Comfort Me With Apples

Welcome to the beautiful Home Owners Association of Arcadia. So beautiful. So tranquil. So perfect. Okay … so there may be some rules that are questionable… don’t be out after dark… no fences … keep where everyone can see all the way through your house … don’t lock doors … no breaking rules that goContinue reading “Comfort Me With Apples”

Silhouette Book Art Sculptures!

In the holiday spirit, a bunch of new items are being introduced into my #Etsy shop. Some of these are one of a kind, as they are made IN the book for which the design inspiration came from. Not only that, those one of a kind books are perfect collector items that add to theContinue reading “Silhouette Book Art Sculptures!”

Angels in time for Christmas

This year has been incredibly trying due to the long reaching, and seemingly never ending, effects of the pandemic. USPS had become slower, things are lost more often when shipped, people are so paranoid they are absconding with other peoples packages left by delivery drivers, even IF the are captured on the home they areContinue reading “Angels in time for Christmas”

Cackle

As Halloween approaches every year, besides the traditional tricks, treats, and crazy hyped up children buzzing around faster than Leatherface’s chainsaw goes, you can count on a few spooky, creepy, nightmarish gems to pop out of my personal favorite genre – the scarefest terrorland of horror. And what cackling lady of broomstick flights and childContinue reading “Cackle”

The Neighbors Secret

This novel sounded like it was going to be spot on. You have a person going around vandalizing things in the neighborhood… there’s Jen who thinks she may just be raising a sociopath, her son Abe, who may just be terrorizing the neighborhood, and you have Lena and Annie… two women drawn together by aContinue reading “The Neighbors Secret”

Book Art Candles

I can’t believe that the season is already upon us! Time for fall evenings, football, fire pits, holiday planning and candles … tons of candles. When you take those gently used, unloved, fixing to be trashed, or (goodness forbid) burned (yikes!) books, and apply just a little extra love, you now have a book that’sContinue reading “Book Art Candles”

China Room

This is definitely an emotionally charged and heartbreaking novel that reads so fast, you’ll be sad that it’s over. I can see why Sunjeev Sahota is on the Booker Prize List for 2021. Having a dual timeline in 1929 and 1999, Sahota weaves a tale he’s pulled from his family history masterfully, and blended itContinue reading “China Room”

Rock, Paper, Scissors

This was a whirlwind… up all night reading experience … as I’ve closed the cover of the book I am once again in awe of Alice Feeney’s storytelling abilities. This was such a fast and fun read … unreliable narrators… red herrings … and a twisted ending that only Feeney could ROCK… I truly wasContinue reading “Rock, Paper, Scissors”

Vicious

This was such a fun sci-fi read from the absolutely talented author V. E. Schwab, the author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. Since that book blew me away, I quickly researched and have started down the “read everything she’s written path” as there’s nothing I love more than an incredible story teller thatContinue reading “Vicious”