Top Ten Books [2019]

Let me preface this list by saying that these are books I read in 2019, not books that came out in 2019 (although some did!) I read a wide variety of books and found these ten (starting with the best) to be the most enthralling or helpful to read. I'm also an Owlcrate subscriber which explains some of the unique covers listed here (for those wondering). I will note which books are Owlcrate...

Top Ten: Children’s Books [2019]

Let me preface this by saying that yes, I an adult have a Top Ten Children's Book list. I have one because I read a ton of books to my now one-year-old son, and I figured along the way we'd keep track of what we read, and which ones he really enjoyed. These books are being rated by how much he likes them. I judge that by how eager he is to listen to the book when I read, and how often he flips...

Winterwood: Review

Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw My rating: 4 of 5 stars What a beautiful cover! I was fortunate enough to get the Owlcrate exclusive cover of this and I love it, absolutely gorgeous. Made this the BOTM in my book club, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The first book by Shea Ernshaw I've ever read. I had seen The Wicked Deep but hadn't paid much attention to it, now I'm considering grabbing a copy of it...

The Hazel Wood: Review

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert My rating: 3 of 5 stars I should have definitely read more reviews on this book. I picked it up expecting a fantasy world more like GOT or Narnia to be the Hinterland, but really this fantasy world falls more under the dark fairy tales children used to be told. The ones without happy endings or any explanation. The story basically follows a girl named Alice,...

Proverbs 15:30

Loved today's devotional, it was a good message and I wanted to write about it. A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. Proverbs 15:30 Today's devotional talked about the bad days, the days where a thousand pinpricks are in your skin. You spill your drink, you trip or stub your toe, you break a glass, the kids flush markers down the toilet and clog it,...

God’s Promise Blanket WIP

My current work in progress crochet wise. A single crochet stitch again like the last. The material is acrylic, in hindsight I wish I grabbed something more natural, and in the future I will. I don't like the idea of this melting to me should flames ever appear around it. But the colors are nice! Hoping to have this done before the end of the year so I can focus on practicing sock-making, and my...

My first Crocheted Item!

Made this small blanket for my son for his first birthday. I used a single crochet stitch for the whole thing, definitely made plenty of mistakes but at least it resembles a blanket! For a first ever 'finished' project I find this something to be proud of regardless of the obvious imperfections.Blanket below was made with wool and acrylic yarn. Blue, light cream color, and white. I definitely...

December BOTM

If you weren't already aware, I am a council member of a Neopets book club guild, and I decide on the Book of the Month and Quarterly as well as some seasonal challenges I like to create. If you have a neopets account and would like to join our book club guild, just NM me Evianmoon and mention why you were interested in joining. If you do not have a neopets account and just want to join me in...

The Waking Forest (Review)

The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees My rating: 2 of 5 stars I definitely wanted to like this book. The cover was very interesting, and the title, even the description. But it just sort of fell flat for me. It took me much too long to finish this book, and I dreaded picking it up. The descriptions were often times too detailed and lengthy, and I'd forget the initial thing they were trying to...