Week 18 – 2017

It’s a hot and muggy day here in Boston. Best to stay indoors and get some stuff done, right? I hope this is a short one because I have book club today. I love my book club. Anyway, Week 18 covers May 1 – 7. Let me know what you think.

Every Tongue Got to Confess by Zora Neale Hurston – I borrowed this as an e-book from the Boston Public Library. This is a collection of tales told to the author. It is not a novel. The author does not involve herself in the book. I thought it was pretty disappointing, actually because Their Eyes Were Watching God is so good. I’m giving it 2 stars.

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson – I borrowed this as an e-book from the BPL. It’s good and I liked it, but I think I’ve seen too many of the movies or something. This just wasn’t suspenseful for me. I knew exactly how everything was going to go down. And I kept picturing that weird actress from the remake as the main character. I’m still giving it 3 stars.

Spring Cleaning Murders by Dorothy Cannell – I received this from the publisher via NetGalley. It is Ellie Haskell #7. This is a cute cozy mystery. I have read another in this series and they are quite good. They are entertaining and somewhat complicated without being confusing. I really like the main characters. I listened to this as text to speech on my kindle on my way to New Jersey from New Hampshire and was so engaged that I continued to read it once I arrived. I had started it earlier in the week, but I got to that point where you just have to know how it all wraps up. I definitely didn’t predict the ending, which always speaks highly of a good mystery. If you like to be entertained with a fun mystery, I definitely recommend this. I’m giving it 3 stars.

And that is it for Week 18. Let me know what you think or if you have anything to recommend.

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