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Saturday, June 28, 2014

In Fine Form

Which is an apt title as it is both how I feel after accomplishing so much in my crochet project and is also the title of the best book I've read this week. Well as I have listened to the other books and read only short stories it didn't actually have that much competition but it would still have been my choice of best read.

I've added a spider to my web and made a few owls (1 small and 4 tiny ones) as well as a rainbow dragon and a Fennec Fox (well at lest that's what he ended up looking like). You can find the pictures at my Bespokecrochet4u site (link to the right).

I've listened to
Audiobook: Aaron by J. P. Barnaby Narrated by Tyler Stevens Narration 5* Story 5*

Audiobook: His Hearth by Mary Calmes Narrated by Andrew Schwartz Narration 5* Story 5*

Audiobook: The End Of The Matter: Pip & Flinx, Book 4 by Alan Dean Foster Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki Narration 5* Story 5*

I've read from Love's Landscape

Coming Out of the Storm by Laura Matthews 4*

An Old-Fashioned Love Song (Woodshed Series #1) by Michelle K Grant 4*

The Layover by Megan Erickson 3*

Fighting Dirty by Olley White 3*

Expect the Unexpected by Lou Silvre 3*

The Anchor Tattoo and the Pistachio Dream by Paula Coot 2*

The Laws of Physics by Claire Davis 3*

The Dreams You Made in the Dirt Lisa Henry 4*

Measuring the Rein by Jae Moran 5*

If At First You Don't Succeed by K. C. Faelan 5*

Point Of Honour by K. Mason 4*

Un/Common Ground by Arielle Pierce 3*

Sorry Is The Magic Word by M. A. Jackson 3*

and of course what I consider the best book read this week:

In Fine Form (Chronicles of Ylandre #6) by Eressë 5*
BLURB: Guile is an asset in foreign relations, but an affliction when it comes to affairs of the heart.
A bastard of unknown parentage, Yandro Vaidon was born saddled with a huge disadvantage. The nigh rigid class structure of the dual-gendered realm of Ylandre relegated him to the bottom rungs of the social ladder and promised a dim future. Worse, the endeavor to win respectability was arduous—most claimed it was impossible. But by dint of hard work, perseverance and instances of plain good luck, Yandro rises higher than even he had hoped. However, he quickly learns there are hurdles to overcome even at these heights. Not least is his inconvenient attraction to a colleague deemed way beyond his reach.
Scion of House Essendri, the reigning dynasty of Ylandre, Jareth Hadrana is gifted with more than his fair share of beauty and wit. The kingdom’s preeminent ambassador, he has surpassed what is usually expected of a fief-lord’s second son. But while his high birth and family wealth opened doors for him, Jareth’s success stemmed from his own efforts to make something of himself other than the idle fop or swaggering rakehell that was the lot of many younger sons.
A coincidence of interest drew Jareth and Yandro to the same profession, but a king’s intervention throws them together in an association that soon turns into mutual desire. However, prejudices have largely kept the aristocratic True Bloods and lower caste Half Bloods on opposite sides of the social and romantic divide. In addition, reticence born of distrust and a secret like no other hamper their attempts to span the chasm between them. It will take more than their shared passion to convince them to lower their protective walls and risk their hearts in full


My Review: I am really loving this series. The characters are always very interesting and the over all story arc is never boring. The romance is done with panache and caring and each time I learn a little more about the world that Eressë has created. I can't wait to see what she produces next in this wonderful world nor who her next main character will be (I'm hoping it will be Tenryon).

And for those who have bothered to read this far I have some news - I am going to be part of a blog tour in August. My first ever blog tour so wish me luck.

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