Lalylala’s Beetles Bugs and Butterflies A Crochet Story of Tiny Creatures and Big Dreams by Lydia Tresselt

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source: free review copy via FW Media / NetGalley
title: Lalylala’s Beetles Bugs and Butterflies: A Crochet Story of Tiny Creatures and Big Dreams
author: Lydia Tresselt
genre: crochet patterns/crafts
published: November 2017
pages: hardcover 128
rated: 5 out of 5
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Blurb:
Hello bug lovers and crochet adventurers!

Grab your research equipment (magnifying glass, flask of tea, crochet hook, scissors and yarn) and follow us into a world full of magic and science, a microcosm of tiny creatures and big dreams! In this book you will find not only a charming selection of crochet patterns to create scrabbling beetles, beautiful bugs and fluttering butterfly crochet amigurumi, but also a wonderful story to read out loud and ponder on: a tale about growing up; accepting change and the power of dreams.

Watch tiny creatures hatching from their eggs, look on as they munch through a green world, and be astonished at their marvelous transformations when they finally slip out of their cocoons. The wings and hats are interchangeable so you can use the patterns in this book to create new outfits for your little insect friends. Give your caterpillar a new set of wings for every day of the week, or cover your beetle in the most colourful wing suits. Be inspired by nature to make creatures of your own creation. It’s a great little world full of possibilities. We wish you lots of fun on your journey of discovery and learning!

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Top Ten Tuesday 7/30/19: 10 Books I Recently Added Onto My Wishlist

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s TTT topic is Freebie “Come up with your own topic!”

Not that I need to add onto my ever growing wishlist, but these are 10 books that recently caught my eye, mostly from fellow blogger blogger recommendations.

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10 Books I Recently Added Onto My Wishlist

 

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1. The Silent Patient How creepy is this cover? And the premise sounds like I’d be up late into the night reading.

 

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2. The Book Charmer I keep seeing this one around blogland and it sounds like a must read.

 

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3. Verity because Colleen Hoover great and I think I’d enjoy this one.

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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 7/28/19: Reading and Relaxing and Antiquing

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog…
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists….

Good morning and wow people, it is the last Sunday in July. Summer always goes by so fast. I’m actually on stay-cation for a little now while which has been nice and relaxing.

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I love not having to wake up early and rush rush rush. Always rushing. Rushing to work, rushing home, rushing to appointments…it’s exhausting. I’ve de-cluttered my closet, I’ve been lounging around the house, getting in the pool when I feel like it, reading and crocheting…it is great not having a set schedule. We’ve been doing day trips here and there as well so I’ll share pics at the end of this post and next week’s updates post too.

Onto my bookish updates….

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No-one Ever Has Sex on Holiday by Tracy Bloom

no onesource: free copy courtesy of NetGalley/Bookouture
title:  No-one Ever Has Sex on Holiday
author: Tracy Bloom
published: July 29th 2019
genre: romantic comedy/humor
pages: 209
first line: Katy pulled up outside her house just after nine o’clock at night.
rated: 4 out of 5 stars
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blurb:
Get ready to enjoy your first holiday abroad with small children. Highlights include: being woken at 5 every morning and working a gruelling day in unbearable heat chasing kids around the pool with a bottle of sunscreen. Added features: screaming during mealtimes and toddlers moaning about sand. Absolutely no sex guaranteed or your money back!

Katy and Ben and their four closest friends are going to Spain for a week with their kids. Sun, sex and sangria? Almost certainly not.

The couples think they are prepared for all the joys and trials a family holiday has to offer but they have a shock coming, and not only from the kids. Into their first day by the pool crashes Ollie, who has just been dumped by his girlfriend, and Cassie, on her hen party holiday but having serious doubts about her impending marriage. A recipe for a relaxing week abroad? Let’s wait and see…

my thoughts:

No-one Ever Has Sex on Holiday by Tracy Bloom was fun from start to finish and I breezed through this one pretty quickly. I am a seasonal reader so this was the perfect summery read during these hot July days. This book is part of a series by Tracy Bloom and my second time reading this author. I read No-one Ever Has Sex on Christmas Day and enjoyed it as well. Both work fine as stand alone reads.

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Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 7/21/19: Reading, Watching and Crochet

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog…
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists….

Good morning all and happy heatwave Sunday. It’s been a quiet week. And it is really hot out there this weekend with the temps yesterday at 100 degrees but it felt hotter than that. My sister in law came by with her husband and we spent the afternoon in our pool. We ate, we sipped cocktails and just relaxed all the way into the evening. My backyard is shady so you’re not in full sun while you’re out there, or else there’d be no way to spend time out there in this kind of heat. Today there is still a heat advisory and we’re expecting the temps to reach 100 again. It’s a change from last summer when it was very rainy and we didn’t get any heatwaves. I still prefer the summer over the winter though.

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Onto my weekly updates….

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