W…W…W… Wednesdays (No. 3)

www_wednesdays4Happy hump day everybody! WWW Wednesdays is a bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. To play along, just answer the following three questions:

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading: Veiled Revenge: A Crime of Fashion Mystery by Ellen Byerrum

15808443Whenever summertime rolls around, I pick up a Crime of Fashion mystery because there’s nothing I’d rather read by the pool with a tropical drinky drink than a fun and frothy mystery filled with fashion, friends and sexy detectives! As expected, I’m completely enraptured by the mystery of the cursed Russian shawl. Ellen Byerrum sure knows how to spin a darn good yarn – pun intended!

 Just finished reading: Texas Cooking by Lisa Wingate

9780451411020_p0_v1_s260x420I love Texas and I love good food…maybe a little too much. Plus the cowgirl boots on the pretty pink cover was screaming my name, so I just couldn’t resist hitting the download button. Yes, the up-tight city girl thrust into a small town is somewhat of a cliché. And yes, the plot is a little on the thin side. But you know what – this fun little feel-good story was just what I needed during a hectic month. Although the book is the literary equivalent of a Hallmark channel movie of the week, the author has some serious writing chops! I loved getting swept away by her whimsical descriptions of small town Texas life. How I wish I could just ditch Austin and move to San Saline and hang out with Mrs. Hawthorne and the peacocks at the B&B!

Next up: Forever Charmed by Rose Pressey

17331698Let’s see here…a haunted B&B, a witch named Halloween, and two paranormal hotties? It’s like the author wrote this book just for me! And just look at the cover! Seriously, how could I go wrong? Hopefully the story will live up to the enticing premise. I’ll be sure to let you know.

What’s on your reading list? Leave a comment and tell me all about it!

WWW Wednesday No. 2

www_wednesdays42Happy hump day everybody! WWW Wednesdays is a bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. To play along, just answer the following three questions:

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

StardustsummercoverI’m currently reading Stardust Summer by Lauren Clark. As I expected, this talented author is knocking it out of the ballpark once again with loveable characters, a fast-moving plot, and a sweet little love story. I’m especially enjoying the East Coast setting. It’ makes me long for the days when I spent my summers swimming in Lake Jessop at Camp Marston in the mountains of Southern California. Stay tuned for the review!

7664334I just finished reading Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson and absolutely LOVED it!!! This book epitomizes the awesomeness of road trips. It’s not just about getting from point A to point B; it’s about pressing the pause button on the real world – the rinse-wash-repeat cycle of daily life – and exploring uncharted territory. This book beautifully captures the healing powers of the great American road trip. It’s a must-read for anyone who enjoys a good story about self-discovery, romance and adventure!

15808533Next up is The Last Grave by Debbie Vigue. This book has been sitting on my nightstand for far too long and I’m dying to crack it open! It’s a murder mystery set in San Francisco that revolves around a displaced witch/detective who’s dealing with a heavy-duty identity crisis. Oh and did I mention that she has a magical pet named Freaky Kitty? This book is totally going to rock – I just know it!

What’s on your reading list? Leave a comment and tell me all about it!

WWW Wednesdays

www_wednesdays42Happy hump day everybody! WWW Wednesdays is a bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. To play along, just answer the following three questions:

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

6304335What are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading, or shall I say re-reading, Beautiful Creatures. I listened to it a couple years back on Audible and can’t seem to remember a darn thing aside from a few bits and pieces about a creepy song about 16 moons, a bewitched plantation home, tons of To Kill a Mockingbird references, and a small Southern town full of asshole bigots. The movie looks awesome, so I want to have the book fresh in my mind before I watch it all unfold on the big screen.

26050What did you recently finish reading?
Let’s see here…I’ve torn through a lot of books lately. I believe the last book I devoured was Angel Falls by Nora Roberts. I actually really enjoyed the Lifetime movie version (aside from the fact that a botoxed Heather Locklear was all kinds of wrong for that role) because it cut to the chase a whole lot faster than the long, dragged out novel. Sure there were a ton of plot holes and the scenes were choppy, but it was so much more bearable than those long, unnecessary bickering sessions between Reece and Brodie. And ugh – did the author really have to describe Reece’s pap smear procedure with the old grandfatherly family doctor? UNCOMFORTABLE! It’s a mystery to me why so many people gave that book five-star reviews.

15821735What do you think you’ll read next?
Hmmm…decisions, decisions. I think my next book is going to be Naturally, Charlie by S.L. Scott. I bumped into this Austin-based author at the Texas Book Fest back in October and still haven’t gotten around to reading her book! I’ve been reading a lot of supernatural stuff and mysteries, so I figure it’s time to give myself a break from fanged creatures and dead bodies. Normally I’m not into fluffy romances, but this one looks like a fun little escape.