Sep 30
September 2016 Wrap-Up

September 2016 Wrap-Up

    Not lot’s going on this month. I got more crochet done, 2 new scarves! And picked up a new pattern I want to try making a blanket with. Bought 7 skeins of christmas variegated yarn to use with it. It’s red, white and green. So if I get time to make much, I’ll show off a work in progress in next month’s wrap up. I plan on taking a week off work next month and doing a bit of a stay-cation. Where I sit around and read and crochet and not worry about work. *lol* I also plan… Read more »

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Sep 28
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) by Ransom Riggs (review)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) by Ransom Riggs (review)

This sounded good, and since my friends have been raving about it, and the movie based on it is coming out this month I decided to finally read it. And it was good, but it also wasn’t… Let me explain. You know those first-in-a-series books that spend so much of the book setting up the story that it doesn’t really feel like an actual story? Yeah. That was this book. Some parts of it were interesting. Some parts dragged like crazy. Almost the entire first half of the book is about Jacob and growing up on his grandfather’s stories. And… Read more »

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Sep 26
Murder of a Cranky Catnapper (A Scumble River Mystery #19) by Denise Swanson (review)

Murder of a Cranky Catnapper (A Scumble River Mystery #19) by Denise Swanson (review)

This was both a really funny book, and a more suspenseful one. I had no idea who the killer was, it actually came as a complete surprise. But it made total sense once the reveal happened. And I liked how they brought the person in for questioning at the police station at the end, instead of being one of those cozies where the main character ends up being in fear for her life. I liked how real the characters felt, there were no cardboard cut-outs, even with the ones who weren’t as central to the plot. Skye was my favorite… Read more »

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Sep 22
Closer to the Heart (Valdemar: The Herald Spy #2) by Mercedes Lackey (review)

Closer to the Heart (Valdemar: The Herald Spy #2) by Mercedes Lackey (review)

Having only liked a few of the books from the last series about Mags, I wasn’t sure what I’d think of this one. But since it was Valdemar, I had to give it a try. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get the first book in the series before this one arrived, so some of the things in it (like Amily being the King’s Own) I have no idea how it happened. Despite that, this was a really good book! I read it in 2 days, and it’s made me happy that I have the third book in this series already… Read more »

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Sep 21
Aveline (Lost Vegas #1) by Lizzy Ford (review)

Aveline (Lost Vegas #1) by Lizzy Ford (review)

So much of this book dragged. There were a lot of interesting bits that I breezed through quickly. But in between those bits, there were slow spots and things going on that I just didn’t care about. I wanted to like this book, it sounded really good, and I was super curious about why Tiana was locked away and mistreated. There is a brothel scene early on, and you find out that the poor people are cannibals because there isn’t enough other meat to go around. There are signs all through the book that something horrible happened in the past,… Read more »

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Sep 18
No Farm, No Foul (Farmer’s Daughter Mystery #1) by Peg Cochran (review)

No Farm, No Foul (Farmer’s Daughter Mystery #1) by Peg Cochran (review)

This looked interesting, but wasn’t one of my top pics from the batch I had been sent for review. And then I started reading it! I read the entire thing from cover to cover in one day, and loved it! The blog entries are interesting, and make for a unique touch. I liked reading about Shelby and her kids, and the characters were really well fleshed out. I had an inkling of who the killer was by around the half-way point, but it turned out I was only half-right. I liked the way the clues were scattered through the book,… Read more »

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Sep 17

What Do You Think Of Movie Re-Makes?

I don’t have a definite, stance on them myself. For the most part, I don’t like them. But then there are some movie re-makes that I actually do like. I mean, like all the Batman re-makes. Some of them were okay, and some aren’t ones that I will ever own. (And I’m a huge Batman fan! So I want to own everything!) But then there are others… Like the ‘new’ Superman movies. I just didn’t like the first one much so didn’t go see any others. I like the Christopher Reeve Superman. I think they were pretty perfect, and didn’t… Read more »

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Sep 16
My 2 Year Blogiversary!

My 2 Year Blogiversary!

    Once again, the year has flown by! Has it really been 2 years since I started this blog? *boggles a bit* It’s flown by so quickly in fact, that I almost forgot it was my blogiversary! (Does it still count as “almost”, when I’m writing up this post at 9:15pm on 9/15? Shhhh…..) A lot of new friends have been made in the last 2 years, and a few friends have sadly closed up their blogs as well. Thanks so much for putting up with my babbling and rambling and general sil-ly ness! *grins* Besides being my blogiversary,… Read more »

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Sep 14
The Last Phoenix (Genie #2) by Linda Chapman (review)

The Last Phoenix (Genie #2) by Linda Chapman (review)

I didn’t like this one as much as the first book. I still liked it, but there were a number of cringe-worthy moments that made me want to skim past them. Like the first book, the 4 siblings stumble upon something magical. And they go on various adventures to help the phoenix hatch her egg. I liked Fenella, she didn’t act like I expected a phoenix to in my head, but she was a fun character if a bit ditzy. I liked how the kids had to work together in order to get each item that Fenella needed. And while… Read more »

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Sep 12
By Familiar Means (Witch’s Cat Mystery #2) by Delia James (review)

By Familiar Means (Witch’s Cat Mystery #2) by Delia James (review)

Ghosts, magic, cats who can disappear and reappear at will, a killer, a mystery, and just a tiny touch of romance. This second book is just as engrossing as the first book. From the first pages it sucked me in and I didn’t want to put it down until I had finished. I really liked Grandma B.B. I hope we get to see more of her in the series. She was fun, and had no problems using her magic to find out what secrets people were hiding. Alistair is still one of my favorite characters. Always in the right place… Read more »

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