Friday, October 17, 2014

October 17th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

Time again for Book Beginning and Friday 56.

I'm reading some Halloween books these days, and this week's book is Stirring the Plot, the third Cookbook Nook Mystery by Daryl Wood Gerber.




Now, even thought this book is set at Halloween, it's still a cozy with plenty of fun and likable characters - at least so far.  I'm not much past the 56 at the moment.  But I'm getting ahead of myself.  Here's how the book starts:

A cat yowled.  Not mine.  Tigger was back at the Cookbook Nook.

I wasn't sure I was going to find a good 56 this week, but near the bottom of the page we get this gem:

To take my mind off the murder, I joined the women by the display.  They clustered around me and gazed expectantly, as if I were the Wizard himself.

There you have it for another week.  See you next Friday.

20 comments:

  1. I've only read one Halloween book so far: The Halloween Attraction by Cristina Imre (you should try it too, it's good!)... This one sounds interesting too but doesn't look gory enough to me :P
    My Friday Post

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    1. No, this is a cozy mystery - no gore. But that tells me I might not like your recommendation either. Just a matter of different tastes.

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  2. I'm reading this one too Mark. Glad I didn't us it for my Beginnings and 56, because the 56 you picked is exactly what I was going to use!

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    1. Since it's new, I'm not too surprised we are both reading it. And that really was the only good choice for a 56, wasn't it?

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  3. Sounds like some interesting events occurred between the first page and page 56! I wonder what happen!

    Here's my book beginning this week! Happy Friday! :)

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    1. You do know the best way to learn what happened, right? Read the book. ;)

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  4. Does she lead the gossip group. Sounds like they turn to her to get the skinny. LOL I spotted this on another blog yesterday along with some other Halloween cozies. Have you checked out The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer or Vampires, Bones, and Treacle Scones. They looked fun too and had whimsical covers like this one. I added them all to my wish list!

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    1. I haven't checked out either of those books, although I am familiar with the two series. Thanks for the recs.

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  5. I love cozies and it being Halloween is a bonus. ^_^
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday 56 - Bad Apples

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    1. I'm not a big Halloween fan, but it does make it more fun this time of year.

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  6. I just got the the first one in the series and am really looking forward to reading it! Great excerpts!

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    1. I've enjoyed the first two and am enjoying this one.

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  7. You find the most delightful cozies, and this sounds like another good one. Great cover too.
    My Friday post features NOT YET.

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    1. I do enjoy cozies, don't I? This has been a good one.

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  8. What a great Halloween cozy. ENJOY!!!

    Love the cover too.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  9. Sounds purrfect for Halloween time!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. This is definitely the right time of year to read the book.

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