Vacation Reading

Just got back from taking my daughter back to college and visiting New Orleans.  Had pretty spotty wifi at the hotels so just a catch up post here:

Before leaving I loaded my Kindle with some Diane Mott Davidson’s books from the Goldy Bear Culinary mystery.  I have read many books in this series but not in order and I was not entirely sure which I have read and which I hadn’t.  Anyway on my trip I read:

I really enjoyed these books, one of which was a reread.  I love everything about these books.  The characters, especially Goldy, Tom and Marla, are likeable and I have found watching their relationships and friendships evolve completely engaging.  Every time I read a book from this series it is like visiting old friends or a home town.

The mystery plots are fun and interesting with lots of suspects and twists and turns.  The setting is charming and the food theme is well done.  The recipes sound  good and I marked a few to try.  I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes food based cozies or themed cozies in general.  Well written, fun light reading.

  I picked this one up at a bookstore in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on my trip.  I usually like Emily Giffin’s books, but I could not get into this football-centric story.  It might have just been me letting the football distract me from the story.  I don’t know. I think that football and romance fans would probably like it.  The characters were interesting and unique.

 My daughter recommended this Joe Hill book to me.  She picked up his other book, Horns, and I grabbed this one.  This is a horror/ghost story  similar to some early Steven King.  The character of Judas was very well done and not stereotypical at all.  Craddock is a terrifying villain, who is hiding a horrible secret.  My only issue was that I pretty much guessed the “twist” surrounding Craddock and his “girls” relatively early on.  A decent read for fans of horror.

3 thoughts on “Vacation Reading

  1. Zed Amadeo says:

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  2. Tina says:

    Sounds like a good trip. I wouldn’t be able to get into any books that were football oriented either. But you had good mysteries there, I don’t think I have ever read horror genre with the exception of a Stephen King once.

  3. It was a nice trip but I’m always glad to be home. I really miss the days of being able to fly direct and not have to make connections and sit in airports for hours. I was a huge Stephen King fan when I was in middle school (his first books were really popular then) but I kind of got away from the horror genre and only read it occasionally now.

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