Cast On, Bind Off: 211 Ways to Begin and End Your Knitting

Cast On, Bind Off: 211 Ways to Begin and End Your Knitting Cap Sease Martingale, 2012 162 pages, Craft Reference Kindle, Hardcover (Spiral), Paperback Purchased at the current price ✭✭✭✭✭ The cover is very attractive and tells you immediately that it’s a book about knitting with its two wooden knitting needles and the examples of... Continue Reading →

The Secret Lives of Color

The Secret Lives of Color Kassia St. Clair Penguin Books, Oct 2017 320 pages, Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle Art reference/Coffee Table Book ✮✮✮✮✮ 5 Stars Christmas gift from Husband The cover is simple and yet stunning. It has a mid-white background and it looks like someone paper punched holes in it then added different colors behind... Continue Reading →

6 Degrees of Separation Meme

This is my first try at this, so I hope I can come up with something that makes sense. The first thing that popped into my mind was books with strong female leads, so I want to start with any one of the books in the JD Robb In Death series. I guess starting with... Continue Reading →

The Ravenmaster

The Ravenmaster My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London Christopher Skaife Yeoman Warder of Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress The Tower of London Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, Oct 2018 241 pages, hardcover, paperback, ebook, audiobook Memoirs, Historical (Anglophile), Non-fiction ✭✭✭✭ Christmas gift from my husband The cover is really eye-catching with... Continue Reading →

A Swan’s Sweet Song

A Swan’s Sweet Song J. Arlene Culiner The Wild Rose Press, Jan 2015 210 pages, Kindle Audible, Paperback Contemporary Romance, Women’s Lit ✮✮✮✮⭑ Purchased at current price This cover isn’t terribly exciting or eye-catching, but it definitely is the scene of when Sherry and Carson go for a walk while she’s staying at his place.... Continue Reading →

The Snow Gypsy

The Snow Gypsy Lindsay Jayne Ashford Lake Union Publishing, Feb 2019 332 pages, ebook, hardcover, paperback, audible book Women’s Lit, Historic Cultural Fiction ✮✮✮✮✮ The cover is very nice with its vivid picture of Lola dressed for the dance against the backdrop of Granada. It captures her intense inward focus while she’s dancing. And it... Continue Reading →

Empire of Sand

  Empire of Sand The Books of Ambha Tasha Suri Orbit Books, Nov 2018 432 pages, Paperback, Kindle, Audiobook, Audio CD Fantasy, Mythology (Hindu), Debut 4½* Borrowed from Derry Public Library The cover is very impressive and totally awesome. It is most appropriate for a story as bloodthirsty as this one is. The lovely dagger... Continue Reading →

Book referrals?

I was recently reading a posting on the FaceBook page of my group of Lake Union ladies. The week's author had posted her current reading list and I browsed through it, all Lake Union published books of recent publishing, of course. She was catching up on the recent pubs. Several of them looked good, but... Continue Reading →

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