29 June 2014

The AncestorsThe Ancestors by Brandon Massey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I grabbed this book solely on the title. The book did not fulfill my completely off based preconceived ideas. However, I did read the three short stories through and found myself wanting to know what happened. Normally ghosts and the supernatural are something I have little to no interest in, but I have to admit the stories were each well crafted. Overall, I found them to be intriguing suspenseful stories.

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25 June 2014

Mission to ParisMission to Paris by Alan Furst
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Alan Furst once again delivers a truly fascinating spy novel. Set primarily in Paris, one can feel the tenseness in the air as the Nazis gain footing and power. While the novel started out slow, once the characters were introduced and built up a bit, Stahl finally accepts his role as a spy and the book finally gains momentum. Still though, many scenes read as undeveloped thoughts. Not the page turner I expected but as far as historical fiction, it was interesting.

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15 June 2014

Summer Reading List

My summer reading list (at least as it stands today):
  1. Prepper's Long Term Survival by Jim Cobb (my second read actually)
  2. The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry
  3. Mission to Paris by Alan Furst
  4. The Ukrainians Unexpected Nation by Andrew Wilson
  5. The Polish Way by Adam Zamoyski
  6. 6. The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel (great movie!)
I'm always adding to my list so it may well change before the end of summer.

02 June 2014

Building your own Fairy Garden


Fairy gardens are enchanting container garden collection of miniatures focusing on fairies. A fairy garden, like that miniature dollhouse you dreamed of as a kid, can be as simple or ornate as you can imagine. Fairies love to live in a hollow old tree or a mossy hillside. They are natural creatures believed to have magical powers, according to Celtic folklore.

Click HERE to read the full article as it appeared on Examiner.com this morning.

Photo: DreamsTime