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Snow Like Ashes

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch is a book I've had recommended to me more times than I count. I,

however, had so many amazing sounding books sitting in my TBR pile, that I just hadn't gotten

around to reading it. Then my husband surprised me with bringing it back with him when he'd been

 away on a business trip. He had told me that he wanted to surprise me with bringing back a book,

 and when he saw this one in chapters he remembered me telling him about it many, many times, so

he grabbed it and I couldn't wait to start reading it.

Here is the goodreads blurb for anyone unfamiliar with the synopsis: "Sixteen years ago the

Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a

monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape,

 and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom

 ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defe…

Our Family's Thanksgiving 2015

Good Morning all my fellow booklovers, and a happy belated Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians :)

I had mentioned in a previous post that my family was planning on doing something special for this year's Thanksgiving, something a lot different than we usually do. My mom and I are both big on homemade type of people, holidays almost always consist of a big family gathering, an amazing home cooked meal, and spending lots of quality time together.

This year however, we decided to do things a little different. My mom and my stepdad went on a big trip this fall, leaving our hometown on September 3rd, and not arriving home until early October. With them being gone, and my hubby and I only moving into our house at the beginning of September, we knew Thanksgiving might be done a little differently.

My brothers happened to find information in August about an event being offered a couple of hours from our hometown that included an old fashioned train ride, followed by a traditional than…

September Wrap Up

Hey Everybody. I had several blog posts planned for the last couple of weeks, but unfortunately I had computer issues. My laptop didn't want to upload any new pictures, and as such, I couldn't get any of my blog posts up. Thank goodness I have a hubby who understands electronics, and was able to fix the issue. So today's post will be my (late) September wrap up.

September was kind of a crazy reading month for me as we took possession of our house on the first of the month, and all the joys of packing, cleaning, unpacking, organizing, etc, etc.....kind of prevented me from getting to a lot of the books in my TBR pile. However, I did read twenty five books in September, and discovered some new favorites. The books will be listed by the rating I gave them on goodreads, from least stars to most. Without further ado, here is my book wrap up for September 2015 :)

September was thankfully a month with no one star books for me. I try to not rate books a one star if at all possibl…