Book Challenge: Guidebook to Murder

“And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby has always been one of my favorite books. I’m not sure if it’s the glimpse into another time or the age when I first read it, but it’s always held a special place in my heart. We all have those books we hold dear where the characters become our friends and for awhile we live in another time and place.

Guidebook to Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon

I just finished book three in my 2020 Book Challenge. I’m now 12% complete! Slow going I know, but I’m anticipating being able to catch up this summer. Book three was Guidbook to Murder. It is book one in the Tourist Trap Mysteries. I love the gritty fast paced who done it’s just as much as I love these kitschy small town detective stories. This series takes place on the West Coast. This had some historical bits about the Missions of California which added to the appeal. The British Hubby and I visited several missions during our time living in California.

Why would anybody kill Ms. Emily? Turns out there are plenty of suspects in this small town outside of Bakersfield. Could it be for her paintings or the inheritance or the new development or pirate treasure? That’s right, pirate treasure. This was a fun book to hear unfold as I worked on my COVID Comfort. I’m working away on clue one still. I’ve lost track of how far behind I am, but it’s about the process. COVID 19 isn’t going away any time soon so why rush through my blanket? I’m working on block four in mitred squares.

Now that we’ve started to have some warmer days, I thought it was time to start my cold brew iced teas again. Some teas I prefer iced vs warm. You can also use ice tea as the base for mocktails or regular cocktails. Do you have any favorite tea concoctions? Sure, it could be I’m missing the times I would join co-workers or friends at a happy hour for a fun drink I might not make at home. While, I have done some online happy hour meet-ups to connect with people it’s not quite the same when I make my own drink and there’s no delicious bar food where the carbs don’t count. Although my waistline is noticing the lack of bar food.

Normally, I would save plant updates until next week, but I wanted to share how amazingly easy and fast my romaine lettuce is regrowing. I was sent this yesterday from a follower and thought I would try it. The photo above is after about 26 hours. You can already see new growth!

Ernie is trying to figure out how this shelter in place works. I’m not sure a pillow fort qualifies, but who doesn’t like a pillow fort?

Have a great weekend everyone! Stay safe and stay healthy.

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