house with no explanation as to why. What has Isabella done? Why was Catherine thrown out of Northanger Abbey? And What about Mr. Tilney? Catherine was hoping that something was blossoming between them…is all hope for that over now?


I really enjoyed Northanger Abbey. As you may know by now I am a big fan of Jane Austen and am slowly working my way through all 6 of her major novels. Northanger Abbey is definitely worth your time. There are twists and turns from beginning to end with every character that keep you guessing right down to the last page. This book that takes place in just over a year’s time is one of the most eventful year’s any young woman could live through. You don’t want to miss out on reading a day of it! I give Northanger Abbey 5 bookmarks and I hope that you will read it very soon!

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Give a Shoutout to Your Favorite Bookstore!

Hello bookworms,

     In cities all over America and all over the world there are bookstores. I'm not talking about chains like Books-A-Million or Barnes and Noble either! There are thousands of small, locally-owned bookstores in big cities and small towns that depend on word-of-mouth advertisement to keep their doors open.

    One of my personal Favorites is Hattie's Books. Hattie's is located in Historic Downtown Brunswick, Ga across from the Ritz Theater. It's a great place to find just what you're looking for! Hattie's sells every genre and their prices are fantastic! When I'm on vacation, I always like to stop by Hattie's Books to see what's new!

Hattie's Books in Historic Downtown Brunswick

Two of the sweetest people you'll ever meet! They run Hattie's Bookstore.

    When you visit the store in Brunswick, don't forget to say hello to the mascot, Scottish Terrier Mr.Wiggles! Mr. Wiggles is friendly and loves children! You'll fall in love with him instantly!

Mr. Wiggles: "Oh How Mr. Wiggles Loves His Books!"

Enough about my favorite bookstore, what about all of you? Do you have a locally owned bookstore that you just love? Then tell everyone! Give your favorite locally-owned bookstore a shoutout in the comments section! :D

Monday, July 2, 2012

Just a Little Something Fun

Hello Bookworms!,
    I know I've been M.I.A. the last couple of weeks, but I promise I haven't forgotten about you! I also haven't stopped reading! I recently finished Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen and I can't wait to share it with you all! But since I can't do that today I thought I'd share this instead! :

     Back in January, I had the rare pleasure of getting to meet an author! I was spending some time on the Georgia coast with my family looking in the shops and attending some art shows, when I happened upon a book signing at my favorite locally owned bookshop Hattie's Books! The author was none other than 3 time Author of the Year, Pamela Bauer Mueller! I stopped and had a copy of one of her books, Splendid Isolation, signed and managed to snag this pic with her! She really is a wonderful, sweet lady! If you ever get the chance to meet her or read one of her books don't hesitate! You'll be glad you did!

(l-r) Yours truly and Mrs. Pamela Bauer Mueller

I'll be back writing reviews soon starting with Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen! I'll also be reviewing some more children's books in honor of summer break for the kids and kids at heart and some crime novels for the detective in all of you!

                 Until Next Time,
                         Lizzie <3