26 August 2010


I know I know..... I have been neglectful for a long time!
The month of August is usually our craziest month as we have three birthdays and our anniversary, so at least two birthday parties for the kids, then add a trip to NJ to this and it's super crazy!!! We did do two parties this year, we went to New Jersey for a short trip and just got back, and we celebrated our anniversary together this year! Progress.

I love to blog and I love to write, so I just have to put my thinking cap back on and put the pencil in my hand, or the keyboard before my fingers, and then off we go..... I will write soon!!! Please be patient - the few people who actually read this!

Thank you and love you!

16 August 2010

Outlander Series Book Two

I just finished the second book of the Highlander series. The name of the book is "
Dragonfly in Amber", written by Diana Gabaldon. (here is the amazon.com link http://www.amazon.com/Dragonfly-Amber-Outlander-Book-2/dp/0385335970/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1283538841&sr=8-1)

It was good! I read the first part a while ago in German and was instantly a fan. Then I bought and read the second book, in German, but was not as happy with it. Now I thought to myself, I will refresh my memory and read the first and second one again, in English this time, maybe I will like it better. I DID! I mean I liked the first book, by the way, it is called "Outlander" by the same author. But now I actually enjoyed the second one as well. There were alot of things that I had forgotten about. So I really refreshed my memory and am ready now to read part three, because there are four more other books, a total of seven books, to read!

I told you before, or maybe I didn't, that I won't write a summary of the book here, because you can get that anywhere you want. What I am telling you is my very own opinion and what I like about the books I read.

Warning! Yes, there is a warning. I am not a science-fiction person, AT ALL! I don't get it, I don't like it, I just don't want to be faced with it. BUT these books are different. Really, I wouldn't even consider it a sci-fi book at all, but that's where you used to find them at Borders. I would categorize it more like a historical fiction. Besides the fact, that the lady is traveling through time. The rest of it is history, more or less. I researched some of the names from the book and they really existed. To me, that's so cool and makes the book even more interesting. Also, I like the book because the author writes detailed and one can follow the action. You 'feel' like you are right there, plunged in between the characters of the book, and that you can hear or smell or taste. The characters are complex and grow as one reads. It is addicting and you don't want to stop reading to go to bed....

So if you are a romantic, then read the first book first and then this one and the next and the next.... happy reading!

06 August 2010

Crocheted hat giveaway!

C. Beth Blog.: Crocheted hat giveaway!

My friend is doing a giveaway!!! Visit her blog and see how you can win one of those fantastic looking, handmade hats! I know I want one!!!