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Look's Who's Back

Me. It's me. I'm the one who's back

How are you guys? Sorry I've been away for a while. My work life took a crazy turn a couple of years ago and it affected everything in my life. I wanted so badly to believe the myths of work-life-balance and that I could have it altogether, but alas, they are not true for me.

Things have gone back to "normal" at work and now I have the energy to blog. So what should we talk about? 

I am still sewing, though not as much as I once was. My newest creative outlet is designing things for my Cricut*.  I made some gifts for Galentine's Day and Palentine's Day (yes, I made up the last one) and I will have to create a post where I show them to you. 

I've changed the format of this blog, let me know your feedback. I didn't do too much to tweek it yet, but I'll get there. 

I am still reading and have read a few books already this year, so I will have to post about those in the upcoming days. I also need to blog about my…

Rugosa: A Survival Story from Omaha to London by Creek Stewart

Creek Stewart of "Fat Guys in the Woods" fame released his first novel, Rugosa: A Survival Story from Omaha to London, on February 14. I just finished it and I was very impressed. 

Omaha is a boy scout and since the loss of his father the entire world has been turned upside down. Now he finds that one of the people nearest to him in life, London, is in trouble and he has to risk everything to save her.

Will be able to make it to her in time? Will she even be alive when he gets there? What kind of danger will he face on the way there? 

Find out the answers by reading the book. (What'd you think I was going to say?)

I really did enjoy this book. It was a gripping story and only took me three sittings to get it finished. A lot of the plot hits closer to home than I would like. An added bonus was some of the survival skills that I picked up along the way. 

I could really relate to Omaha as a character. He is a quiet person that prefers the outdoors to being around people. While b…

Life and Other Near Death Experiences by Camille Pagan

Libby's entire life was turned on its head in a matter of hours one cold Chicago day. How she reacts will redefine how she lives and will change the rest of her life.

I sincerely loved this book. I was hooked from the first paragraph. Despite what could be considered an outrageous plot, I found it believable and relatable. I definitely recommend it though, there are some things that could be considered triggers for some readers so avoid it if you are sensitive about cancer, losing a parent or divorce. 

Pagán's writing was refreshing and real. I think what I loved most was the epilogue that actually wrapped up the story, without putting it in a box with a bow on it.

Since I didn't receive a free copy of this book I am linking to it here for you to purchase on Amazon. This is an affiliate link, which means that I will get a small part of the profits: Life and Other Near Death Experiences by Camille Pagan.

Eve by WM. Paul Young

Eve by WM. Paul Young was an interesting and thought provoking read. This book was unlike any other Christian fiction I have ever read. So much of this book is set in a world that does not exist and which I would fall very short in trying to describe. It is ethereal and mind boggling at the same time. The story moves along well, though it is a long read. I found it enjoyable and restful. 

There was a point where I wanted to throw the book across the room and likely would have, if I weren't reading it on my Kindle that I love so dearly. Alas, I continued to read and realized that the plot twist worked itself out and I was very glad I had not stopped reading. I say that to make sure that when you get to that point you will continue reading. I would definitely recommend this book, but I would add a warning to go into it with an open mind and not let yourself get caught up in overthinking it.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really did like the boo…

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

Amy has died and no one knew that she was coming to visit. Sara has to find a way to enjoy her vacation despite the loss of her friend. She finds a charming and welcoming community that make it possible for her to picture herself in Broken Wheel, but will it work out.

This book is well written and believable. I found myself wanting to move to Broken Wheel, despite the fact that the town was struggling to even survive. Sara was likable and the kind of person that you want to be. The addition of book recommendations and quotes made it so much more interesting.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is how I felt.