Book Review – Bitter Magic

Bitter Magic, by Nancy Kilgore, is a historical fiction imagining of the witchcraft trial of Isobel Gowdie in Scotland in 1662. Thank you to NetGalley and Milford House Publishing for gifting me an advance reader copy in exchange for my honest review. Synopsis: A chance encounter leads teenaged Margaret into the circle of Isobel Gowdie,… Continue reading Book Review – Bitter Magic

Knitting · Year of Projects 2021-2022

WIP Wednesday – June 29, 2021

I'm winding down several projects as the month of June winds down as well. It's been a good feeling to get a few of the straggler projects finished up to start July and the Year of Projects with a (mostly) clean slate. Lightweight Hipster Scarf/Shawl. Pattern is by Joji Locatelli and it's a great single-skein… Continue reading WIP Wednesday – June 29, 2021

Knitting · Spinning · Year of Projects 2021-2022

Update – Year of Projects: 2021-2022

I've been enjoying reading the blog posts of the Year of Project participants who are finishing up (or doing a mid-year check-in post) for the 2020-2021 year. I hadn't really considered adding anything other than knitting projects, but having seen so many other interesting crafts highlighted, I think I'm going to add to my goals… Continue reading Update – Year of Projects: 2021-2022


Book Review: House of Salt and Sorrows

From the Goodreads page: Four of Annaleigh Thaumas's eleven sisters have returned to the Salt, the brackish water that surrounds their lonely island home, their lives cut short, each more tragically than the last. Whispers throughout the Highmoor estate say the girls have been cursed by the gods.When Annaleigh finds out that her sisters have… Continue reading Book Review: House of Salt and Sorrows


Book Review: The Hummingbird

Synopsis from Goodreads: Deborah Birch is a seasoned hospice nurse whose daily work requires courage and compassion. But her skills and experience are tested in new and dramatic ways when her easygoing husband, Michael, returns from his third deployment to Iraq haunted by nightmares, anxiety, and rage. She is determined to help him heal, and… Continue reading Book Review: The Hummingbird