HUMP DAY SPARKS: WHAT WAS YOUR WEEK LIKE?

Today I’m participating in Sam’s WWW Wednesdays Here’s how it works:

 

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next, and/or what are you eagerly awaiting?

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CURRENTLY READING:

The Swallow’s Nest, by Emilie Richards, is a review book sent to me from the author.

Three women fight for the chance to raise the child they’ve all come to love

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BOOKS FINISHED SINCE LAST WEEK:

(Click titles for my reviews)

It’s Always the Husband, by Michele Campbell

 

Beach House for Rent, by Mary Alice Monroe

 

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:

I love Sue Grafton’s alphabet mystery novels, and I was excited to learn that her newest edition to the series is coming on August 22, 2017.

The title starts with the letter “Y,” which means that there will only be one more in this series!

As we add Y is for Yesterday to our collection, we “wish there were more than 26 letters (in the alphabet).” With only one letter left, Grafton’s many devoted readers will share that sentiment.

The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y is for Yesterday begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate—and film the attack.  Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state’s evidence and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace.
       
Now, it’s 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents—until a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That’s when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help. As she is drawn into their family drama, she keeps a watchful eye on Fritz. But he’s not the only one being haunted by the past. A vicious sociopath with a grudge against Millhone may be leaving traces of himself for her to find…

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I enjoy this series, set in the 1980s, when “detecting” was done without the benefit of technology.  Just leg work.  And Kinsey Millhone is one of those quirky characters I love to revisit.

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So…that’s my week.  What did yours look like?

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15 thoughts on “HUMP DAY SPARKS: WHAT WAS YOUR WEEK LIKE?

  1. I used to read Kinsey Milhone and loved it, but I’ve gotten away from the books. Maybe I’ll get back to them one of these days, but there are just so many books out there I want to read. Your other books look good, too. I’m kind of in the mood for a summer read so Beach House for Rent looks like it might it would fit the bill. Years ago I spent the summer at a beach and it was wonderful!

    I hope you have a wonderful reading week!

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  2. I read both It’s Always the Husband and Beach House for Rent several weeks ago. I really enjoyed them both. I think what impressed me was how much I could completely dislike every one of the characters in It’s Always the Husband but still thoroughly enjoy the book. I look forward to Michele Campbell’s next book. I always enjoy Mary Alice Monroe’s books. They’re fun, beach reads! And we vacation in the South Carolina Low Country every summer, so it’s fun to read about it 😀

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    • Thanks, Stephanie, and I’ve never been to South Carolina, except through books and movies…I definitely want to go someday.

      I agree about loving a book despite how much I don’t like the characters. It’s a testament to the writer’s skill, don’t you think?

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      • Yes! Exactly! I couldn’t agree with you more! I’ve read books were I’ve hated both the characters and the story-line and have never read anything by the author again because I knew it would be a waste of my time. But, it is takes true skill as an artist to make a reader be so enthralled with the story that they want to continue to read the book even though they thoroughly dislike a character. I think we will see great things down the line from Ms. Campbell.

        Oh, I hope you make it to South Carolina one day! It is just a beautiful as the books and movies describe, well more so! I’m 40, and have been vacationing every summer in SC since I was 4! You would think it would have gotten old by now, but it is just heavenly. The low country is almost like another world and since I live in NC, it is (thankfully) only a 5 hr drive 🙂 If you visit SC, that would be the place I would recommend visiting! Lots of history, gorgeous in the spring, and excellent restaurants!

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