Thursday, November 12, 2009


Originally uploaded by Wierdlings
Here is the second Phoncible knit this week. I just can't get enough of the pattern. WOOT!


Phoncible by Alexandra Tinsley

Originally uploaded by Wierdlings
I just love this pattern! I brought it on Ravelry and have been in a hat phase. I love the way Noro colors just stripe and can turn just about anything into a coordinated piece.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Precious Pumpkin Beret

Originally uploaded by Wierdlings
I love this pattern! Its called Precious Pumpkin Beret and I got it on ETSY.

Definately have to knit it again in other colors.



This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Books and more books to come!

Can you believe its almost the end of 2009? Not only that, but so many books are still coming out!!!

Hex in High Heels by Linda Wisdom (Mass Market Paperback - Oct 1, 2009)
Bite Marks by Jennifer Rardin (Hardcover - Oct 2009)
Never After (Paperback) by Laurell K. Hamilton on October 27, 2009.
Tempted (House of Night Novels) by P. C. Cast on October 27, 2009.
Grave Secret (Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 4) by Charlaine Harris on October 27, 2009.
Bound to Shadows (Riley Jensen, Guardian, Book 8) by Keri Arthur on October 27, 2009.

Kindred in Death by J.D. Robb on November 3, 2009.
Fade Out (Morganville Vampires, Book 7) by Rachel Caine on November 3, 2009.
Me and My Shadow (Silver Dragons, Book 3) by Katie MacAlister on November 3, 2009.
Winter Kiss: A Dragonfire Novel (DRAGON FIRE NOVEL)by Deborah Cooke on November 3, 2009.
Magic in the Shadows: An Allie Beckstrom Novel by Devon Monk- Nov 3, 2009
Missing in Death by J.D. Robb November 24, 2009

Divine Misdemeanors: A Novel (Meredith Gentry, Book 8) by Laurell K. Hamilton on December 8, 2009
Demon Bound (Black London Novels) by Caitlin Kittredge on December 1, 2009.

And for 2010.... (whine)
Kitty's House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn on January 4, 2010.

Steamed: A Steampunk Romance by Katie MacAlister on February 2, 2010.
Unknown (Outcast Season, Book 2) by Rachel Caine on February 2, 2010.
Flirt (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 18) by Laurell K. Hamilton on February 2, 2010.
First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, Book 1) by Jeaniene Frost on February 9, 2010.
Fantasy in Death by J.D. Robb on February 23, 2010
Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison on February 23, 2010.

The Vampire and the Virgin by Kerrelyn Sparks on March 9, 2010.
Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn on March 16, 2010.
Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Book 5) by Patricia Briggs on March 30, 2010.

Love in the Time of Dragons: A Novel of the Light Dragons by Katie MacAlister on May 4, 2010.

How are we ever going to wait for all of these?!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hallow's Eve Friends

Wandering in from the night, a band of new customers make their way into The Monster Cafe...

A new line of plushies have arrived! Slowly being posted throughout the week and along with our standard dolls, this Halloween line has been so much fun to create!


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Guess Who!

We have a new patron of The Monster Cafe! He is coming over very very soon! Muwahahahaha!!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Candy Corn Mittens

Woot! Created my first Ravelry free download at the following link.

Candy Corn Mittens

Of course I goofed it up and double listed it, so they are working on merging it all together for me. ::blush::

So very excited! Yes, I know you are asking why I need mittens in Florida... we all do I say!!!


Sunday, August 16, 2009

More Books Read! Jun/Jul/Aug

  • Walk on the Wild Side (The Others, Book 5)
  • Prey
  • You're So Vein (The Others, Book 7)
  • Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed Series)
  • Seduce the Darkness (Alien Huntress, Book 4)
  • City of Souls (Sign of the Zodiac, Book 4)
  • Magic to the Bone (Allie Beckstrom)
  • Magic in the Blood (Allie Beckstrom)
  • Desire Untamed: A Feral Warriors Novel
  • Curse the Dawn (Cassandra Palmer, Book 4)
  • Outcast (The Cat Star Chronicles, Book 4)
  • Rapture: The Shadowdwellers
  • Wolf Tales VIII
  • Taming the Fire
  • Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home (Broken Heart, Oklahoma, Book 4)
  • Street Magic (Black London Novels)
  • Obsession Untamed: A Feral Warriors Novel
  • Breath of Fire
  • Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changelings, Book 5)
  • Caressed By Ice (Psy-Changelings, Book 3)
  • Leader of the Pack: Tales of an Urban Werewolf
  • Cape Storm (Weather Warden, Book 8)
  • Over My Dead Body (Broken Heart Vampires)
  • The Fire King (Dirk & Steele Romance)
  • Gabriel's Ghost
  • Mine to Possess (Psy-Changelings, Book 4)
  • Branded by Fire (Psy-Changelings, Book 6)
  • Huntress
  • Bengal's Heart (Breeds)
  • Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, Book 4)
  • Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum Novels)

Total so far for the year... 76!


Friday, July 10, 2009

Our newest little friend!!!

Isn't he a cutie!!! We have added him to our ETSY Store and will be having his brothers joining him over the weekend! He is being called Casper Doll Plushie.

Hope to see you there!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

I'm Still Here!

I have been sewing up a storm, reading a ton of books, and even had a friend come to the area and stay for two weeks. It has been a crazy June. I also turned '40'.... ::cough::

Oh well, time marches on and I have much to do!

Will try to be more thoughtful and write more! So sorry! Booklist coming up in the next day or so.

Take care!


Saturday, May 23, 2009


I can't help it! He is just too awesomely cute!!! I have recently brought him for my sister's ugly bday present! She always gets an 'ugly' present from me and when I saw him at Megan's ETSY SHOP I could not resist and had had had to buy him! She will love him and if she ever read my blog she would get this spoiler early... as she barely had an internet connection, she won't know until she reads this when I tell her about it! I know, I know, I am EVIL!


Monday, May 4, 2009

New Look!

Another new look coming to the blog and she is a cutie! This image as well as the past few blog resets comes from my membership at CILM and from the artist, Jasmine Becket-Griffith aka Strangeling! Check them out!!!


Friday, May 1, 2009

One More To The Family!

So this past weekend, with hitting the Romantic Times Convention with my sister, as well as a full weekend of sewing... we have added a new family member to our lil nest of siblings!

Meet our curious cousin! Tropical Yeti!!!
He is a bit shy and even tried to escape our clutches, but we have caught him well and true! With a strange craving for 'Runts' candies, he stole into our lives and we are going to keep him. ::nod nod::
(My sister was so excited to see the one I made for Matt Griffith, husband to renowed artist Jasmine Beckett-Griffith aka Strangeling, that she has wanted to join me in possibly creating our own online creature factory. That being said, she has wanted to learn to sew for a while now and this was the final straw! She had to make one of her own! And she did, I am so very proud of her!!! Not only learning (and buying) on her own sewing machine, but figuring out how to cut patterns, hand-sew something more than buttons, and finally taking a project from start to finish in less than 2 days!)

More to come regarding that!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Books Coming!

I can't wait to see more of the series I read continue! The list is getting longer of authors that I read (and money that I spend! ::whine::). Oh well... I just HAVE to have them... hehe.

APR 09
  1. Curse the Dawn (Cassandra Palmer, Book 4) by Karen Chance on April 7, 2009 - GOT IT!!!
  2. Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 7) by J.R. Ward on April 28, 2009
MAY 09
  1. Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang: A Dark Ones Novel by Katie MacAlister on May 5, 2009
  2. Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 9) by Charlaine Harris on May 5, 2009
  3. Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed) by Lara Adrian on May 26, 2009

JUN 09
  1. Carpe Corpus (Morganville Vampires, Book 6) by Rachel Caine on June 2, 2009
  2. Demons Not Included: A Night Tracker Novel (Night Tracker Novels) by Cheyenne McCray on June 2, 2009
  3. Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 17) by Laurell K. Hamilton on June 2, 2009
  4. Undead and Unwelcome (Queen Betsy, Book 8) by MaryJanice Davidson on June 2, 2009
  5. City of Souls (Sign of the Zodiac, Book 4) by Vicki Pettersson on June 30, 2009
  6. Huntress by Christine Warren, Marjorie M. Liu, Caitlin Kittredge, Jenna Maclaine on June 30, 2009
  7. Rapture: The Shadowdwellers by Jacquelyn Frank on June 30, 2009

JUL 2009
  1. Mercy Thompson Homecoming by Patricia Briggs on July 21, 2009
  2. Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, Book 4) by Jeaniene Frost on July 28, 2009
  3. Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, Book 2) by Patricia Briggs on July 28, 2009
  4. Leader of the Pack: Tales of an Urban Werewolf by Karen MacInerney on July 28, 2009

AUG 09
  1. Bad Moon Rising: A Dark-Hunter Novel (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon on August 4, 2009
  2. Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, Book 2) by Patricia Briggs on August 25, 2009

SEP 09

OCT 09
  1. A Touch of Dead (Sookie Stackhouse) by Charlaine Harris on October 6, 2009
  2. Divine Misdemeanors: A Novel (Meredith Gentry) by Laurell K. Hamilton on October 20, 2009
  3. Bound to Shadows (Riley Jensen, Guardian, Book 8) by Keri Arthur on October 27, 2009


Friday, April 17, 2009

Pieces of Flair!

I know know know know you have seen that movie 'Office Space' where Jennifer Aniston has a roll of the upcoming girlfriend to the main actor, but in the movie she is a waitress at like a TGI Friday sort of restaurant. In it she has to wear 'flair' aka buttons with funny sayings on them or pictures.
Well Facebook has a similar premise. YOU can create and share flair with your friends. Pass it on, save it, create 'Flair Albums' on your homepage, etc. The uses are boundless.... and yes, I have fallen again and started to create flair myself. ::facepalm::

So drop me a note and I shall send you some FLAIR on Facebook too!

I have been sucked in!

Goodness, I swore I would never ever do it.. but I did... ::groan::

I fail!

I have joing the league of Facebook people. ::le sigh::

Granted I have found a few High School friends, can keep up with some of my favorite artists (Jasmine Becket-Griffith) and their upcoming works, and even enable a few people with my hangups, habits, and adictions like yarn, plushies, and fairies. ::yes, I am evil::!

Now I have a few more places I have to visit daily on the web. Why can't there be more hours in the day Lord?! You created the world in seven days, can't they be just a little longer I ask you?!


Monday, April 6, 2009

200 Books Read Goal

Being the bad blogger I am, I have failed to update my blog with the list to date of books read. My goal was quadrupled this year as compared from 2008..... 50 --> 200 books /audiobooks (A) / Rereads (R) .... and this is where I am at!

Total To Date - 46

Jan 2009
  1. Ecstasy by Jacquelyn Frank
  2. Veil of Midnight by Lara Adrian
  3. Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland
  4. At Graves End by Jeaniene Frost
  5. Zen and the Art of Vampires by Katie MacAlister
  6. Midnight's Daughter by Karen Chance
  7. Dark Magic by Cheyenne McCray
  8. Primal Needs by Susan Sizemore
  9. One Foot In the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (R)
  10. Naked in Death by JD Robb (A)
  11. Glory in Death by JD Robb (A)
  12. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris (A)

Feb/Mar 2009

  1. Night Huntress by Yasmine Galenorn
  2. The Vampire's Bride by Gena Showalter
  3. Rogue by Cheryl Brooks
  4. Kitty Raises Hell by Carrie Vaughn
  5. Coyote's Mate by Lora Leigh
  6. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (R)
  7. Loyalty in Death by JD Robb (R)
  8. The Better To HOld You by Alisa Sheckley
  9. Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione
  10. Seduced by the Storm by Sydney Croft
  11. Wicked Pleasure by Lora Leigh
  12. Only Pleasure by Lora Leigh
  13. The Forever Kiss by Angela Knight
  14. Black Silk by Sharon Page
  15. White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison
  16. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (R)
  17. A Perfect Darkness by Jaime Rush
  18. Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper
  19. Deadly Desire by Keri Arthur
  20. The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston
  21. Hunted by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
  22. When He Was Bad by Shelly Laurenston
  23. Would-Be Witch by Kimberly Frost
  24. The Mane Attraction by Shelly Laurenston
  25. Urban Shaman by CE Murphy
  26. Urban Shaman by CE Murphy (A)
  27. Thunderbird Falls by CE Murphy (A)
  28. Coyote Dreams by CE Murphy (A)
  29. Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (x2)
  30. Promises in Death by JD Robb
  31. Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  32. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (A)
  33. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (A)
  34. Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris (A)


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Y-E-T-I spells Matt!!!

Many of you, unless you are Jasmine Becket-Griffith aka Strangeling fan, do not know that a few paintings of hers have an awesomely cute blue Yeti. Jasmine has stated on her blog and in person how the Yeti, to her, represents her hubby, Matt. Matt is a very devoted husband and partner for Jasmine and works hard and is very proud of the success his wife has developed. To this end, I had an idea.. why not make the YETI come to life!

So I went Yeti hunting!!! I found the fur on an online fabric store and ordered it a couple of months ago. I had planned to work on the project and give him this plushie back in February at the MegaCon he and Jasmine attended, but my RL workload did not lend itself to giving me the free time. I then decided to work on it for their next appearance. The Celebration Art Festival.

Working last week, I drew my pattern, cut the fabrics and assembled him Friday eve, Saturday Day, and bright and early Sunday morning. Each time I finished a portion I had to show my hubby and see his reaction. YEAH! Jasmine gets dollies and Matt gets plushies!

Finally complete, I stuffed him and the yeti and I journeyed to the Art Festival where I presented him to Jasmine and Matt. Their reaction was all I could hope for and they were floored to see him come to life. I forgot to ask Jasmine what his name is!!! Must ask her later.


I win!

Yes, I was able to pick up Pink Lightning Gothic Fairy from Jasmine today! It is absolutely gorgeous!!! I was able to attend the free Celebration Art Festival here in Central Florida where I was able to visit with Jasmine and Matt and even meet another devoted Jasmine Art fan. I have my Pink Lightning home, hung and looking gorgeous.
Unfortunately the hubby was not well and could not attendthe festival with me. While it was a clear day, it was a bit too warm for me, if he had come he would have been burning up and it would not have as enjoyable for him. Also, since he was not with me, I pretty much directly went to Jasmine's booth and chatted with them for a bit. On the way out, I did grab some Paella from the Columbia Restaurant and some freshly squeezed Lemonaid.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Okies, I tried to return each and every day to post something on my blog. Not that I don't have a lot to talk about, but its trying to find the time. I go to work, go home, knit a bit, raid in World of Warcraft and the next thing I know its 1:30 am and I have to get up for work. Over the weekends I read like 4-5 books and then the cycle continues. ::blush::

There is SO MUCH MORE TO LIFE!!! I know this, I really really do. ::nod nod::

I plan on moving a lot of stuff from the storage unit to the house, I want to organize my yarn stash more effectively, I want to bathe the cats more often now that they are going outside ::ewww possible fleas:: and finally, I want to spend more time with the hubby, though that should honestly be the first thing on my list.

I have LOTS and LOTS of books to post for my reading list this year and I have joined yet another Knit-A-Long (KAL). Spring Mystery Shawl 09 by Goddess Knits. We shall see if I am able to stay up with everyone once it starts, I always fall behind. This is very exciting and I can't wait to start.
Lots more later!

Monday, March 9, 2009

New Look!

Yeah, totally updated for Spring! I have been so very busy the past few weeks. Work has been hella-crazy and its only going to get worse this week, though I will make it through! Knitting has been so and lazy... I just can't seem to finish what I have going and don't want to start another project without completing something. Its driving me nuts! Finally, I have let my blog fall to the side while raiding in World of Warcraft. Having hit 80, I am raiding with my guild and not finding time to do anything else, but studying the fights and trying to get my DPS (damage per second) up to make it to the raids.

Anyway, I have a new look thanks to Strangeling and CLIM artware. I will work harder to keep all my juggling balls in the air!

Talk again soon!


PS Speaking of Strangeling! I went to Megacon and had a great awesome time! Running into Jasmine aka Strangeling and her husband, Matt, it was like visiting with old friends again. She will be appearing at a local art festival in Celebration, Florida where they live and will be able to see them again soon. She had/has wonderful artwork for sale and on the final day had them marked down so low, I was able to buy a few more limited edition prints!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pillarwork Cowl

My latest knitting has proven to be a work in progress.  Many times I have had to double check myself, as the pattern is so easy I would forget to stay in rhythm and not remember where I was.  ::blush::

I really need to make notes as well!  At one time I forgot how many stitches I cast on and had to recount them a few times.  ::double blush::  How am I to tell you how I did it, if I don't take notes???  

I have written to Ravelry and requested a 'designer' sort of account.  It's nothing super special really, mainly a way for me to post free patterns to the database.  ::nod::  Or at least I am telling myself its not too overly special, because I see such intricate and inspired designs out there and I am no where near their calibur... YET!  ::wink::  

So I will chug away and keep creating easy and fun patterns.


Monday, January 19, 2009

Distrato Irish Hiking Wrist Warmers

I know, I know I have done these sooo many times, but they are super easy, fast and feel great!  This pair happens to be two different colorways in pink and green.  They are also a cotton blend too, so they are not too hot and can be worn in hot or cool weather.  HERE is the pattern for them.  Off to finish my next cowl, so I better hurry.


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Cheertini Cowl

Christmas Cheertini

This cowl was so much fun to do!  Using Yarntini's gorgeous and super soft chunky merino, the knitting went so very fast.

CC - 1 Ball of Trendsetter Coconut – White
MC - 1 Skein of Christmas Cheertini by Yarntini – Merino Chunky (115 yds) or Worsted Chunky
Stitch Marker
Cable Needle
Tapestry Needle
US #10.5 – 16” circulars

K = Knit P = Purl
CC = Contrasting Color MC = Main Color
SM = Stitch Marker
C4F = Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in front of work, knit next 2 sts from left-hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.

Using CC, Cast on 84 stitches.
Place stitch marker and join in the round.

Fluffy Trim (beginning):
Row 1: *K2, P2* to SM.  Slide SM to right needle.
Row 2-4: Repeat Row 1.
Row 5: Repeat Row 1.  At the end, cut yarn and leave a 7” tail.

Body of the Cowl:
Change to MC. 
Row 1: *K4, P2* to SM.  Slide SM to right needle.
Row 2-4: Repeat Row 1.
Row 5: *C4F, P2* to SM.  Slide SM to right needle.
Repeat rows 1-5, six more times.
After the sixth repeat, Knit 4 rows of K4, P2.  At the end, cut yarn and leave a 7” tail.

Fluffy Trim (ending):
Change to CC.
Row 1-4: *K2, P2* to SM.  Slide SM to right needle.
Row 5: Cast off in K2, P2 pattern until you reach the end.
Weave in tails and have a very Merry Cheertini Cowl!!!

Errors: Please email me Wierdlings AT gmail DOT com
Cheertini Cowl © Wierdlings – All rights reserved.                                       

Radioactive Birthday Cowl

Here it is, the Radioactive Birthday Cowl!  The pattern is so easy and beautiful, I had to make a few of them this past Christmas Season.  This one though was for me and my awesome yarn from Stormmoon Knits from her ETSY store.  There is so much per skein, I was able to make wristwarmers and the cowl from the same skein.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Radioactive Irish Hiking Wrist Warmers

Love love love these colorways!!!!  They are from Stormmoon Knits and they are just as eye-popping gorgeous as they appear in the pictures.  Very sad to say though that SMK's recently took a new job and her dying has had to take back seat to her RL stuff. Completely understandable, but I hate that I found her so late and could not order more of her gorgeous stuff.  ::sniff and le sigh::

Her yardage was also great on these worsted weight skeins!  More than 300 yards for only $20.00.  Yep, I said $20.00!  I was not only able to knit a pair of wrist warmers, but also a Cowl from the same skein and still had a tiny bit to spare.

YEAH! Pictures have returned!!!

Goodness its so hard to describe the feeling of wanting to post stuff and not being able to because of being technically hindered...  aka as -loosing-the-camera-cable-to-download-pictures.  Yes, its unforgiveable, but I am still trying to blame the hubby.. (somehow) for the loss.

Regardless, I can now post pictures of my recent and New Year's knitting!  ::cheers::  They will be seperate posts, as I want to log each individually for my 'knitting goal' of 50 items.  A friend wanted to do 50 Book Challenge, but I actually did that challenge last year and BLEW it away!!!  Totally decimated that count.  So I thought I would try it on knitted items.  ::flexes imaginary toned bicep muscles::

Featured in my upcoming knitwear features will be 'nametobedecided'.  Hopefully she will have all sorts of interesting looks and haircuts.  Currently NTBD is looking like this and hasn't scared the cats too badly.  ::grin::  Okies, off to edit and start posting knits!


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Dear Book Bunny... I want more books!

  • Ecstasy: The Shadowdwellers by Jacquelyn Frank on January 2, 2009 - Got it!
  • Primal Needs by Susan Sizemore on January 2, 2009 - Got it!
  • Heart Of The Dragon by Gena Showalter on January 1, 2009 - Got it!
  • Lord of Misrule (The Morganville Vampires, Book 5) by Rachel Caine on January 6, 2009
  • One More Bite (Jaz Parks, Book 5) by Jennifer Rardin on January 9, 2009 - Got it!
  • Plum Spooky (A Between-the-Numbers Novel) by Janet Evanovich on January 9, 2009 - Got it!
  • Night Huntress (Sisters of the Moon, Book 5) by Yasmine Galenorn on January 9, 2009- Got it!
  • Witch Heart (Elemental Witches, Book 3) by Anya Bast on January 9, 2009- Got it!
  • Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand (Kitty Norville, Book 5) by Carrie Vaughn on January 27, 2009


  • Pride (Book 3) by Rachel Vincent on February 1, 2009
  • Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, Book 4) by Patricia Briggs on February 3, 2009
  • Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville, Book 6) by Carrie Vaughn on February 24, 2009
  • White Witch, Black Curse (Rachel Morgan, Book 7) by Kim Harrison on February 24, 2009
  • Promises in Death by J.D. Robb on February 24, 2009


  • Deadly Desire (Riley Jenson, Book 7) by Keri Arthur on March 9, 2009
  • Hunted (House of Night, Book 5) by P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast on March 10, 2009
    APRIL 09
  • Curse the Dawn (Cassandra Palmer, Book 4) by Karen Chance on April 7, 2009
  • Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 7) by J.R. Ward on April 28, 2009

MAY 09

  • Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 9) by Charlaine Harris on May 5, 2009
  • Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang: A Dark Ones Novel by Katie MacAlister on May 5, 2009


  • Undead and Unwelcome (Queen Betsy, Book 8) by MaryJanice Davidson on June 2, 2009
  • Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 17) by Laurell K. Hamilton on June 2, 2009
  • Carpe Corpus (Morganville Vampires, Book 6) by Rachel Caine on June 2, 2009

JULY 2009

  • Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, Book 2) by Patricia Briggs on July 28, 2009
  • Mercy Thompson Homecoming by Patricia Briggs on July 21, 2009


Monday, January 5, 2009

Books, Books, and More Books!

I have been having a Reading Fest the past few days!  Granted getting a $5.00 coupon plus 30% off at Borders helps a whole lot!!!  So for $17.00 I was able to nab three books
  • Ecstasy by Jacquelyn Frank
  • Veil of Midnight by Lara Adrian
  • Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland
Granted that did not include the books I had already read before this date...
  • At Graves End by Jeaniene Frost
  • Zen and the Art of Vampires by Katie MacAlister
  • Midnight's Daughter by Karen Chance
  • Dark Magic by Cheyenne McCray
  • Primal Needs by Susan Sizemore
  • One Foot In the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Reread)
And of course my audiobooks while I drive!
  • Naked in Death by JD Robb
  • Glory in Death by JD Robb
  • From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
Before this I was reading a few other books during my Christmas knitting frenzy, some of which were the Mona Lisa series by Sunny.  Mona Lisa Awakening, Blossoming, and Craving.  I also read another new author Lilith Saintcrow's series Working for the Devil, Dead Man Rising, The Devil's Right Hand, Saint City Sinners, and To Hell and Back.  Both have strong female leads and some complicated storylines which I really like.

Tomorrow I am heading to Tampa, FL with my hubby and sis.  Together we are going to meet Janet Evanovich at the Barnes and Noble and have a great time!  I can not wait.

Have an awesome evening.


Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year Resolutions?

Let see... what am I going to promise myself?

Get Healthy!  Not necessarily a diet, but beginning with eating more than my one meal a day.  Taking a walk twice a week, even if that is included with my letterboxing (which I am going to start as well.)

Knit from my stash every other month.  Yes, I know its not perfect, but it will curb my instant obsessiveness when looking at yarn and thinking I have to get it now!  Granted current sock clubs do not count, but yes, I will cancel/not renew them until I can really really afford them.  January is 'knit from your stash' month for me. ::wince and cry::

Save money!  Working with a realistic budget, we have planned to pay regular bills, pay towards my student loan, and still give ourselves some 'mad' money which each may spend during the month guilt free.  If all goes to plan, then we will have enough by the middle of the year to plan a very nice vacation for our anniversary.

Blog more!  I promise myself to blog at least 3-4 times a week, even if its nothing more than dropping in to say hello or posting a picture of the kids aka cats.

Read more!  I shall set my reading goal to 200 books this year vs the easy 50 book goal I had last year.

Finally, work harder at work and work harder at play!

That is enough for right now, though once I have it started, I may be able to fit in even more on my calendar.  ::grin::

Happy New Year to you all!