Sunday, March 29, 2009


Austenland by Shannon Hale
Unabridged 5 CDs

Loved this one. I really didn't know what to expect, but this was a fast, easy listen to.

Jane had always loved Jane Austen's novels and wished her life could be more like them. She always wanted to meet her Mr Darcy and fall in love (especially if he really turned out to look like Colin Furth). Her rich aunt died and left her 3 weeks in Austenland, a make-believe world of tea parties and 18th century clothing and 18th century manners.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Harvest of Bones

Chintz n' China #4: A Harvest of Bones by Yasmine Galenorn

Ok, I messed up. I thought this was book #3 of the series and was about 100 pages into it before I discovered I was wrong. I thought a lot had happened between Legend of the Jade Dragon and this one, but the story still ran smoothly, so I thought that was just the way she wrote it. Just goes to show that you don't have to read all series in the correct order.

This has been my favorite in the series so far. A wonderful mix of ghosts, both human and cat, a lost love and a lost pet.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Book Give-away

My friend Amberkatze interviewed Suzanne McLeod this week on her blog at

As always, there is a book give-away contest and the prize is : A signed copy of The Sweet Scent of Blood and a magnet featuring the cover art.

So head over to Amberkatze's blog and enter!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Everworld Books 1 & 2 by KA Applegate

A friend sent me the entire 12 volume set of this so I could read from start to finish. She was that certain I would like it. She was right. It gets confusing sometimes with all the different gods sprinkled thoughout the story, but it is holding my attention. I'm already half way through the third book.

Tried something new

Ok, I tried something new as far as the look of the template for the blog and didn't like it so I've gone back to the old one. I just could not get used to the print colors and couldn't find one I thought went well. So I'm back to standard stock.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ghost of a Chance

Chintz n' China #1: Ghost of a Chance by Yasmine Galenorn

Can't wait to read more of this series. It had just the right ingredients for the proper witches brew - a ghost, tarot cards, a seance, charms, china cups, tea, and murder. It had just enough of everything.