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Kristie has read 20 books toward her goal of 70 books.
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Book Roundup – 4/19/15

I’ve been inspired by Melissa at Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf to share what is on and has been added to my shelves this week.  I took a picture of some of my shelves so I could have a nifty little graphic to post.  I miss sharing what I’m reading! Not sure I will do this every week but will try my best (as long as I finish books LOL!)


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What I Read Last Week~

  • Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews – Interesting story about a prominent small town family and their family business. It was slow in some spots but overall I enjoyed the storyline and the ending.
  • Hot Pursuits by Stuart Woods (Stone Barrington #33) – I usually devour these books. This was wasn’t as action packed at first but it definitely picked up towards the middle of the book. I loved having the book feature Holly Barker more and her storyline. Each small storyline tied together to finish the book nicely.


What I Am Reading Today~


Added to the {Virtual} Bookshelf This Week~

I have been trying hard to cut back on book buying but I found lots of cheap books this week that sounded good so they made their way to my Kindle!


What have you been reading?


Happy November!

Good morning and Happy November!


I don’t have any calendar pages yet…hopefully soon! I do have a great October book report though! I read SIX books!! A few were started in August & September and the rest were started and finished last month.


#36 Muffin by Murder by Victoria Hamilton (Merry Muffin Mystery #2) ebook

#37 Family Album by Danielle Steel – ebook

#38 Paris Match by Stuart Woods (Stone Barrington #31) ebook

#39 Bad Bites by Jessica Beck (Donut Mystery #16) ebook

#40 Holly Blues by Susan Wittig Albert (China Bayles #18) ebook

#41 Clobbered by Camembert by Avery Aames (Cheese Shop Mystery #3) paperback


I enjoyed everything I read this month. The Danielle Steel was a re-read for me, but it had been so long that I forgot many details. It made me remember why I love her books and need to pick them up more often! I swore I wasn’t going to buy any more books for the Stone Barrington & Donut Mystery series but I couldn’t help myself LOL! I’m glad I did though since I really liked both books!


I’m off to a crop today. Can’t wait to see my crafty friends! I hope you all have a great weekend too!


It’s October…

Hi everyone!


I’ve been very slow to get my October calendar pages done and posted. I finally have two to share with you tonight!


Here is the first one using Jillibean Soup paper and Taylored Expressions Falling for You stamp set and die set~

Dawn October Calendar TE Falling for You


and the second one using Taylored Expressions Hocus Pocus paper and Critters in Costume stamp set~

Mom October Calendar TE Critters in Costume


I really liked Taylored Expressions new patterned paper! It’s a nice weight and I could stamp directly on it and the ink didn’t smear or soak in. Two thumbs up from me!


I also want to share my book roundup for last month…it’s quite sad as I only finished one book!


#35 Arsenic and Old Cake by Jacklyn Brady (A Piece of Cake Mystery #3) – ebook

I really enjoyed this book! I forgot how much I liked this series and still have to more to be caught up.  The premise was very interesting and highly entertaining.


That’s all for now!



August Books Recap

Good morning! Today I am recapping my books read last month.


#31 The Tailgate by Elin Hilderbrand (ebook)

This was a short story and prequel to The Matchmaker. The main character was quite interesting. She has a phobia of leaving Nantucket that started as a young girl and followed her throughout her life. This story focused on her and her high school sweetheart’s relationship at college.


#32 The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand (ebook)

This book wasn’t what I was expecting after reading the prequel! It was so, so good though. It followed Dabney throughout her life. It was fun to read about her matchmaking experiences.  There was some sad moments though, especially towards the end. I teared up several times!


#33 The Missing Dough by Chris Cavender (Pizza Lovers #6) (ebook)

It’s been awhile since I’ve read Eleanor and Maddie’s adventures. This book was another fun one and I also think there was a bit of character development with Eleanor. She’s slowly but surely accepting that she is moving on from her husband who passed away several years before.  I’m really hoping this series continues but haven’t seen anything about a new release for this year.


#34 Poisoned Prose by Ellery Adams (Books by the Bay #5) (ebook)

I think this was my favorite in the series by far and can’t wait for the next one coming out later this year.  There was quite a bit of character development with the main character, Olivia, and some development with a few members of the Bayside Book Writers group.  The mystery aspect was interesting as it involved more of the town’s residents and had quite the exciting/shocking ending.  I think that will carry through to the next book.


I’m just barely over half of my goal for this year lol…oh well. I will still keep reading and work on my goal better next year! I’ve spent lots of time walking at lunch time and not reading as much.