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Here it is Sunday morning 12/4/22, and once again I failed to post my Saturday Mornings for Kids recommendation. Here it is, late.

Recommended by a fourteen-year-old friend and prospective bookstore helper, The Sisters Grimm series promises to be something I want to look into.

Appropriately dark and GRIMM, the cover of the first book is scary enough to be a cover for the original Grimm brothers’ masterpiece. Judging from the copy my young friend donated to the bookstore, the Sisters Grimm are fairy-tale detectives, solving cases which are set in some of the Brothers’ most popular fairy-tales. The back cover’s blurb is as follows:

“Orphaned sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their newly discovered grandmother, Relda Grimm, in the strange town of Ferryport Landing. The girls soon learn a family secret: that they are descendants of the famous Brothers Grimm, whose book of fairy-tales is actually…

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*NEW RELEASE SPECIAL* Review of NETGALLEY AUDIOBOOK Murder Most Royal – Book 3 of Her Majesty the Queen Investigates series by S.J. Bennett #BrainfluffNETGALLEYAUDIOBOOKreview #MurderMostRoyalbookreview


I was in the mood for something a bit different, when this offering caught my eye. I was initially a bit hesitant – until I saw that Samantha Bond was narrating this one which gave me confidence to go for it. I particularly didn’t want to plough through some second-rate parody of Her Majesty, especially in the wake of her sudden death.

BLURB: December 2016 – A severed hand is found washed up on a beach next to the Queen’s estate at Sandringham. Elizabeth has become quite accustomed to solving even the most complex of murders. And though she quickly identifies the 70-year-old victim, Edward St Cyr, from his signet ring, the search for his killer is not so straightforward. St Cyr led an unconventional, often controversial life, making many enemies along the way in the quiet, rural world of North Norfolk, where everyone knows each other’s business.

But when…

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IN 2022, I TOOK ON THE MOUNT TBR READING CHALLENGE. I had originally thought of reading 22 books from my TBR selves in 2022, but amended that to 24 books in order to merit a higher level in the challenge. Here it is Thanksgiving, some 37 days left in the year, and to date I have read 15 books that linger on my shelves, neglected and ignored. There are just too many book club selections, new books out, books out recently by favorite authors and those that say “Read me, Read me” as they are displayed in their colorful jackets at the local library. I think, ahead of time, I will concede, no longer attempting to include this challenge and for the rest of the year read what suits my fancy. Heresy? No. Reading for pleasure. Sometimes, one just has to “know when to fold ’em.” LOL

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