The Beautiful Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award by Ajoobacats found here.  Thank you!

In keeping with the award, here are 7 facts about me:

  • I love to cook and bake.
  • I teach math for a living.
  • I love to read mystery novels.
  • Autumn is my favorite season.
  • The original Angry Grey Cat developed renal failure and had to be put to sleep a couple months ago.
  • I am an introvert and really enjoy time at home.
  • I have been playing with ideas for writing my own mystery novel for quite a while.

I nominate the following bloggers:

These are all blogs that I check in with and read regularly, usually through Bloglovin’.

Cover Her Face & Afterlife with Archie Vol. 8

I recently read a P.D. James book that was #14 in the Adam Dalgliesh series and really enjoyed it so I decided to start the series from the beginning.  Cover Her Face is book 1 in the series and it is a very traditional Agatha Christie-esque style mystery, locked room, secluded manor house, upstairs-downstairs tensions, a victim with many enemies, questionable alibis for many of the suspects and the parlour reveal scene at the end.  This book is definitely a example of the classism and morality of the time as the plot centers around an unwed mother, whom the lady of the manor has graciously given a position in her household to that includes room and board and allows her son to be with her.  The attitudes towards unwed mothers and public (taxpayer’s) support of them actually become the topic of a somewhat heated dinner table discussion.

This was a good classic mystery, well written and plotted.  I didn’t know the culprit until the end and it was somewhat of a surprise to me. While  I preferred The Private Patient, this was still very good.

Undead with Archie Vol. 8 is part of a series that I am reading based on the Archie comics of my youth.  I really appreciate the combination of nostalgia from my youth and zombies.  It is very well done and the artwork is compatible with the originals but with an updated feel.  In this edition, Archie contemplates the events so far in their escape from Riverdale as the survivors attempt to celebrate Christmas.  I am definitely looking forward to seeing where this series goes.  Any adult fans of the original Archie comics and The Walking Dead should give these a try.