May 2016 Wrap-Up

May 31, 2016 Monthly Wrap-Up, Wrap-Ups 7

May Wrap-Up



This was a much better month. Though compared to last month, it would be hard to be worse! *laughs*

I finished up the throw blanket for my niece and shipped it off. My sis said she loved it so much, she wore it around the house on her shoulders the rest of the day after she opened it. The pic I took of the full thing doesn’t really do it justice, my sis had a much better one but I forgot to ask permission to post my niece’s face. (oops!) So instead I painted out my niece’s face, so you can see the edging. As the only other good pic of it I have is a close-up showing the colors and stitches. It ended up being about 50in long by 44in wide. 5+lbs as I used 5 double skeins plus part of a 6th of the “lavender blue” to edge it.


Kay Throw 3 Kay Throw 1


Dad and I also saw Mamma Mia! the play version, in the local historic theatre near us. It was so good! The girl who played Sophie was amazing. I mean like, she was as good as the actress in the movie version! I also liked the girl who played Tonya, she wasn’t as good as the Sophie, but she was pretty close. The rest of the cast was good, but those two were just total wow!

Tomorrow, (though really today since I’m writing this on the 30th) I’m going into the dentist to get my last 3 wisdom teeth removed. Not looking forward to it at all. Dentists scare the crap out of me, and I’ve had nothing but bad experiences there. So I’m getting them to knock me out, and that way I don’t have to deal with being awake during the procedure, and they don’t have to deal with me. *laughs*


Books Received/Purchased:

Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn (eARC)
Boundary Born by Melissa F. Olson (eARC)
The Graces by Laure Eve (eARC)
A Golden Cage by Shelley Freydont (finished copy, Berkley)
Knit to Be Tied by Maggie Sefton (finished copy, Berkley)
Books Of A Feather by Kate Carlisle (finished copy, Berkley)
Title Wave by Lorna Barrett (finished copy, Berkley)
Dead End Street by Sheila Connolly (finished copy, Berkley)
Eclair and Present Danger by Laura Bradford (finished copy, Berkley)
Murder at Fontainebleau by Amanda Carmack (finished copy, Berkley)
The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis (finished copy, Berkley)
A Premonition of Murder by Mary Kennedy (finished copy, Berkley)
The Black Cat Knocks On Wood by Kay Finch (finished copy, Berkley)
A Shattering Crime by Jennifer McAndrews (finished copy, Berkley)
Sense of Deception by Victoria Laurie (finished copy, Berkley)
Purl Up and Die by Maggie Sefton (finished copy, Berkley)
Murder, Handcrafted by Isabella Alan (finished copy, Berkley)
The Calamity Cafe by Gayle Leeson (finished copy, Berkley)


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May Reviews:

Vanilla Beaned (Cupcake Bakery Mystery #8) by Jenn McKinlay (finished copy for review) (4 Stars)
Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane #1) by Jaye Wells (3.5 Stars)
The Summer Dragon (The Evertide #1) by Todd Lockwood (eARC) (4 Stars)
Gone With the Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery #6) by Heather Blake (finished copy for review) (4 Stars)
The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen #2) by Jodi Meadows (3.5 Stars)
Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires #1) by Chloe Neill (3.5 Stars)
Ripped From the Pages (Bibliophile Mystery #9) by Kate Carlisle (finished copy for review) (4 Stars)
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell (4 Stars)
Pleasing the Ghost by Sharon Creech (3.5 Stars)
Seams Like Murder (Crochet Mystery #10) by Betty Hechtman (finished copy for review) (3.5 Stars)
The Siren by Kiera Cass (4 Stars)
The Dragon in the Driveway (Dragon Keepers #2) by Kate Klimo (3.5 Stars)
Murder, Handcrafted (Amish Quilt Shop Mystery #5) by Isabella Alan (finished copy for review) (5 Stars)


No low stars thisย  month, go me! *laughs* My favorite read was Murder, Handcrafted. But I also really liked The Summer Dragon, and Unhooked. It’s always so hard to choose a favorite!


May Discussion Posts And Other Babblings:

Do You Ever Weed Out Your TBR On GoodReads?
How Often Do You Answer Comments?
Do You Read Series Out Of Order?


So that was my May, how was yours?

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7 Responses to “May 2016 Wrap-Up”

    • SilvaraWilde

      Oh it went great! *snickers* I apparently screamed my way through 3 extractions. In. My. Sleep! The oral surgeon was NOT amused. She seemed pretty ticked actually, when she woke me. I was like, oops? I was asleep!

      No real pain afterwords surprisingly enough, and I’m back on solid foods now with everything half-way or more healed up.

      You totally need to read Unhooked! I’m a biased Peter Pan fan, but this book didn’t irk me quite as much as a lot of the retellings about him. I liked the book well enough. *nods* Only thing that would have made it better is a spoiler, so I won’t mention it! *lol*

  1. Emily

    My May wasn’t nearly as productive as yours! Very jealous of all the reviews you posted ๐Ÿ™‚

    That blanket is beautiful! I can see why you niece loves it so much.

    Hope you are having a good June so far! Thanks for sharing.

    • SilvaraWilde

      *laughs* All those reviews were posted in advance! I try to have a month’s worth done ahead of time (except the cozy mysteries, those get done the week of!) but I’m currently down to 2 weeks ahead. Too busy lately!

      Summer is the high season at my work, so I don’t get as much reading done as usual. Already waiting for fall when it slows down again. *laughs*

      Thank you! It was a lot of fun to make, and I was a little nervous my niece wouldn’t end up liking it as much as she did. So that was a relief she loved it. Hope your June is going well too!

    • SilvaraWilde

      *laughs* Exactly! I found it really funny once the knock-out stuff wore off and I was able to think about it properly. Especially the look of annoyance on the oral surgeon’s face. I was like, how am I supposed to stop myself from screaming if I’m not awake?! At least I apologized! *lol*

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