Good morning!  It is raining here…and it rained all day yesterday, too.  According to the weather report, it will be rainy today, tomorrow, and…sunshine on Sunday!  Yay!

After having lovely weather last week and on the weekend at the beach, I was disappointed by the return of rain.  But now I’m thinking that it’s a sign that I should stay indoors…and read!

My reading was pretty good last week, but so far this week, I’m only on my second book.  Sigh.

My stack of review books includes six from NetGalley, ranging from 5/6 review date to 7/25.  Two in May, two in June, and another two in July.  So…not bad.

But I also have another one to read this month (from an author), and a Vine book that I have to read sometime soon.

So…here are the books up next:


Beach Breeze, by Joanne DeMaio



Slightly South of Simple, by Kristy Woodson Harvey (Book One in a new series)



The Perfect Stranger (e-book), by Megan Miranda, from NetGalley…and I had written down a 5/6 release, but it will be released on 4/11, according to Amazon!  So this one will be next!



Definitely I must focus on these three for now.

How do you organize your review books?  What keeps you requesting books, even when you have a few already?  For me, I find that the books I have been ogling for a while are a definite “must request,” so that’s how I got into this tangle.






Good morning, and welcome to another event that marks our efforts to “chase away the blues.”  Sam, at Taking on a World of Words is our host.  Here’s how it works with The Three Ws:. 

The Three Ws are:

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


I am currently reading another book from Lisa Gardner, Fear Nothing, a continuation of the D. D. Warren series.  A thriller, I am always hooked right away by this author and this series.





They were daughters of a monster—a father who slaughtered eight prostitutes before dying himself. Dr. Adeline Glen left the nightmare behind, and now she specializes in pain management. Her sister, Shana Day, followed in her father’s violent footsteps, first killing at age fourteen and being incarcerated for more than twenty-five years.

After a brutal attack, Boston Detective D. D. Warren needs Adeline’s professional help to recover physically. But when a new psychopath known as the Rose Killer begins a reign of terror, D.D. must also consult the insane Shana—who claims she can help catch the madman.

D.D. may not yet be back on the job, but she is back on the hunt. Because the Rose Killer isn’t just targeting lone women; he is targeting D.D. And D.D. knows there is only one way to take him down.…



I just finished reading Baltimore Blues late last night, the first book in the Tess Monaghan series by Laura Lippman.  Click the title for my review.

I have enjoyed several books in this series, all read out of order, of course, but the author does a great job of bringing us into Tess’s world, and it’s fun to see how she was in the beginning.







And what will I read next?  What You Left Behind is a book by another favorite author, Samantha Hayes, and I am eagerly anticipating this one.






Two years after a terrifying spate of teenage suicides, the remote village of Radcote has just begun to heal. Then a young man is killed in a freak motorcycle accident and a suicide note is found among his belongings. When a second boy is found dead shortly thereafter, the nightmare of repeat suicides once again threatens the community.

Desperate for a vacation, Detective Inspector Lorraine Fisher has just come to Radcote for a stay with her sister, Jo, but the atmosphere of the country house is unusually tense. Freddie, Jo’s son, seems troubled and uncommunicative, and Jo is struggling to reach out to him. Meanwhile, Lorraine becomes determined to discover the truth behind these deaths. Are they suicides, or is there something more sinister at work? Finding answers might help Freddie, but they’ll also lead to a shocking truth: whatever it is–or whoever it is–that’s killing these young people is far more disturbing than she ever could have imagined, and unraveling the secret is just as dangerous as the secret itself.


You can probably guess from this selection that I am a fan of mysteries and thrillers.

What are you reading or anticipating?