Friday, December 20, 2013

December 20th's Book Beginnings and Friday 56

'Twas the Friday before Christmas and all through the house
I was getting ready to post in Book Beginnings and Friday 56.

And now you know why I'm a reviewer and not a poet.  :)

I'm on the last of my Christmas books for the year (which is a good thing, right?).  This week, it's Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews.  It's the latest in her humorous Meg Langslow mysteries.  I just hit page 56 tonight, but I'm enjoying it.

So, shall we get to it?  Page one starts off with:

The buzzing noise woke me from an already restless sleep.  In my dream, it was Christmas morning.  We were opening presents and all the boxes I'd wrapped so neatly had suddenly become empty.  Or worse, they contained odd, inappropriate objects.

And from page 56, we find:

"...very sorry," Riddick was saying.  "But it's just not practical to remove the altar rail and the first few rows of pews just for the concert."

This is definitely helping me get in the Christmas spirit - pranks, murder, and all.

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas this week.


  1. Thanks for sharing this book. I haven't managed to read any holiday-themed books this year, so I've been doing it vicariously through the blogs of others, Happy holidays!

    My Friday post:

    1. This is my fourth of the year. Guess I stole one or two of yours. :)

  2. Oh, what fun! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy! Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

  3. Sounds like such a fun read! Love the title!

    Happy weekend and happy holidays!

    1. All of the books in this series have very punny titles. I love them.

  4. Sounds like so much fun. ENJOY, and thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    There is a free download of A Christmas Carol on my blog courtesy of Atria Books if you want to stop by.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  5. I enjoy reading Christmas books too, and this sounds like a good one.
    My Book Beginnings/Friday 56 post features MAGGIE'S TURN.

    1. It is a good one. Light mystery with some humor mixed in.

  6. If that really happened, wouldn't it be terrible? Would luv to read this one.

  7. In real life, that opening would be a nightmare. But on the page or in a dream, it's pretty funny.