Diamond Painting Projects #17

So it’s been a very long time since I posted an update on my diamond painting stuff. Not since before I moved to Arizona. So I thought I’d show you guys what I’ve gotten done in the last few months… This is Oberon and Tatania from Diamond Art Club. Artists is Josephine Wall. Its a square and took me forever to finish. Its approx 28×39 inches. Its hanging in my library which I think is fitting… This is Worlds Away from Diamond Art Club artist is Mandie Manzano. Its Round approx 20x22in This is Rose and Sheet Music from Diamond … Continue reading Diamond Painting Projects #17

Diamond Painting Projects #5

Time flies when you’re busy. I do have some finishes to show you from the last 3 weeks… So here we go… So last time, this guy was not quite done. Now he is, and I can move on the the next one, who is blue… but before I do that, I did take a little break from the owl life… My witchy cat is complete. She does look better than the image did just printed. However, you almost have to look at it at just the right angle to really see it. Not sure I like it. Haven’t found … Continue reading Diamond Painting Projects #5

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 20

(I know, I’m horrible at posting these daily!) Favorite Romance book Hmm, I’m a fan of Nora Roberts, and Danielle Steele, however I guess I’d have to say that my favorite romance book would have to be… Stardust by Neil Gaiman I know, it’s not really in the Romance genre… but there is romance in it! The story has everything you could want. Romance, comedy, adventure, tragedy, I mean really what else could you ask for? Continue reading Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 20

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 2

A book that you’ve read more than 3 times… The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare Though I don’t actually tend to read books multiple times, there are a few that I could have chosen for today’s book. I could have said Dracula without a hesitation, I could have said American Gods, or Harry Potter… But this book I think, was really the first time I had read something that fell into the historical fiction category. Of course it had sparked my interest because it was about a witch, or so the title claimed. I don’t remember how … Continue reading Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 2

Book Review #39

So, it’s been a while since I posted a book review, but I read this while on a plane and had to say something about it. This is a “prequel” to Practical Magic. You do not have to know the story from Practical Magic in order to understand what this book is about. First, let me say that I’m not sure I liked the style of writing. It is a bit jumpy and at a few points, I was not sure who the narrator was, as it jumps back and forth, but all in a third person view point. I … Continue reading Book Review #39

Book Review #36

Sorry it’s been a while since I posted a book review! Gosh time flies! So I just finished this one… I feel that this is kind of reminiscent of Neil Gaiman. It has the believable reality of magical thinking that Gaiman does so well. The writting was well done and easily read. The story is intriguing and I really liked the characters. Really the only thing that I didn’t like was the way it jumped back and forth in time. Sometimes I did forget what time I was in and had to go back and check. If you like magical … Continue reading Book Review #36

Book Review #30

If you like the books by Sarah Addison Allen,  you’ll like this book. It is written in the same style. A little mystery, a little magic, a little romance, a little something special. This is yet another from Book of the Month. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised that I really liked it.  I would probably say that this is a young adult book, but anyone would like it. Ghosts and mysteries to solve. A quick read, but there is a strong emotional pull to it. Give it a try… Continue reading Book Review #30

Book Review #19

I’ve read this book, and the other ones in the series multiple times. So, obviously, I like them.  This series is set in an alternate universe and begins around 1985. It’s chock full of pop culture references along with literary ones.  If you are a fan of British humor and enjoy a bit of sci-fi, check this one out, you won’t be disappointed.  Continue reading Book Review #19

Book Review #13

Lucky #13… Mr. Gaiman is one of my all time favorite authors. So when I saw that he was publishing a collection of Norse Mythology, I had to have a copy. No brainer. Obviously, this is not the same as what one would be used to from one of Gaiman’s books. It is a retelling of the classic myths that have been passed down and retold by many. Of course, Gaiman adds his voice to the mix and creates a magical world that you can almost believe really existed. All the well known players are there, and even some of … Continue reading Book Review #13

Book Review #5

And now… The story continues in this next part of Shades of Magic. I was vaguely surprised at the turn that this story took. Unlike the first book, which focused on the character of Kell, this book focuses more on Delilah. It is her journey, which crosses paths with Kell’s, that we follow.  It isn’t an easy journey, and we don’t find a true end by the time we finish this book. This part of the series holds even more magical adventures. Delilah discovers the magic that she holds and we join her as she learns more about magic and … Continue reading Book Review #5