Friday, September 20, 2013

Something Shiny for Your Friday

This is just a quick entry, really, but I wanted to show off some pictures...

After a rather rough week, I was finally able to list something shiny on my store... And not just shiny, something relevant to the changing season!

I don't really have much else to show for this week, but hurray for accomplishing something!

Flower of Fall

Why, yes, that is a carved tiger eye flower... Thanks for asking. :)

If you're interested, the listing is here.

Hope everyone is having a lovely Friday!


  1. Lovely hair stick:)I've been looking for a book to read; what book is that?

    1. Yay! I'm glad you like it!

      ...And, as far as what book that's from--it's actually from a novel series that I've been working on/haven't published yet. (And by that I mean, both the story for the Autumn Flower, as well as the printed page that serves as the photo backdrop.)

      If you want, though, I'm sure I can give some book recommendations. What genre do you like reading? :)

  2. Yeah, I've read some of your mini stories on etsy. They had me hooked:) I'm sure your novels will be a big hit.

    I'd appreciate some recommendations! I like fantasy with a bit of romance and comedy. Nothing too dark.

    1. I'm working on the list!

      ...I actually had it all written out, and then my computer crashed and I lost it. Ah well. I'll try to have it up for you in the next few days. :D

    2. And, P.S. I'm so, so glad that you liked my mini stories! That makes me very happy to hear. :D

    3. No problem. Take your time:)

      Yeah, I enjoyed them. It was fascinating how each item had a story. It's good for connecting with customers.

  3. Okay! Here we go... A list of book recommendations. I honestly have no idea if any of these would be up your alley, but I enjoyed them a great deal. (You'll notice that most of them fall into Young Adult--anywhere from Middle School to High School age--but I included them because I love the stories.)

    Single Books:

    The Ordinary Princess,
    by M.M. Kaye (Young Adult)

    The Great and Terrible Quest,
    by Margaret Lovett (Young Adult)
    ...There isn't any romance, really, but I reread it periodically.

    The Farthest Away Mountain,
    by Lynne Reid Banks (Young Adult)

    The Book of Suns (rewritten as The Silver Sun--both good),
    by Nancy Springer (Adult)

    Books and Series:

    The Wizard of Earthsea,
    by Ursula K. LeGuin (Young Adult)

    Prydain Chronicles,
    by Lloyd Alexander (Young Adult)

    The Enchanted Forest Chronicles (starts with Dealing with Dragons),
    by Patricia Wrede (Young Adult)

    Here There Be Dragons,
    by James Owen (Young Adult)
    ...This is the first of the series, and I thought it was delightful... Haven't read the rest of the series, though.

    The Blue Sword,
    by Robin McKinley (Young Adult)

    If you like your fantasy with more of a Victorian Twist:

    Sorcery and Cecelia,
    by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer (Young Adult)

    The Elemental Masters series,
    by Mercedes Lackey (Adult)
    ...Some of these can be a bit dark--the Bad Guys are undeniably bad--but I still find them fun.

    If you like short stories and Fairy tales:

    The Fairy Books,
    compiled by Andrew Lang (Young Adult)
    ...Each Fairy Book has a color--Red, Olive, Blue, etc.--and is focused on the fairy tales of a particular area of the world. Incidentally, the eBooks are available for free from Amazon.

    Aaaaand, last but not least, here is a list of book reviews from a blogger I particularly enjoy, Jen of Epbot... She's read some things that I haven't, that -might- fall into your area of interest:

    ...So, there you go! I hope that you find this list useful... Again, I'm not entirely sure if they're what you're looking for, but it's worth a try! :D

    1. Oh wow! I wasn't expecting such a long list. Thank you so much! This will keep me busy for a very long time. I'll definitely try as many as I can get at the library. Thank you again for taking the time to do this:)

    2. You are so, so welcome! My mother is a librarian, so I've been a pretty avid reader all my life... Most of those are books that I keep re-reading--it's like visiting old friends. I hope there's at least something on that list that you like! :)


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