Saturday, March 31, 2018

Yarn: Yarnie Update | March 2018



My first Yarnie Update! I've always meant for this space to encompass all things that I enjoy, but so far it's mostly been about books. I'm finally posting something about another of my hobbies, and I hope you enjoy it. If it's not your cup of tea, that's ok! Stay tuned for more bookish content soon.

Mentions:

Granny Cocoon Shrug

How to Crochet a Granny Square Cardigan Tutorial from YARNutopia by Nadia

Mercury Pullover by Patti Waters

Cascading Colors Mitered Blanket by the Caron Design Team

All is Calm Socks by Kay Jones of The Bakery Bears Podcast

Otterly Adorable Knits Etsy Shop

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Books: My Thoughts on The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström #1)

The Ice Princess The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Read this for #MarchMysteryMadness

This book took me on a very interesting journey. It was a much slower paced mystery than what I thought it would be. The investigation seemed very leisurely. Everything kind of seemed to unravel at its own pace, which was refreshing for me. Things were wrapped up nicely in the end as well.

The long nature of the chapters in this book (there are only 6), made it very hard to switch back and forth between the physical book and the audiobook so I stuck with the audiobook and listened to it from Hoopla. Though the narrator did a good job, the British and Irish accents that were used threw me off a bit. I noticed while I was browsing Hoopla that there was a TV series released in Sweden based on this series. I'm very interested to watch it to hear the language.

I will definitely be continuing with this series and look forward to seeing if the investigations continue to be leisurely or if the style picks up pace.

Please note that this book deals with physical abuse, sexual abuse, pedophilia, and suicide.

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Books: #MarchMysteryMadness Tag



Original Tag was created by Elizabeth @ LizzyFayeLovesBooks

For this tag there are two prompts for each word in the name of our readathon.

March #1  Pick a book that has green on the cover or the word green in the title.
March #2  Pick a book with Irish elements or that features a leprechaun or other tiny character.

Mystery #1: Recommend a mystery that you loved.
Mystery #2: Show a mystery that you are greatly anticipating.

Madness #1: Pick a book featuring a psychopath.
Madness #2: Pick a book that features a sporting event or recreational activity.

I tag Lee @ Totallee.net

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Books: #MarchMysteryMadness Book Haul



When I visited my library to pick up one of my holds for #MarchMysteryMadness, I found some gems at in the Used Book section!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Books: January & February Wrap Up | 2018



Feel free to scroll below for the individual reviews and links to the books mentioned ^-^

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Books: My Thoughts on The 7th Victim (Karen Vail #1)

The 7th Victim The 7th Victim by Alan Jacobson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Interesting, very interesting. I read this for #MarchMysteryMadness

I've had this book on Kindle for a very long time. I picked it up free but never read it, so March Mystery Madness was the perfect time to dust it off. There were a couple twists in this book that I didn't see coming and the twist at the end was super surprising. You learn a lot about Karen throughout this book too.

This book does contain more gruesome crime scenes and violence than I'm used to reading, but it's not unfamiliar for me as I do watch shows like Criminal Minds which contain similar themes. I listened to a majority of this on audiobook and thought the narrator did a good job. I'll definitely be checking out other books in this series in the future.

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Books: Try a Chapter Tag #MarchMysteryMadness Edition



I'm finally doing the Try a Chapter Tag! This one features the books I have planned for March Mystery Madness, excluding When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman (since I am still waiting for my copy from the library).

I was tagged by Elizabeth at LizzyFayeLovesBooks

Original Tag was created by Malia at Book Paradise