Friday, October 2, 2015

The Little Paris Bookshop

As an author I hate giving bad reviews, but this book makes me need one. I really wish there was more indication of this being a book more about sex then anything else. I do not enjoy books like this. There were a few passages that were very lyrical, describing the scenery, but that was the extent of my enjoyment. There have been books I have wanted to throw across the room. This one I actually did. I thought I would be reading a lovely book about Paris and books, instead I got trash. I only read half way through. I'm done. My daughter asked if she could read it when I was done. My answer: definitely not. I received this book from Blogging for Book in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Blogging for books: The Wood's edge

First I would like to say the cover for this book is beautiful. I loved the art work and it drew me in. The back cover, intrigued me. I really wanted to like this book. I have had it for several months. Every time I picked it up, I couldn't get through it. I think part of it may be a difference in my usual writing style. I think the premise is very good, but I just could not get into the storyline. I received this book from blogging for books in exchange for an honest review.

Row by Row

I participated in the row by row experience this year. It began on the 21st of June and I finished my quilt on the 11th of July. I had one week I was away at boy scout camp. I won at Quilter's dream in Loveland, Colorado. My rows are as follows, from top to bottom.
Quilter's stash-Windsor, co
Above and Beyond-Westminster, Co
Quilter's Dream-Loveland, Co (all paper pieced, designed by Linda Hibert)
Fabric Expressions-Littleton, Co
The Loopy Ewe-Fort Collins, Co
Lyon's Quilting-Lyon's Co
Laughing Ladies-Berthod, Co (Right Side)
Golden Quilt Company-Golden, Co(Left Side)
I had a lot of fun doing this and have many more rows to make.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

What I'm Reading: When Grace Sings When Grace Sings is a book by Kim Vogel Sawyer. I enjoy stories about Amish and Mennonite families. This was no exception. The book takes you on a journey through four different points of view.

The first thing that did disappoint me though was the fact that this was a second in a trilogy. I received this book to review and no where, but the back cover did it indicate this. If I had known this was the case I probably would not have chosen this book to review. That said, other reviewers have said you must read the first book to know what is going on. To that, I disagree. I have not read the first book, but the author does a good job at making sure you understand what is going on. I would like to go back and read the first one, but I don't believe it is a necessity.

On to the characters, the two main women, were wonderful. I felt like I could relate to them and feel their pain. The men however I wanted to reach through the book and smack them. They were selfish and self-centered. However, by the end of the book I did like them, so they grew on me.

One of my complaints is a small side character. Living in Colorado, this is my complaint. The side characters were vegan and vegetarians and as an explanation for this she said the characters were from north eastern Colorado. I'm assuming she meant some place like Boulder, but when I think of north eastern Colorado, I think of all the farms out on the plains. I can guarantee you they are anything but vegans.

All in all I did enjoy the book. I give it 4 out of five stars.

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


So I have embarked on the publishing journey. Last year I was picked up by the Electic-scroll. My first novel came out in January and I am working hard on finishing the edits on the second book in the series: Misty. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Quinn, head over to The Electric scroll. It is available in paperback and e-book.

Quinn Brooks woke in a hospital room with no memory of how she got there; she only knows she must escape or die. Fortunately Samantha Woods was willing to pick up hitchhikers, and the two women became friends.

As they travel across Alaska, Canada, and into the lower 48, Quinn ‘Travels’ uncontrollably in time.

Pursued in the present and shot at in the past, can Quinn find the answers she needs before time runs out?

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sketch! A review

Sketch by France Bellenie-Van Stone is a non artists guide to sketching. I found the information lovely, but also the pictures intriguing. I love to sketch but am not the best at it. Too many times I have picked up a how to sketch book and they give you step by step on one picture. The pictures in this book are the sketches of the author. She takes you on a journey to find inspiration in the world around you. There is even an ABC's of finding inspiration. All in all, I loved this book and would recommend it to any one who is interested in sketching the world around them.

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Knitting block by block

I am doing a review for the book Knitting Block by Block.
I must say I love this book. Keep in mind, this book is for the person who already knows how to knit. I am not one of those people. During the Superbowl, my friend taught me how to knit, so I plan to use these patterns in the future.

There are a lot of gorgeous pictures in this book, but the things I really love about it, are the patterns. Most knitting patterns I have looked at are only words, and quite confusing words at that. This book not only includes the words, but also diagrams of the pattern. It caters to both ways of learning.  Not many books do that.

I give this book 5 stars out of 5.

I received this book free from Blogging for Books in return for an honest review! The thoughts in this review are of my own!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Blogging for Books: Doctor Who: Silhouette

I have to tell you I am a huge fan of doctor who. When I saw this book on Blogging for Books, I jumped at the chance to read it.
It was a good book to read. The author had great imagery and I could feel like I was there. The problem for me, is that I have an idea in my mind how things should be with doctor who. It was hard for me to place my vision in this book. This really had nothing to do with the author and more to do with the actors who play in the show. It is difficult for an author to capture the characters just like the actors would.  In general I would like this book, if I was not such a huge fan of the show.
I also have to give a little FTC disclaimer. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.