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Book Review: The Murderous Type (The Bookstore Mystery, #2) by Sue Minix

The Murderous Type (The Bookstore Mystery, #2) by Sue Minix was published on May 25, 2023 and is about a crime writer named Jen, who has taken over her friend's bookstore.  When the mayor and a local restaurateur die, Eric, a local police officer, becomes a suspect.  Jen knows she has to prove his innocence. A huge thank you goes out to NetGalley and Avon Books UK for approving me for an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of The Murderous Type (The Bookstore Mystery, #2) by Sue Minix.  I love Minix's first book in the series so much, I knew I had to read the sequel.  I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review. Where has Sue Minix been hiding?  She is an amazing author, and I have just fallen in love with her mystery series.  I could just gush about her talent as a writer.  This sequel virtually picks up where the first book left off.  With that being said, it can be read as a stand alone novel, and the reader won't feel like they missed anything because the a

Book Review: Karen's Worst Day (Baby-Sitters Little Sister, #3) by Ann M. Martin

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Karen's Worst Day (Baby-Sitters Little Sister, #3) by Ann M. Martin opens with Karen Brewer starting her day off wrong when she has a nightmare and falls out of bed.  Things go from bad to worse for Karen, and she's sure nothing will go right.

This series is perfect for kids who aren't old enough to read The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin, and it's also perfect for children who have divorced parents since the main character has parents who are no longer together.

As for this edition of the Baby-Sitters Little Sister book series, it gives kids a chance to see that if they're having a bad day that it can and will get better, and if parents read it as well, it gives them the perfect opportunity to discuss the topic with their child or children.  With that being said, nothing really happens in Karen's Worst Day.  It's just a day in the life of a six year old girl.  The best lesson of the book is that Karen apologized to the people she treated poorly.

I do love the fact that the television shows of Mr. Ed and The Muppet Babies are mentioned, but I doubt that many children even know what those shows are nowadays, and I'm very surprised that those shows weren't updated in the reprints of the book.  I'm not complaining about it . . . just making an observation.  Maybe it will lead to an uptick of parents tracking down those shows online to show their kids, which would be awesome in my opinion.

Three out of five stars is what I gave Karen's Worst Day (Baby-Sitters Little Sister, #3) by Ann M. Martin.  I'm looking forward to seeing how the series progresses as I only read a book or two when they first came out.

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