Aunt Dimity Goes West (Aunt Dimity Mysteries #12)by Nancy Atherton


Book Description

Release date: January 29, 2008 | Series: Aunt Dimity Mystery
The world’s original paranormal detective returns
Nancy Atherton ‘s Aunt Dimity series has charmed its way into the hearts of mystery fans everywhere, finding a larger audience with each new book. In Aunt Dimity Goes West, Atherton’s vivid storytelling and knack for bringing a setting to life will have fans lassoed to their chairs. Lori Shepherd, still recovering from her most recent adventure, is taking a vacation with her family in the beautiful mountain town of Bluebird, Colorado. But there’s something amiss at their seemingly perfect vacation home. Is the place cursed or is a sinister human hand shaping its eerie reputation? With Aunt Dimity’s help, Lori sets out to solve a hundred- year-old mystery and discovers that sometimes the strangest places can seem the most like home.
Review –
I really enjoyed this installment of the Aunt Dimity Mystery Series because it was action packed (not like the last one wasn’t-but this one held my interest better), took place in the United State, namely Colorado and we met another paranormal entity equal to Aunt Dimity.  Cyril, the new character, made his way to the “other side” so we won’t be hearing from him again and maybe that’s a bad thing. Anyway, this book really called to me and even had me shedding tears near the end. It is not a sad ending at all, the words just got to me.  I love this series, but I hate the new cover art.

Where Do Balloons Go: An Uplifting Mystery by Jamie Lee Curtis


Book Description

Release date: August 29, 2000 | Age Range: 4 – 8 years |

Haven’t you ever wondered …

Where do balloons go when you let them go free?

It can happen by accident. It happened to me.

Do they tango with airplanes?

Or cha-cha with birds?

Can plain balloons read balloons printed with words?


When one little boy accidentally lets go of his balloon, his imagination takes him on its journey.

Jamie Lee Curtis’s gentle and humorous exploration of the joys and perils of a balloon’s life is whimsically brought to life by Laura Cornell’s illustrations. From the best-selling author-illustrator team of Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods that Make My Day comes another delightful mystery about letting go.

Review –

The interactive version of this book was offered free for Ipads and it was wonderful and made me feel like a kid again.

If you can’t get your hands on an interactive version you will still be surprised and pleased with the hardback.

Great addition to any child’s library.



Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith


Book Description

Publication Date:May 1, 2009
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield. Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.
Review –
I love Zombies as well as the next person, but this is just wrong.
Enough said.