Thursday, November 20, 2014

Phryne Fisher, and more......

Hi readers,
I have recently been reading
some historical mystery fiction books.
If you enjoy the
books and t.v. series
by Australian author
you might also like to try....
books set in America, and
known as the
or the
series, which is set in London
I hope you try one of the above -
let me know what you think :)
In the meantime,
happy reading.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Faye Kellerman

Hi readers, I hope you
have been enjoying whatever book
you are reading at the moment.
A couple of books I have read recently, are
The Burnt House
Blindman's Bluff
I have also read other titles by
members of the Kellerman family in the past.
Her husband

Jonathan Kellerman
and their son
Jesse Kellerman

Their books seem to have
more twists than barley sugar when
it comes to 'whodunit', but that's what
I like about them :)
 Happy reading,  Jenny

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Hi readers, I have
recently finished reading...
Prince of Fire
The main character in his books, is
Gabriel Allon - a restorer of old paintings...
and an assassin.
To describe the character, I guess
Allon is the Isreali version of the
C.I.A., James Bond, etc.  Admittedly, the story
line does sometimes involve the political
situation in Israel, but they are works of fiction.
The books are 'stand alone' titles, so
you don't necessarily have to
read them in sequence.

I could list them as
murder/mystery, but I'd prefer
to call them 'Espionage' , and
from time to time, will
add similar authors you
might like to try to
this heading.
In the meantime, happy reading

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Caught short.....

Mmmm, apologies for the post title, but
it's hard to decide what title to use,
but hopefully it will seem
appropriate by the end
I have just finished reading
Now you can see where I was going with the post
This book is fiction based on
numerous stories about events that occurred
over the years in the Red Cross Tea Rooms
at the Brisbane City Hall.
The stories are as told by 'Mavis'
who visits the tea rooms regularly, and
observes many things while enjoying her cup of tea.
The book also covers the dilemma
faced by many when the tea rooms were closed, as
it also involved the closure of the 'sanitation area' !
 This is book has a many lovely 'remember when' type
situations,  quite a few chuckles, and some scripture
references along the way. 
 Let me know what you think :)
Happy reading,  Jenny

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Who reads who...??....!!!

Isn't it frustrating
when your favourite author
seems to take forrrr...everrrr to write
Why not read some
of the authors they
like to read!
Here is a list
of some that I have found....
Anne McCaffrey  has read books by  Terry Pratchett
Tess Gerritsen            .............           Chris Mooney
both like to read...
In case you are wondering , I have
found this out by looking
at authors I haven't read before ,
and looking to
see who has read them :)
I hope you enjoy
the list .  I will add more
when I come across them .
Happy reading , Jenny

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Monuments Men

What a read!
I have just finished reading...
While we all know something
about the history of previous wars, but it is
amazing what else went on!
Have you ever really considered
how a lot of historical artworks survived
the wars?   I found this book a real 'eye opener'
as to what happened.
Many might find a
non-fiction book 'heavy' going, but
if you appreciate books, I'm sure you will
be glad to read this book.
I have had this book on my shelf for quite
a while now, and realise it has recently been made into
a movie - I haven't seen it, but hope it does justice to both
the history, and the book.
I hope you enjoy it too.
Happy reading, Jenny

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Modern day Poirot.... the best way I can think to describe
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache!
Gamache is the main character
in a series of detective books set in
Canada by...
I have read many of the
books, and came across this
author by chance.
You are able to read the
books 'stand alone' however
the detective is nearing
retirement in the most recent
titles, so I suggest an
I hope you enjoy them too :)
Happy reading,  Jenny

Sunday, August 17, 2014

It's A Mystery.....

....when it comes to
deciding on a new author to try!
If you are keen for a
challenge, you might like to read
edited by
This book is a
compilation of short
murder/mystery stories, but
with a difference!
The beginning of each story is written
by one author, but a second author finishes it!!!
Some authors have main characters
who are popular with the reading public in
their own right, so it's intriguing
what can happen when
another well known character
is involved :)
I hope you enjoy
the challenge... let me
know what you think :)
Happy reading, Jenny

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Australian authors.....

Hi readers, before I start,
I have to admit it has been quite
a while since I read this
book and commented
on it on my old blog, but I
thought it might be of interest to you, so
have posted what I wrote
at the time.

The book is....
The Dressmaker by

The book seems a bit daunting at
first, as there are over 400 pages, but
I really enjoyed it, and
didn't want it to end.

For those of you who think the name
of the author seems familiar,
Posie Graeme-Evans is
also the producer of the television show
McLeod's Daughters.

The story is set in England during the 1800's, and is about the 
challenges life throws at the main character growing up.
The title obviously gives away her occupation, but it is the
journey getting there that keeps you glued to the book.  I could tell
you more, but I don't want to spoil it for you :)

As I said, it's been a while
since I read it, but I'm
looking forward to reading it again soon...
why don't you join me, and
let me know what
you think?

In the meantime, I have
just finished reading for a second time.....

Mr Chen's Emporium
Deborah O'Brien

another Australian author
you might like to try.

Have a lovely week, and
happy reading,  Jenny

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Amish Authors....

Hi everyone.
This week I had a request
for any Amish fiction books.
At the time, I didn't
have any, but thought I would
Naturally, quite a list
came up!
I did venture further, and
found this
list of Amish books too.
You might like to
check the links :)
Happy reading, Jenny

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Recent read.....

Hi everyone, if you
enjoy reading Danielle Steele, you
might like to try....
The J. M. Barrie Ladies' Swimming Society
This was my second time reading
this book, and I enjoyed it just as
much as the first time.
Let me know what
you think :)
Happy reading, Jenny


Friday, July 25, 2014

Update.....Robert Galbraith book.....

Hi everyone, I hope
your week has been a good one.
In my last post, I mentioned
I was going to read the book by
Robert Galbraith... aka J. K. Rowling.
It's taken a bit of perseverance
for the first 20 odd pages because of the
pace, but I stuck with it a bit longer than that.
Admittedly, I'm possibly
being a bit prud-ish, but I'm
finding the language a bit off-putting, so
I think you will have to read it
yourselves to decide if
it is a book you would
recommend to others or not.
Whatever you're
reading, I hope you
have a lovely weekend.
Happy reading,  Jenny :)

Monday, July 14, 2014


Hi readers, I hope
you all had a lovely weekend.
I've noticed some controversy
has stirred up again about the
of Harry Potter book fame, as her
second book is published
under the pseudonym....
The books written
as Robert Galbraith are aimed
for adults, and are
detective/mystery novels.
(I have just
requested one from
the library to see
what they are like.)
Now that it is common
knowledge that the two authors
mentioned above are
one and the same, I can understand
her using a different name -
imagine if
Fifty Shades of Grey
had been written by
Enid Blyton, Dr. Seuss,
or C.S. Lewis....
how would you explain to
kids that they aren't allowed to
read a book by their
favourite author?!!!!!!!
(Before I go, in case you
were wondering, no, I haven't read
Fifty Shades)
On that note, I hope
you have a lovely week, and
manage to find some
time to read :)
Happy reading, Jenny

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Books written by Archer.....

Hi I readers, I hope
your week is
going well.
This post is a
little bit of trivia for
readers who enjoy books like
Shall we tell the President?
My reason for
posting about this author, is
because there are
TWO authors with the
surname Archer....
the other one is
I have to admit, I haven't
read books by either one, but
I have noticed many people
are unaware there are two!
I'm posting this to
suggest you try them both
and see what you think - not to
suggest one author
in preference to another!
I hope this has
been of interest to someone
out there :)
In the meantime,
happy reading,  Jenny

Monday, July 7, 2014

Recent read.....

Hi readers,
I have just finished reading
the latest title of
the Bob Skinner series by
This series started with
Skinner's Rules, and
are murder/mystery novels set in
The most recent book in the series is called...
Hour of Darkness.
The books can be read as
'stand alone' books, but if you
prefer to read them in sequence, the
story continues from book to book
with his daughter growing up, etc. and
promotions of police officers.
If I had to offer a similarity to give you
an idea what the books are like, I would
have to say the t.v. show
'Dalziel and Pascoe'
which has been on the A.B.C.
over the years.
Hopefully this will
give you an idea what to
expect before adding them to
your list of new authors
to try.
Let me know what
you think :)
Happy reading,  Jenny

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Dear Followers.......

yes, it's me!
As you know, I have taken
a considerable break from blogging,
and my computer.
What have I been doing? 
Quite a lot of reading.
I still feel hesitant about
getting back to my craft blog, and
travelling around 'Blog land', but
given my love of books, I have decided
to change this blog from
craft based, and use it to let people know
about books I have read.
Apologies for not visiting
you in the land of 'Blog'.
As I said earlier, I'm still not ready to
commit to blogging full on, and
will only be adding posts to this blog from
time to time, but thought you might like to know
what is going on when you
notice new posts!
I do plan to make some changes, and
mention some of my 'reading material' posts
from time to time.  I also plan to reply to
comments on my blog, but am still on
'vacation mode' as far as travel around
'Blog land' is concerned.
I think that covers
everything!  I hope everyone
is keeping well., and
having a lovely weekend.
In the meantime, best wishes, and
happy reading,  Jenny