Friday, February 21, 2014

February 21st's Book Beginning and Friday 56

I can not tell you how happy it is Friday.  I need a weekend.  Of course, I'm going to Disneyland, which will be fun but not exactly relaxing.  Still, I think it will be what I need.

But that's not why we're here.  We're here for Book Beginning and Friday 56.

This week's book is Mayhem at the Orient Express by Kylie Logan.

Here's how it starts:

If it weren't for Jerry Garcia peeing on the pansies, I never would have joined the League of Literary Ladies.

And from page 56, we get:

"Not something you'd expect here on the island."  I didn't realize I'd spoken out loud until I heard the sound of my own voice.  It was so small, it was nearly lost beneath the sounds of the crackling flames and the howling winds outside.

This really was a great book.  In fact, here's my review if you are interested in learning more.


  1. Great excerpts. The cover and title intrigue me, and the opening tells me that the story is going to have humor. Sounds like a book I'd enjoy.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: CAKE.
    Have fun at Disney!

    1. I was pleasantly surprised by the humor that ran through the book. I certainly enjoyed it.

  2. I love the first quote, it just grabs your attention right from the get go! On my way to check out your review because it sounds like a good book! Thanks for sharing :) Hope you have a good weekend!
    my Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  3. I do hope that Jerry Garcia is some sort of pet and not a person! Sounds like a fun mystery. Happy reading!

    1. Jerry Garcia is the neighbor's cat. Great. Now I've spoiled the first page. :)

  4. Cute beginning and intriguing Friday 56!

    Linking from Freda's Voice,
    Ricki Jill

  5. Have a wonderful time at Disney!
    LOL @ the beginning! Sounds like a great read!

    Happy weekend!

    1. I really did enjoy the book, so I had to include it here.

      And I plan to have a wonderful time tomorrow. :)

  6. Sounds fun...thanks for sharing.

    Definitely enjoy Disneyland.

    I am including an entire review and giveaway for my book beginning since I haven't read anything new for the past two weeks. :)

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

    1. It was a great read. And I had a blast at Disneyland yesterday.