Friday, September 7, 2012

Theme Thursdays. Sticks and Scones

Theme Thursdays is hosted by Kayven at Reading Between Pages...

Each Thursday she picks a theme and we participators select a sentence from current-book-of-choice that fits said theme.

Theme Thursdays

This week it's about "walking" (stepping, running, etc...)

That being said, here is my li'l snippet:

"She came walking up the steps by the dentist's office as stealthily as a cat, and just as quietly."
Sticks and Scones, Diane Mott Davidson, pg. 286

I've been reading Sticks and Scones, my first Goldy Schulz, caterer/amateur sleuth, book.

I like the unique factor of the menu that Goldy is going to cook up is at the beginning of the book and that recipes are scattered throughout the story. (awkward sentence there but you get the picture)

I do not like Goldy. She is paranoid, snoopy and a major cop-caller. But I guess after being involved in 9 other murders and attempts-on-her-life (I'm only assuming here as this is the 10th book) I have to give her being paranoid.

I do not like that there is so much going on this book; who shot out her window? who stole the stamps? what's her ex-husband up to? (Oh, that's another thing, Goldy seems to have been married to an fidelity-challenged, abusive type of guy for an indeterminate amount of time. Why, Goldy, why did you stay so long? I've puzzled through that while reading.) is the castle haunted? is her now-husband cheating? And on top of all that Goldy has two luncheons to cater and some mysteries to solve, ahead of the detectives nonetheless. Whew! What a busy girl!

I do not like that the one recipe I was really interested in trying, Chicken Croquettes, was not in the book. I had to look that one up on allrecipes (which the kids ate up, by the way!). Although I am interested in trying out Huevos Palacios, basically a frittata with chili (which Tom, the husband, not Goldy made for breakfast).

With only 62 pages or so left, I will stick it and found out whodunit but don't know if I would pick up another.

Plus, I just gotta find out if that castle is haunted.



Yvonne said...

Great snippet! I only read the first book in this series, but I really need to get back to it.

Landslide said...

Was she afraid to go to the dentist? :)

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