Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday Reads and Gobble Gobble

Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you’re spending it alone or with family, I hope it finds you in good health. And maybe snow-free. Unless you’re one of those freaks who actually LIKES the snow (like my son does).

Here’s what I read the past week:

November 21: “The Lost Girls” by Allison Brennan, #11 in the Lucy Kincaid series, a crime drama suspense at 439 pages. Blurb from book: Photojournalist Siobhan Walsh has been searching for two sisters who disappeared two years ago in Mexico, so when she receives a call from a priest in Texas about an abandoned baby holding a locket with her name, she calls her friends in the FBI for help. The infant obviously belongs to one of the sisters, but how did she end up in Texas? And why did she abandon her newborn? Lucy Kincaid and her mentor, Supervisory Special Agent Noah Armstrong, track the missing girls and uncover a human-trafficking organization that leads to a seedy underworld in which nothing is as it seems. The bad guys seem to stay two steps ahead of them, leaving a trail of dead bodies and Lucy with more questions than answers. Meanwhile Lucy’s fiancé Sean Rogan has a crisis of his own. An old girlfriend returns with shocking news: not only does Sean have a son, but Jesse and his stepfather have disappeared. The last thing Sean wants to do is leave Lucy when she’s investigating a horrific case, but his son is in grave danger. Torn between impossible choices, he makes a decision that has far-reaching consequences for Sean, Lucy, and everything they hold dear. I practically cried on the treadmill as I raced through the end of this book. Very emotional. I love Lucy and Sean and will eagerly snatch the next book (due out in March, I believe).
By the way, this was my 65th book read during the year, officially reaching my adjusted reading goal. Guess I adjusted too low, huh? I don't care. I REACHED it! Yay!

So… Do you have big plans for Thanksgiving? Or maybe just little plans? We have little plans here. Our Columbus friend had to cancel due to other commitments (family comes first—even new family), our son is spending the holiday with his future bride’s family (he was with us last year, so we kind of expected that), so our daughter will come over and the three of us will head to Bob Evans for our Thanksgiving feast. Then maybe later I’ll force my daughter to watch the turkey episode of “WKRP in Cincinnati.” Because… FUNNY.

Happy Reading! And gobble gobble.



JeffO said...

"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."

My little birds are all home for the holidays, so we're staying right here, and we'll feast, and we'll feast, and we'll feast, feast, feast, feast! Enjoy your holiday!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - I don't have to worry about feasting that much. No leftovers to tempt me. Well... except for the pie. But I'm only buying one this year. Unless they're on sale, then two. I LOVE pumpkin pie!

Jennette Marie Powell said...

I'm actually looking forward to hosting Thanksgiving this year, with my new kitchen! It helps that I don't do much of the cooking--DH deep fries the turkey out back, daughter makes pies and stuffing, my mom brings a few things, and I just cook green beans, biscuits and gravy. Easy stuff! Though I have to hand it to you for the easiest Thanksgiving--enjoy it!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - Going out is easy, but not near as fun. I'll miss eating some of my favorites, but with only three people, it'd be way too much food and I can't see wasting it. Enjoy breaking in your new kitchen!

Maria Zannini said...

I had big plans but I'm too sick to carry any of them out.

If hubby wants to eat, he'll have to cook. I'm staying under the covers. Achoo!

Happy Thanksgiving, Stacy.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - Viruses seem to have a canny way of ruining events, don't they? Hope you're feeling better soon and maybe get to have some leftover turkey before it's all gone. :)