Monday, September 12, 2016

My Nails and My Book Review - Murder in G Major by Alexia Gordon


Title: Murder in G Major
Series: Gethsemane Brown Mystery #1 
Author: Alexia Gordon

Goodreads Summary: With few other options, African-American classical musician Gethsemane Brown accepts a less-than-ideal position turning a group of rowdy schoolboys into an award-winning orchestra. Stranded without luggage or money in the Irish countryside, she figures any job is better than none. The perk? Housesitting a lovely cliffside cottage. The catch? The ghost of the cottage's murdered owner haunts the place. Falsely accused of killing his wife (and himself), he begs Gethsemane to clear his name so he can rest in peace. Gethsemane's reluctant investigation provokes a dormant killer and she soon finds herself in grave danger. As Gethsemane races to prevent a deadly encore, will she uncover the truth or star in her own farewell performance?

My Review: **I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review**

I chose this book without paying much attention to the description. I saw it was a music based mystery, and went “Ooh, gotta read.” Not always the smarted way to pick a book, but it totally paid off this time. This wasn't just music and mystery, it was also Ireland and paranormal, with tons and tons of sarcasm. The only downside was that I had Irish drinking songs stuck in my head the entire time I was reading it.

My Manicure: Ugh this one gave me so many problems. I tried so many times with my clear stamper and could not get it to pick up a decent image at all. So, I switched back to my Creative Shop stamper, and it picked up with absolutely no issue. The only problem is that I can't see to line up the image, so it ends up stamping funny. Plus I had to chop off my nails because the break finally grew out to where it was unpatchable, and I've never been super comfortable with my nails this short. I started out with three streaky, sloppy coats of China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around (pretty color, horrific application). The stamping is done with Bundle Monster plate BM-411 and Sinful Colors Black on Black.


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