Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander

Meet Your Baker (A Bakeshop Mystery, #1)Meet Your Baker (A Bakeshop Mystery #1) by Ellie Alexander
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Welcome to Torte-a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the treats are so good that, sometimes, it’s criminal…

After graduating from culinary school, Juliet Capshaw returns to her quaint hometown of Ashland, Oregon, to heal a broken heart and help her mom at the family bakery. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is bringing in lots of tourists looking for some crumpets to go with their heroic couplets. But when one of Torte’s customers turns up dead, there’s much ado about murder…

The victim is Nancy Hudson, the festival’s newest board member. A modern-day Lady Macbeth, Nancy has given more than a few actors and artists enough reasons to kill her…but still. The silver lining? Jules’s high school sweetheart, Thomas, is the investigator on the case. His flirtations are as delicious as ever, and Jules can’t help but want to have her cake and eat it too. But will she have her just desserts? Murder might be bad for business, but love is the sweetest treat of all…

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Review: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

I started this book back in fall of 2015, but I didn’t get very far.  I ended up loaning my copy out to someone, so that postponed my reading of it, too, so I ended up starting it over again in January and then proceeded to slowly work my way through it over the course of the entire month.

This book counts for the 1920-1939 slot of my When Are You Reading? Challenge.

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Review: The Alpha and His Ace

Quick bit of housekeeping before I get into the review.

Firstly, this is a book a friend of mine found but couldn’t read as she a) doesn’t have an e-reader and b) her phone doesn’t function as such.  So I read it because of her, and otherwise wouldn’t have known it exists.

Secondly, because of how early in the year I read this, it counts towards my When Are You Reading? Challenge for the 2000-Present slot.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books I Meant to Read in 2015 But Didn’t


It’s Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly bookish meme hosted by the broke and the bookish.  Each week, there’s a different topic.  Come up with your list of top ten, post it, and then add to the link at b&b’s masterpost, then bounce around and see other people’s lists.

This week’s theme was top ten 2015 debuts I meant to read but didn’t.  I just took out the word ‘debut’ and here we have it: the Top Ten Books I Meant to Read in 2015 But Didn’t.

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Bout of Books 15 – Final Wrap

Bout of Books

Bout of Books 15 has come to an end.  I had fun with the challenges I participated in (I even won one!) and I met my goals.

Final count:
Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson (reread) – 7 chapters read, one each day
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman – 14 chapters read
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer – completedRuin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo – completed
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas – completed
W Juliet by Emura – 1 volume read
Sacrifice edited by Mercedes Lackey – 1 story read
Cress by Marissa Meyer – 7 chapters read

That’s surprisingly impressive.  And meets my goals.  I hope everyone met their goals and had some fun.