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Saturday, April 18, 2015
This was a really good story with interesting characters, but not I am afraid, the best mystery. Very little misdirection or shady alternative suspects. Still, I did enjoy it for the story it was.
I also have to say, I loved the cover!
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
- File Size: 2159 KB
- Print Length: 264 pages
- Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (September 16, 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00J8U1H3M
Meanwhile, Andrea finds a dog being abused in one of the properties she manages and steals her from the abusers. Also, after a messy divorce, she is struggling to find her own voice and place in life. After a attending a spiritual retreat with a friend, where she sent out a message requesting love in her life, she wonders if the unconditional love of Anni is what she received instead.
Yes, we all know this is the same dog and all the players' paths indirectly cross until the time comes when they realize Andrea's Anni is Dan and Lindsay's Anni.
It is a fun book though - A bit of Comedy of Errors and hints at future romance. Still, a feel-good story that is quite enjoyable!
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
On Valentine's day 1900, young women from an Australian boarding school go on a picnic at the Hanging Rock. 3 Girls and a teacher disappear mysteriously. A week later, a young man finds one of the girls on a ledge with no memory of the events.
I had originally seen the movie based on this novel a few years ago and really enjoyed it. It was a great mystery with no resolution and a hint that maybe something otherworldy may have occurred. A pink mist, what may be visions or dreams, lack of any sign of the girls...these are all things that provide an atmosphere of the possibility of paranormal goings on.
And yet, the place was full of caves and crevices and certainly could have had a natural explanation for the disappearances.
The author says in the book that it doesn't matter whether it is based on a true story or not which I thought was amusing. And the truth is, it doesn't. The tale itself is very satisfying.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
The thing is, he presents himself well and normal to the world, covering up how incredibly dangerous he actually is. The problem I had though, is that I didn't like ANY of the characters and that detached me from caring about his actions. As much as he despised the pretentiousness of the people in Beck's life, he also was pretentious. As a result, this book was much slower going than I expected and I am not sure I will read the next - Love.
- File Size: 2845 KB
- Print Length: 433 pages
- Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (September 30, 2014)
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IGVH9LI
Friday, March 13, 2015
It was great at explaining different types of tea and how best to serve them.
There was a story of the legend of the Willow Plate pattern china which is so popular.
And BEAUTIFUL watercolor illustrations! It is based on themes such as A proper tea, a nursery tea, a picnic tea, Tea in bed etc... and each section is illustrated accordingly and has appropriate recipes for the theme. Many traditional, some unusual -- A Black and White Tea and a Bizarre Tea for example.
Then of course, some great recipes -- it is a cookbook after all.
My favorites to try: Elegant Sugar Thins, Banana sandwiches, Cherry cake, Bengal Sandwiches and Cold Spiced Tea