Friday, February 27, 2015

Interesting.

I found this on my facebook page. An open letter to amazon to pay more attention to their reciew policy.
It concerns an interesting topic, author bullying. Something i think alot of authors have had to deal with. I personally feel that if you are going to be that rude to someone you should have the fortitude to use your real name.
Therefor I agree with this letter.
What do you think?
https://www.google.com/bookmarks/lookup?hl=en&btnA=&sig=AODP23YAAAAAVPE2BOmXx2b36Iv_3bGsKgsJBGjFw1GM&bkmk=1

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentines day.

Happy valentines day to all.
We decided to celebrate yesterday to avoid the worst of the masses. We tried a new resturant and were very disapointed. The view was great but the shortened menu not so much. There are people who dislike shellfish people jeez.
Unfortunately the meal was not worth the price.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Review of Beaded Jewelry: Wirework Techniques.



I will admit this is a first for me, reviewing a how-to book. If you ask my husband, the amount of them I buy or borrow from the library I should be qualified to review one. 



Skills, Tools, and Materials for Handcrafted Jewelry. A Storey Basics ® Title
Carson Eddy, Rachael Evans, Kate Feld

The book is not a very long book, which I think is a good thing. Too long a book can make someone feel overwhelmed by all the information. 
Let’s start with what I liked about this book. Firstly, I like how the first four chapters cover the basic knowledge you should have before you even start trying to make wire jewelry. I will admit when I began I didn’t have a clue and the guide I had bought didn’t cover much more then different types of wire gauges. This one however covers wires types all the way to what basic tools you will need.  I never knew there where that many types of pliers that you could get.
The second thing I liked about this book was the little tech tips that were inserted periodically throughout. These tips are basic suggestions that you may not think about that can help make your jewelry look better as well as help in the crafting itself.
Only because I don’t think there is a perfect anything out there I will note that the book ended kind of abruptly. I anticipated some type of closing paragraph or note. Something  to say “Hey this is the end” before you turn the page to the index.

Overall I think this a good beginner’s guide that would stand on its own or supplement a how-to handbook.  It has information a beginners will need as well as it can be used by an experienced person that needs a quick reference. 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Edged Blade by J. C. Daniels



First I want to say that I was privileged enough to be able to read this before it came out.  When I got the email I did dance in my seat.

J. C. Daniels is the alter ego of Shiloh Walker.
Kit is introduced in the short "A stroke of Dumb Luck".

I love Shiloh Walker's work so when she stated that she was publishing under another name I was quick to snap it up.

Edged Blade picks ups where Broken Blade left off. Kit is slowly putting her life back together, she's finally healing and part of that healing is taking things a step further with Damon.
As far as couples go, I am rooting for these to and each book makes me want to see what happens next with these two.

In this installment Justin again is asking for Kit's help this time with missing witches.  As with anything else in Kit's life, nothing is never easy. Soon the group find out that more than just witches are missing.

I enjoyed the newest story in Kit's world and had very few things I didn't like. The pace was decent and she introduced a few monkey wrenches into from Damon's past.
I would have to say that the only thing I was expecting but didn't get to see was what is going to happen with her sword. In the previous book there were hints that her bond could be reestablished and yet there was little to no mention of it in this one.

All in all I would recommend the whole series to anyone who enjoys Urban fantasy and what to read something new. Can't wait for the next one.




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