Friday Spotlight: Autodrome

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AutodromeAutodrome by Kim Lakin-Smith


Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.


Opening Line:

7:30 am, Showdown Saturday. One hour before the citizens of Autodrome got their streets back and were free to go about their lives.



Cozy Mystery Book Haul

I don’t usually do haul posts, since I tend to buy my books randomly and as the mood strikes me so there never seems to be enough to merit a post. I got an Amazon gift card recently though, and decided that I wanted to spend it on discovering some new-to-me cozy mysteries.

I got loads of great suggestions when I asked for recommendations, so I thought I’d share what I picked with you guys in case you want to try them too.


Six Books Perfect for Afternoon Tea

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I love sitting in my local coffee shop, a latte in one hand and a book in the other. Depending on the time of day, there’s sometimes something sweet on the table too. I love books full of delicious foodie descriptions — even when they make me hungry! Even better if I can find myself something similar to snack on!

So here’s six books where a tea, coffee or cake play an important role, and would be perfect for curling up with, with a cuppa and a treat at your side.

Do you snack while you read? What are your book/eating combo habits?


(More) Top 5 Books Set in Space

The Top Five Series

This Top 5 series is a weekly meme created by Amanda @ Devouring Books.

Each week we’ll 5 book featuring the common theme provided. These can be books that we’ve read, or ones that are still on our TBRs. I’ll note beside each one if I’ve read the book yet or not, and provide a link to my review if I have one. 

Feel free to share your own favourites or give me more TBR suggestions in the comments. 

If this weeks topic interests you, you can find the first five “Books Set in Space” here.