Review: Love on the Lifts by Rachel Hawthorne

Review: Love on the Lifts by Rachel HawthorneTitle: Love on the Lifts
Author: Rachel Hawthorne
Also by this author: Snowed In
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: December 13, 2005
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Winter Break super-secret perfect cocoa recipe:

8 oz steamed whole milk
(no skim! doesn't work!)

2 tbsp. dark cocoa powder (big scoops)

1 tbsp. sugar (can't be too sweet)

4 dried, crushed mint leaves
(or 1 tbsp. mint syrup)

Stir thoroughly. Add mint swizzle stick. Combine with cute ski instructor, or brother's cute best friend, or cute guy you never noticed was so cute...Enjoy.

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Review: Love on the Lifts by Rachel Hawthorne

Love on the Lifts by Rachel Hawthorne is the perfect book for the winter. It is filled with drama and humour. Also, the setting is dreamlike and the hot chocolate/book store is something that I would love to visit in real life. I found the main character to be pretty clueless, but it wasn’t so bad that I had to put the book down. Continue reading

Book Review: Make in a Day Pompom Crafts

Book Review: Make in a Day Pompom CraftsTitle: Make in a Day Pompom Crafts
Author: Victoria Hudgins
Publisher: Dover Crafts
Genres: Crafts
Publication Date: October 19, 2016
Rating: three-half-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Add a bit of pizzazz to clothing and accessories with pompom crafts you can make in a day. These handcrafted yarn ornaments are simple to make — no knitting or crochet skills are involved and no prior crafting experience is necessary. Quick and easy projects include a headband and other wearables, baskets, and crafty items for home decor.
Each book from Dover's "Make in a Day" series presents 15 projects with illustrated step-by-step instructions. Easily completed within only one day, the beginner-friendly projects are ideal for anyone wishing to whip up something special but uncomplicated that offers a personal touch and a dash of handmade charm. Supplies are easy to obtain and readily available at major craft stores.

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Book Review: Make in a Day Pompom crafts

Make in a Day Pompom Crafts is a  book that has some simple and unique ideas that involve all sorts of pompoms. There are detailed and easy to follow instructions with many gorgeous photos to compliment each project. There are ideas ranging from simple bookmarks to cake decorations and if you are planning a party, this craft book does contain quite a few inexpensive and interesting party decorating ideas. Continue reading

YA Christmas Books: A Definitive List

YA Christmas Books: A Definitive List

YA/Teen Christmas books are perfect reads for the holiday season! I have created the ultimate YA Christmas books list that has a bit of everything. Hallmark movie fans will find sweet contemporaries, and those looking for a mystery or a book with a little more angst will find it all here. So, grab a cup of cocoa and find a perfect book to get you in the holiday spirit. Continue reading

Book Review: Let it Snow by John Green

Book Review: Let it Snow by John GreenTitle: Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances
Author: John Green, Maureeen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
Also by this author: An Abundance of Katherines
Publisher: Speak
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: October 2, 2008
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

An ill-timed storm on Christmas Eve buries the residents of Gracetown under multiple feet of snow and causes quite a bit of chaos. One brave soul ventures out into the storm from her stranded train and sets off a chain of events that will change quite a few lives. Over the next three days one girl takes a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, three friends set out to win a race to the Waffle House (and the hash brown spoils), and the fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista.

A trio of today's bestselling authors - John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle- brings all the magic of the holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away.

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Book Review: Let it Snow by John Green

Let it Snow by John Green is a collection of connecting short stories that are all so good, It is hard to pick a favourite. The recurring Waffle House setting and the descriptions of staying cozy during a winter storm are wonderful. If I had to choose a favourite, I would probably go with Maureen Johnson’s story, The Jubilee Express. Continue reading

Book Review: Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne

Book Review: Snowed In by Rachel HawthorneTitle: Snowed In
Author: Rachel Hawthorne
Also by this author: Love on the Lifts
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: November 27, 2008
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Seventeen-year-old Ashleigh is about to experience a lot of things for the first time. 1) Snow. She and her mom are moving from sunny Texas to an icy island in the middle of Lake Michigan, which is completely snowbound. As in, no cars, just sleighs. 2) Small-town life. The icy island? Yep, it’s tiny. Like, 30 people in the whole high school tiny. And scariest of all: 3) Boys. Of course they had boys in Texas. But none of them were as irresistible—or as hard to figure out—as Josh Wynter. And before the snow melts, Ashleigh might also be falling in love …

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Book Review: Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne

Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne is the perfect book if you’re looking for the perfect read to curl up by the fire with this winter. This wintry book takes place on a perfect island and the main character is so sweet. This book is so cute and pretty short. Continue reading