Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A year in a review.

This has been a great year for me, bookwise and personally too.

My daughter turned one this year and is now getting into everything. She loves me to read to her all the time.  I left my job and become a full time stay at home mom, so that has been great for me. Here is a couple of pictures of me and my daughter.

Now onto books:

Favourite books that I read this year:

Favourite new author to me:

Danielle Steel. I just started reading her books this year and I will definitely be reading books by her next year.

New Genre that I read this year:  I start to read science fiction book this year, my husband is a big science fiction fan, so he was happy that I am starting to read some of the same type of books that he likes.

I read 36 books this year, which is really good for me, as last year I only read 17 books. I am hoping to do a lot better next year.

So I talked about crafting posts in the last post. I got a question. Do you want to read about something I am working on or favourite products? Thanks.

Happy new year to everybody.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

It's Monday

It's Monday, what I am reading.

I finished:

It was an ok book, not sure if I am going to continue the series.

Currently reading:

 I am enjoying it so far, it is not really a christmas book, but it is still good.

Up next to read

I also going to be doing some new things for the blog in the upcoming weeks

  • TV Tuesday - where I talk about TV Shows.. etc
  • Scrapbooking/Cardmaking/crafting post ( It is either going to be on Thursdays or Fridays) 

I also going to be posting my year in review on Tuesday.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Another challenge

 I found another challenge called
  2015 Prequel & Sequel Challenge, hosted by Novel Heartbeat and Writer Grrl Reads


This challenge does it by points:

1 point for each prequel or sequel novella read and review

2 points for each full-length sequel read and reviewed

10 points for completing and reviewing a full series (doesn’t require novellas)

 You do not get points for the first book in a series

At the end of the challenge, add up your points
  • 25-50 points: Amateur
I am hoping to get to Amateur  at the end of the year


Series that I am thinking of using for this challenge are as followed.

1: Kay Hooper  - Bishop/Special Crimes Unit series ( I have 3 books left in the series to read)
2: Jennifer Chiaverni - Elm Creek Series ( 12 books left to read)
Read One book -  The Winding Way Quilt, so I get 2 points for that.

3:Catherine Coulter - FBI Thriller series  ( 5 books left in the series)
 Read one book - Whiplash, so I now only have 5 books left to read.  I have get 2 points for reading the book

4:Jenn McKinley - Cupcake Bakery cozy mystery series ( 4 books left to read)

I gave myself a variety of different books and I am sure that I will not finish all these series, but hopefully get a bit closer to it.

What I am reading

Hope everybody had a great weekend. I can't believe Christmas is this week. My daughter is one and a half, so she doesn't really understand that much about Christmas, but she does love all the Christmas books that I have been reading to her.  She loves books ( I wonder where she got that from!!)

So here is what I am read:


This was a good book, it wasn't as suspenseful as her other books, but still good.

I tried to read this book, but it was just written more for a younger crowd and I just couldn't get into it.

Currently reading:

So far  I am enjoying it.

Next to read:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

I found another challenge for 2015 but I think this will help me. I am now starting to actually read  my own books. I use to just read library books, but now I do both!! I found a great challenge for me to read books off my to read list.

Here are the details:

The challenge will run from Jan 1, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015.- Copyright 2014 or earlier.  Anything counts.

There are different levels:

How many books are you planning to read for this challenge?
1-10 A Firm Handshake
11-20 A Friendly Hug
21-30 First Kiss
31-40 Sweet Summer Fling
41-50 Could This Be Love?
50+ Married with Children

Here is a link to the site that is hosting it


I decided to go with the low level one ( 1-10 books).  I include which books to read, as it is easier for me to know what I want to read.

1: Hey Good Looking - Fern Micheals - Finished on July 8, 2015
2: Odd Thomas -  Dean Koontz - finished Aug 2015
3: Summer's Child - Luanne Rice - Finished Sept 24, 2015
4:Bone Cold - Erica Spindler
5: Watermelon - Marian Keyes - Finished Nov 15, 2015
6: The First Prophet - Kay Hooper - Finished on June 18, 2015
7: The Waterfall- Carla Neggers
8: Killing Fear - Allison Brenanan - Finished on May 10, 2015
9:Next Always - Nora Roberts - Finished Dec 3, 2015
10: Body Count - PD Martin

Has anybody read any of these books?

Sunday, December 14, 2014

What I am reading

Finished this week:

I love 3 out of 4 of the stories, so that is not bad.

Currently reading:

I am enjoying this book. She is one of my favourite author.

Up next to read:

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Another challenge for 2015

For some reason my blog is not letting me link back to the blog. So here is the link to the blog
that is hosting this.


I found one other book challenge for 2015. It is a romantic suspense challenge, seeing as I love them, this shouldn't be a hard one!!


  • Civilian: read 1–5 romantic suspense novels
  • Hunter: read 6–10 romantic suspense novels
  • Marksman: read 11–15 romantic suspense novels
  • Sniper: read 16–20 romantic suspense novels
  • SWAT: read 21+ romantic suspense novels

 There are different levels you can do. I decided to go with Hunter. I will update my post here.

1:Secret sins by  jasmine cresswell
2: Killing Fear by Alison Brennan
3: Feel The Heat - Cindy Gerard


I decide to do a book challenge. It is called Woman fiction challenge and it is hosted by one of my favorite book blog " Book Date"

This challenge is for those who enjoy reading women's fiction. There are different levels. I am going to go with Motivated first.


  • Motivated 1- 5
  • Savvy     6 - 10
  • Classy    11- 20
  • Go-getter  20 -30
  • Fearless  30+
I will post the list of the books in this post.

1: Luanne Rice - Summer's Child
2:The Winding Way Quilt - Jennifer Chiaverni
3:The Wildwater Walking Club - Claire Cook
4:Watermelon- Marian Keyes
5: The Next Always - Nora Roberts

Yay I finished the challenge and just in time!