X by Sue Grafton


Photo Credit: Putnam Books

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.


Summary from Goodreads:

X:  The number ten. An unknown quantity. A mistake. A cross. A kiss.

 The shortest entry in Webster’s Unabridged. Derived from Greek and Latin and commonly found in science, medicine, and religion. The most graphically dramatic letter. Notoriously tricky to pronounce: thinkxylophone.

The twenty-fourth letter in the English alphabet.

Sue Grafton’s X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

Listen, it’s no secret that I LOVE me some Sue Grafton. I may not have been reading her my entire life (actually, I think A IS FOR ALIBI was first printed before I was even born!) but for the past 10 or so years, I have been loving Sue and Kinsey. As we get closer to the end of the alphabet, I grow increasingly nervous about my beloved Kinsey. Will Kinsey just end when we get to Z? Does Sue Grafton have more in store? Can we make a plan to re-write the alphabet and add a few more letters? (Desperate times call for desperate measures!) Continue reading

Literary Friday, ya’ll……

literary friday

It’s Friday! *jazzzzzzzzz hands*


1. Deep South Magazine and their #literaryfriday: Talk about Southern Gothic, GO SET A WATCHMAN, news about books festivals and MUCH more!


2. The Thinking Closet has a DIY Camera Strap tutorial that I am totes digging!


3. A Touch of Book Madness has some authors she’d invite for tea!


4. Did Library Educated think EAT PRAY LOVE was worth her time? Find out!


5. Ivory Owl Reviews picks Jack Black to play the role of Gavin in THOSE GIRLS- a choice I completely support. Think about it- he’d be like Stanley Tucci in THE LOVELY BONES- a role that goes completely against type and therefore is 100% memorable.


6. OnDBookshelf gives A HUNDRED SUMMERS by Beatriz Williams the ole 5 star review!


7. Always With A Book is giving away ALL THE SINGLE LADIES by Dorothea Benton Frank.


8. Was Wendy Wax’s A WEEK AT THE LAKE a hit or a miss for Stacy @ The Novel Life?


9. What are you reading for #FridayReads? I’m reading an e-ARC of X by Sue Grafton (due out in August!) and probably going to balance that with a light read- possibly something in the funny category!


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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Beach Reads 2015

2015 Summer Reading

Ahhhh.. Summer reading- is there anything better? I think not. I like summer reading- the pretty covers, the lure of the whole day ahead, the fact that it does not begin to get dark till after 8pm! Reading in the summer is almost decadent to me- because wherever I am- it’s like a mini-vacation.

So here are SOME of the books that I’m pretty excited to read over the summer (some I’ve already read in anticipation of summer reads!)- some are straight up beach reads, some are my mystery/suspense that keep me guessing all the book long and there is a couple of historical fiction in here to mix things up!



1. I REGRET NOTHING by Jen Lancaster

2. LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE by Jessica Knoll

3. THE IDEA OF LOVE by Patti Callahan Henry

4. DEAR CAROLINA by Kristy Woodson Harvey Continue reading