The Green Ember (Review)

The Green Ember by S.D. Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars What an astounding book! I can't believe I put this one off for a couple years. It sat in my TBR list for a long while (and I honestly don't understand why, this sort of book falls right under my very favorite types of stories). Well, I finally decided to get an audiobook version of it to listen to while I worked around the house, I...

The Animals of Farthing Wood (Review)

The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann My rating: 5 of 5 stars My first introduction to The Animals of Farthing Wood was actually the television show. After having watched that many years ago, I found interest in actually reading the book. Turns out I ended up listening to it, but that was a grand experience as well. The audiobook I listened to was narrated by two people; Paul Whitehouse and...

Oliver: The Cat Who Saved Christmas (Review)

Oliver: The Cat Who Saved Christmas by Sheila Norton My rating: 5 of 5 stars Picked this up to read around Christmas, and ended up getting to it a tad late due to a busy festive year. When I did pick it up however, I loved it. I would have read it much faster (it is a very easy read) if my one year old didn't grab at the book so much while I was reading it. I could only really sit down with this...

January 2020 BOTM

Maximum Ride #1 by James Patterson is this month's BOTM. Posted here a bit late I apologize. Not sure if I'll have time to read this this month, but this will definitely be a book I read in 2020. Book club members mentioned that this was a definite throwback for them, and they were excited to pick it up again. I however have never read it, lucky that my husband has a copy, and he's the one...

2020 Temperature Blanket Project

This year I'm attempting my very first temperature blanket! I've decided to use 100% cotton with a size 4 crochet hook. I based my temperature scale on this lion yarn post, although I chose different (close matching) colors to the ones they provided. You can also learn what a temperature blanket is there! Above are my skeins of yarn chosen for this project, and my first chain! 100x366 (leap...