Title: 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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I can safely say that I’m finally down the home stretch to finish my Free Your Fade Shawl in time to say good-bye to a summer filled with Camp Loopy fun. I just have the picot edge bind-off and I’m done!
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For a change of pace on Sunday, instead of a typical date night, we had a date day and night. First up we travelled over to St. Petersburg for brunch at Red Mesa for delicious Mexican/southwestern fare. I opted to include a glass of Blueberry/Pomegranate Sangria (yummy!). Continue reading “All-Day Date” →
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” →
Book 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” →
Over 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” →
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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