Saturday, September 15, 2018

August 2018 Recap

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Books mentioned:
Original Cyn by Sylvia Dickey Smith
Once Gone by Blake Pierce
Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia

Projects I'm currently working on:
Hagrid's Sweater by Anne Podlesak

Sunday, August 19, 2018

July 2018 Recap

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Ravelry- Samashwilliams94

Instagram- yarnreader

Goodreads- Samantha Williams

The Ravelry Group is The Yarn Reader Blog and Podcast.

The blog is

Things mentioned in this video:

A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan

Matched by Aly Condie

Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

Tome Time Reading and Knitting Podcast

Mermaid's Song Shawl by Susanna IC

Jolly Stocking by Michele Wilcox

Hagrid's Sweater by Anne Podlsak

Fashion Touch Supplies Merino Wool in Scarlet

Girlfriend Cowl by Beth Neilson

Saturday, July 14, 2018

June 2018 Review

Things mentioned in this video:
Cause to Kill by Blake Pierce
The Walking Dead: Vol 2 by Robert Kirkman
Gusty Girls: Young Women Who Dare by Tina Schwager
Once Gone by Blake Pierce
You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garica
Matched by Aly Condie

Projects that are mentioned can be found on my project page on Ravelry:

You can find me on Instagram as yarnreader and on Ravelry as Samashwilliams94

The Ravelry group can be found here:

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Review: A Secret History of Witches

A Secret History of Witches A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! The writing is amazing and the story really drew me in. I didn't want to put it down.

I do tend to fall in love with books that have a witchcraft/magic theme in it. I'm not entirely too sure why. (Maybe my love of Harry Potter has something to do with it.) But I found myself not wanting to stop reading this book.

I love how the story continued with each generation, normal that is a turn off for me but I found that it works for this book. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves historical fiction and paranormal fiction.

This is definitely one I want to add to my personal library sometime in the future.

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May 2018 Review

Books that were mentioned in this video: The Walking Dead: Volume 1 by Robert Kirkman The Fall of Light by Niall Williams Saga: Volume 1 by Brian Vaughan You can find more information about the books I have read on my Goodreads page. ( Projects that were mentioned: Tracery Vest by Kathleen Sperling Details are on my project page on Ravelry, I am here: You can follow me on Instagram, I am yarnreader there.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Review: Illuminate

Illuminate Illuminate by Aimee Agresti
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

If you enjoy books following the main character on a journey on finding out who they really are and what they are capable of, then you will enjoy this book.

This is another book where I think if I had found it when I was in high school, I would have probably loved it. It has a great plot but the way everything was leading up to the climax was a bit disappointing for me. The ending was great however, it was hard to put it down when it got to the last 10% of the book.

This is one series that I'm going to have to pass up, even though I believe it has a great storyline. It didn't hook me into as much as I wished it did.

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