It’s Been A Long Few Weeks

These past few weeks have been long for me. I have slept most of the past 2 weeks. If you don’t know I have the photosensitivity side effect of Lupus. if I am in the sun it makes me tired enough to take very long naps. It’s usually the morning sun that gets to me. It hasn’t been this bad in almost a year. It was especially bad last week when I went out at around 7am to do laundry & got home around 10. I slept all day & that night & most of the next day. There is more to it then sleeping. I’m just glad I slept through most of the other parts of what happens when i’m in the sun.

This has made it so I can’t read & do book reviews. Today is the first day I haven’t been out in the sun for a few days so I am hoping I can stay awake today. I got up & decided to try to stay up. So far so good. I have 3 books on netgalley.com to read & review. I will get to that. I feel bad because I like to read books & review them. It is fun. I haven’t even been able to read fanfiction. Before you mention it – yes I was up enough to knit. I told Grace I would make her gloves for her work & I thought it was more important then reading. They where sent off to her yesterday. I also haven’t posted the FO post I said I would do every other month. If I can stay up today I will get that out too. I don’t think I have many things to show but I will keep that up.

If you really want to know how bad it is I haven’t been able to play WOW much. I log on & just fall asleep at my desk. This is the longest I have been up where I could fall asleep & not fallen asleep.

Mom: If you read this I am still going places with you in the morning. I don’t mind. The only time I venture out in public is when I go with you. Even if I just sit in the car while you do your stuff I still want to go. And we need to do laundry still – just maybe not when they open.

BOOK REVIEW: A Mate to Cherish (The Hunters Book 1)


Title: A Mate to Cherish (The Hunters Book 1)
Author: Laylah Roberts & Eliza Lee
Genre: Science Fiction, Aliens
My Rating:

Book Description:

They are fallen from grace. A race once worshipped that had grown arrogant and greedy. Now they are few and spend their lives hunting the guilty and bringing them to justice.
A sexy dream. Two hot, sensual lovers. More pleasure than she’s ever felt before. What more could a girl want?
Um, maybe for it to be real. Lauren has hit rock bottom. After fleeing Earth, she ends up penniless and homeless. Before she can even begin her new job, she’s arrested for prostitution and thrown in jail.
Could things get any worse?
Well, yes, actually. They could.
Try getting horribly ill, ending up on the auction block, and being sold to two gorgeous, domineering, stubborn men who intend to return her to the very place she fled.
Malik knows the female in their dreams is their mate. He wants her, craves her, but he can’t bond with her without Tarin, and convincing Tarin she’s theirs will be an almost impossible task.
Tarin is always in control. Always in command. But when the hunt leads them to Lauren, he finds that very control tested. She intrigues and annoys him. Brings him both joy and terror.
But most importantly, she makes him feel.

My Review

This book drew me in right away. The story telling was good. I liked the story over all but there wasn’t quiet enough details. I get this was probably on purpose for the other series and I’ll read those so I get the answers I want. And like any other female lead I wanted to reach in the story & slap her a few times to knock some sense into her.


I received this book from netgalley.com for a honest review.

BOOK REVIEW: The Family Table Slow Cooker: Easy, healthy and delicious recipes for every day


Title: The Family Table Slow Cooker: Easy, healthy and delicious recipes for every day
Author: Dominique DeVito
Genre: Food & Drinks, Cookbook, Non-fiction
My Rating:

Book Description:

The Slow Cooker is now middle aged! Invented in 1950, the Slow Cooker has been popular in the early 1970s. The miracle appliance was the perfect compliment to the busy modern life style, but considered a backwater to the world of fine food. That all changes now!

Veteran bestselling cookbook author Dominique DeVito introduces a whole new take on great slow foods! DeVito catalogs recipes covering breakfast, snacks, and dinner, and appeals to all sorts of ethnic traditions. She features fresh farm-to-table ingredients, and highlights ribs, roasts, chicken, pork, and beef, whiles also offering a wide range of International flavors, including French, Italian, Caribbean, Mexican, and other ethnic dishes, as well as new healthy takes on such staples as four-cheese mac and cheese, six bean chili, old fashion Boston baked beans, classic stews and amazing spicy jerk dishes. Detailed instructions smooth the way for cooks new to this time-tested cookware.

My Review

This book had me drooling at all the pictures. Some how they even made seafood (which I hate with a passion) look good. The recipes seemed like they would be easy to follow – your food should turn out perfect! I am seriously thinking about buying this book as I eat about 1/2 of what is in it. I have been having to use my slow cooker more often and this will be perfect!


I received this book from netgalley.com for a honest review.

BOOK REVIEW: Dishcloths to Crochet: Fun Designs to Brighten Your Kitchen!


Title: Dishcloths to Crochet: Fun Designs to Brighten Your Kitchen!
Author: Pat Olski
Genre: Arts & Crafts, Crochet, Non-fiction
My Rating:

Book Description:

Crocheters of all skill levels will delight in these playful patterns for crocheted dishcloths — they’re as fun to make as they are to use! Animals, flowers, and fruits are among the themes of the 25 patterns, which include Sweet Strawberry, Perky Pig, Dandy Daffodil, and other designs.
Full-color photos accompany the easy-to-follow instructions. The directions also show how to convert any of the dishcloths into a potholder with the simple addition of a ring. Great to stitch during warm-weather months, the dishcloths make cheerful displays, and the textured stitches are ideal for efficient dishwashing. They’re great gifts, too!

My Review

I normally don’t pay attention to dishcloth books. They are boring and repetitive to me. However this book caught my attention. There are different designs then I am used to seeing for dishcloths. Some I wouldn’t dream of actually using. I would use them as decoration. Even as appliques to baby blankets maybe! I love when I can come up with idea to use things that they where not meant for. The patterns seem well written. I haven’t been able to test them as my hands have been hurting very bad due to my RA. However if I want to ever crochet dishcloths I will be buying this book.


I received this book from netgalley.com for a honest review.