Mt. Rushmore

The Faces in the Mountain! That’s what my kid called this national monument when we visited it once- many years ago. I thought I would find this puzzle tedious, but like the Boston one, was pleasantly surprised at enjoying it. I’d assumed it would be boring or difficult, with just sky and rock- but there’s […]

LThing TBR 2

at my public library: How Far the Light Reaches by Sabrina Imbler Unraveling by Peggy Orenstein Hope Beneath Our Feet edited by Martin Keogh The Girl with No Name by Marina Chapman Birds Art Life by Kyo Maclear The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo Lifesaving Lessons by Linda Greenlaw Common Ground by Rob Cowen not […]


Shade is one of the smallest in his bat colony- a runt. He’s always feeling ignored and pushed around by the other young bats. Wanting to satisfy his curiosity and do something no one else would dare to, Shade stays up through the dawn to catch a glimpse of the sun- which is strictly forbidden. […]

David Copperfield

Sometimes classics are great, and I surprise myself by getting through what looks at first like a tiresome slog- other times they’re just difficult. Like this one. I became interested in reading David Copperfield after enjoying Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver. I was plenty curious to see where she’d drawn her inspiration from. I think […]

Muskoka Chairs

I thought this one would be easy, with the bright solid colors. But there was some confusion making the edges first, which cleared up when I realized that a full half of the image was cropped out- the puzzle itself being a lot smaller than the image shown on the picture insert! Just like with […]

Dancing with Bees

I’ve read many books about birdwatching, one about someone who traveled all over to see certain turtle species, and another about seeking out hummingbirds. This one is in a smiliar vein, but about bees. Specifically, wild bees. One of the facts I learned: there are over twenty thousand bee species on Earth, and only 260 […]

Boston Skyline

Another relatively easy one that I finished in two days. More due to needing rest, than anything else. (I attempted some gardening and had a setback in energy levels again, sigh). I thought I wouldn’t like this one much, but actually it was good puzzle to do. All the different patterns, with just slight variations […]

Ocean Girl

This is the second book I’ve gotten from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. It was really outside of my usual comfort zone, but I sometimes like to try something new! I think I’d classify this as a fantasy chick-lit romance, though I don’t know if that’s really a thing. It’s very light-hearted in tone, though […]

Balloon Fiesta

This puzzle was quick. All the bright colors and patterns made for a fun and easy assembly. It was kind of strange to be putting together bright blue sky along the bottom edge of the picture. Halfway through the set of ten! Previous Next

11 in a Row

Puppies! They’re so cute, of course I couldn’t resist starting with the row of their faces squished together. But disappointingly, the picture is blurry. And after the puppies, it’s a ton of background- so much grass! I really didn’t want to complete all that grass in the bottom half of the puzzle, but found myself […]