Fatal Fixer-Upper by Jenna Bennett

Fatal Fixer-Upper (A Do-It-Yourself Mystery, #1)Fatal Fixer-Upper by Jenna Bennett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

First in the new Do-It-Yourself mystery series

Avery Baker was once a New York designer, but inheriting her aunt’s old Maine cottage has led her down a new career path – home renovation. Now, with help from hunky handyman Derek Ellis, Avery starts learning the ABC’s of DIY. But when the designer-turned-renovator finds clues that lead to a missing professor, she wonders if she can finish the house – without getting finished off in the process. -goodreads.com


I love this book and the idea of the series! Mystery and Interior Design together? Genius! (at least to me, being in Interior Design.) I admit that the culprit of the crimes in the book became evident quite early on, but the layout of the plot, and the different character developments were great. When I saw the design tips at the end of the book, I was ecstatic! Great idea for a book, and I’ll definitely plan on reading the others.

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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and MenOf Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The tragic story of the complex bond between two migrant laborers in Central California. They are George Milton and Lennie Small, itinerant ranch hands who dream of one day owning a small farm. George acts as a father figure to Lennie, who is a very large, simple-minded man, calming him and helping to rein in his immense physical strength. -goodreads.com


A great short read. The story was infinitely better than what I thought it would be. The connection and symbolism between Candy & his Dog and George & Lennie came as quite a shock and made me view George and Lennie in a new light. The book situated around different aspects of loneliness (of how some long for company, and others long for solitude) and how sometimes ridding yourself of burdens, no matter how painful and emotional it may be, is the only way to move on. The book was very moving and I definitely recommend this to any and everyone.

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