Saturday, January 18, 2020

Purrfect Magic (Whisker Witchcraft, #1) by Samantha Coville

Purrfect Magic (Whisker Witchcraft, #1)
This is a cute, short, lighthearted fantasy.  Eighteen year old Harper Bishop got into the prestigious Jourdemayne Academy of Witchcraft easily because her parents are famous witches and she is famous for being their daughter as well as for her own fashion sense.  She begins by not attending her college classes until she hears kittens calling her and students begin dying. Now it is up to Harper to find out who is killing the students and stop them.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Knit Two (Friday Night Knitting Club #2) by Kate Jacobs

Knit Two (Friday Night Knitting Club, #2)

It has been 5 years since Georgia's death and Dakota and the members of the Friday night knitting club have floundered some in their grief, but in this poignant tale, we see them grow and find themselves.

Monday, January 13, 2020

The Friday Night Knitting Club (Friday Night Knitting Club #1) by Kate Jacobs

The Friday Night Knitting Club (Friday Night Knitting Club, #1)
This book made me laugh and cry, which, I think, makes it an excellent book.  It tells the story of several very different women who knit at a local yarn shop in New York City.  The story centers on Georgia, a single mother, and owner of the shop, but other main characters include Anita, an older wealthy widow and Georgia's mentor and several other women who meet together on Friday nights to knit, chat, and eat muffins and treats made by Georgia's 12 year old daughter, Dakota. 

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Sugar Spells by Lola Dodge

Sugar Spells (The Spellwork Syndicate, #2)

This is a sweet story (see what I did there?) about Anise, a teenage witch who bakes using her magic, but after a battle in the first book, which I haven't read, she is tainted with death  magic, which is not good for her or her baked goods.  She works to rid herself of the death magic and to free Wynn from his debt in this slightly silly tale.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Beartown (Björnstad #1) by Fredrik Backman

Beartown (Beartown, #1)
It took me a long time to read this book because I don't care for sports.  The first half of the book is just hockey and how the people of the town have made hockey their lives and I just could not get into it at all.  I put it down once at 33% for many months and then again at 50% and then I finally picked it up and finished it.  I love Bakman's other books that I have read, but the excessive sports focus in this one was just not interesting to me.  It is a good book and I think that people who do like sports probably will enjoy it more than I did.  The book, however, really isn't about hockey, it is about rape and how sports fans, among others, tend to blame the victim.  It is a well written story.