Five on Friday

Five on Friday

Five things I’ve made:

 
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Beaded Wire – Tree of Life.

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Skull Bead on Macrame Cord Keyring

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Fire Dragon Egg – made from polymer clay.

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Threaded Leaf Necklace

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Knitted Teddy with Fluffy Heart

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

 

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Teaser Tuesday

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker.

  • Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
    -BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

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But, if the appearance of her broom —as she called, it was too late. Before either of us could move, my door was blown completely off its hinges and hit Zlta with the full force of its weight

~Ghostly Writes Anthology

 

 

Music Monday

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Music Monday is a meme that was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song and/or video and share it on Monday.

My choice for today is:

Bad Moon Rising

Creedence Clearwater Revival

I see the bad moon arising
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightnin’
I see bad times todayDon’t go around tonight
Well, it’s bound to take your life
There’s a bad moon on the rise

I hear hurricanes a blowing
I know the end is coming soon
I fear rivers overflowing
I hear the voice of rage and ruin

Don’t go around tonight
Well, it’s bound to take your life
There’s a bad moon on the rise
(Alright)

Hope you’ve got your things together
Hope you are quite prepared to die
Looks like we’re in for nasty weather
One eye is taken for an eye

Well don’t go around tonight
Well it’s bound to take your life
There’s a bad moon on the rise

Don’t go around tonight
Well it’s bound to take your life
There’s a bad moon on the rise

Lazy Sunday

“Lazy Sunday afternoon
I’ve got no mind to worry
I close my eyes and drift away”

 

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Saturday Spotlight

The Magic of Grandfather Time by Rose English

(The Magic of Grandfather Time Series Book 1)

‘A grandfather clock has a face and a voice. As its name suggests, it is more than a piece of furniture; it is a member of the family’
Richard C.R. Barder 1983

DECEMBER 1880. There will be no jolly Christmas cheer this year. The harsh winter had descended; snow blankets the ground and the lake is frozen solid. Within the walls of Clement Cottage, the fire is dwindling, its embers barely bright enough to cast the shadow of the broken man upon the wall. Cole is lost in his deep sadness; he has just one heartfelt wish. To be re-united with his beloved, the soulmate so cruelly stolen from him – Cornelia.

A sad mournful ticking comes from a blackened corner of the parlour where a longcase clock is hidden. Tall and stately, noble of face, loud of voice and keeper of great secrets, he is Grandfather Time. Bestowed with the gift of magic from Old Father Time himself, as he begins to chime out the magical hour of midnight, can he grant Cole his wish?

The book includes An Introduction to Grandfather Time.

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My Review:

This beautifully written book started by taking me back in time with the song, Grandfather’s Clock, that I vaguely remembered from my childhood.

I was transported further back in time with the first story of the book.

Set on New Year’s Eve, 1880, this is a sweet and moving love story about a young man and his memories, on the anniversary of the death of his wife.

The second story took me even further back, to New Year’s Eve, 1699, where a clock-maker awaits the birth of his youngest child and Old Father Time grants a wish.

The author’s inspiration note and the historical facts at the end of the book are a nice touch.

I loved the author’s characters and felt their emotions. I shed a few tears while reading the first story. Rose English has a wonderful way of stringing words together and immersing you in the time and place of the story. I look forward to reading more stories in this series.

About The Author:

Living on ‘England’s Green & Pleasant Land’, amongst the gentle rolling hills of the Herefordshire Countryside, Rose’s house is wall to wall books. She even has a ‘leaning tower of paperbacks’.

Rose is a dreamer, preferring a simple & quiet life. Often spending time lone, although never lonely, being ever surrounded by great characters when lost in a good book. She loves theatre and the arts, adoring live performances on stage. Rose has very eclectic tastes.

Working as a school librarian, and sharing her love of books with the children was the best job she ever had. However, life moves on and another chapter was only a page turn away.

Now working in an entirely different library, in Hereford’s Wye Valley NHS Trust Hospital, Rose spends her day cleaning and issuing ‘Medical Equipment’.

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