Book Review: The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre

The Girl in 6ETitle: The Girl in 6E
Author: A.R. Torre
Series: Deanna Madden, #1
Published: April 2013
Genres: Fiction > Suspense > Erotic Suspense
My Rating: ★★★★★
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“I haven’t touched a human in three years. That seems like it would be a difficult task, but it’s not. Not anymore, thanks to the internet. I am, quite possibly, the most popular recluse ever. Not many shut-ins have a 200-member fan club, a bank account in the seven-figure range, and hundreds of men lining up to pay for undivided attention. They get satisfaction, I get a distraction. Their secret desires are nothing compared to what I hide… my lust for blood, my love of death. Taking their money is easy. Keeping all these secrets… one is bound to escape.”
What if you hid yourself away because all you could think of was killing? And what if one girl’s life depending on you venturing into society?

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Book Review: Messenger by Lois Lowry

MessengerTitle: Messenger
Author: Lois Lowry
Series: The Giver, #3
Published: April 26, 2004
Genres: Fiction > Young Adult > Science Fiction > Dystopian
My Rating: ★★★★★
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Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man known for his special sight. Village once welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close it to outsiders. Matty has been invaluable as a messenger. Now he must risk everything to make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself.

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Knitted Baby Blanket

My sister-in-law is having a baby boy in April and I wanted to make her something special. Her nursery colors are navy and grey and so I thought a little blanket using those colors would be perfect. Based on a combination of knitting patterns I found on Pinterest, I came up with this pattern for a striped baby blanket that was so easy to make!

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Book Review: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Lois LowryTitle: Gathering Blue
Author: Lois Lowry
Series: The Giver, #2
Published: September 25, 2000
Genres: Fiction > Young Adult > Science Fiction > Dystopian
My Rating: ★★★★☆
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In her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever. As she did in The Giver, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, and what will be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira’s plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.

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Knitted E-Reader Sleeve

My husband loves reading on his Kindle but he doesn’t love the girly cover that I got for it (he has my hand-me-down). Instead of buying a new cover, he asked me to knit one for him. I searched and searched Pinterest and Ravelry for a pattern, but unfortunately, most patterns I came across were only for crochet. I decided I needed to make my own pattern, and we think it came out really nicely! It only uses the garter stitch (knit every row), so it only took a few nights to make.

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Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

SelectionTitle: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #1
Published: April 24, 2012
Genres: Fiction > Young Adult > Science Fiction, Romance
My Rating: ★★☆☆☆
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For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

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Book Tag: Harry Potter

I did this Harry Potter tag in honor of the fact that my husband is currently reading the series for the very first time! It was super fun, and I encourage anyone who wants to try it to consider themselves tagged! Check out Pottermore to be sorted into your house, find your Patronus, get your wand, and have lots more HP fun!

Source: Taylor @ Taylor is Reading

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