snapshot 2.25

recently finished: Death of an Honest Man by M.C. Beaton. I finally read a Hamish Macbeth book, and I loved it. Between reading this lovely story of a small Scottish village and listening to West Cork, a true crime podcast about a small village in Ireland, I was just about to pack up and move across the pond. Even with all the murders. I mean, no place is perfect, right? 

currently reading: My Name Is Venus Black, which comes out Tuesday. It's a YA book, but a very smart YA book, and I am enjoying it. A teenager shoots her rotten stepfather, and just days after she is arrested and put into the system, her younger, autistic brother goes missing. I'm a little over halfway right now, and it's beautiful and honest and heart-breaking and lovely. It's a great journey! I also started Michelle McNamara's I'll Be Gone in the Dark, if you count reading Gillian Flynn's foreword as starting the book. I'm excited about reading it, but I'm also scared of it, because of the horrible crimes she was chasing after. It's so much easier to read about fictional monsters than real ones. 

up next: I was gifted a copy of The Pajama Frame by Diane Vallere, and I'd like to get to it soon. It's number five in her Mod Mystery series, and it sounds like a lot of fun. Many thanks to Henery Press for the book!