So Many Good Kindle Daily Deals Today!
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Articles / April 12, 2020

You really need to check out today’s KDD page! Romance! Fantasy! Historical fiction! Nonfiction!  Seriously, there are some fantastic books on sale. All the books below are part of today’s KDD sale, so grab them while you can.   Devil in Spring RECOMMENDED: Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas is $1.99! So many readers were looking forward to this book when it first released, and Carrie gave it a B+: Devil in Spring was so delightful that I read it slowly because I had to take frequent squee breaks. I truly cannot sufficiently express how overjoyed this book made me. That said, I don’t think it will be everyone’s catnip, because the main character sometimes seems overly young and naïve, even given her character quirks. An eccentric wallflower… Most debutantes dream of finding a husband. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she’s ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger. A cynical rake… After years of evading marital traps with ease, Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, has finally been caught-by…

Elyse’s Knitting: Stash Busting
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Articles / April 12, 2020

First of all, this is not a post about stuff you should be doing during quarantine. Unlike any jackwagons advocating we completely transform ourselves mentally or intellectually during quarantine, I personally see this as a traumatic time and it’s really important to be gentle with ourselves. This post is just about what helped settle my anxiety brain right now, in hopes that maybe it would help someone else, too. As I’ve mentioned many times, knitting typically soothes my anxiety. It gives me something to focus on other than the hamster running on the wheel in my brain. Right now I’m feeling overwhelmed, though, and I’m struggling to focus. I bought a few books on how to knit sweaters before realizing that learning something new was a bad idea right now. I don’t have the emotional bandwidth to try learning a new type of project and deal the with frustrations and mistakes that come along with that process. In fact, pretty much the only thing I wanted to do related to knitting was look at pattern books.  A few of my local yarnstores are doing something called “Quaranskeining” where they send you a mystery bundle of yarn and the corresponding needles,…

What We Love on Britbox, Acorn, and More: Streaming International Murder
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Articles / April 12, 2020

In a recent discussion of things we’re loving that are getting us through the Strange Quarantine Times (side question: how many ways in email, marketing pitches, and news articles have you seen the current situation described? I might have a complete bingo board’s worth at this point) Shana brought up…BritBox. Oh, crumbs. Shana: I splurged and got a Britbox subscription. It seems to have every BBC and ITV show ever made, and I’m watching all the British cozy mysteries. We have watched an embarrassing number of hours during our free trial. Sarah: BritBox is a subscription service full of British tv, as the name might imply. It’s $7US per month, or $70 for the year, and, yes, there’s a one-week trial. I’m doomed. Or really, really happy. Or both? My guiding principle during the Weirdness Home Stay is, “Do what you feel like doing, and be gentle with yourself, and others, and especially with yourself again.” So, I immediately replied. Sarah: Any recs, Shana? I wish to join you, please? Shana: For British mysteries? I love Rosemary and Thyme: it’s about two women who have a midlife job/life change and design gardens together while solving crimes—often with a plant-based hook….