Well, I’ve just had the virus from hell. Properly embarrassed myself at work by throwing up there — in the sick room — but still, it was just ick. And then it got worse. I suspect it might’ve been from my nephews who are at daycare, and this winter were always sick.
Bleh. Fingers crossed I can keep my food down and tummy settled.
Mercifully, I can actually focus and get some blogging done.
Destiny and things that are meant to be have been playing on my mind for a variety of reasons recently. However my concerns are not of the same kind as the ones in this book:
Agatha, or Ag lives in a world where at the age of 18 the name of your meant to be — the person you’re meant to be with for the rest of your life — appears on your skin. Her BFF is already in love with her MTB but Agatha seems to be falling for her coworker. So Agatha needs to make a decision — is she going to wait for her MTB or follow her heart? It’s always been an interesting question — are things meant to be? Does the universe have a plan after all? Also — look at the tag-line of the book — it’s going to be good!
Now this is not the meant-to-be you’d want. Samantha is in love — with a man called Dennis, who has been on Death Row for twenty years. He’s the subject of a Making a Murderer style doco that is everywhere, and everyone seems to be convinced he’s innocent. Sam starts to write him letters, and it’s through them that she falls in love and marries Dennis. And then the campaign is successful and Dennis is free… and Samantha begins to suspect he may actually not be innocent… I was reading an article about the fandoms that grow up around serial killers, and I don’t get it. How do people get to this point?
Well, this is creepy. Joshua is a kid whose lost his biological parents, and when the book opens loses the detective and father that raised him. After this loss, Joshua is given a chance to get a corneal transplant but instead gets one eye from his father and one from the suspect that killed his father. And after that Joshua begins to see things that might’ve happened in the owner’s previous lives. And on top of all this he has to contend with the suspect’s accomplice coming after him seeking revenge. I swear, I think there’s been a movie about this topic. It might have starred Jessica Alba, maybe? Does anyone remember that? I’m all over this one though — there’s a creepiness to the story, but such potential too — what does Joshua see? What does he see of his father’s past??
This mystery is set in Havana, and I am intrigued by the description in the blurb of it being a poison-laced culinary mystery. Set in Havana in 2003, Matt comes to Havana to marry his girlfriend Yarmila, who he finds dead in her apartment instead. As a result, he becomes the main suspect. So Matt sets out to clear himself and finds out more about Yarmila that he didn’t know — but what can you know of a woman you met over a blog?
With a blurb that is way short, this looks like a cozy mystery set in Thailand, and something definitely, TOTALLY worth your time. Ladarat is a nurse ethnicist (I had to look that up and I am still not clear what that is exactly), who is commandeered to help a detective when foreign travellers go missing across Thailand. What do they have in common? Staying at the Magic Grove Hotel. This is mercifully only the second in a series, and it just looks …. soothing. I don’t even know why that came to mind, but it does.
And that is what kept me sane these past two days. How are you doing this week?