Now that Hurricane Irene has moved on, the weather here is sunny and bright and it’s almost hard to believe that just a few days ago we had tons of rain and damaging wind. Of course, Irene left a few reminders of her little trip through Virginia. Here’s what she left at my apartment complex (although, not my particular apartment, thank God!):
Pretty amazing, huh? Despite being a category 1, Irene packed quite a punch. It’s sad to see all the trees that she brought down in her wrath.
We did lose power Saturday night a little before 8pm but were lucky enough to get it back by early morning Sunday. Fortunately us readers do not fear power outages! As long as we have some way to illuminate our current read than a little loss of electricity doesn’t phase us much. So I grabbed a flashlight and finished the book I was reading.
Night of the Living Deed
Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine-year-old daughter. She’s returned to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a Victorian fixer-upper into a charming-and profitable-guest house. One small problem: the house is haunted, and the two ghosts insist Alison must find out who killed them
Night of the Living Deed was a fantastic cozy mystery read. It’s the first in a series, which I definitely plan on continuing to read. It takes place on the Jersey Shore but I assure you there is zero mention of any Snooki type character. I found Copperman’s style very easy to read, and very funny, it was everything I’ve come to expect from a cozy. Here’s some quotes:
The woman could probably watch Old Yeller and not tear up.
Living with a nine year old can be like living with a combination of an investigative reporter and a district attorney. There’s always a question and you’re usually under suspicion.
Yes, I was going to inflict guilt if possible. I’m a mother. It’s not so much part of the job as a perk.
Night of the Living Deed gets a Midnight Book Rating of:
Currently I’m reading A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard and Shadowfires by Dean Koontz.