Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day!

Reduce, reuse, recycle!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

long weekends

We got a lot of yard work done on our long weekend. It's looking good back there. Final project is a mini grass patch for the spoiled mini pack!

P.S. Cha Cha Chia Chihuahua is by Mike Holzer.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Taste of Apple Seeds by Katharina Hagena

The Taste of Apple Seeds takes place in Germany and has been translated from German.

A 20-something girl named Iris is shocked to learn she has inherited her grandmother's house. After her grandmother's funeral, she decides to stay in the house for a week to see if she should stay there or go back to being a librarian in another town.

As she explores the house she relives memories and unearths some family secrets. Iris didn't know she was going to inherit the house and winds up wearing her aunts' and grandmother's old gowns because she didn't bring a change of clothes. She then rides her grandfather's bike around town and continues to run into her friend's little brother, now grown up into a hottie, whenever she leaves the property.

This was a cute story, but forgettable. Marketed as magical realism, I would classify it as romance.

P.S. This book counts as my Published in 2014 book for the Eclectic Reader Challenge, and my Book That Has a Connection with the Number "14" for the Take It or Leave It Challenge.