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Updates: Dogs, Crochet & Long Overdue Reading

This weekend was super busy. I had dogsitting at two houses, it rained like crazy, and my church was doing service projects. At the one house, both dogs had...quirks--one never went where she was supposed to and had to be hauled; the other was pretty easygoing, but wanted to use your face as a pillow come bedtime. (Needless to say, that didn't happen. He had to content himself with the other half of the bed.)

For the church service projects, on Saturday I joined a group cutting, stringing and crocheting plastic bags into sleeping mats for the homeless. The mastermind behind this endeavor is also experimenting with basket weaving the plastic "yarn." If she perfects that, it'll be slightly less fluffy, but easier to teach lots of people to do than crochet.

Sunday was yard work--weeding, trimming, painting, etc. I don't have any pictures, but it looked much nicer when we finished (and I saw a baby bunny!). I have to say though, it's a miracle I didn't burn. Between yard work and dog time on Sunday and dog walking and mowing the lawn Monday, I probably spent more time outside in two days than I usually do a fortnight.


The Widow of Larkspur Inn definitely falls outside my usual genres, but it was a good departure from the norm. It's technically historical, inspirational fiction, but it rarely gets too preachy or in-your-face; the characters struggle with faith, family, finances, ghosts and more; and despite having some romance, romantic relationships are not the driving force behind the plot. I'm fine with where it ended and ready to get back to fantasy, so I don't think I'll continue this series, but I'd be willing to pick up something by this author again when the mood strikes.

Currently Reading:

I FINALLY started Midnight Thief! After what, a full year? Yeah, it's been on my shelf a long time, but that changes now. I'm barely 10% in, so no thoughts yet, but I really hope to like it...especially since I have an eARC of its sequel, Daughter of Dusk.

That's it for this week's happenings! Thanks for stopping in and check back tomorrow for my review of Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George! In which two cousins discover a magical legacy while visiting family in Romania. :)


  1. I have had Midnight Thief on my kindle for a while and maybe read like 3% of it? I'll have to see what you think!

    1. Will do! It's one of those books that's been eating at me because everyone else LOVED it, and then I got a copy through a giveaway... >.> Yes, much guilt. Hopefully I'll have a review up in the next week or two. :)

  2. Are you enjoying Midnight Thief? I have had that one on my TBR for a while!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. I'm not sure yet. I think I'm still in the "setup" portion; nothing has completely grabbed me yet, but nothing's pushed me away either. I think it'll pick up in the next chapter or two.

  3. I had similar thoughts about Larkspur. It was a good read, so I don't see why I wouldn't pick up the rest of the series. But...I just never have.
    can't wait to see your thoughts on Midnight Thief!

    1. Maybe it ended on too complete a note? If I'm satisfied with the ending and not invested enough in the characters to be dying to see more, I'll often stop a series.

      And I'm about 63% into Midnight Thief. Hopefully I'll have some initial thoughts up on this week's Updates post! :)