Book Review : The Last Wish

Book Review : The Last Wish

Before you read this review, you should know that I loathe short stories. I prefer my stories on the   larger side, full of world building and character development, and complete with a conclusive ending or a second installment that will lead to a conclusive ending. As many short stories in a collection are, well, quite short and typically end without any further discussion of what happened in the previous short story, I don’t like them. […]

Posted November 8, 2017 by Kate in Book Reviews, Fantasy / 0 Comments
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Book Review : The Wise Man’s Fear

Book Review : The Wise Man’s Fear

Personally, I liked the first book in The Kingkiller Chronicles better. It was tightly edited, started with a hugely tragic event that would shape young Kvothe’s journey into a legend and only heightened from there. In contrast, The Wise Man’s Fear spends too much time on events that seem either completely unnecessary or like they could be in an entirely different book or novella. As a result, the ending and much of Kvothe’s life at […]

Posted October 25, 2017 by Kate in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Favorite Books / 0 Comments
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Book Review : Calling on Dragons

Book Review : Calling on Dragons

I enjoyed this book much more than I enjoyed its predecessor, Searching for Dragons. In Calling on Dragons, Cimorene and Kazul are back on another adventure, but this time it was narrated by Morwen, the no-nonsense witch with more cats than hands and a house somehow cleaner than yours. I’ve always loved Morwen since her first introduction and was thrilled that she narrated this book, as the last was narrated by King Mendanbar, whom I […]

Posted October 10, 2017 by Kate in Book Reviews, Fantasy / 0 Comments
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Recipe : Poppy Seed Bread

Recipe : Poppy Seed Bread

I haven’t uploaded a recipe in such a long time, so I decided to share another of my all time favorites, Poppy Seed Bread. My mother baked this a lot when I was growing up, and I still love and bake it to this day! It’s yummy no matter what time of year, with or without the glaze, and continues to be a staple in my kitchen.     What’s even better about this Poppy […]

Posted October 4, 2017 by Kate in Baking Recipes, Food / 0 Comments
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Knits: Black and White Baby Blanket

Knits: Black and White Baby Blanket

Another month, another baby blanket. I had only a month to get this blanket completed for a baby shower, so I figured I better find some chunky baby yarn–and fast! After scouring the internet to make sure such a thing existed, I happily discovered and purchased Bernat Softee Baby Chunky yarn (I found it at A.C. Moore). To make the requested black and white baby blanket, I bought the yarn in the colors White Fluff […]

Posted September 26, 2017 by Kate in Knits / 0 Comments
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