Thursday 1 September 2016

Find me on instagram

I've decided to move my cards into instagram as I'm not very good at this blogging! I'll also be sharing any charity shop finds or bargain deals.
If you search for 'cassies cards and finds' then you should find me.

Tuesday 27 January 2015

New blog

Incase any of my followers want to follow my new blog its here. I`ll be covering the stresses of moving house, job and counties. Hopefully continuing with craft, getting back to blogging about it. hopefully we may even have some days out that I'll share with you. wish me luck!

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Book Review- Look Who it is by Alan Carr

I don't like many comedians but Alan Carr makes me cry with laughter and i miss him on radio 2. The book takes us through his childhood, up until he starts the friday night project. There were so many interesting and funny stories in here i really enjoyed reading this and laughed out loud in several parts. if you have ever laughed at alan carr then i suggest you buy this book, even though it was written a few years ago.

4 stars out of 5.

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Book Review- Fame by Tilly Bagshawe

To describe this as a bonk buster would be unfair. it is so well written and enjoyable that the name bonk buster seems cheap and sleazy and this book is anything but. It is set in the film world, and based in LA, Derbyshire and Romania  there are 4 main characters, Damien the Romanian film producer, Sabrina the spoilt Lindsey lohan style actress, Viorel the hot actor adopted from Romania when he was a baby and Tish who runs a Romanian orphanage and is called back to her families house in Derbyshire to help sort out the finances. She agrees to let Damien film his remake of Wuthering Heights there. 
I loved reading this from start to finish and loved the friendship built between Viorel and Abel, it was really sweet. The characters were all so well written even the minor characters, rather then added for effect.

i give this book 5 starts out of 5.

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Book Review- Destiny by Louise Bagshawe

I have read all of Bagshawe's previous books and enjoyed them all. To me she is a modern day Jackie Collins, and until earlier this year an MP. The books main character is Kate fox who is a virtual orphan, and on first appearances a gold digger. however as we learn more about her we discover a highly intelligent woman who has done all she can to avoid living life like her mother did. She is a writer on a magazine, but spends the rest of her time hunting rich men. She eventually manages to marry one (Marcus Broder) but things don't work out, when they divorce Marcus wants Kate to disappear, but she isn't that type of girl!

I enjoyed reading this book, but the small continuity errors annoyed me. they were only silly things, but i expect better from a author of 10+ books.

4 stars out of 5

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Book Review- When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman

I avoiding reading this book as i thought it was going to be a disappointment after all the hype it had. But i saw it for 50p in a charity shop i thought i'd give it a chance and packed it into the hand luggage.
It is narrated by Elly and split into 2 parts, when she is a young girl and then when she is in her late 20's. It read like an autobiography, but it isn't. It covers the 70's and  9/11, has homosexuality and neglect sub plots but also manages to make you laugh out loud.
I was unsure of what i thought about this book once i had read it, yes it has some great moments but sometimes the bits in between were awkward. i think it would have been better with slightly less story lines and develop the remaining ones.

over all i will give this 3.5 out of 5.

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Book Review- The Magic of Christmas by Trisha Ashley

I had seen this book several times, but always passed over it thinking it was a bit old for me and when reading the back cover i noticed it was a reworking of another book called sweet nothings. However when i went into a  charity shop they had an offer of buy one get one free, so i took advantage of this. 
It focuses on Lizzy who lives in the little village of Middlemoss, It is like a christmassy version of heartbeat! Lizzy is married to not the best of husbands and lives with him and their son on their small holding. She has a few problems to deal with alone the way but thankfully the book finishes with a happy ending at Christmas time.

I will definitely be reading more of  Trisha Ashley from now on.

4 stars out of 5.