# HELLO THERE: FEBUARY 2020

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It has been awhile but do come and lets a chat and share a cup of tea or coffee. I would like to thank my friends, followers for their support in a very difficult time for us. Do to our age both of us a health problems and stress is hard for us to handle. We have a new caregiver, Katy is her name she has done wonders for us and that has help us to feel good.

I stopped doing reviews last November; I am still reading about a book each day. The books come from my book library, the Meridian library, and from Nook. I feel bad for my Goodread followers but it hurts too much to go on it.

To start a new year I read GONE KITTY GONE by Elaine Watkins, a cat groomer series. Very good cat information and about cat shows, grooming and kidnapping of a cat.

My next book was by Sherry Harris SELL LOW, SWEET HARRIET. The sale is in a home and the MC has problems of break ends. Another good read in this series.

This was follow by the third book of Susan Furlong SHATTERED JUSTICE, the third book in her Travelers series.

After giving my giving my mature plants away and donating most of my books to the Meridian, I have brought some new plants. I my Norfork Pine is doing great. It is going on it third year. Another addition is a purple scented orchid.

I need to understand how my Google pictures work so I can find them. Here is the last picture of me taking yesterday just after a much needed haircut.

Goodbye for now. I am going try to do better in writing a HELLO THERE post. I do have a couple of reviews to write and will try and get them on this week

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COVER REVEAL: FROZEN STIFF DRINK BY JAMES J CUDNEY

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Frozen-Stiff-Drink-Main-FileI’m so excited to share the cover of the next Braxton Campus Mystery, Frozen Stiff by James J. Cudney, coming to shelves early Spring!

Frozen Stiff (Expected Publication Day: March 18th, 2020)

Genre: Cozy Mystery

A winter blizzard barrels toward Wharton County with a vengeance. Madam Zenya predicted the raging storm would change the course of Kellan’s life, but the famed seer never could’ve prepared him for all the collateral damage. Nana D disappears after visiting a patient at Willow Trees, leaving behind a trail of confusion. When the patient turns up dead, and second body is discovered beneath the snowbanks, Kellan must face his worst fears. What tragedy has befallen his beloved grandmother?

Kellan’s brother Hampton learns essential life lessons the hard way after his father-in-law accuses him of embezzlement. While trying to prove his innocence, Hampton digs himself a deeper hole that might lead to prison. Sheriff Montague wants…

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RDP Sunday: Wander

This cat reminds me of Kato and I feel It is another Bengal.

Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

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Yesterday I went for a wander through my half of the village. I was on my own it seemed until this cat appeared. I saw him and he saw me and we both stopped in our tracks. He looked at me, no stared at me, and waited for the next move. I decided to remain still, camera poised to see what he  would do next.

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Keeping his eyes on me all the time, and not breaking contact, he began to approach, he seemed to have a definite target in his walk.

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He turned as he got nearer. It was then that he began to avoid eye contact. I was waiting for him to retreat, but this cat was not prepared to give up.

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And then he was having second thoughts. Perhaps this human in the chair with a camera in her hand was a source of rivalry. I remained still…

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Arizona Living

This post brought back memories of our time in Arizona

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Hello… and Happy Sunday Friends!

Are you ready for some

SOUTHWEST LOVE!

Many people think the desert is brown. We live in the Sonoran Desert here in amAZing Arizona. It’s far from Brown! I hope I can make you think otherwise?

Spur Cross Trail Cavecreek, Arizona

And yes… we have lakes here as well…

Watson Lake Prescott, Arizona

Lake Havasu, Arizona

When taking a walk at our town center I saw many visiting ducks.

When you head out into the back country… there’s nothing like seeing our wild Burros. I just love them.

But then again …there’s nothing like our Wild Horses. I caught them when they were sleepy.

We also have our share of grazing cattle…

Once in a while a coyote will cross your path. I love this one’s coloring.

We love our saguaros. Pronounced suh-wah-roes. And our wide open spaces!

Looks like we are gettin’ ready for…

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The Christmas Calendar Girls–an advent calendar that helps others

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The Christmas Calendar Girls

by Samantha Tonge

The Christmas Calendar GirlsFern, Davina, and Cara bond over children who attend the same school in Birchwood Estate. With different personalities and strengths they value each other rather than hold jealousies. In The Christmas Calendar Girls by Samantha Tonge, the ladies work together to save the food bank that is a lifeline for so many in the community, from the addict to the unemployed parent struggling to provide.

It’s the busy Christmas season and late to begin a project to raise money, but Fern has an idea to save the food bank and engender community spirit and good will. Her friends jump on board to help.

All is not smooth sailing, however, with the project and its changing deadlines or in the “calendar girls’ ” personal lives. Fern is a widowed journalist trying to find a new normal for herself and her daughter Lily. Perhaps she…

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💜SUNDAY BOOKISH LOVE💜

I enjoy this and I relate to several.

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Hello!🤗 Happy Sunday! I’m taking my 14 year old daughter to see an anime movie today with subtitles!😲 Have a beautiful and peaceful Sunday everyone!😊💜

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson ★★★☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog

I feel this an excellent review of this book

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40914165._SY475_Primary Genre(s): Historical Fiction
Published:  7 May 2019 by Sourcebooks Landmark
Page count: 320
My Format: Audiobook via Hoopla
Cover: Okay
Pacing: Okay, but repetitive
Ending: Okay
Would I recommend it: Probably
Commission Link: Buy The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

My rating:★★☆☆

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 #MYSTERY BOOKS I ESPECIALLY LIKE IN 2019

MY WORDS FOR 2020 ARE

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I usually do not make a list like this as I feel is only my opinion so it is my first ever list. ENJOY

BOOKS 

THE TRACKING GAME by Margaret Mizushima outstanding K-9 book

MURDER LIKES IT HOT by Tracy Webber

I really enjoyed this book about dogs other social problems. I am very sorry it has ended.

THE WEDDING GUEST by Jonathan Kellerman

Always good and read

PLEASE DON’T FEED THE MAYOR by Sue Pethick

Very funny dog story

SEEING RED by Dana Dratch

MR FINCHLEY DISCOVERS HIS ENGLAND by Victor Canning

Another funny and great read

THE BOOKWOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK by Kim Michelle Richardson

Outstanding Historical story that says a lot about color people. I learned some information.

THE BODIES IN THE LIBRARY by Marty Wingate

Another good book that is mostly funn

FINDING MIRANDA by Iris Chacon

Outstanding novel 

MOLTEN MUD MURDER by Sara E Johnson

I learned a lot about New Zealand

Rereads

THE DOORBELL RANG by Rex Stout

My favorite book as Nero takes on Edgar Hoover FBI

The Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters

A good series set in the 1850’s in England and Egypt

REST AND BE THANKFUL by Helen MacInnes

A novel in 1950 where the East Meets the West

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#AOTD DOG 

PEACE


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#FOTD POINSETTIA- DECEMBER 30, 2019

PEACE. 

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