Sunday, January 18, 2015

It has been a long week. Here is what I read.

I tried to finish this book but couldnt finish it. I posted a review about why.

Currently reading

I am enjoying it so far, it is a nice easy read.

Up next to read:

Saturday, January 17, 2015



I tried so hard to finish this book as I do love this author, but I just couldn't. It actually took me like days to even read like a few chapters, so I decide to stop. It wasn't like her other books that I read of her, so I think that was a reason that I couldn't get into it.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

It's Monday

It has been a long week, I only got one book finished this week.


Reading right now:

I am not loving it as much as I like her previous books, but it is still a good book.

Up next to read:

First puzzle of the year

I finally finished my puzzle.  I am challenging myself to finish at least 20 puzzles this year, ranging from 500 pieces to 2000 pieces.

Here is the first one I finished.

Here is the next one I am going to do:

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Since my blog is actually named hobbies and everything in between, I thought I would talk about one of my favorite hobbies to do,  which is doing puzzles.

I think I have just as many puzzles as I have books, that is how much I love to do puzzles.

I have been doing puzzles since I was a little girl, and even since then, I have collected many of them. I stop doing puzzles for a bit while dealing with having a infant in the house, but now that my daughter is a toddler and actually has a bedtime, I do puzzles at night. I love to do puzzles as it relaxs me and I love seeing the end result.

Some of my favorites to do are:

Hometown collection puzzles
any puzzles with food in it
Charles Wysocki

Once I finish the puzzle I am working on right now, I will post a picture so you can see. 


Genre: Suspense with a bit of romance

Rating: 2/5

Review: I wanted to like this book, it had everything I like in a book, romance, suspense and christmas, but there was just something about it that I didn't like, I just couldn't connect with the characters. I don't think I will be reading another book by her.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

It's Monday

I can't believe that is Monday already. It has been an interesting weekend, my daughter has learnt to climb out of her crib, so we tried to get that figure out.

Onto books:


I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more books by her.

Currently reading:

Up next to read:

Friday, January 2, 2015

Goals for Jan/Feb

I hope everybody had a great New Years Eve! Now that we are in Jan, I thought I would post some goals I have planned, I don't called them resolutions because they are just things that I want to do more of.

I am going to post goals for the next two months and then come back at the end of that second month( Feb) and show how far I have come!!

Book goals:

Read at least 6 books out of my to read shelf at home
Read a different genre that I usually do

 Personal goals:

Get my learner drivers license ( I never learn to drive when I was 16 and now that I have a kid, I want to drive)

Go swimming at least once a week

Crafting goals:

Finish a scrapbook
Paint at least twice a month
Start to use sewing machine more and start doing a project on it.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Review: Wrapping Up In You


 Here is the summary from goodreads about the book, just in case you are interested in the book.

Thirty-something hairdresser Janie Johnson's single status is a constant source of gossip for her friends and clients. So after too many nights in with her cat, a blind date disaster, and news that her ex is getting married, Janie realizes it's time to do something dramatic with her life. It's time for an adventure! Leaving winter behind, Janie takes the plunge and books an exotic trip to Africa. Her friends think she's mad and Janie thinks they may very well be right, but then she falls head over heels for her tour guide—and fully fledged Maasai Warrior—Dominic. But can Janie now face spending a snowy Christmas back home without him?

Now onto my review:

Rating: 4/5

Genre: Chick Lit

Is it is a part of series - no.

Review:  I got this book from the library because I thought it was a christmas book, but there isn't really much christmas in the book, but once I started the first couple of chapters, I couldn't stop reading it.  It was a great book. I really like the relationship between the main character and her boyfriend from Africa. There was also a surprise at the end that I didn't see coming. I will defintely look for more books by Carole Matthews.