Featured Author Caty Callahan

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This month, Romance author Caty Callahan has graciously agreed to do an interview with us. COLLEEN:   Welcome, Caty. CATY:  Thank you, Colleen.  Thank  you for having me. COLLEEN:  So why don’t you tell  us a little bit about how you … Continued

The Americans Season 5

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If you have not watched The Americans, it’s about a couple of Russians who come to the US when they’re teenagers as a married couple.  They are trained from an even younger age to be spies and they live among Americans … Continued

Sew Useful by Debbie Shore

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Sew Useful by Debbie Shore is a sewing project book with some very cute and very useful projects. 8 out of 10 stars.  I liked Debbie’s Sew Bunting book and I’m not even a fan of bunting flags.  This book also … Continued

Sew Bunting by Debbie Shore

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Sew Bunting by Debbie Shore is a sewing book with nothing but bunting flag projects. 6 out of 10 stars.  When I first looked at this book, I thought I’d hate it.  Bunting flags.  What can you do with bunting … Continued

Sew Up a Home Makeover by Lexie Barnes

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Sew Up a Home Makeover by Lexie Barnes is another kids project sewing book. 0 out of 10 stars.  I’m an experienced seamstress so I look for certain things in a sewing project book, but accuracy always comes first.  If … Continued

Sewing School 2

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Sewing School 2  by Plumley and Lisle is a basic sewing book geared toward girls in primary school. 0 out of 10 stars.  These are simple projects but often the instructions are too short.  The projects themselves are not trendy … Continued

Sewing in a Straight Line by Brett Bara

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Sewing in a Straight Line by Brett Bara is a sewing project book specifically designed for straight line sewing. 1 out of 10 stars.  Because the premise of this book is to sew only in straight lines, the projects are pretty … Continued

Makery Sewing by Kate Smith

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Makery Sewing by Kate Smith is a British book on sewing with 31 projects. 0 out of 10 stars.  This is one of the ugliest project books I’ve ever seen.  Every single project is very basic and not well-planned so they … Continued

Harry Potter audio CDs

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10 out of 10 stars.  It’s been two decades since Harry Potter first came out.  I remember listening to these CDs in the car with my family.  They’re priceless. Some audio CDs are just awful.  It’s hard to find the … Continued

Tangle Journeys by Beckah Krahula

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Tangle Journeys by Beckah Krahula is a book on making mixed media projects with tangles (zentangles). 2 out of 10 stars.  The title and description of this book is very misleading.  It’s more of a paper crafting book. The projects … Continued

Happy Home by Jennifer Paganelli

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Happy Home by Jennifer Paganelli is a sewing book with 21 projects. 3 out of 10 stars.  This was a very basic sewing book with mediocre projects.  I would not be inclined to try any of these.  I was also … Continued

Missoula by Jon Kraukauer

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Missoula by Jon Kraukauer is a look at five rapes that took place in Missoula, Montana and featured students of the University of Montana. 3 out of 10 stars. I had a hard time reading this and have come to the … Continued

Crooked River by Valerie Geary

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Crooked River by Valerie Geary is the story of two girls, 15 and 10, the summer following their mother’s death.  It’s also a murder mystery with the chief suspect the girl’s estranged father, Bear. 4 out of 10 stars.  First, … Continued

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