The Bookshop on the Corner – Book Review

As a book-lover, I also loved all the references to books and titles, and all the talk about books. I could relate to that on so many levels. Having worked at a bookstore many years in my teens and early twenties, I have a real fondness for the written word and the way a story can completely transport you from the real world to a world of the author's imagining. And books have power: to heal, to help, to encourage, to make us feel less alone. All of that came through loud and clear in this novel.

Children of Blood and Bone – Book Review

Her family ripped apart, her father a shell of the man he used to be, she and her brother do what they can to take care of their father and each other, to put food on the table, and find what little enjoyment they can in life when they have so little, until one fateful day, the day magic returned, the day their lives changed forever.

Alpine Dreams Beanie – Crochet Pattern

One of my maker goals this year was to design and write up a pattern for my own crochet hat. When I took a trip this past summer to Glacier National Park, I had my inspiration! The floating nimbus of white mist through the peaks of the mountains, on our way to Logan's Pass were so dreamy to me, and no wonder, since getting back from that amazing wonderland of country all I can do is dream about going back.