Wednesday, April 11, 2018

#MarchMysteryMadness: Wrap Up and Update

I'd say #MarchMysteryMadness was a success! In this video, I talk about what I thought about the books I read during March, as well as the books that I'm currently reading. Thank you to all the participants and hosts. I look forward to the 4th Annual March Mystery Madness in 2019! Don't forget that just because March Mystery Madness is over, that doesn't mean that you have to stop reading mysteries ^-^

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Books: My Thoughts on The Dollmaker (Forgotten Files #2)

The Dollmaker The Dollmaker by Mary Burton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Really enjoyed this one, about as much as I did the first book in this series which is a rare thing for me. Second books usually let me down, but this one surprisingly did not. Though the characters this installment follows are different, the beginning of this book has an appearance from characters in the previous book so I thought that made a good transition. This story kept my interest all the way through and as pieces start to click into place, it just got more interesting for me. I will need to check out this author's other works also as these stories really have caught my attention. Looking forward to getting into the next one in this series.

I did receive a copy of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway, but that did not affect my opinion or review at all.

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Yarn: Yarnie Update | March 2018

My first Yarnie Update! I've always meant for this space to encompass all things that I enjoy, but so far it's mostly been about books. I'm finally posting something about another of my hobbies, and I hope you enjoy it. If it's not your cup of tea, that's ok! Stay tuned for more bookish content soon.


Granny Cocoon Shrug

How to Crochet a Granny Square Cardigan Tutorial from YARNutopia by Nadia

Mercury Pullover by Patti Waters

Cascading Colors Mitered Blanket by the Caron Design Team

All is Calm Socks by Kay Jones of The Bakery Bears Podcast

Otterly Adorable Knits Etsy Shop

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Books: My Thoughts on The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström #1)

The Ice Princess The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Read this for #MarchMysteryMadness

This book took me on a very interesting journey. It was a much slower paced mystery than what I thought it would be. The investigation seemed very leisurely. Everything kind of seemed to unravel at its own pace, which was refreshing for me. Things were wrapped up nicely in the end as well.

The long nature of the chapters in this book (there are only 6), made it very hard to switch back and forth between the physical book and the audiobook so I stuck with the audiobook and listened to it from Hoopla. Though the narrator did a good job, the British and Irish accents that were used threw me off a bit. I noticed while I was browsing Hoopla that there was a TV series released in Sweden based on this series. I'm very interested to watch it to hear the language.

I will definitely be continuing with this series and look forward to seeing if the investigations continue to be leisurely or if the style picks up pace.

Please note that this book deals with physical abuse, sexual abuse, pedophilia, and suicide.

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Books: #MarchMysteryMadness Tag

Original Tag was created by Elizabeth @ LizzyFayeLovesBooks

For this tag there are two prompts for each word in the name of our readathon.

March #1  Pick a book that has green on the cover or the word green in the title.
March #2  Pick a book with Irish elements or that features a leprechaun or other tiny character.

Mystery #1: Recommend a mystery that you loved.
Mystery #2: Show a mystery that you are greatly anticipating.

Madness #1: Pick a book featuring a psychopath.
Madness #2: Pick a book that features a sporting event or recreational activity.

I tag Lee @

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Books: #MarchMysteryMadness Book Haul

When I visited my library to pick up one of my holds for #MarchMysteryMadness, I found some gems at in the Used Book section!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Books: January & February Wrap Up | 2018

Feel free to scroll below for the individual reviews and links to the books mentioned ^-^