Friday, February 14, 2014

February 14th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

Last week, I lost internet and TV for two days, including Friday, so I missed Book Beginning and Friday 56, but I'm back this week.  Plus it worked out well since I can now highlight the book I was reading last week.

And why is that appropriate?  Because in honor of Valentine's Day, I will be showcasing Killing Cupid by Laura Levine.  This her the latest in her comedic mystery series, and it was another winner.



And here's how it begins:

There it was, waiting for me on my bedspread.  An early Valentine's gift from my Significant Other.
Gingerly I picked it up.
"A hairball.  How every thoughtful."
My cat, Prozac, looked up from where she was lolling on my pillow, beaming with pride.

And moving to page 56 we get:

Good Lord.  Did she actually think I was the kind of woman who'd pimp myself out and date a man I had absolutely no interest in for a few extra dollars?
If so, she knew me well.
Oh, don't go shaking year head like that.
Somebody had to pay to keep Prozac up to her furry little neck in Hearty Halibut Guts.  And I don't see you opening your wallet, do I?

As you can see, this is a very fun book.  If you want to hear more about it, here's my review.

20 comments:

  1. This book sounds hilarious! I've got to read it.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: STRONGER THAN THE REST.

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    1. It's a very funny series. I hope you enjoy.

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  2. Oh my gosh that is a fabulous cat name! I am going to read this just for that. Looking forward to your review.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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    1. I still get a chuckle out of the cat's name, and the series has been going for a while now.

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    1. Many of the books in this series have wonderful beginnings like that one.

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  4. Can I help her to kill Cupid??? :P It sounds like a good book.
    BTW, I also missed last friday post... there was a huge storm here.

    Ruty@THE FRIDAY 56

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    1. I hope you're fairing better in the storm these days. And she didn't actually kill Cupid....

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  5. I've received similar gifts from my significant other, too. Ha! Anne's Friday Post

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    1. I don't have any cats (I'm allergic), but I'm sure many owners can relate.

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  6. This sounds like such a fun mystery! I'd love for you to check out my Friday 56 post.

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    1. It is a very fun series, and this one didn't disappoint.

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  7. You were missed last week, welcome back!
    LOL a present from her other significant other. :-)
    LOL @ the 56 too. What a sassy gal!!

    Happy weekend & happy Valentines day!

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    1. Thank you so much. It's nice to be missed.

      I laugh a lot at this series, which I'm sure doesn't surprise you at all.

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  8. Perfect for this weekend!

    Glad to have you back. And I'm glad to be back to commenting. I haven't been around much because I lost the last four weeks to a nasty bug and a broken laptop, but I finally feel better and have a new computer. It's like I'm back from a long journey.

    Thanks for posting in BBOF!

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    1. Yikes. Sorry to hear you were sick and with a broken computer. Nice to have you back as well.

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  9. I am laughing so hard at this Friday 56…..a cat named Prozac? Classic!

    Linking from Friday 56,
    Ricki Jill

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    1. When I was reading over the page looking for a snippet to use, I knew that was it as soon as I read it. Glad you enjoyed it.

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