The Christie Affair

The first thing you need to know about this fictional book about the real-life disappearance of Agatha Christie is that it NOT really a book about Agatha Christie. She is a secondary character in Nan O'Dea's narrative. The sooner you come to this realization, the more readily you'll enjoy this book.

When We Let Go

When We Let Go is about loss, guilt, forgiveness, and relationships, specifically mother-daughter type relationships. Sometimes you're in the mood for a book that promises a good cry, which was why I requested this book, and it delivered. The book covers a lot of heavy subjects, but does so in a thorough way, allowing us to grow with the characters in our perception of those topics.

Seam and Cinch Hat Tutorial

How do you feel about making hats? Never made one before? Does the thought of working in the round scare you? What would you say if I told you that if you can crochet a rectangle, you can make a hat? It's true! Turning a rectangle into a hat is the perfect way to step into the world of hat-making, and in today's tutorial, I'm going to show you how to do just that.

Spiked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

A spike stitch is a stitch that is worked into a location one or more rows below the previous row.  They can be worked directly below your current stitch position or to the left or right of it.  You can spike any stitch because the way you work the stitch itself doesn’t change, only the placement.  For this tutorial, we are focusing on the double crochet variation.

The Winter Garden

Well, I am going to be honest, this isn't my favorite Kristin Hannah book...not even close, but it's also not my least favorite. I spent the first half, yes, HALF, of this book absolutely hating the main female characters, but The second half of the book is where this story shines.

The Only Woman in the Room

Hedy Lamarr's life before Hollywood and her contributions to the scientific community have long gone unknown to the general public. The fact that her work serves as the largely unacknowledged foundation of the technology you are likely using to read this review (your mobile phone, wifi, etc.) is just a prime example of the way women were written out of history for far too long.

Product Review: BenQ’s Genie e-Reading Lamp

Ever since those early winter nights set in, I've been having problems with my regular lighting providing enough light to properly see my stitches, especially with those darker yarns! I know you know what I mean! So when BenQ Lighting reached out about providing me with one of their Genie e-Reading Lamps for me to test and review, it was like they'd read my mind!