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I have loved to read since I was little. I would borrow many books from the library and still borrow to this day, but I also purchase books (mostly for my kids) and freebies on Kindle. I read as much as I can daily. Sometimes I read several books at one time. I don't have a preference of paper book over an ebook, I just love to read. Keeping lists of what I have read is a good way for me to remember. 

Currently reading

A Catered Costume Party (Mystery With Recipes)
Isis Crawford
The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories
Agatha Christie
Crowned and Moldering
Kate Carlisle
Mint Chip Murder: A Donut Hole Cozy Mystery - Book 6
Susan Gillard
The Devotional Bible: Experiencing The Heart of Jesus
Max Lucado
Progress: 51 %
Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 Days
John A Carroll
Progress: 60 %

Movie and Book together

Arsenic and Old Puzzles: A Puzzle Lady Mystery (Puzzle Lady Mysteries) - Parnell Hall

I have never seen the movie "Arsenic and Old Lace," and in this book, there is a strong connection to the movie. An old man is killed by poisons (3) in Elderberry Wine served by two spinsters running a boarding house. Cora is called to come and help by the Sheriff because the old man is carrying a Sudoku puzzle and another puzzle is found on the porch. As the time passes, more people are murdered for various reasons, but the movie connection starts to blur. Cora causes trouble and stirs up gossip and then figures out who the true murderer is, and holds a meeting to set out what is known, to help finger the suspect. 

 

The story is fun and at some point it is interesting. I would love to have had the puzzle in a paper format so that I could have tried them myself before getting to the solution (shown in the book), but I borrowed from the library in e-book format. 

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18933472-arsenic-and-old-puzzles