So....I have been trying some different things and settings for this "blog", trying to decide if I want to continue it etc.
It does take a certain amount of time and thought. About a month ago, I opened it up with Google + automatically. Well I think I have been inundated with page views by robots or cyborgs. There is no way that many people in that country are reading this blog. I have now taken off the auto Google + setting.
But I have been introduced to some great authors with a couple of contacts/comments I did get. So I guess for now I will continue to let you know what I read or watched and what I thought about it.
Did you watch The Abominable Bride Sherlock episode. It was a holiday special. I really like Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, having seen them in other movies that I have really liked. It was good but I was left with the feeling of "what happened and how". Glad to see that it wasn't just me. Here is part of a write up on it:
"The Abominable Bride is a mystery story that lives up to the hype. However, the plot can become somewhat confusing to the average viewer; there are many twist and turns and the narrative hardly moves in a linear fashion. The dialogue is witty and the clues to solving the case are gently dropped amidst the constant banter of the lead characters".
I guess I am an average viewer. Well I recommend it if you haven't seen it and have enjoyed the series. I was not happy to see that the next episodes won't be on until 2017. Apparently the actors are quite popular due to this series and have other projects.
How about Murder She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries? I love this series.
"With The Cookie Jar, Hannah Swensen has a mouthwatering monopoly on the bakery business of Lake Eden, Minnesota. But when a rival store opens, and one of the owners is found shot to death in the store, Hannah is determined to prove that she wasn't the only one who had an axe to grind with the Quinn sisters. Somebody wasn't fooled by the Georgia Peaches and their sweet-as-pie act--and now it's up to Hannah to track down whoever had the right ingredients to whip up a murder."
This is based on the 7th book in Joanna Fluke's Hannah Swensen Series. As usual, someone gets murdered, but this time Hannah is the main suspect. And she still cannot decide between her two suitors. :) Having not read the series, I don't know if she ever does. (Don't tell me if you know.)
Garage Sale Mystery: Guilty Until Proven Innocent. This was really good too.
"Jennifer Shannon (Lori Laughlin) has an eye for antiques and a mind for solving mysteries. Her old friend from college, Sandra, has an antiques store that is closing. An ecstatic Jennifer gets first pick on all the goodies. She expects to find a few exquisite pieces for her store, “Rags to Riches,” but she doesn’t expect to find a dead body. To make matters worse, Sandra is arrested for murder. Jennifer has no choice but to get involved and find the real killer to prove her friend’s innocence. This won’t be an easy case to crack, because cleverly planted clues all point to Sandra."
This is a new mystery movie on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. Flower Shop Mystery: Mums the Word with Brooke Shields, Beau Bridges and Brennan Elliot. I haven't watched this one yet but plan to since I have liked the others so much.
"Abby Knight (Brooke Shields), a former lawyer turned proud flower shop owner is starting over after the death of her husband with the support from her father (Beau Bridges), a new business and her daughter off to college. Life is good in the peaceful town of New Chapel but when a black SUV rams her prized vintage car, she’s determined to track down the driver. She begrudgingly accepts the help of a new neighbor, the handsome and charming ex-Marine Marco Salvare (Brennan Elliott) who just bought the bar down the street. But their budding relationship is threatened when an acquaintance is murdered and Abby’s good friend is the prime suspect and it all links back to the hit and run. Caught up in a tangle of menacing phone calls, police corruption and murderous road rage, Abby must work against the clock to find the killer or the next flower arrangement might be for her own funeral."
And what am I reading you may wonder?
This is our February Mystery Book Club selection. I am about 3/4 of the way done with it and really enjoying it. I would be done with it if I didn't have that work thing....
I am also participating (would that be the term?) as a beta reader for a new book by Katherine Hayton. She is an author from New Zealand and I really liked her book "Breathe and Release", so when I saw she was looking for people to take a look at her new book, I jumped at the chance. I am almost done with that too.
More to come on those books.