Diving back into the world of Harry Potter has been really fun. I forgot just how much I missed this series. Jim Dale is extraordinary as he reads the book. I am catching so many things that I either skimmed over when I read it the first time because I was inhaling the book, or just plain forgot. It's still as fresh and new to me as it was the first time I read it more than 10 years ago.
I am using this for the Magical Realism bingo square!
After reading such heavy murder mysteries lately this has been a very welcome surprise. It's very light hearted and fun, but still has a whodunit mystery that hasn't, so far, been obvious. I am enjoying it.
This is my first Miss Marple book and I was a wee disappointed that she wasn't in it more. I haven't read a "cozy" murder mystery in a really long time, if ever, and it was a lot slower than I am used it. It was really good though and I was quite surprised at the end when the murderer was revealed. I will have to go back and add the first Miss Marple book to my want to read list.
I get to cover my second bingo square! I am using this one for Cozy Mystery.
Apparently Jim Dale set a world record when he used 125 different voices for this audio. I can believe it! He is absolutely fabulous! I am going to use this one for the magical realism bingo square for obvious reasons! :)
A little slow going but I haven't read a tame murder mystery in a while. I'm used to horrific violence being described in gory detail. I quite like the mystery though! I could either use this for a locked room mystery or a cozy mystery. I think I am going to go with the later.
Two of my friends were raving about the audio books of Harry Potter and since I have been wanting to re-read the series for some time now, I decided to get the audios. They are absolutely fantastic! I read the books so quickly years and years ago (because how could you not devour them), and there are small details that I had forgotten. I love that I can experience them again in this different way (after reading and seeing all the movies). The narrative is Jim Dale and he keeps you so engrossed with the subtle changes of his voice for the characters.
I decided to use this one for the werewolves square because of the prevalence of Professor Remus Lupin in this book as the new Dark Arts teacher.
My master card for the Halloween Book Bingo 2017. So excited to have finally gotten started!
Read + Called
Ghost: Lost Souls by Kelley Armstrong, completed 9-4-17
Cozy mystery: The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie, completed 09-14-17
Werewolves: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (audiobook), completed 9-4-17
Read (NOT called)
Magical realism: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (audiobook) completed 09-20-17
Currently Reading or Planning to Read
Witches: It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake
Demons: Demons and Deep Dish Pizza by Jordan K. Rose
Serial Spree Killer: Cold Blood by Robert Robert Bryndza
Monsters: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (audiobook)
Supernatural: Rituals by Kelley Armstrong
Romantic Suspense: The Looking Glass Portrait by Linda Hilton
Free Space: Reign: The Haunting by Lilly Blake
In the dark, dark woods: The Girl in the Woods by Gregg Olsen
Called (NOT read)
Cozy mystery (09-03)
In the dark, dark woods (09-05)
Genre: horror (09-07) not on my card
Locked room mystery (09-09)
Murder most foul (09-11)
Modern Masters of Horror (09/17)
Terrifying Women (09/19) not on my card
Diverse Voices (09/21)
Haunted House (09/23)
Serial Spree Killer (09/25)
Terror in Small Town (09/27)
The disappearing hitchhiker is one of the hoariest urban legends, and no one knows that better than Gabriel Walsh, a lawyer who grew up on folklore and myth. When Patrick brings him the case of a hitchhiking woman in white, who vanished on a country road, Gabriel knows the Cainsville elder is just trying to wheedle into his good graces. But Gabriel is a man in need of a mystery, one that will get him back into someone else’s good graces.
The only thing his investigator, Olivia Taylor-Jones, loves more than a good mystery is a weird one, and this hitchhiker story fits the bill. As Gabriel digs into the case, though, he’s forced to face ghosts of his own and admit that the phantom isn’t the only one who has lost her way. www.kelleyarmstrong.com
I have followed this series from book one and I love when the author releases these novellas. It takes the characters out and puts them in a side story that allows them a bit more freedom and dives a bit deeper into their personalities without the weight of the heavy main story. They are always fun reads and this one is no exception. I also love that this was from Gabriel's point of view, for the only reason that he's my favorite. :)
I am using this one for the Ghost square!