Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday was started by
Jill overat Breaking The Spine.

by Rachel Vincent


Being the first female werecat enforcer isn’t easy. Scars accumulate, but I’m stronger in so many ways.As for my personal life? It’s complicated. Choices worthmaking always are. Ever since my brother’s death and myfather’s impeachment, it’s all I can do to prevent more bloodfrom spilling. Now our Pride is under attack by a flight ofvicious thunderbirds. And making peace with our newenemies may be the only way to get the best of our old foe.With the body count rising and treachery everywhere,my instincts tell me to look before I leap. But sometimesa leap of faith is the only real option.…

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Mira; Original edition (March 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0778327604
ISBN-13: 978-0778327608

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Plus Size Crochet-fashions that fit & flatter by margaret hubert

At last, a book of crochet patterns devoted entirely to the plus-size woman!
Plus-size gals are a group that seems to be neglected in the plethora of crochet books on the market. The author, Margaret Hubert, has often been approached at trade shows and through her classes by women in this size category, begging her to design patterns that would fit them. A plus-size crocheter cannot simply take a smaller pattern and increase the number of stitches or rows to get a garment that fits and flatters. There are lots of proportion considerations when designing patterns for larger sizes.
Plus Size Crochet has 20 crocheted garments and accessories for plus-size women. The projects are stylish and flattering for various large figure types. There are also hints and tips to help the crocheter accommodate her special needs.
Only crochet book for plus-size women
Similar to the books in our popular ôHookedö series: easy to use with lay-flat wire-o binding, stitch detail photos, project specs at a glance
Includes crochet basics section with step-by-step photos
Product Details
Spiral-bound: 128 pages
Publisher: Creative Publishing international (November 1, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1589233395
ISBN-13: 978-1589233393
my review~
I LOVE THIS BOOK! The author, Margaret Hubert put together some great patterns! While I have crocheted off & on for about 30 years, I do not read patterns very well. These are super easy (to me) patterns to read. I am having a really hard deciding which to make first, but I think (and as always I can change my mind!!) I will make the Five Yarn Jacket first (please see the photo below!!) for next fall/winter. In the back of the book, there is a section of crochet stitches, directions on how to line a crocheted bag (woohoo! I needed this) and the commonly used pattern abbriviations. I love this book and look forward to using these patterns.

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme
is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away!You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can addthe book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:
"Have you ever considered suing your brain for non-support?" I took a deep breath, praying for patience and the restraint not to kill him.
I just started reading 'Mia the Meek' by Eileen Boggess. That line cracked me up!

Monday, January 04, 2010

my weekend...

We had the grandbabies over to spend the night on Saturday, for the first time since I was in the hospital back in October/November. Here is a picture of Brittni, Kaylee & Taylor, Sunday morning. Britt & Kaylee were finished with their french toast but Taylor savored hers.
Needless to say, I did not have a lot of time to read, crochet or anything! I had forgotten just how active (and LOUD) 2 little girls could be!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

In MY Mailbox (01/03/10)

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren.
If you haven't visited her blog, you should!

Mia the Meek
by Eileen Boggess
Mia Fullerton has entered her freshman year at St. Hilary’s with a goal: to lose her nickname “Mia the Meek,” and soar into a confident high school career. Unfortunately, her transformation is made harder by her English-teacher mom, bratty little brother, already popular nemesis, and new neighbor. Although she’s prepared herself for the battle by reading Excruciatingly Shy: How to Defeat Public Fear and Become Popular, her freshman year remains a series of uphill battles

Mia the Melodramatic
by Eileen Boggess
Summer has finally arrived, but Mia Fullerton doesn’t have much to celebrate. Her best friend, Lisa, is spending the summer at a Mensa camp, and her boyfriend, Tim, will be at his grandparents’ house in Maine. So, stuck with a choice of spending the next two months hanging out with her younger brother, Chris—who has declared a prank war on her—or taking a job on the stage crew at a local children’s theater group, Mia chooses the lesser of two evils and begins working at Little Tyke’s.

Mia the Magnificent
by Eileen Boggess

I can not find a summary or cover art for this book.

A Black Tie Affair
by Sherrill Bodine
Fashion curator Athena Smith will do anything to get her perfectly manicured hands on the Clayworth family's celebrated couture collection for her exhibit. So when she's called in to make sure the gowns are the real deal, she's ecstatic...until a dress she's examining turns out to be loaded with toxins (talk about killer threads!) and Athena faints, only to wake up face-to-face with the One That Got Away, notorious Chicago bachelor Drew Clayworth.Drew still believes Athena betrayed him all those years ago, and he's sure he can't trust her. But when the priceless gowns go missing, she offers to help track them down. Reluctantly allied in the quest, Drew and Athena are soon stunned by the barely restrained passion still sizzling between them...and memories both bitter and sweet. Is their new partnership just a business arrangement? Or is this something more than...

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