Oct 162011

This great meme is hosted by Sheila at
“Book Journey”.
It’s a great way to start the week and
find out what other bloggers are reading.
My To-Be-Read pile has grown to an
unbelievable number thanks to this meme.


I am so excited to be here!!!
Google did turn my accounts back on Friday night at 8 p.m.
with a one line email “This issue has now been resolved.”

But I have created the new blog and
love it and there will be no turning back.
I have learned change is a good thing!

I hope you will all help me by spreading the word.
Dollycas is back!
With a cleaner, leaner site, but still the same
Book Reviews, Recommendations,
Random Thoughts & Giveaways!!

What follows is for 2 weeks.
I spent a lot of time creating this site and picking myself up, dusting myself off
and moving forward with the help of some
very good friends and a couple new ones too.

But I was able to get a little reading in too!


Death by the Dozen (Cupcake Bakery Mystery)

Loose Diamonds: …and other things I’ve lost (and found) along the way

Flipped Out (A Do-It-Yourself Mystery)

Giveaway for one whole set of the series and another for a copy of flipped OUT!!
Click on the Current Giveaway Tab at the top of the blog for details.

Old World Murder and The Heirloom Murders

(Chloe Ellefson Mysteries)

Set in Wisconsin and a Wisconsin Author
Plus Kathleen will be Guest Posting Here
on October 20th!

 How To Party With A Killer Vampire

Penny Warner will be here for Cozy Wednesday this week!!


The Girl in the Green Raincoat


Liver Let Die

Liz Lipperman will be Guest Posting Here on
October 26 for Cozy Wednesday!

Cemetery Girl

Killer Crab Cakes

The Pumpkin Muffin Murder

I am also participating in

Hosts: Bex @ Kindle Fever, Amanda @ Letters Inside Out,
April @ My Shelf Confessions

This is a Halloween themed Read-a-Thon but it’s not going to restricted  to only Halloween/creepy books,
so pick whatever you want to read! 

I haven’t participating in one of these in awhile
so I have extra books on stand-by if needed.


They have their own page now!!!
Click the above link or the top at the top of the blog.

There are forms listed for all contests in process when Dollycas’s Thoughts went down on October 8th. All end dates have been extended. If you entered at Dollycas’s Thoughts or last week during the interim version of this blog you do not need to enter again. I will be manually combining all lists.

Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

Boy, it’s good to be back!!!


  52 Responses to “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”

  1. “How to party with a killer vampire” – now I wish to know how! Might have to look this up. Was it good?

    Here is my Monday! + 2 Awesome Giveaways! Have a great week!

  2. I really love the look of your new blog – it is clean and crisp! Welcome back and enjoy those books!

  3. I have to admit I wish your giveaways were open to me here in Australia (though I understand why they aren’t ). I love cosies, you have some great ones to read this week – enjoy!

    shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

  4. It must have been a headache and quite nerve wracking setting up the new, good looking blog.

    You are here now, Good Luck in your new blog 🙂

    have a great week

    Ps have been tweeting your new blog for you


  5. Congratulations on the new blog! All your books are new to me this week. Thanks for the recommendations.

    My Monday is at http://www.spiritblog.net.

  6. Welcome back! Looks like a lot of great books you’ve got in the works Cemetary Girl has me intrigued.

  7. The Girl in the Green Raincoat was really cute! I liked that a lot! I’ll have to check out some of these other ones! 🙂

  8. Love the look of your new blog. Will add it to my Google Reader.

    You read some good books. I am still slow after my LONG reading slump but catching up!

    Here is my post!

  9. All these cozies look wonderful. I have a couple of them. Happy reading! Here’s my It’s Monday List

  10. Oh, I love, love, love the new blog! It does load faster….which is a great benefit.

    As usual, you have many exciting new titles that I’m eager to check out, like the Amy Ephron book.

    Loved The Girl in the Green Raincoat.


  11. Cemetery Girl looks really interesting! I haven’t heard of most of these, which I love so I can add some books to my tbr list 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    And the new website is really cute!

  12. Congratulations on the new blog! I’m digging the beach theme 😀
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and happy reading!

  13. You have been very busy! It looks very nice and neat. Hope you’ll be happy with your new blog.

    I love the button for the read-a-hon – I’m going to do the 24h readathon on Saturday but this button is SO nice… I’m almost tempted to join in. 😉

  14. Love the new look and I found it loaded faster too. Will update my reader. Lots of lovely books – the cover of Cemetery Girl catches my eye.

    Have a great reading week and enjoy the readathon.

  15. Your blog looks good!

    Have a nice week. Good reading! 🙂

  16. New blog looks great! Thanks for coming by to let me know!

  17. I love the new look! It’s very clean and simple, very pretty 🙂

    I’ve seen How To Party on a couple of blogs this week, seems popular this month! Hope you enjoy it!

  18. Glad you are back. Sorry you had to go through that pain, but the new blog looks great!

  19. Good for you creating your own blog. Looks like you have reviewed some good books.

  20. Hi! New blog looks great!

  21. Thank you everyone for stopping by!!!! Come back soon!!!

  22. Wow! Lots going on here, how exciting!! So many great sounding books as well! The Pumpkin Muffin Murder sounds good!

  23. I haven’t heard of most of these, but Cemetery Girl sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy them! Your new blog looks great!

  24. The new blog looks great!

    You’ve got a busy couple of weeks coming up. I wish I could do readathons still 🙁

  25. I lost my first book blog due to malware so I know how you felt. This blog looks great though!

    Enjoy your books!

  26. Great books you’ve read the past week! This blog looks awesome! Neat and cute! Enjoy your books and have a great week.

  27. Thank you for stopping by earlier. My favorite read this week is Pirate King by Laurie R. King. This week I want to finish How to Party with a Killer Vampire by Penny Warner. Please come see what else I’m reading.

  28. Your new blog looks phenomenal. I started on WP then moved to Blogger. Can you take your current GFC to WP from Blogger?
    Oh no! I JUST got a domain name. Argh. I am in transition as we speak.

    You have a lot of awesome stuff going on 🙂

    New follower

    its monday what r u reading@books&beyond

  29. Awesome book choices. And I love the new blog!

  30. What a great line-up! Most of these titles are on my TBR list!

    The blog looks great! I love how clean it is!
    Welcome back to blogging! 😉
    + New follower ;D

  31. Love the new site! And it sounds like you’ve managed to keep busy reading too. Enjoy your week!

  32. The new blog looks good! I love the flip flops down here on the bottom of the page! Doesn’t it feel good to sit back and just admire your hard work? I am participating in the Dewey’s Readathon but will have to check out the one you are participating in. I’m ready for a good long readathon! I’ll bet you are too!

  33. Cool blog, thanks for commenting on mine:)

  34. You have some good choices there.

  35. Glad you are back up and running, it looks good! I really need to read a Laura Lippman!

  36. I love the new look! And the cover of Cemetery Girl. Enjoy your week!

  37. Your blog looks great! Thanks for visiting my blog. I love all your mysteries. The Pumpkin Muffin Murder has to be great if it is anything like pumpkin muffins. I love them. The only thing better is maybe a pumpkin frycake from Wegman’s.

  38. Welcome back! The website looks great–much cleaner! How to Party with a Killer Vampire sounds like it would be a lot of fun. Enjoy this week’s reading!

  39. Your new blog looks great! Sorry you had to go through all that trouble.

  40. The new blog looks great! I added Laura Lippman to my TBR list. Thanks for stopping by Literary Lindsey today.

  41. Your blog looks beautiful!

  42. Oh my goodness – you got a LOT done! I like the look of your new blog. It’s light and airy. 🙂

  43. Your site looks amazing!! I so know what you mean about change too – sometimes it’s scary and frustrating but it turns out for the best.

  44. Love the new blog! It looks amazing!

    🙂 Aeicha

  45. Thanks for stopping by your new place looks great. Cool looking list of reads.

  46. Wow! What a hassle and how awful! I’m so sorry for all the mix up with Google, but it looks like you’ve made the best of it because the new site looks fantastic! Congrats on the new digs and keep up the fabulous reading! 🙂

  47. I actually like this blog much better. The other took quite a while to load for me, and this was lickety split loading! I know that you’ve been busting your bum, though, trying to get everything transferred and all that, so I hope the bulk of your work is completed so you can take a break!

    • Julie, I had two wonderful helpers help me over the bumps. The worst day was yesterday when I learned the feed wasn’t working and saying goodbye to all the old followers and hoping they will all find me again. Happy today to see the number joining rising.

  48. Oh! AND I LOVE the books you’ve listed! The Girl in the Green Raincoat is on my must-buy list! 🙂

  49. Really great post, I’ll definitelly come back on your website.

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