Friday, August 22, 2014

August 22nd's Book Beginning and Friday 56

My night got away from me last week, so I missed Book Beginning and Friday 56.  But I'm back and ready to participate this week.

This week's book is Bloom and Doom by Beverly Allen.  I actually won the book in a contest back in April, but I'm finally now getting it read.




This is the first in a series centered around a florist who specializes in bridal bouquets and the language of the flowers she uses.  Of course, it is a murder mystery series, so a dead body has to drop.  So far, I'm really enjoying it.

The book begins with:

"White roses symbolize innocence."

And from page 56:

When I opened my apartment door, Chester flew out.  At least I think that's what happened.  All I saw was a streak of gray fur.

I'm about a quarter of the way through and hope to hit the half way point today.

24 comments:

  1. I haven't read this series but it looks entertaining. I like the 56 especially.

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    1. It's a very entertaining book. Hope to get to it in a few minutes here.

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  2. Sounds good. There are so many good cozy mystery series available now. Happy reading!

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    1. Too many good cozy series - it's hard to keep up with them all.

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  3. So far, this has been my favorite new series for 2015 we a couple of others running very close. Miss you last week Mark!

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    1. Thanks for missing me. So I'm curious, what are you runner up favorite series debuts of the year?

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  4. I love cozy mysteries and I love dogs. Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. Actually, that happens to be a cat this time around.

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  5. The 56 sounds really interesting :P I haven't heard about it but I'll check it out :)

    Here's my Book Beginning:
    http://bookmaniacreviews.blogspot.com/2014/08/book-beginnings-on-friday-1-origin-by.html

    And Friday 56:
    http://bookmaniacreviews.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-friday-56-1-obsidian-by-jennifer-l.html

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    1. Hope you enjoy if you decide to read it.

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  6. I hate it when pets get out of the house without "permission." This is a good description. My Friday Thoughts

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    1. I don't have any pets, but I have friends who do, and it's always such an issue if they escape.

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  7. This book sounds so cute. I do like cozies.

    ENJOY!!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. It's been a very enjoyable cozy mystery. You should definitely check it out.

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  8. I bet the person is not so innocent though if in a cozy... lol... hope its a good one!

    Happy weekend!

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    1. Actually, in this case, the person was fairly innocent. It would be a huge shock if they came back into the story to be the killer.

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  9. Wouldn't be a good cozy without a cat or dog would it? I love these cozy myseries. The colorful covers and quirky titles always hook me. This is on my reading list.
    Here is my 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/08/22/the-friday-56-33-thunder-moon-by-lori-handeland/

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    1. It does seem like a pet is a requirement of a cozy. I love a good pun, so the titles are wonderful in my opinion.

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  10. A cozy with animals! Sounds good!
    Here's My 56

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  11. And I thought white roses were for mourning.

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    1. Might be a dual meaning of the rose. This book has presented several flowers that have more than one meaning.

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