Thursday, January 24, 2013

January Artful reading club

Well it's the 25th of January and time for my review and art..

This month I read Killer Cruise by Laura Levine


Its Number 8 in the Jaine Austen mystery series. Came out in 2010.

Jaine Austen is a jingle writer in California  In  Killer Cruise she took a job at a Cruise to teach a class about writing. While on the cruise a murder takes place, one of the workers of the cruise ships is murdered and they think the murder victim's girlfriend did it. Jaine became friend with the girl before the murder and decides to help her out by finding out who did it. While teaching a class, flirting with a man she met on board, and editing a manuscript. Oh and sneaking salmon and shrimp to her cat that's she's hiding on board. I forgot to mention that her cat, Prozac(yes that's the cat's name) snuck out of her apartment and into the trunk of the car while Jaine went back as she forgot something. Once and a while we see e-mail from Jaine's parents and her neighbor as a b storyline.

The book just like all the other ones in the series is a good fast read. When I first sat down to read it I read 20 chapters. Then on Sunday Jan. 7 I finished it. It has lots of humor that I like in a book. The character are great. I can't wait to get the next one in the series (hopefully in kindel edition.lol)

I did a journal page when I wasn't really done with the book. But I got the jest of the story from the 20 chapters I read before doing the journal page.


I glued some tropical napkins to the page. Then I used some aqua and green craft paints. I swirled them together on the page. In the mail the day I was doing this page I happened to get the Cruise Traveler magazine. I ripped out the cruise ship and the couple on the page. I added some punchenilla with white craft paint. Then lastly I used some Mudd Puddles in Key Largo on the bottom of the page, to look like sand. I still have to put a title on the page, and maybe something about the book, Don't know yet.

The next book I'm going to be reading is Big Hair and Flowing Cows by Dolores J. Wilson

23 comments:

Virginia said...

Sounds like a fun book and loving the artwork!

Sarah said...

The book sounds like an enjoyable read - and Prozac is an awesome name for a cat :D

and it looks like you had a lot of fun with your journal page too, lovely and colourful

Jez said...

Nice review - leaves me feeling that I want to read the book, so I've noted down the details. I like a bit of humour and detection.
Interesting piece of artwork - that was a lucky stroke to be sent the cruise ship just on the day you needed it.

Jay said...

great review indeed, a jingle writer on a cruice ship lol intersting

Darcy said...

haha love the name of the cat! i think you reviewed it really well, covering all the main points and making it very appealing. your journal/collage page is great, love that colour and the white punchinella looks like the white froth on the waves.

lorig said...

I am adding this to my reading list when I need an easy read. I like mysteries and with a cat named Prozac the humor sounds to be just my style. It also seems to have inspired some fun artwork!

Jenny said...

Great review Sheri... really like the sound of your book... and wonderful art journal page... lots of lovely color and detail...

Jenny ♥

San @ Made in Hem said...

Oh gee, grwat review and it feels like I now have to read it too, but then I should start at the first so that means 8 books to add to my list... It really is going to be never-ending! :)
I love your Art page, it looks so summery and happy! I could use a splash of Summer now it's snowing again! ♥

Dee said...

Great journal page - lovely and bright (very tropical). Your review was very helpful - thank you.

P.J. said...

I have heard of this series of books and always wondered about them. I might have to look at one or two as they seem interesting. I like the artwork, too. Very nice!

Sophie said...

Great review and your artwork is lovely, really fun and bright!

Manon said...

I love murder mysteries so this could be another possible book for the future! Lovely entry in your journal. I like working with napkins too.
manon

Carmen said...

I love that cats name! Your journal page is really fun and bright - what a stroke of luck getting the cruise magazine :-)

Leialoha said...

So enjoyed your review and your journal page...colorful and tropical...just looking at all those layers/textures makes me happy! happy! even though it's about a 'killer cruise'!

Just Words said...

Thanks for the informative review. It sounds like a great summer beach read. Enjoyed your artwork interpretation. You used some products I'm not familiar with so will check them out. Michelle Vanstrom

Janet said...

Sounds like a fun read, especially as there is a murder! Great journal page.

Janet xx

Gina said...

Great journal page :D makes me want to walk barefoot in the sand on a warm sunny day :D This sounds like a great group of stories, love the characters name and profession :D XXX

Ali said...

Your journal page looks great. For some reason Janet Evanovich's books came to mind when I read your review. Sounds like a good light read.

Shirley said...

Your book sounds like one to pack in my holiday suitcase ( whenever that might be ). Great review and I love your colourful artwork, very tropical.
Looking forward to your next months review.

Maz said...

The book sounds like a nice easy read and I've added the author to my list! Love your artwork, gorgeous bright colours.

Jen said...

Like your journal page and the book sounds like a fun read.
Jen x

Diane said...

This book series sounds like a lot of fun and this book in particular seems to be calling out for a spot on the beach and a cabana boy with a fruity drink. Love the bright colors on your journal page.

Catie Cuddles said...

Your journal page is so bright and colourful. Not sure if I fancy the book though! But glad you did!