Sunday, May 13, 2018

Books: April Wrap Up

Hear my thoughts on the books and manga I read in April.

Find out more about #MiddleGradeMay from the creator, Akossiwa K here

See my written reviews on the books mentioned in the posts below.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Books: My Thoughts on Naked in Death (In Death #1)

Naked in Death Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read this for the first time a very very long time ago. So long ago that I only remembered one detail in this story and it had nothing to do with the crime at all. I listened to a majority of this on audio this time around. While I thought this book was interesting, it was just that for me...interesting. I do enjoy the futuristic take of the future in regards to gadgets and coffee, but this story does deal with tough issues.

I will be continuing with the series eventually because it is one of the series my Mom reads and I am interested in the relationship between our main characters.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Color Street: End of the Month Special

Mother's Day is just around the corner and since it's the last day of the month, I have a special going on in my Facebook group today only! Help me reach my goal and give the gift of gorgeous nails ^-^

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Yarn: Yarnie Update 2 | April 2018

I'm back with another Yarnie Update! I'm going to try to get a Yarnie Update posted at least once a month. Hopefully I'll be able to show you some finished objects in each video, but I am a pretty slow knitter and crocheter just so you know ^-^

Show Notes:

Sesame Street Beginners Crochet Along from the CGL Crochet Graph Lobby here

Elizabeth Coat by Tatyana Zhigalkovich

SewVirgo's Transcribed Pattern for the Elizabeth Coat here

Novel-T by Laura Nelkin

Novel-T Knit Along with The Grocery Girls from Off Our Needles on Craftsy

The Bakery Bears Podcast (Kay Jones)

Bakery Bears Cottage on Etsy

Otterly Adorable Knits on Etsy

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Books: My Thoughts on Lake Silence (The Others #6)

Lake Silence Lake Silence by Anne Bishop
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Really enjoyed being back in this world! Though the character focus was different, the world itself was just as interesting. Though I really tried not to compare how I felt about this book to the first set of novels, I do feel like this one didn't have the same draw for me as the books set in The Courtyard. That being said, I still enjoyed this one a lot and I'm curious to see where the following books will go. It doesn't seem like we'll stay with Vicki for multiple books, but that won't bother me because I think companion novels will be great for future installments.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Books: My Thoughts on Off Kilter (Scottish Highlands Mysteries #1)

Off Kilter Off Kilter by Hannah Reed
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Read for #Book1CoziesClub

What an enjoyable read! Took me a bit to get around the accent but I really enjoyed the landscape. Looking forward to the next one.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

#MarchMysteryMadness: Wrap Up and Update

I'd say #MarchMysteryMadness was a success! In this video, I talk about what I thought about the books I read during March, as well as the books that I'm currently reading. Thank you to all the participants and hosts. I look forward to the 4th Annual March Mystery Madness in 2019! Don't forget that just because March Mystery Madness is over, that doesn't mean that you have to stop reading mysteries ^-^