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New On My Shelf This Week

Carolyn and I are great ‘virtual’ friends, although you might not think so, given how long I take to feature and review her books, when she is kind enough to send me through a copy just as soon as they are available.

Carolyn, I’ll bet that you loved students like me, when you were subbing in your local school, but I do promise to ‘try harder’ in the future and get my homework in on time! 🙂


(Subbing isn’t for sissies #7)

Cover Image Of 'No Substitute For Misinformation' by Carolyn J. RoseChaos is, as usual, the default setting for substitute teacher Barbara Reed’s life in Reckless River, Washington. Her ex-husband is in trouble for lying to a judge, her overbearing sister is tailing her, and a series of error-ridden memos have teachers in an uproar. On top of that, if her condo complex doesn’t win the holiday decorating competition, residents may never be rid of their obnoxious manager. But nothing can stop Barb and her friends from heading to Las Vegas to see their wealthy neighbor Muriel Ballantine compete in a seasoned showgirl reality program. 

Nothing, that is, except mutiny. And murder. 

Unless Barb’s detective boyfriend finds a killer, he won’t be in the audience. And unless Barb’s entitled dog Cheese Puff calls off his strike and gets back to rehearsing, Mrs. B’s routine will be doomed before she takes the stage. 

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Updated Image Of Author Carolyn J. Rose - October 2017Carolyn grew up in New York’s Catskill Mountains and graduated from the University of Arizona.

She logged two years in Arkansas with Volunteers in Service to America, and spent 25 years as a television news researcher, writer, producer, and assignment editor in Arkansas, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.

Carolyn’s interests are reading, gardening, swimming, and NOT cooking.

Carolyn and her author husband, Mike Nettleton, write individually and in collaboration. Their novels are set on the Oregon Coast, sun-blasted New Mexico, New York’s Catskill Mountains, Portland, and the Ozarks. They fictionalize about the places they have lived and worked in their careers in TV and radio.

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Picture of an English red post boxMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … Your Hosts for  ‘Mailbox Monday

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Martha of ‘Reviews By Martha’s Bookshelf’

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… You never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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