Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood, 175 pages

My husband and I have gotten hooked on the Australian murder mystery series "Ms. Fisher's Murder Mysteries" and were excited to realize they're based on a book series. The first one was an absolute treat. It features wonderful characters, lush descriptions and clothing that has me drooling with envy. One line in the opening chapter absolutely whetted my appetite for this book. "The last time she had been fawned over with this air of distracted delight was when one country family thought that she was going to take their appalling lounge-lizard of a son off their hands, just because she had slept with him once or twice." How can you not love a book like this?
I've finished the first two and have already checked out book 3. Phryne Fisher is my new favorite heroine.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

February Fever by Jess Lourey, 252 pages

I've read all of this series since it started with May Day. I never thought I would see it get as sad as this one did. It will be really interesting to see how the author continues these books. I wouldn't recommend coming into the series by starting with this book.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Archie's Sunday Finest, 157 pages

A collection of Sunday strips for Archie from the 1940s to 1950s. It's interesting to see how the characters are still recognizable but have changed over the decades.

How to Be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman, 458 pages

This takes you through the details of everyday life in Victorian times, from getting up in the morning to going to bed. It covers all sort of details, like what your bedroom rug would look like to how you would fix your hair, what you would eat, to even what your medical treatment.

A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer, 184 pages

An utterly depressing read. How does a child come back from something like this. The bright side to this book is that it was a fast read.

How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back, 328 pages

I love how utterly mind candy like this series is. The ending of this book had me worrying more about Angel than I have in any of these books.