Monday Mash-Up #046 Happy Thanksgiving!

In just a few short days, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving……

Our household usually goes pretty low-key for this holiday, just the three of us and a giant feast that could feed 10!    😀

Personally, I’m looking forward to bringing out the Christmas decorations on the 29th!!

And so, the holiday season begins……….


The Week in Books

The Siren and the Specter by Jonathan Janz — 4 out of 5 stars

A haunted house story with a sadistic twist.  Another strong showing from Janz, but my problem centered around the Siren.  It just felt awkward, and didn’t seem to fit in with the rest of the story.  Still a great, creepy read.

Last Ones Left Alive by Susan Davis-Goff — 3 out of 5 stars

Yet another take on the zombie apocalypse scenario, only here they’re called skrakes.  The story had potential, but I felt it was extremely slow moving, and when the action did pick up it felt jumbled and hurried.  There were also no clear explanations about some of the storyline, especially in regards to the “banshees.”  Really not a bad story though, just a little quieter than I expected from a zombie tale.

The Candy Cane Caper by Josi Kilpack — 3 out of 5 stars

If you’re looking for a holiday cozy mystery, this one definitely fits the bill.  It centers around the theft of some treasured antique ornaments, and like many cozies it offers some delicious sounding recipes.  A nice light read, perfect for the holiday season.

At Play in the Fields of the Lord by Peter Matthiessen  — 3 out of 5 stars

The first half of this book just didn’t work for me.  It felt like I was in some surreal dream, where the details are blurry and if you turn your head the scene changes to something totally different.  However, about half way through, the story really started to click with me, but I still never really felt any connection with the characters.

I am always thankful for my family, great friends, health, and happiness.  Wishing all of you who will be celebrating on the 28th a safe and happy Thanksgiving………and until next time, Happy Reading!

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