Sunday Sentence: September 29, 2019

I’m participating in David Abrams’s ‘Sunday Sentence‘ project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, ‘out of context and without commentary’. ‘Her reflection gazed back at her, but not like how you look at yourself in the mirror’. Source: ‘A Dream So Dark’, by L.L. McKinney

Books to Knit and Crochet By

Crocheting is something I’ve enjoyed for quite a while! I taught myself how to crochet while I was a grad school student, back in 2010. I became very good at it, making hats and scarves for friends and family. About two years ago, I had a wrist joint injury and needed to take time offContinue reading “Books to Knit and Crochet By”

My ‘Half Price Books’ Haul

Before August wrapped up, I visited ‘Half Price Books’ for the first time. I’ve always heard many positive things about this affordable bookshop, but there are none over in New Jersey. When my husband and I traveled to Pittsburgh a couple weeks ago, we happened to see a couple ‘Half Price Books’ locations in theContinue reading “My ‘Half Price Books’ Haul”

August Reading Wrap-Up

When August began, I had a huge goal. I was going to read FOUR books for the month! Sure, I needed to plan for a major life event, but I didn’t care! I WOULD get to those books! Well…it’s the end of August…and I didn’t get to my goal. I only read half of theContinue reading “August Reading Wrap-Up”

‘The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane’ by Lisa See/a Review

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See Length: 371 pages Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Scribner Books Release Date: March 2017 Source: Paperback      The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane offers a snapshot of life among the Akha minority tribe in China. The story opens in the late 1980s, following the lives of Li-yanContinue reading “‘The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane’ by Lisa See/a Review”

Sunday Sentence: July 28

I’m participating in David Abrams’s ‘Sunday Sentence‘ project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, ‘out of context and without commentary’. ‘You cannot let memories of what happened in the past turn you into someone you wouldn’t recognize’. Source: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Two Engaging Reads, and Baby Goats! / June Reading Blog #1

The first weekend of June brought some unexpected stress, some cuteness, and some welcomed reading! The stressful part was due to wedding planning. I’m getting married in August, and communicating with family members (especially ones in the wedding party) can be a challenge. I picked up one of the items I needed for the bigContinue reading “Two Engaging Reads, and Baby Goats! / June Reading Blog #1”

‘The Gilded Wolves’ by Roshani Chokshi/A Review

I read ‘The Gilded Wolves’ as part of May’s Asian Readathon. After completing this book, I sat with it for quite a bit. There was so much thought-provoking content with regards to the world building and cultural context in 19th century Europe, so I want to make sure my words came through clearly. ‘The GildedContinue reading “‘The Gilded Wolves’ by Roshani Chokshi/A Review”

June 2019 TBR list

For the month of June, I’m going to continue reading Asian themed novels. I received two new books as I was taking on the Asian , and just never got to them in time! My reading pace is just THAT slow, lol! These are the books I’m planning on reading during June. I may addContinue reading “June 2019 TBR list”

Some June 2019 Book Releases

Summer is right around the corner! What better way to enjoy the care-free beach days and long, relaxing nights than curling up with a favorite book! Here are some new titles coming your way for the month of June. The following descriptions are from Simonandschuster.com: Jo and Bethie Kaufman were born into a world fullContinue reading “Some June 2019 Book Releases”