October was going really well! And then my internet died on October 22nd. I didn’t get it back until late on November 16th. 25 days without internet? Yes, yes I did go insane. I tried to get ahold of my internet provider with no luck whatsoever for a week. And then I bugged my Dad to sign up with Comcast for another week.
We had to get it in Dad’s name because there was a new customer special, and I had signed up with Comcast over a year ago. Then it took them another week to actually come out and set us up. And after it was finally up and running, our wi-fi router had issues and I couldn’t connect! So I dragged him to the store and bought a new router and am finally up and running again!
Besides those issues, we also had a wedding and a funeral. My grandmother (Dad’s mom) died. She was 95 years old and had 6 great-grandchildren as well as I’m not sure exactly how many grandchildren. All her kids and some of the grandkids were able to make it down to see her before she passed.
Later that week, my cousin got married. My new cousin-in-law (is that a thing??) had a beautiful dress and everyone managed to make it down again for the wedding and reception.
Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue by Victoria Thompson (finished copy from Berkley)
The Candy Cane Cupcake Killer by Livia J. Washburn (finished copy from Berkley)
A Likely Story by Jenn McKinlay (finished copy from Berkley)
The Chocolate Falcon Fraud by JoAnna Carl (finished copy from Berkley)
Trimmed With Murder by Sally Goldenbaum (finished copy from Berkley)
The Stitching Hour by Amanda Lee (finished copy from Berkley)
Plot Boiler by Ali Brandon (finished copy from Berkley)
Olive And Let Die by Susannah Hardy (finished copy from Berkley)
The Chocolate Clown Corpse by JoAnna Carl (finished copy from Berkley)
Crowned And Moldering by Kate Carlisle (finished copy from Berkley)
White Colander Crime by Victoria Hamilton (finished copy from Berkley)
Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany (finished copy from Berkley)
Death Takes Priority by Jean Flowers (finished copy from Berkley) (not listed on GoodReads?)
Nuts And Buried by Elizabeth Lee (finished copy from Berkley)
Florist Grump by Kate Collins (finished copy from Berkley)
Knot Guilty by Betty Hechtman (finished copy from Berkley)
No eARCs this month. I was swamped and decided not to request too many books.
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Dangerously Dark (A Chocolate Whisperer Mystery #2) by Colette London (eARC) (2 Stars)
Code Black (Paranormal Crimes Division Series #1) by Tina Moss (eARC) (3.5 Stars)
Ghost to the Rescue (Bailey Ruth #6) by Carolyn Hart (finished copy for review) (3.5 Stars)
The Tournament at Gorlan (Ranger’s Apprentice: The Early Years #1) by John Flanagan (ARC) (5 Stars)
Pane and Suffering (A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery #1) by Cheryl Hollon (eARC) (3.5 Stars)
The Boy Who Knew Everything by Victoria Forester (eARC) (4 Stars)
The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa (3.5 Stars)
The Skeleton Haunts a House (Family Skeleton Mystery #3) by Leigh Perry (finished copy for review) (4 Stars)
Cipher (The Shadow Ravens #1) by Aileen Erin (5 Stars)
Disciple (Book of Immortals #1) by Kassandra Lynn (eARC) (3 Stars)
Trick or Deadly Treat (Fresh-Baked Mystery #9) by Livia J. Washburn (finished copy for review) (5 Stars)
A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2) by Soman Chainani (4 Stars)
Time Windows by Kathryn Reiss (4 Stars)
Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue (Gaslight Mystery #18) by Victoria Thompson (finished copy for review) (4 Stars)
Seraphina (Seraphina #1) by Rachel Hartman (4 Stars)
A number of fair/ok books this month. And some 5 Stars! It’s always so hard to choose my favorite book of the month. This month I’m going to have to choose Cipher though. I finished it and wanted to read the next in the series immediately! (Too bad it’s not out yet…)
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So that was my October. How was yours?