Tuesday, December 4, 2018

#CSReadathon Wrap UpPost

This is unbelievable!  I can't believe two weeks has come and gone already!  I have done some snuggling with my kitty and took advantage of that time to do some reading, but I didn't realize the time has flown by!  Here in the land of the prairie winters, winter has not yet fully arrived.  Weather has been beautiful here, with only one real good snow fall, which brightened up the whole landscape.  Everything is white.  Maybe that is the reason, for the time-lapse on my part.  The weather is definitely not frightful.

On with my post.  I was able to read a complete cozy mystery (my first one ever) called the Christmas Cookie Killer.  It was quite different from what I usually read and enjoyed the plot and character development, and it kept me guessing until near the bitter end.  Well written and fun to read... but not really my cup of tea.


I next tried to curl up with the Christmas Carol Murder, but it was not available at the library so I ad-libbed and found this one called Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse.  Sounded like fun, looked a bit quirky, but I struggled to get into it and actually got half way through and put it aside for another day.  I think it was just me.  I was not in the mood for that type of read.

Blue Christmas Corpse

That took me right to the end of the readathon.  So that is my wrap up post.... but I am not done!  I am continuing my reading by doing the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge.

This will run right through the holidays and up to January 6th.  Ahhhh... good times!xmas spirit challenge

Next up is The Christmas Train by David Baldacci.  Follow me on twitter for my updates.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my blog followers and fellow book lovers!



  1. Michelle Stockard MillerDecember 7, 2018 at 8:22 PM

    Thanks for joining in again, Steven. I find cozy mysteries aren't my go-to, but I do like them sometimes during the holidays. I read a cute one several years ago called The Gingerbread Bump-Off. Can't remember the author at the moment.

    I'm glad you're continuing on with the reading challenge and starting off with The Christmas Train. I have had that one in my Christmas book collection for years, but have not yet been able to get to it. I enjoyed the Hallmark adaptation of it a couple of years ago though. Have you seen it?

  2. Honestly, I didn't know they made it into a movie. That is so awesome! My wife would like it for sure. Thanks for the tip. I typically don't like the romance, corny stories , but this one, I am really liking. Should be finished soon. Can't put the darn thing down :) I am excited to continue your reading challenge through and past new years. I find when I am involved in your Readathons, I read more , and spend much less time on screen activities. Touch base with you soon!