BLUE MONDAYS MUSINGS: CHASING AWAY THE BLUES WITH MY CURRENT READ!

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Welcome to a contemplate Monday of musings about books.  Join Jen at A Daily Rhythm to see what others are pondering.  Here are Jen’s prompts:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: Do you prefer Hardcover, Trade Paperback, or Mass Market Paperback? Why?

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I’m going to jump right in to chat about my current read, an e-book called Night Night, Sleep Tight, by Hallie Ephron.  I loved one of her previous books, There Was an Old Woman (click for my review).  Hallie is one of the FOUR talented Ephron sisters.

 

 

 

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From the award-winning author of There Was an Old Woman comes a riveting tale of domestic noir, infused with old Hollywood folklore and glamour, set in a town rife with egotism and backstabbing and where fame and infamy are often interchangeable.

Los Angeles 1986: When Deirdre Unger arrived in Beverly Hills to help her bitter, disappointed father sell his dilapidated house, she discovers his lifeless body floating face down in the swimming pool. At first, Deirdre assumes her father’s death was a tragic accident. But the longer she stays in town, the more she suspects that it is merely the third act in a story that has long been in the making.

The sudden re-surfacing of Deirdre’s childhood best friend Joelen Nichol—daughter of the legendary star Elenor “Bunny” Nichol—seems like more than a coincidence. Back in 1958, Joelen confessed to killing her movie star mother’s boyfriend. Deirdre happened to be at the Nichols house the night of the murder—which was also the night she suffered a personal tragedy of her own. Could all of these events be connected?

Her search to find answers forces Deirdre to confront a truth she has long refused to believe: beneath the slick veneer of Beverly Hills lie secrets that someone will kill to keep buried.

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Loving it!

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As for my preferred format for print books:  Hardcover, followed by Trade Paperback.  I do not like mass market books at all…too tiny to shelve nicely…yes, I am picky that way.

If I hang onto books for my library, I want them to look nice on the shelves.

 

 

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What about the rest of you?

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16 thoughts on “BLUE MONDAYS MUSINGS: CHASING AWAY THE BLUES WITH MY CURRENT READ!

  1. Ooh, Night Night– want to read this! I’ve read 2 books by this Ephron sister–Never Tell A Lie and There Was An Old Woman, and hope to read one by Nora Ephron sometime. Hallie writes suspense, but in a very quirky way, in my opinion. Enjoy!

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