Comments: 8
Murder by Death 9 years ago
I love this review - your enthusiasm for the book and the mystery come through so clearly.

If either one of us remembers, we should buddy read the next one. :)
Degrees of Affection 9 years ago
That would be amazing! If it's able to be shelved, I'll make a private note to try and remember.
I have decided that since I'm starting to read these again, I'm going to buy them as Ebooks. One of my pet peeves is a crease in a paperback book, so I've always steered clear of them. Had the ephiany that I could take care of that problem with my Nook! Sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees.
Murder by Death 9 years ago
lol... Makes perfect sense. I still buy all the paperbacks, but I unconsciously developed a habit of reading them without breaking the spine. I can't tell you how or why, but I read and re-read them without the wear and tear I used to bring to them. I never even noticed it until a friend came by and asked why I had bookshelves full of unread books; when I asked what she was talking about, she said all the books looked new and unread. I used to be brutal on my paperbacks though...

I love my iPad for travelling - all those print books I used to lug around! Now, I can "pack" 10 books and they all fit in my purse. :)
Degrees of Affection 9 years ago
I work very hard to not break the spine but something always happens. Always. And that's one of the reasons I'll actually loan my hardcover books out more then my paperbacks. People will take care of hardcovers if they know you like books because they know how expensive they are. Mass Market Paperbacks are seen as disposable.

Glad you can though. That's great. Yeah, I think most of us on this site lugged books around! I always had two with me, in case I finished the first one. So glad I can have a bunch on one small device or even better, on my phone! It's amazing.

...but I also love the feel of a physical book in my hands.
Murder by Death 9 years ago
I stopped lending my books out altogether – I never got them back and it didn't matter if they were hardcover or paperback. Ok, once – I got books back once. :)

I also love ebooks for those books you want to read, but know you aren't going to want to own or re-read again. Like Nora Roberts for me; I find her books to be perfect to read at work; I can be interrupted repeatedly and it doesn't matter much. But they aren't books I'd want on my physical shelves because I'm likely to never want to re-read them again (or if I do, it'll be at work again).

I'll try to remember to make a private note on the next Bourbon book too; I've never used private notes before so it'll be the first.
Degrees of Affection 9 years ago
I'm using them to note is the the book in the library is only on one of the ebook or eaudio sites. Only physical copies are listed in their regular catalog and their 'full' catalog doesn't always list books I know they own. *shrugs* Crazy.

Yeah, the only people I lend books to now is my family and truthfully I have more of theirs then they do mine right now. We see each other twice a year though, so we can exchange hostages, so to speak. But no, I tend not to lend books out to basically anyone.
bookaneer 9 years ago
I love ebooks. I can highlight and take notes all over them and it doesn't hurt a thing.
Plus, text zoom. And I know everyone hates on the backlighting, but my gym is dark. I adore the backlighting.

Great review! This does sound like a fun series.
Degrees of Affection 9 years ago
I've grown to like them a lot. Not for every book but definitely for a series like this. And I like my backlighting.

Thanks! It is; if you like cozy mysteries, you should give this a try. I was surprised at how much I liked it.