Book Review: Wool Studio

Title: Wool Studio: The Knitwear Capsule Collection
Author: Meghan Babin

Round out your wardrobe with luxurious knitwear design!

Wool Studio is a capsule collection for the modern knitter featuring sophisticated, simple, and luxurious designs. In this collection you’ll enjoy exquisite patterns from top knitwear designers including Norah Gaughan, Kate Gagnon Osborn, Susanna IC, Véronik Avery, Bristol Ivy, and more. Each of the 21 gorgeous projects, including pullovers, tees, cardigans, cowls, and more, highlights and enriches exceptional yarns through simple silhouettes and intuative details. Every design element has a purpose. And each garment was conceived to enhance your wardrobe for years to come.

Explore Wool Studio and start knitting the contemporary, chic knitwear designs you’ve always wanted to see in your closet.

My Review

This may be described as a capsule collection of knitted clothing, but for me it would be everyday wear. I am a little sad to see the sizes are mostly smaller sizes. For a plus size woman, I would really have to determine if I wanted to modify the pattern enough to make them fit me, but I did not expect to find any plus clothing in the book. I love the choices in this book and if you want some basic knitted clothing and shawls then this would be a good book for you. Though from reading the patterns I do recommend that you have a intermediate knowledge of knitting before trying these patterns.

This would make a wonderful gift for any knitter and would make a wonderful start to create their own capsule collection of knit wear.


I received this book from Net Galley for this review.

Book Review: Slipper

Title: Slipper
Author: Hester Velmans

Her life is the inspiration for the world’s most famous story.

Lucinda, a penniless English orphan, is abused and exploited as a cinder-sweep by her aristocratic relatives. On receiving her sole inheritance—a pair of glass-beaded slippers—she runs away to France in pursuit of an officer on whom she has a big crush. She joins the baggage train of Louis XIV’s army, and eventually finds her way to Paris. There she befriends the man who will some day write the world’s most famous fairy tale, Charles Perrault, and tells him her life story.

There is more: a witch hunt, the sorry truth about daydreams, and some truly astonishing revelations, such as the historical facts behind the story of the Emperor’s new clothes, and a perfectly reasonable explanation for the compulsion some young women have to kiss frogs.

This is not the fairy tale you remember.

My Review

This is definitely not the fairy tale you know or remember. Though I can see the fairy tale within the story, this one is so far flung out there that you have to really have to think hard to remember this is supposedly the true story of Cinderella. Though like with all historical fiction I take the story with a grain of salt. You honestly don’t know if this is how the actual story went or if it was all in the author’s head. Both this one & the fairy tale one.

I gave this four (4) out of five (5) stars due to the fact that I think Lucinda and some of the other characters could have been “fleshed out” a bit better. The story line is good & engaging so there was no issue there, but to me there were holes that needed to be filled. I just disbelieve the nativity of Lucinda also. After everything she went through in the very beginning of her life before running after her love she should have realized what was eventually gonna happen. I am sorry, but I just fail to see her being that dumb.

This book is a good quick read of a decent story line but I don’t think I will look into the other books by the author. It is a good book & decent story line, but not anywhere what I expected or did not expect. I hate giving poor reviews on a author’s hard work and to someone else they may love the book. I was just not thrilled with it.


I received this book from Net Galley for this review.

Book Review: Gone Daddy Gone

Title: Gone Daddy Gone
Author: Cheryl Bradshaw

A single moment is about to change Sloane Monroe’s life forever.

On an early winter morning, college student Shelby McCoy walks the quiet, snowy path back home. A tree branch snaps in the distance. Then another. A man is there with her, following close behind, whispering her name. She looks back, sees him gaining on her, and runs. Who is this man, and why is he carrying a gun?

If you love a great mystery with a surprising twist, you’ll enjoy Gone Daddy Gone.

A New York Times bestselling series.

“Another heart-pounding story.”

“I have read every thing this author has written and love every word. As a suspense writer there is no equal.”

“Superb writing, excellent storyline, believable characters!”

My Review

This book was wonderful. I actually read it all in one night. I just could not put it down. Every time I thought I had hit a stopping point the next sentence hooked me back into the book. So it got read in one night so let that be a warning for you.

The characters are very well written and “real” enough you actually want to cry at the deaths and smile high points in the story line. I didn’t even figure out who the villain was until Cheryl Bradshaw informed the reader. That is a rare thing for me. Even my guesses were wrong and that surprised me.

If you enjoy enthralling, can not put down, mysteries then this is a book for you to read. If I could not put it down then it has to be good. I normally do not have that problem with any books I read. I will definitely be looking into more books by Cheryl Bradshaw to add to my library.


I received this book from Net Galley for this review.