Wednesday, May 19, 2010

One For the Money!...A Great Read

One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I LUV Stephanie Plum...She is the perfect "real life" heroine.

The girl that lets you know that the road to where you want to be doesn't always follow the map that you plotted before you left the house. Getting from A to B with Miss Plum and the wacky cast of characters in this book is definately an sdventure that I wouldn't miss for the world. Stephanie has to be the Forrest Gump of the bail bonds game. Don't count her out! She will get her man and her mother's pot roast.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, #1) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a book that I found hard to stop reading. I listen to most of my books via my MP3. I found this book captivated me from begining to end. I loved the way that Katniss was able to maintain her girlhood and femininity without losing her ability to survive, love, and be very intelligent at the same time.

There was never a lull in the action or a weak spot in the story...even when no one was being killed!

I loved this book!

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Lions...Tigers...and Wizards, Oh My!

There was no stitching for me this Mother's Day weekend.
I was far to busy beating the bad guys in Wizards 101.
This is tha coolest game EVER.  I started playing it after being introduced to it
by my eldest DD last year.
I then proceeded to hook my best friend ChefTiger and her son
as well as my two other daughters.
I stopped playing for a few months(much to the disappointment of Tiger)
but I was lured back this weekend.
I have a LOT of catching up to do!
There have been so many cool changes since I left
and Tiger is already a level 50 with her main character.
I'm trying my best to catch her way back at 30!
This game is great for all and safe for the kiddies!
If you would like to see what all the fun is about,
follow this link.
Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 7, 2010

A Whole Lotta BS...

     I think the title says it all.  Today's update is all about the backstitching.  I am NOT a big fan of the BS, but
that very element is what make M Sherry designs soo very cute!  I hope that today will be the day that I finish this piece
for good.  I still have a few confetti stitches that I have to get done in the fish bowl before I can close that out and prep it for final stitches and Mr. Kitty needs a face.
     I don't really have a lot on my plate today housework wise.  So I guess that I will be stitching the day away.
Still listening to "The Onion Girl" by Charles DeLint.  I wish that I could tell you where I was in that because it is REALLY good and getting better.  I don't want to ruin the read for anyone who may be following me down the reading
trail though.
Thanks for listening to me ramble!
Have a great day.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sleep???? What Sleep???

Well...this is what happens when you tell yourself that you're only going to stitch for a little while; the audiobook gets
waaaaay too good and the house is waaaay too quiet.  By the time I stopped working on this... it was 6:30am and the girls had to be awakened for school.  I know that I'm supposed to be keeping track of my stitches but I lost count somewhere between parts 9 and 12 of Charles DeLint's " The Onion Girl" and have not had the time to go back and have a go at counting.  As you can see though, there has been quite a lot of progress made and soon I am proud to say there will be a finish or two in my future.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Commoner: My Newset Read

The Commoner The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I have to say that I was chomping at the bit to read this. After having done so however, I am very disappointed. I had expected a rich, lush and involved story that would paint a masterpiece illustrating the life of it's main charactor Haruko and her life as the first commoner to marry into Japan's Royal Family.

What I got was a minimalist canvas with a few splashes of color here and there.

Relationships between characters were often stitlted, halting and never fully developed or explained. Huruko seemed to spend most of her time lamenting her overbarring mother-in-law, despairing her gilded cage and wondering about what could have been. This book is a good cure for insomnia.

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