New Release! The Origins of Everything in 100 Pages

David Bercoivci’s The Origins of Everything in 100 Pages (More or Less) is actually closer to 150 pages, which still makes it a short, concise book considering there’s 14 billion years of history packed into it. Continue reading New Release! The Origins of Everything in 100 Pages

New release! Butter: A Rich History

Butter: A Rich History by Elaine Khosrova A few months ago, I had the opportunity to read and review a cookbook that recommended using a high fat butter.  While that book went into a little bit of detail on what constituted high fat butter, I realized I still had a lot of questions after a discussion on my review about exactly what determines a butter to be high fat.  So when I requested this book, I hoped to learn more about how to choose a good butter for baking but got a whole lot more. Butter: A Rich History, by … Continue reading New release! Butter: A Rich History

Review: Runes for Beginners

Runes for Beginners: Simple Divination and Interpretation by Alexandra Chauran This is a great resource for anyone who would like to learn more about the use of Runes in divination, whether you’re just getting started or an experienced user. The detailed and easy to understand information covers everything from the history and meanings of the runes to how to cast and create your own set of runes. When I began this book, I already had a set of runes and some basic understanding. While some of the rune names are different then what I learned (the book calls one rune … Continue reading Review: Runes for Beginners

New Release! Dangling by a Thread

Jesse lives a hermit’s life on an island just off Haven Harbor’s shore, alone except for his beloved Great Cormorants. When a millionaire visits Haven Harbor and decides to buy Jesse’s island, Jesse’s only concern is to save the island for the birds. When Jesse is found dead, there’s plenty of suspects, but who was the killer and why? Continue reading New Release! Dangling by a Thread

Review: The Semi-Sweet Hereafter

“Chocolate Whisperer” Hayden Mundy Moore travels the world helping companies improve the quality of their chocolates. In The Semi-Sweet Hereafter, Hayden is in London assisting Phoebe, the wife of celebrity chef Jeremy Wright. Phoebe owns a failing chocolate pâtisserie and needs Hayden’s help to turn it around. When Jeremy turns up bludgeoned to death, Hayden falls under suspicion. To clear her name, she has to hunt down the real killer. Continue reading Review: The Semi-Sweet Hereafter

Review: The Book Club Murders

An exceptional mystery and I can’t wait for the next book in the series! I definitely recommend this book as a must read! Charley Carpenter, owner of Old Hat Vintage Fashions, is a member of the Agatha Book Club (named after the Dame herself) with a clique of high society ladies. After two local women are found dead, Charley and BFF Frankie find clues that link the murders to their book club. Charley reluctantly takes the information to Detective Marcus Trenault. Despite their rocky past, Charley and Marcus must team up to stop a murderer. Continue reading Review: The Book Club Murders

Review: In the Company of Dolphins

In the Company of Dolphins: A Memoir by Irwin Shaw Print Length: 107 pages Publisher: Open Road Media (August 16, 2016) Publication Date: August 16, 2016 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B01GP8MOIQ Reviewer: Mystereity Reviews When I read the description of In The Company Of Dolphins, I thought it was going to be a kind of travel guide. I was completely mistaken, and I was not disappointed. In The Company Of Dolphins is so much more than a travel guide; it is a fascinating look back, not only to the exotic ports of call but also on … Continue reading Review: In the Company of Dolphins

Review: The Bluebonnet Betrayal

The Bluebonnet Betrayal by Marty Wingate In The Bluebonnet Betrayal, Pru is asked by an old colleague to set up a Texas themed display at the famed Chelsea Flower Show.  The display is beset by one problem after another, and just when it seems it can’t get any worse, Twyla, the president of the Austin gardening society is found dead under a pile of rocks. It’s up to Pru to get the garden ready for the show and to find Twyla’s killer. I just discovered this charming series not long ago.  With characters you can easily relate to, vivid locations … Continue reading Review: The Bluebonnet Betrayal

Review: Dead & Buried

Dead & Buried by Helen H. Durrant Dead & Buried is the fifth book Calladine and Bayless series, and I was really impressed by how quickly I was able to sink into the story, despite having not read the first four books in the series. Great characters and a fantastic plot combined to create a gripping story, fast paced and impossible to put down. The plot moved swiftly and played out so smoothly that I read most of it in one afternoon. I enjoyed watching how the investigation moved seamlessly, connecting all the deaths to a single event 40 years … Continue reading Review: Dead & Buried

Review: A Story to Kill

A Story to Kill by Lynn Cahoon Small town secrets lead to murder in A Story to Kill, the first in the Cat Latimer series combines a superb plot with a dash of humor and a sprinkling of romance. I’m a big fan of the Lynn Cahoon’s wonderful Tourist Trap Mysteries series, so I was excited to read this one. Set in a small college town in Colorado, author Cat Latimer returning from California after inheriting a big Victorian house from her ex-husband. Cat and BFF Shauna decide to turn the home into a B&B for writers. During the inaugural … Continue reading Review: A Story to Kill

Review: Leading the Blind

Leading the Blind: A Century of Guide Book Travel by Alan Sillitoe “If the traveler will have a third golden maxim for his guidance it may be, “When fatigue begins, enjoyment ceases.” – Alan Sillitoe, Leading the Blind I requested this book from Netgalley because I was intrigued about tourism in the nineteenth and early 20th century. And I wasn’t disappointed, this well researched book details several of the popular travel guides of that period and highlights how little the vagaries of travel have changed, and yet how much it changed the world. After the industrial revolution created an affluent … Continue reading Review: Leading the Blind

Review: The Truth Is Beyond Belief

The Truth Is Beyond Belief: Some thoughts to make you think about the power of your thoughts. by Jerry Durr When I requested this book from Netgalley, the description was vague enough to make me curious to see what the book was about. The Truth is Beyond Belief is a short book of Christian inspirational messages meant to enlighten and relax the reader and would be ideal as an audiobook for use in meditation. While the subject matter was not that interesting to me, the book was well written and relaxing to read. I think this book will appeal to … Continue reading Review: The Truth Is Beyond Belief

Review: Missing by Ed James

Missing: A Gripping Crime Thriller by Ed James Thrilling, compelling and gritty, Missing delves into the difficult subject of of child sexual abuse and its impact; not only for the victim, but also the family and the police officers assigned to investigate the case. This will definitely be high on my favorite books of the year list, the finely woven plot unwound bit by bit, with lots of plot twists and red herrings that kept me guessing as the book raced towards the shocking finale. The main character, Craig Hunter is a likeable guy. I mean, who wouldn’t love a … Continue reading Review: Missing by Ed James

Review: Death at a Fixer-Upper

Death at a Fixer Upper by Sarah T. Hobart Laugh-out-loud funny, with a riveting plot, gorgeous locale and charming characters, Death at a Fixer Upper will appeal to cozy mystery fans looking for a fun, light read. Death at a Fixer Upper is the first in the Home Sweet Home mystery series.  Sam Turner is a fledgling real estate agent with three offers on a decrepit mansion. One by one, the prospective buyers turn up dead. Can she solve the mystery before she turns up dead? Fantastic book! It grabbed hold of me from the very first page.  I made … Continue reading Review: Death at a Fixer-Upper

Review: Grilled For Murder

Grilled For Murder by Maddie Day Grilled For Murder is book 2 in the Country Store Mystery series and can be read as a stand-alone, the few mentions of the 1st book are explained and don’t detract from the current story. I really enjoyed the book; the main plot kept me guessing right to the end  I thought the victim could’ve been introduced a little more before she was killed; all you know about her is that people didn’t like her.  A little more depth in the character would’ve made her death have more of an impact.  I liked the … Continue reading Review: Grilled For Murder

Review: Strange History

Strange History by  Bathroom Readers’ Institute Strange History is a collection of historical trivia that will leave you laughing.  I’ve already had several occasion to reference the fact about the day it rained geese in Canada I love books like this where every page is a something new waiting to be discovered. I found it hard to put the book down and even when I wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about it. Inside, you can find historical facts encompassing everything from the longest unassisted solo cow flight in recorded history to historical facts about famous figures, to the treasures … Continue reading Review: Strange History