Friday, February 25, 2011

Follow Friday and Blogger Hop

Hey everyone! Welcome to another fun Follow Friday and Blog Hop. Our blog of the week is:

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Weekly questions:

1. What is your favorite TV show?

2. Are you happy with the name of your blog?

Let's start with the second one. Yes. I am happy with the name of this blog. It sprang out of my love for books and yarn. They are my two obsessions. Piles of books and yarn on my writing desk should give it away.

Needless to say, not much writing actually happens at the writing desk.

The answer to the first question is:

I love this show. Every week (except this one! Argh!!!) I Tivo it and watch it with the hubby. We usually eat in front of the TV, and this show makes our night.

Thanks for stopping in and celebrating Follow Friday with me. Stay a moment and leave some comment love and maybe follow along. Let me know what cool things you are reading.

Best in reading,


Thursday, February 24, 2011

In my mailbox this week...

What is in your mailbox this week? Drop me a comment. I would love to hear. (Not about your bills.) :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Follow Friday and Blogger Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to another Follow Friday, hosted by our extremely wonderful hostess, Parajunkee. This week's guest is Dreaming About Other Worlds. Pop over to to sign up on the linky and follow this great blogger. Also follow the blog hop over at

Question: Have you ever read Science Fiction? What is your favorite book?

I personally like fantasy much better than hard core science fiction. Some of my favorite series are True Blood, The Rachel Morgan series, Keri Arthur's Riley Jenson series and there are several others. I tend to like the monsters. Robots and the futuristic space ship novels. Not really me I guess.

Thanks for stopping in. Hope to see you back as a follower. Stay a moment and leave a comment. If you are here, you are wonderful! Happy Follow Friday.



What I'm Reading Now...

Big things are about the happen at Maple's house. Mama's going to have a baby, which means now there will be four Rittle sisters instead of just three. But when baby Lily is born too early and can't come home from the hospital, Maple knows it's up to her to save her sister. So she and Dawn, armed with a map and some leftover dinner, head off down a river and up a mountain to find the Wise Woman who can grant miracles. Now it's not only Lily’s survival that they have to worry about, but also their own. The dangers that Maple and Dawn encounter on their journey makes them realize a thing or two about miracles–and about each other. (Goodreads)

So far, this book is great. Love of family and lyrical mythology made my heart smile as I am reading it.


My initial thoughts are the same. Great middle grade adventure book with strong female characters learning how to face adverse situations and prevail. This book stresses family bonds and learning to work with one another to get things done. Great book for kids.

In my mailbox this week.

Duvall, Texas.
A small town that’s about to be in some big trouble.
Pastry-chef-turned-unexpected-action/adventure heroine Tammy Jo Trask is finally ready to embrace her mixed-up and often malfunctioning magic. Too bad not everyone wants her to become all the witch she can be.
First, there are the local residents who form a scripture-spouting posse and kidnap Tammy to “defend” Duvall against witchcraft. Next, someone saddles her with a secret package chock full of dangerous visions, just as the president of WAM—the World Association of Magic—arrives with his entourage to investigate her. And who worse to examine Tammy’s entanglement with off-limits and drop-dead gorgeous wizard Bryn Lyons than his ex-girlfriend? Not to mention that the clash between the locals and the magical visitors leads to a series of unnatural disasters that may doom them all.
Will Tammy Jo’s magical synergy with Bryn be enough to help her save the town or will her enemies succeed in putting Tammy out of commission for good? One thing’s certain: this would-be witch is ready to rumble, Texas style…

This series by Kimberly Frost is full of spice and Texas flair. The first two books kept me reading late into the night and I can't wait to start reading the third. I recieved it from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Blog Hop!

 Hello everyone! It is time for another Blog Hop! Join me in supporting other fellow book bloggers in our love of reading and reviewing books. Just pop over to our amazing host's website at and sign up on the linky list and follow some new book friends. Leave a link in the comment fields for us to follow a great post that you made this week.

Stay a moment, follow if you like and share some comment love. Nice to see you here.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Floating on Mams's Song

I enjoyed this book. The illustrations are lovely and the story enchanting. It is about the power of being yourself. 

Hands Off, Harry!

This wonderful book will be coming out in June 2011 from Katherine Tegen Books. It is about a young alligator named Harry and his inability to play nice and respect the space of other children in his kindergarten class.  Miss Harmony sure has her hands full! Will she get Harry to see that personal space is important, and that hands should be used for helping and not hurting? Check out this great book. It has all the elements of a good story time, complete with interactive questions to get kids engaged in the storyline and bring in people from their own lives. 5 out of 5 stars.

Author Rosemary Wells (Harpercollins) 

A String of Hearts

I enjoyed this book very much. The illustrations are lovely and the Valentine's Day story is sweet. It makes kids of all ages think about the people in their life and appreciate the little things about each and every one of them. Sometimes you never know just how many friends you have! The last page gives a recap of how Valentine's Day came to be and how the holiday has changed over the years. Great information! 5 out of 5 stars.

Valentines come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some are homemade and some are store-bought. Some are funny and some are not. Sam wants to give just the right valentine to the most popular girl in the class, Tiffany. But what kind is the right kind? Mary Ann helps Sam figure out how to make all sorts of valentines. But will Tiffany even notice Sam if he gives her a special valentine?
Laura Malone Elliott and Lynn Munsinger’s charming story shows how the best friends are often the ones you may not know you have—until Valentine’s Day!—and even a simple string of hearts can show a friend how special he is. (Goodreads)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ami Ami Dogs

The first in a series, Mitsuki Hoshi’s crafty collection is packed with four-color photographs, patterns, and instructions on how to craft a tumbling litter of adorable canine Amigurumi—the wildly popular crocheted stuffed animals from Japan. The perfect go-to guide for every stripe of crochet artist, from the crafting commuter to the full-time hook-and-needler (and the perfect gift for anyone who could use an extra dose of over-the-top cuteness in their life), Hoshi’s Ami Ami Dogs is sure to knit smiles and tail-wagging into the fabric of any home it joins.

Book Description
This Amigurumi handbook is filled with adorable photographs of puppies and easy-to-follow patterns to help you create them. Treat yourself to a darling friend to cuddle up with, make an entire family of puppies, or gift one to a loved one.

The world needs more Ami Ami Dogs

I found this book when one of my fellow booksellers pointed it out to me. It was love at first sight. Gone went the coffee money. In came Ami Ami Dogs. The projects are small and are primarily single crochet, so even a novice like me can do them. I am excited to learn that this is just the first in a line of these books. How wonderful!!! If you are interested, this book can be found at Barnes & Noble, both on the website and in stores.

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