#TBT Review: Shopaholic and Baby

Shopaholic and babyTitle: Shopaholic and Baby

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Genre:  Chick Lit

Pub Date: February 27, 2007



Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is pregnant! She couldn’t be more overjoyed-especially since discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has got to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery . . . to the latest, coolest pram . . . to the celebrity, must-have obstetrician.

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Countdown to What the Fade Mystery KAL

There’s no denying the fact that Andrea Mowry’s patterns are hot, and you can’t just knit one. So as I finish up (trying to at the very least) her Free Your Fade Shawl, I am already prepared for her new pattern, What the Fade? It is a mystery shawl knit along, and not my first time at a mystery KAL rodeo. I have knit many in the past…socks and shawls for the most part. Continue reading “Countdown to What the Fade Mystery KAL”

Lincoln in the Bardo Book Review

lincoln in the bardo book reviewBook Title: Lincoln in the Bardo

Author: George Saunders

Genres:  Adult Fiction, Literary Fiction

Pub Date: 2/14/17


The captivating first novel by the best-selling, National Book Award nominee George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War. Continue reading “Lincoln in the Bardo Book Review”

Fiber Friday

fiber fridayOver the years, The Prophet, aka college son, seldom requested hand-knit items. There was an authentic  Gryffindor scarf to honor his love for Harry Potter along with matching socks. And then a Flame Hat in Tampa Bay Lightning colors. [Unfortunately with selective hearing someone didn’t hear the direction to not wash the hat in a washing machine…felted and shrunk to the point it doesn’t even fit a five-year-old’s head. Tried to show scale in the picture with the Torie & Howard candy container and the small pepper mill.] Continue reading “Fiber Friday”

#TBT Book Review: Hatchet

61ojqdijykL._AC_US218_Title: Hatchet

Author: Gary Paulsen

Genre:  Young Adult, Coming of Age

Pub Date: Reissue, August 25, 2009


Brian is on his way to Canada to visit his estranged father when the pilot of his small prop plane suffers a heart attack. Brian is forced to crash-land the plane in a lake–and finds himself stranded in the remote Canadian wilderness with only his clothing and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present before his departure. 

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