Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Let it begin...

Last year, we started our raised bed garden. We had a few yummy carrots, a dozen corn on the cobs, big pumpkins, but not so much of anything else. We planted late in the season, so we weren't expecting much. This year is round 2. Big Breath.

I found this diagram online. I'm thinking of incorporating it into our garden space. Our outline is different, but I think it will work. Good luck, to me.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday Book Review

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Action Book, March 11, 2013
This review is from: Emergence (Kindle Edition)
I really liked 'Emergence', and I'm not surprised it has gotten good reviews. For me, I'm finicky in my selection of books to read. Sometimes I'm in the mood for a good old western, where other times I want to read about vampires (yes, I'm one of 'those' people :), and sometimes I like a good mystery. This was a good mystery story that had me interested. Because you got to see the thoughts of the hit man, I was curious to see how the story was going to end. Not a lot of books let you see from the viewpoint of the supposedly 'bad' guy. I really liked the author's writing. She is very talented, and she has a way to make the storytelling seem natural and not forced.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Monday Book Review

5.0 out of 5 stars I have never loved the story of Rumplestiltskin until now

This review is from: Rumplestiltskin (Faerie Tale Collection) (Kindle Edition)
I love ALL fairytales; however, as a child, I never understood or enjoyed the story of Rumplestiltskin. I didn't like the whole concept of a creepy, old man sneaking into the girl's bedroom, unexplainably spinning straw into gold, and then years later haunting the girl for the payment of her first born child. The love story was non existence; the king plainly fell in love with the girl and married her because he was under the presumption she could spin straw into gold. I love a good romance, so this story held zero interest for me.

Therefore, Jenni Jame's twist on this lack-luster story was just what it needed. There was action, a love story, a sweet heroine, and even a creepy man (but not who you'd originally think it was). The attraction between the two main characters built fast, and I like these shorter stories so I don't feel like I'm waiting until the last page for anything to happen between the two love interests. I felt that the story was well told, fast-paced, and enjoyable. I was hooked in the first paragraph, and I was left with a smile on my face at the last paragraph on the last page.

Thank you Jenni James for making me add Rumplestiltskin to my list of favorite fairytale stories.