Thursday, January 12, 2012

1.  Where do you like to vacation?
I'm pretty much a home body, so a day trip is my favorite thing, to a park, a museum, or something simple.

2.  Do you have pets?
Yes, 3 dogs and a bunch of cats which aren't really pets, they just show up and I feed them.

3.  What is your favorite color?
Teals, greens, lavenders, chocolate browns, black
Most colors, but I don't wear reds or pinks.

4.  How many are in your family?
2 of us
our 3 kids
and 3 grandkids

5.  What is your least favorite thing to do?
Laundry or dishes

6.  What is your most favorite thing to do?
Craft, read and write.

7.  If money were no object what would you like to do when you retire?
I am retired, and if money were no object, I'd build each of the kids a new house, set up a trust fund for each of the grands so they could attend the college of their choice.

8.   What is your favorite season?
I love spring, but I also love fall, so guess it is a tie.

9.   What book are you currently reading?
The Christmas Singing 

10. What time do you go to bed, get up in the morning?
about 10:00pm and get up about 6:30am.

11. How long have you been blogging?
I think I opened this blog in 2007, but I didn't do a lot for quite awhile

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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

The LOOM by Shella Gillus

Shella Gillus has hit a home run on her first try. 

Lydia is a light colored house slave on a plantation in the south, pre Civil War. She hates being owned, and tries to escape, only to be caught and beaten badly, almost dying. She falls in love with John, but even being in love, she still wants to escape. When she sees her father beaten to death, she figures out how to escape, by pretending to be white. Soon she is in another town, being treated well by the friend of her former owner's daughter. He asks her to marry him, and soon Lydia finds that being 'free' isn't freedom. 

I really enjoyed this book, I love the era in which it is set, and feel that Ms Gillus did a wonderful job of portraying the era, and the people. 

I recieved this book to review from the Publisher. No other compensation was given. I am not required to give a favorable review, all opinions expressed here are my own.