Thursday, March 31, 2011

From My Shelf

Morning Fellow Readers,

Tough week so far and its not over yet!!! I am excited to say I finished another book... WoooHooo! 

I honestly thought I'd read it over a year ago, only to discover that wasn't the case. "Hunting Ground" by Patricia Brigg's has been sitting on my shelf since I made the purchase. Waiting so patiently for me to pick it up and dive in. I did!!! I  the Alpha and Omega series, which to me is just an extension of Mercy Thompson's world. This is the second book in the Alpha and Omega Series. One of my favorite worlds to escape into, this book gave me a way to let the stresses of the day just disappear with each word I read.  I give this one ♥.

From The Editors: Anne Latham didn't know how complicated life could be until she became a werewolf. And until she was mated to Charles Cornick, the son—and enforcer—of Bran, the leader of the North American werewolves, she didn't know how dangerous it could be either...
Anna and Charles have just been enlisted to attend a summit to present Bran's controversial proposition: that the wolves should finally reveal themselves to humans. But the most feared Alpha in Europe is dead set against the plan—and it seems like someone else might be, too. When Anna is attacked by vampires using pack magic, the kind of power only werewolves should be able to draw on, Charles and Anna must combine their talents to hunt down whoever is behind it all—or risk losing everything...

Off to read "Cryer's Cross" by Lisa McMann. 

From the Editor: Seventeen-year-old Kendall, who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, lives with her parents on a potato farm in a tiny community in Montana, where two teenagers go missing within months of each other, with no explanation.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Little Buddies (book mates)

Website Review: These really cute desk or book buddies are so cute. I'd love to have a few of them for myself. Check out Laura's work - and 

Thursday Book Review

Directly from Elm Creek Quilters: Master quilter Sylvia Compson shares the secrets of her creative gifts with her young assistant, Sarah McClure. During their lessons, the intricate, varied threads of Sylvia's life begin to emerge. It is the story of a young wife living through the hardships and agonies of the World War II home front; of a family torn apart by jealously and betrayal; of misunderstanding, loss, and a tragedy that can never be undone.

My Review: I just spent the better part of the morning finishing up an outstanding book. Yes I know its not a new release but I plan to catch up on her all of her books. I just finished "The Quilter's Apprentice" by Jennifer Chiaverini. If you love quilts, love quilting, and family history stories then this book is one to read. Now, I can't wait to get the next book in the series. This book deserves 4 ❤''s. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Anathema Giveaway

Win a copy of Anathema by Megg Jensen over on the blog! 

Also read an interview with author Megg Jensen.

Release Date - Finally

Publisher's Notes: We know you’ve all been waiting for this—at long last, here’s the cover for INHERITANCE, Book Four in Christopher Paolini’s #1 bestselling Inheritance Cycle. It’s out November 8, 2011 so let the countdown begin!
You can read all about it, visit, or check out the Facebook page, where other fans are talking all about it!
My thoughts: Although I've not read the series yet, I know others that are impatiently awaiting this books release. Now we finally have a date set. The customers at my store will be very happy about this news. I'm impatiently awaiting the second movie in this series "Eldest". Well see when that makes the big screen.  

Monday, March 21, 2011

Crafter's Corner Monday!

This is a review for netGalley

Title:The Crocheted Prayer Shawl Companion
SubTitle:37 Patterns to Embrace, Inspire & Celebrate Life
Publisher:The Taunton Press
Pub Date:09/07/2010

Publisher's Views: The Prayer Shawl Ministry is an extraordinary group that has touched lives in extraordinary ways across the world for more than a decade. With their latest book, Janet Bristow and Victoria A. Cole-Galo continue to reach out to people of all faiths in sadness and celebration, this time with crocheted wraps, or prayer shawls. In their follow-up to the 2008 bestseller The Prayer Shawl Companion, the authors have once again brought together crafters, their inspiring tales, and comforting, thoughtful blessings. The Crocheted Prayer Shawl Companion features 37 beautifully designed prayer shawl patterns contributed by everyday crocheters and professional knitwear designers alike, including Nicky Epstein, Mary Beth Temple, and Doris Chan, among others. The instructions are easy to follow and the patterns represent a range of skill levels.

My Review: I can't wait to try crocheting several of the designs in this book. I'm a beginner so it will take me forever to finish a project. The explainations and directions for the projects are easy to follow. The designs are beautiful Great color usage and beautiful images. Thanks so much for sharing your book with me. I would definitely recommend this book to others who crochet or even those wanting to learn. Once someone gets the basic stitches down and learns to read patterns this book should be easy to follow.

Headed to the library!

I'm picking up the next book on my list to read from the library today. Stay tuned for an update. P.C. Cast is one of my favorite authors. I can't wait to read this one.
TitleDivine by mistake
AuthorCast, P. C.
PublisherNew York, NY : Luna, [2009]
Description571 p.

Paranormalcy Review

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Published August 31, 2010 by HarperTeen

Publisher's Note: Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.

But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

My Review: Fascinating book! Honestly, I don't have a lot of time to read these days, this one just had me hooked from the front cover to the back cover. Definitely a must read for any YA or paranormal fan. Character development was strong and plot was great. I totally enjoyed Evie's sense of humor. For a teen who is so not in touch with who she is she's a very strong young girl. Her desire to learn is amazing. She wants so bad to just be a normal high school teen. (Lockers, Kissing a boy, getting a drivers license, and PROM!) Her interaction with adults (human, paranormal or immortals) was great. Evie experiences the loss several key people in her life, but that doesn't stop her from fighting for what's right.

Totally loved this book!

This book is definitely one that I'd recommend.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

How did I come up with my blog name?

I absolutely love MercyMe. My blog name was inspired by their CD the Generous Mr. Lovewell. So I became Dear Ms. Readwell. I read all the time. In time I plan on reviewing books, but right now it will be a slow process. I'm in my first semester in college. There is very little time to read between school and work.
But soon!