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52 Books in 52 Weeks – Week #14

Peril in PaperbackPeril in Paperback by Kate Carlisle

Total Reading Time: 3.75 hours

Review: Kate Carlisle’s latest addition to her Bibliophile Mystery series is entertaining as always. Heroine Brooklyn Wainwright is funny and accessible and her man, Derek Stone, is a modern-day Mr. Darcy without the haughtiness. I especially like Brooklyn’s predilection for good food. It was very enjoyable. On a side note, I’ve decided that I’m a good consumer of mysteries because I sorta just go with the flow and therefore end up always surprised at the ending. Or maybe I’m just a bit dim in this area… can’t tell. Either way, I enjoy a good whodunit.

52 Books in 52 Weeks – Week #9

The Boys of SummerThe Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn

Total Reading Time: 6.75 hours

Review: First of all, traveling around with arguably one of the best teams in baseball history for your job AND then sitting around chatting with them about the golden years for a book? Really rough life. But seriously, Kahn’s gilded memories of the heydays of the Brooklyn Dodgers mixed to great effect with my own gilded memories of growing up with the Los Angeles Dodgers and discussing baseball with my family. And nostalgia can be a powerful emotion.