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June 6, 2011

What I'm Reading

It's Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly meme started by Book Journey to share the books we are reading each week.

On my Nook:

The First VictimThe First Victim by J. B. Lynn
Published June 13, 2011 by Carina Press
An ARC from
Fifteen years ago, Emily Wright barely escaped from a serial killer dubbed the Baby Doll Strangler. She wants nothing to do with the small town where she was abducted, but when her father is hospitalized she reluctantly returns home to care for her teenage sister.
When her sister's friend is killed and left in front of Emily's house, Emily begins to relive the nightmare she endured long ago. Soon she realizes that her sister, too, is in danger from the killer—and the only person who can help is the man Emily left behind: Deputy Bailey O'Neil. Together, Emily and Bailey must discover the killer's identity before he claims his next victim... From

Traditional Books:

Sebastian and the AfterlifeSebastian and the Afterlife by William j. Barry 
Published February 2011 by The Writer's Coffee Shop

I have about 100 pages left and should finish it up tonight or tomorrow unless regular life gets in the way. It has been a really good read so far; I just haven't been home enough to read it. It's a signed first edition so I don't want to be carrying it with me.

Vaccine-nation: Poisoning the Population, One Shot at a TimeVaccine-nation: Poisoning the Population, One Shot at a Time by Andreas Moritz
Published March 2011

I've finally made it past the first 100 pages. Now the book is moving into an area where I more agree with the author, but still thinks he is using too much propaganda to get his point across.

Listening to:

I'm still on the waiting list at the digital download library to get this book in audio format. But I moved up to the #1 spot at the end of last week so I am hopeful I will be listening to it this week.

The Peach Keeper: A NovelThe Peach Keeper: A Novel by Sarah Addison Allen

It’s the dubious distinction of thirty-year-old Willa Jackson to hail from a fine old Southern family of means that met with financial ruin generations ago. The Blue Ridge Madam—built by Willa’s great-great-grandfather during Walls of Water’s heyday, and once the town’s grandest home—has stood for years as a lonely monument to misfortune and scandal. And Willa herself has long strived to build a life beyond the brooding Jackson family shadow. No easy task in a town shaped by years of tradition and the well-marked boundaries of the haves and have-nots.

But Willa has lately learned that an old classmate—socialite do-gooder Paxton Osgood—of the very prominent Osgood family, has restored the Blue Ridge Madam to her former glory, with plans to open a top-flight inn. Maybe, at last, the troubled past can be laid to rest while something new and wonderful rises from its ashes. But what rises instead is a skeleton, found buried beneath the property’s lone peach tree, and certain to drag up dire consequences along with it.

For the bones—those of charismatic traveling salesman Tucker Devlin, who worked his dark charms on Walls of Water seventy-five years ago—are not all that lay hidden out of sight and mind. Long-kept secrets surrounding the troubling remains have also come to light, seemingly heralded by a spate of sudden strange occurrences throughout the town.

Now, thrust together in an unlikely friendship, united by a full-blooded mystery, Willa and Paxton must confront the dangerous passions and tragic betrayals that once bound their families—and uncover truths of the long-dead that have transcended time and defied the grave to touch the hearts and souls of the living. From


  1. I really enjoyed the Peach Keepter, I hope you get to read it soon! The First Victim looks like a bit of a crazy read! Have a great week.


  2. I want to read First Victim, I love those kind of books,but I never know where to turn to find a really good one. Can't wait to hear what you think of it.

    Peach Keeper- I heard was a great book, I'm still having issues with audio books. I don't think I grasped the story if I listen to it. So it's back to the traditional way.

    Happy Monday!

    My Reads this week

  3. The First Victim sounds really good! I haven't read a good murder mystery in a while.

  4. The First Victim looks good and The Peach keeper does too!

  5. Summer school begins for me so my reading for fun will take second place to reading for homework. So my reading for fun will have to take second place to reading for school. Come see what I finished in my last week of vacation.