I failed to mention the best book I read in February. Life has been ... life ... this week and I have been a bit absentminded and off pondering what to do about a multitude of things.
Anyway, I read 11 good cozy mysteries, Does anyone else like cozy mysteries? I also read 4 books I really, really hated to see end, a bio that was eh (Redford), one I should have liked and wanted to like but didn't (Mama Makes Up Her Mind) and another bio that made me mad, annoyed with myself for finishing it, and annoyed with the author for most everything she wrote. (Mud Season --- I just had no patience with this woman.) I hate to be negative, and the woman who wrote Mud Season is probably a
perfectly lovely soul. Her book is probably entertaining to some. I
just can not relate to someone with so much money they can move from
Saint Louis to Vermont, bringing a crew of carpenters from St. Louis for
an extended stay to remodel her Vermont home, and doesn't understand
why the locals aren't as welcoming as she wanted. Okay, now I have guilt for saying something derogatory .... read it and see what you think. It is probably good and I was just having a bad day.
Three of my favorites were written by Charlene Baumbich --- The last two books in the Dearest Dorothy series (I love them all, sort of felt like living in Mayberry) and Finding Our Way Home: A Novel...... Excellent! They, along with the title below were the ones I really hated to see end.
Best book of the month goes to While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax. I am anxious to read her other titles. (Although Finding Our Way Home was just as good.) If you want to read the blurbs just google them.
And yes, I may have missed one of my "happy" pills today. Just trust me, if you enjoy books about women finding their strength read the two titles I thought were best.
To see the titles I have read each month just click on Betsy's Book Bag over there on the right. What have you been reading?