Wordless Wednesday : Bella’s Mittens Made Mine!

Posted by on January 23, 2013 12:14 am in My work | 6 comments





My new mittens! The pattern I used was inspired by Bella’s mittens in the first Twilight movie, I believe.
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Filling the Shelf – 87

Posted by on January 21, 2013 10:29 am in Book talk | 10 comments

Filling the Shelf is basically Mailbox Monday or the more recent Stacking the Shelves, but with a title that suits my blog! If you’re interested in joining the fun or seeing what other bloggers added to their shelves, I invite you to visit the two hosts!


Happy Monday all!

It’s the official start of the Winter Respite Readathon today, but it’s still very exciting to talk about new books!

It seems the mailbox worked really hard at catching up this week; consequently I received all of the books I had been waiting on since the beginning of the month. Lots of great reading to do ahead of me, but when I look at it all together like this I feel a little overwhelmed!


Shadows Cast by Stars by Catherine Knutsson  (Dystopia, plague and a girl trying to hide her immunity to it. Found this one at the thrift story, and it was on my wishlist so there was no hesitation! )

Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst  (I have mentioned too many times how much I loved this author’s Ice. This one takes place in the desert, but it still sounds amazing!)

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama  (I have heard little about this mermaid story, but what I did heard mostly sounded amazing.)


The Lost Husband by Katherine Center  (For review! I am very excited to get a chance to read Katherine Center, whom I have read amazing things about her writing. This novel on loss and family sounds like something i will enjoy, too.)

A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate by Susanna Calkins (For review! Historical fiction and mystery in the 17th century. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it?)

World Without End by Ken Follett (Hum… I still haven’t finished Pillars of the Earth, but I found this one at the thrift store in hardcover, so I did what I usually try not to do and got it even though I haven’t finished its predecessor!)


Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans  (This was the star of my week! It’s exciting to read a fellow blogger’s book, and this YA novel about afterlife seemed really intriguing to me! I’m reading it right now, review to come!)

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff (There was a lot of buzz about this Japan inspired YA novel when it came out in the fall, and I have been looking forward to reading it ever since.)

What did you add to your shelves recently? Have you read one of these books? 

A Winter’s Respite Read-a-Thon!

Posted by on January 19, 2013 8:03 pm in Blog | 2 comments

seasons of reading winter


Last summer, I joined Seasons of Reading’s summer readathon and thought it was so much fun to officially dedicate a week to reading. It helps to focus on a goal and make it public; this is how I managed to catch up with 2013 a little in December.

I was excited when I saw the winter readathon would be happening this week and just knew I had to join! The Man is away for work so I have all the time needed to go through my infinite TBR shelf.

My 3 goals this week are :

  • To start and finish 4 books, English or French
  • To finish the YA French Canadian novel I am actually reading
  • To finish my current audiobook, Miracle on Regent Street. I have about 40% left so this should be manageable

I am not planning a specific pile of books, I want to “go with the flow”, as they say. And since I have a family thing Thursday-Friday, I decided to start early this Saturday and end with everyone else on the 27th.

Are you interested in joining the fun? If so, it is not too late! Click on the banner to get to the sign-up page! The rules are easy : as long as you read in the week, you’re good! :)

Wordless Wednesday : The Overdue Knit Sweater

Posted by on January 16, 2013 10:55 am in My work | 16 comments

simon sweater 1

simon sweater 2

simon sweater 3

simon sweater 4

This sweater had been sitting on my needles for over 18 months. Finally finished it as a late Christmas present for the Man of the House! Still needs to be properly blocked so the ribs will be flatter though!
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 (The Scarf / The Hat)