Thursday, February 10, 2011

My first male sweater!

As many of you may know, I've been learning to crochet. I've been at it for almost 5 years now. I've been working on tops over the past year. I was determined to make my brother a sweater for Christmas. Though I had to "frog" the project several times, I finally finished it in time for the holidays. It is my first attempt at a cable sweater. I hope the details show up. It really is a pretty sweater.

Books read and enjoyed in January

This was a very productive month for me. I read and enjoyed several books this month. I finally started the Night House series written by Kristin & P.C. Cast. This mother daughter team has a new fan in me. I would place the books in the Young Adult genre. I can foresee many teens enjoying this series. I highly recommend it. The books I've read in the series so far are: Marked, Betrayed and Chosen. These are the first three books in the series.

There were some novels I read this month that truly had me chuckling. They were written by Molly Harper, who is a new author for me. Her books read this month were: Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men and Nice Girls Don't Live Longer. The genre would be paranormal. It had humor and romance. I would recommend this series for delightful, entertaining, light reading.

Sherrilyn Kenyon is an old friend of mine. She started an off-shoot series from her Dark Hunter series with: Infinity: The Chronicles of Nick. I love all of the men of the Dark Hunter series. If you haven't read her books yet, get started. You won't be disappointed. Go to her website to get the correct reading order. I can't wait until the next in the series is published.

Someone in one of my book groups recommended Carl Hiaasen. The first book I read was Double Whammy. At first I didn't think I was going to finish this novel for I have absolutely no interest in fishing. However, the author's witty style soon captured my interest with the weaving of a humorous tale, eccentric characters and societal issues. The other book of his I had to read, Stormy Weather, made me realize this may be a series for I was reacquainted with an eccentric character, Skink, from the previously read novel. The genre would be contemporary fiction.

Some others read this month were: Mary Janice Davidson's Undead and... series; Rachel Vincent's My Soul to Take (This was an advent venture for me into the world of banshees.); Jeff Lindsay's Dearly Devoted Dexter which is a series based on a sociopathic serial killer. It really is quite an amusing series.; Jeffery Deaver's, The Vanished Man; Nancy Martin's, Whirlwind; Kathy Reichs', Spider Bones; Lee Child's, The Persuader; and an old reliable author, Nora Robert's, First Impressions.

In all 27 books were read and enjoyed thanks to my introduction to audio books, lol. Hope you try some of these. Let me know how you enjoyed them. Until next month...