2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge

Tina has read 2 books toward her goal of 40 books.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

REVIEW for Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop


















Another big thank you goes out to Jennifer for sending this book along to me!

TITLE:              Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop

AUTHOR:         Otto Penzler

GENRE:            Mystery

RATING:          4 Stars

I love the concept behind this book -  Penzler, who owns the Mysterious Bookshop in New York, which I visited a few years ago in NY, committed one "secret" mystery writer to write a story with the following requirements:  it has to be Christmas oriented and it has to be centered at the Mysterious Bookshop.  Over the course of time, quite a few "secret" authors actually got involved and what has now resulted is this book.

Of course, because each story is written by a different writer, you can easily note the different styles and approaches contained in the book.  This is usually a bit of a problem for me as I am not a fan of "short stories"by various authors.  Nonetheless, the book ended up being a fun, fun read! thanks to the fact that each author has injected their very own style to each story - be it, suspense, humor or a combination of the two.


I really liked reading this one and, of course, reading about Christmas in September is perfect for putting me in the mood for winter, snow and, of course, Christmas.
   

1 comment:

itsJUSTme said...

I LOVE the cover of this book! But I don't do short stories. Might be good for a Christmas book though, I'll think about it, LOL.

 
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