Time for Mystery Monday • Who was Jack The Ripper? One bookish conspiracy theory.... • Jack was a storyteller... Just like Arthur Conan Doyle? • Conspiracy or interesting theory? • ACD's Medical Schooling on a whaling ship... practice for other prey? • Did ACD take Sherlock's "cat and mouse" games to the next level? • Or was it Jill? • Was there a royal cover up? • My theory does not involve ACD..
Drama in the World of Books! • Handbook for Mortals - Lani Sarem steals the tops spot! • Is Lani Sarem the world's worst marketer, or is she a genius? • Movie Adaptation coming in 2019? • Should I read it?
Time for Mystery Monday! • 5 Mysteries from my TBR pile • 1. The Chemist - Stephenie Meyer • 2. The Guest Room - Chris Bohjalian • 3. Eeny Meeny - M.J. Arlidge • 4. The Emerald Cat Killer - Richard Lupoff • 5. The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith • Which one sounds best?
Want to know what I read this week? • Heartless by Marissa Meyer • Two for the Dough - Janet Evanovich • Mike's Mystery - Gertrude Chandler Warner • A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin • IP: In the Time of the Butterflies - Julia Alvarez • IP: The Last of August - Brittany Cavallaro • Thanks for listening!
Time for #ThrowbackThursday • Let's talk about The Boxcar Children! • Were you a childhood fan? • 95 Years Later and Still Relevant • Quick Refresher on the Series • these kids are good people! • read in whatever order interest you! • The kids don't want to be spoiled. • but the family isn't all great. • The kids solve poverty • I promise, I'm not a total cynic. • What about the bad guys? • Overall, it's really good!
Top 10 Tuesday! • 10 Recommendations for Fans of In The Time of the Butterflies • About In the Time of the Butterflies • 1. How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents • 2. Of Love And Shadows • 3. The House of Spirits • 4. Salt to the Sea • 5. Between Shades of Gray • 6. Anne Frank • 7. The Book Thief • 8. Little Women • 9. The Lotus Eaters • 10. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a boy soldier • What do you think of this list?
Time for Mystery Monday! • We're talking about It Takes One by Kate Kessler • Kate Kessler and her pseudonyms • Our main character: Audrey Harte, a psychologist with a murderous past • Twists, Turns, and an Unexpected Ending • This book is personal • Loved the little town of Edgeport • Go read this book!
Happy Women in Translation Month! • About Isabel Allende • Isabel Allende's Books and contributions to Magic Realism • She is so impressive to me! • She's not just a fantastic writer; she's also a fantastic role model! • Go read one of her books! If I didn't convince you, watch this TED Talk! https://www.ted.com/talks/isabel_allende_tells_tales_of_passion/up-next
Happy Throwback Thursday! • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry • Stop here if you don't want any spoilers! • Soldiers are people too! • child-friendly descriptions of the resistance • Real-life experiences add a lot of details for kids. • Thank you, Lois Lowry!