Thursday, May 27, 2010


I love the warm weather we're having, but it really cuts back on my reading time. I need to get back on track. My TBR pile is about to take over my room!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Magic Under Glass Review

Magic Under Glass Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is an amazing book! It's timeless, historical, romantic, mysterious and heart breaking at times!

Nimira is a strong woman, who leaves home after her mom dies and father falls apart. They were once a wealthy and succesful family. She left home with hopes of finding her own success as a performer only to end up as a "trouser girl" (dancing for pennies in front of drunk men.)

When she is offered a job to sing with an automaton (mechanical man) by a wealthy guest, Mr. Hollin, she escapes with the hopes of a new life and finding that success she originally left home for. When she moves to Hollins beautiful estate, she learns that the automaton is rumored to be haunted and that other singers hired before her were sent away or ran away in fear! Once she starts singing with the automaton,she notices that he seems to look right at her, and seems to make noises that sound like talking at times! In time, she realizes he IS trying to communicate! She fights her fears, and they learn to speak through the keys of the piano! His name is Erris, and he is a fairy prince and heir to the thrown in the fairy kindgom! Nimira and Erris fall in love, and she fights to save him from the curse that put him in the automaton!

Mr. Hollin as has a life of secrets, pain, magic and even blackmail surrounding him. He seems to fall in love with Nimira, but really aches for someone to fill the void that his wife once filled.

This was such a short book, I was sad when it ended. It ends in somewhat of a cliff hanger, so I'm hoping there will be a sequel!

I enjoyed the world of magic, faeries and mystery that Jaclyn created, and can't wait to see what's next!

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

When it rains....

Seriously why can't ONE bad thing happen at a time? Must they always come in a LANDSLIDE??? I am pretty sure the full moon last week caused it.

I don't even have the energy to type it all, but if it could go wrong it has. I need wine!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Spring Clean Up

I love my small town. I've never lived anywhere else where you can put all your "crap" on the curb once a year and someone get's paid to pick it up. It is a bit weird when you wake up at 3 am and find people rooting through it, but that's all part of the game. Good bye old bed, doll house, broken tv's, ugly furniture and piles of forgotten kid toys!

One thing I never throw away is books. I have a bit of a hoarding problem when it comes to me books. Oh well, we all have our thing!

This is not a book blog.....

I thought I might make this into a book blog, but honestly you need time and creativity to do that. I love book blogs, live for them, but am not capable of maintaining one.

I do however write reviews for one:
Jen and Espe own and run it, I just read stuff.
Check it out!


WOW BLogmania

I loved Blogmania! So many new blogs to visit! I wish it would have been on Saturday, I couldn't get to all the blogs listed when I got home from work :(

But still full of awesomeness!