Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday, Plus And Then There Were Nuns by Kylie Logan

As always, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

This week's topic is favorite websites that aren't about books.

1) Previous TV-I love TV, and this site has hilarious, insightful, all-around wonderful reviews and recaps of tons of TV shows.

2) Dream in Lace-I'm admittedly very biased with this one, as it is run by a close online friend of mine. And it does sometimes have book mentions. But a lot of the time, it's great Best and Worst fashion recaps of big red carpet events, vegetarian and vegan recipes, and even fashion posts themed around TV characters.

3) Cracked-I especially love their urban legend and unsolved crimes ongoing series, but this site has articles on everything from current news to pop culture to events from the past. How can I resist articles with headlines like 23 Creepy Unsolved Mysteries No One Can Explain?

4) List Challenges-Again, this one has the option to have something to do with books, as there is a section of book lists. But there are lists about travel, life experiences, food, drinks, TV, movies, and so much more. You create a profile so you can keep track of how many points you've gotten, lists you've done, etc. It's really fun.

5) Pinterest and 6) Teachers Pay Teachers- As a teacher, these sites are absolutely invaluable. 

7) Hungry Girl-This site is a big help as I am trying to eat healthier and cook more.

8) Lost Video Island-This site is really special to me. Because of it, I've made a ton of fan videos I might not have made otherwise, and made some amazing friends I might not have met otherwise. I'm not able to be a part of it as much as I'd like anymore because of work, but I still love it, and my friends from it.

9) Go Fug Yourself-This is another site I don't get to go on as much as I used to, and as much as I'd like to, but it's a great site to pop onto even when you just have a minute. Funny, insightful fashion!

10) Budget Bytes-This links to the vegetarian section, which is my favorite part as I am a vegetarian myself, but the whole site is great. What I especially like about it is they not only give you the recipes, but they break down how much it costs per serving.

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.

Bea Cartwright, a B & B owner and operator on the island of South Bass, is helping feed a group of ten nuns who have arrived for a spiritual retreat. But when nuns start being murdered one by one, Bea and her friends (the League of Literary Ladies) start to see ominous connections to the famous mystery And Then There Were None.

And Then There Were Nuns is a cozy mystery that just really works. I'm definitely in the target audience, as I am a cozy mystery lover who is also a huge Agatha Christie fan, but I feel like really any cozy mystery lover would really like this book. I do think I may have gotten a bit more out of it because I know the book it pays homage to so well-I loved picking up on the little clues involved in the number of nuns, the island setting, and throughout the story.

The ending is definitely a surprise, and one that works well with what has come before. I was excited to learn that there is another book in the series fashioned after Murder on the Orient Express, another of my all-time favorite mysteries!


  1. Another blog mentioned Budget Bytes too. How did I not know about this before? It looks awesome!