Tempests and Slaughter

A new Tamora Pierce book!!!  Be still, my heart!  No, really, be still, because as much as I wanted it to be, this wasn’t the heart-pounding book I was anticipating. Synopsis We meet Arram Draper, a 10 year old who’s already lying about his age, at the arena, where brutal games are going on.  He…

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Wedding Dress Update

I know, I know, it’s been a while. And you’re all dying to know: did I get my dress done? Well. Yes. And no. It’s wearable. And it’s taken a while to get to this point. But let’s start at the beginning, recap for those of you just joining us. I started my dress the…

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Surprise Me

  Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite chick lit authors and her latest book does not disappoint.  I laughed, I cried, it moved me, Bob. Synopsis Dan and Sylvie have been together for 10 years.  They have two daughters, twins, and both have jobs that they enjoy and are good at.  A visit to…

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Have Sword, Will Travel

This was such a fun good read!  I’m a sucker for old-fashioned fairy tales with some twists, I find them very refreshing.  The tendency for fairy tales is to repeat story lines and recycle old ideas.  This one did…and didn’t.  It addressed the dangers of being cautious vs. being headstrong and impulsive, exploring the strengths…

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Wedding Dress Weekend Update

Well, it’s Sunday evening. How did I do on my goal you ask?  Did I get the bodice put together by tonight? Thank you for asking!  I did!!!  Not only did I get the bodice done (well, almost done, I need to stitch one more thing) I also got the skirt mostly cut out too! …

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Wedding Dress Weekend

I hereby declare this to be the wedding dress weekend! As you know, I’m planning my wedding.  We’ve been wedding dress shopping twice, both times to David’s Bridal, once in South Dakota and once in Indiana.  I tried on similar dresses both places and while I found a few I liked, I definitely did not…

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The Spymistress

Just finished reading The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini after we got home from Pierre tonight.  It was a fascinating read.  I’ve read one other book by Jennifer Chiaverini – Enchantress of Numbers (another conquest from my Indiana trip – I seem to only get books read when I’m riding in the car lately… sigh…) and I…

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