Title: Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Eversham
Author: M. C. Beaton
Number of Pages: 250
Book Number: 1/53
My Rating: 2.5/5

Review: Notes here.
I realized that while I was updating my personal journal with my book reviews, I have been neglecting to add them here. I'll post some now and some later to spare f-lists.

Title: The Walkers of Dembly (Agatha Raisin #4)
Author: MC Beaton
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Mystery
Book Number/Goal: 63/75 in 2009

Review: The book was quite short and felt like it was simply there to move along the character's story arcs. It wasn't a bad read, but the mystery was almost secondary given the developments at the end.

Title: Still Alice
Author: Lisa Genova
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Fiction
Book Number/Goal: 64/75 in 2009

Review: I started crying on page 100; I didn't stop until I was done. This is a beautifully written story. It's both moving and frightening. I pray to God that I don't have to go through this one day, either as a patient or as a care-giver.

Title: Kindred In Death (In Death Series #29)
Author: JD Robb
Number of Pages: 384
Genre: Fiction
Book Number/Goal: 65/75 in 2009

Review: #29 in the series and they're still awesome! I love the In Death series, and this one does not dissapoint. There is a short story coming out later this month, and then it's another six months until the next one. *taps fingers* Spoiler )
Title: The Potted Gardener (Agatha Raisin Series #3)
Author: MC Beaton
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Mystery
Book Number/Goal: 61/75 in 2009

Review: This one was a bit more enjoyable than the last one. Some of the minor characters are starting to grow on me more. I think I might enjoy this series if I give it enough of a chance.

Spoilers )
Title: Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet (Agatha Raisin Series #2)
Author: MC Beaton
Number of Pages: 199
Genre: Mystery
Book Number/Goal: 60/75 in 2009

Review: This was on OK read. I own the next several, and I'll give those a go, but I'm not sure I'll read the rest of the series. With so much on my to-read list, I don't have to settle for just OK.

I'm finding that Agatha's character doesn't really endear herself to me, nor do any of the supporting characters. For me, that's quite odd. I usually latch on to characters and the plots of the series become secondary. I'll give the series a bit more time though and see what becomes of it.
Title: Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin series, #1)
Author: M.C. Beaton
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Mystery
Book Number/Goal: 53/75 in 2009

Review: As far as "cosy mysteries" go, this one was pretty much par for the course. It was by no means a page-turner, but it was interesting enough for me to want to finish it. I will be reading the next book in the series. I think like many series, it probably starts off slow and builds up steam as it continues.


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