Friday, August 14, 2015

August 14th's Book Beginnings and Friday 56

It's late, and I'm tired, so I'm not going to be too creative.  Time for Book Beginnings and Friday 56.

This week, I'm reading Death by Tiara by Laura Levine.

This is the latest in the Jaine Austen mystery series.  It's a favorite series because it's very funny and always fun and delightful.  I'm about 100 pages into this book, and so far this one is no exception.

Here's the first sentence of the Prologue:

It's ironic, really, when I think of how optimistic I was when this whole mess began - how rosy everything seemed, how rife with possibilities.

And the beginning of Chapter 1:

I should have known something was amiss when I checked the address Heather had given me and saw she lived in Orange County.

Finally, there's this exchange on page 56:

"Bri, say hello to Scott's friend, Jan."
"Um.  Actually, it's Jaine."
"As if I give a rat's patootie."
Okay, so what she really said was, 'Oh, right."  But I could read between the lines.

Have a great weekend.


  1. That sounds like a really fun read, I think I may have to think about reading the first book! Even the title is amusing.

  2. Dialogue is very entertaining, put a smile on my face. :-)
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  3. Jaine Austen, huh? Is there even a passing nod to our favorite writer Jane Austen?

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  4. This does sound like fun. I haven't heard of the series before. This week I am spotlighting Dragonseye by Anne McCaffrey which has been living on TBR mountain forever. Happy reading!

  5. Cute beginning, cute cover.

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  6. I like this series a lot and just picked up this one at the library!

  7. Patootie! LOL IMy mother says that all the time and now I do! This sounds like such fun:)

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  8. I haven't heard of the series but I'll definitely have to add it to my TBR. Between your opinion of the series as a whole and the teasers from this one it sounds too good to pass up.

  9. Rat's patootie.. lol... cute.
    Happy weekend!

  10. What a fun sounding read. Happy Friday!