Monday, 8 October 2012

Amsterdam Book Shops

So I'm back from another brilliant week in Amsterdam (and back blogging a little month later than planned...). We went to see Sigur Ros for ESP's 30th Birthday present (I'm a lovely fiancĂ©e!) and of course I hunted out the book shops!

American Book Centre

Now I went to this shop last year, but couldn't seem to find it this year, so apologies I am reusing old photos...but that is because it was amazing.


I honestly couldn't stop staring up at the ceiling! It was amazing to see that many books. As it was the american book centre it was all american imports so some lovely new covers I'd never seen before. Unfortunately they were a lot more expensive, and yet again Mike pulled me away before I could spend our entire budget on books...


Every where has a Waterstones now and Amsterdam is no exception  It stocked books written in English, but not all were English which was nice!

When I went a-wandering around the Young Adult Section (where else was I going to look!) I found some books written by a German author, and later the series is written by Astrid Lindgren. I read this entire series as well as other books by Astrid when I was a child and it was fantastic to see them being sold in a book shop rather than in Chartiy shops or online.

I also found some English books...including our own Keris Stainton's books!

I was very impressed to see them there and I couldve brought loads back if I wasn't worried about my handluggage weight!

We also found this awesome poster:

and our response is written nicely there:

Unfortunately there just wasn't enough time to try and see more of them,Waterstones was by pure chance and we almost walked past it! I did pass plenty of Dutch book shops while we were on Trams, it was just a shame not to be able to visit any!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

My Holiday

So as I mentioned on Monday I am currently in Amsterdam for a concert for my Fiancee's birthday. I will be back this coming Monday with many more reviews and some interesting posts about my trip in Amsterdam.

I will be trying to visit some Amsterdam book shops and their local Library which I have seen pictures of!

Hopefully, I will also be going to visit Anne Frank's house. By the time this post goes up I will have finished reading the book, currently about 4 months away from the end, and I am really interested to see it now.

Obviously I am taking books with my on holiday so I thought I would share them, as some of them are very new to me!

In the Darkness - Nick Lake

Raimy handed me this one in January and unfortunately it fell and hid behind lots of other things on my shelves, but its coming out now. Re-reading the blurb it has really made me excited and I have great hopes!

Marcello in the Real World

This is another one I picked up a while ago. Sounds right up my street, and seems to follow similar stories of Wonder and The Curious Incident with the Dog in the Night-time, both of which I believed were amazing (if you haven't read, I fully advise!!)

The Secret Dinner Club

Canvas books recently sent me this book for a review, and I'm really interested to see how it works. It's not out till December, but I'm pretty sure if I love it, you will all hear about it way before then!

666 Park Avenue; The Dark Glamour

Recently I finished and reviewed 666 Park Avenue...any one who has finished the book, knows it was left on a good lead up to the next one in the series. So, another thank you to Canvas books for letting me grab a hold of this. I'll be glad for this one if I get a chance to read!

As I said earlier as well The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank will be going with me too, but hopefully I will finish that before I actually leave (I managed to read around 5 before we actually left for the flight last year...woops!)

If anyone has read any of these books, let me know, I'd love to hear other people's opinions!

Have a lovely week everyone!



Monday, 27 August 2012

Guest Post...

So while I'm enjoying my holiday away right now (Good Ol' Amsterdam!)....I'm actually guest blogging at Book Angel Booktopia for the Classics Carnival!

Go check out my post, and the rest of posts this month Emma has done as they are amazing!

And I'll be back later this week with lots to talk about :)



Monday, 20 August 2012

The C-Word - Lisa Lynch

Carrie Bradshaw fell in Dior, I fell in Debenhams. It was May 2008, and it was spectacular. Uncomfortable heels + slippy floor + head turned by a cocktail dress = thwack. Arms stretched overhead, teeth cracking on floor tiles, chest and knees breaking the fall. It was theatrical, exaggerated, a perfect 6.0. And it was Significant Moment #1 in discovering that I had grade-three breast cancer.' 

The last thing Lisa Lynch had expected to put on her 'things to do before you're 30' list was beating breast cancer, but them's the breaks. So with her life on hold, and her mind close to capacity with unspoken fears, questions and emotions, she turned to her Mac and started blogging about the frustrating, life-altering, sheer pain-in-the-arse inconvenience of getting breast cancer at the age of 28. The C-Word is an unflinchingly honest and darkly humorous account of Lisa's battle with The Bullshit, as she came to call it.


I first heard about this book through Keris, ages and ages sounded amazing, was put on my amazon wishlist and then the world took over until last Christmas when my sister gave me it. First of all it is amazing...Lisa Lynch is amazing, and very brave to write this hole hearted account on the (very few) goods and (very very) bads of dealing with Cancer when you believe your entire life is still ahead of you. 

 I do feel it shows what dealing with this can be like from an honest perspective...She delves into the horrible accounts of her first Chemo session and how she battled through it. She showed an ability to go "So what...the world must go on and we have to kick it". I am struggling for the words to describe her attitude at the moment, but it was greatly uplifting. One of my favourite insights into her life is after she was diagnosed she screamed at her parents to be normal and stop treating her like she was ill...from this point on I vowed if I was ever in the same situation that would be the way to handle it.

There is not much more I can say, and I wish there was so much more, apart from the fact that this is definitely worth a read. 

Friday, 17 August 2012

Forbidden - Tabitha Suzuma

She is pretty and talented - sweet sixteen and never been kissed. He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future. And now they have fallen in love. But... they are brother and sister.

Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending.

I know not everyone has read, or even wants to read this book due to the subject matter. I, personally, have no problem with books regarding dark topics like incest as long as they are done tastefully and not done purley for the shock factor. I have also read a LOT of Virginia Andrews, which if you are not aware, she/he writes a whole lot about incest and parents leaving and being abusive (Yes...I like depressing books...). So on that basis I did enjoy this book but am aware it is not everyone's cup of tea!

The first thing that struck me about this book was that it was based in London! I read far too many books that are set in America or that they aren't specified where in the UK it is supposed to be based, so it was nice to see that. It also meant that the ages in my head matched up when I thought about what years in school and employment laws were.  

At first I felt Lochan was a little bit wimpy, but then as the story went on, you grow to love him and appreciate that he may come across that way but he is dealing with a lot! Maya was the complete opposite and seemed very mature for her age, especially dealing with all the family issues they had.

I know you are meant to dislike their mother, but I hated her. I hated the fact she left them and didn't care about them, I hated the fact that her new boyfriend didn't seem to care either that she had 4 children at home or anything and just kept whisking her away. 

The only thing I didn't like about this story was the way that one minute Maya and Lochan were happy with what they were doing, then the next minute they decided it was wrong, then they were happy, then worried, and after a while I began to stop caring whether they were together or not as it would change by the end of the next chapter. I found the chapters a bit too short as well, so as it was a split personality, it began a bit disjointed. Also there is sex in this book...well if its a book about incest you kind of expect it, but just in case I thought I would warn people..but it isn't graphic or cheesy. it is probably the right amount without it being too bad for a young adult. 

However that all changed by the ending, as the last few chapters was brilliantly written and showed a great response to what had happened through the book. Though I still still hate the mother...and I think that will be the lasting impression I get from this book...

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Sworn Secret - Amanda Jennings

When Anna, Lizzie Thorne's charismatic sister, is killed in a tragic fall from the roof of her school, her family is plunged into shock and despair. 

One year on and grief still has a suffocating hold on them. Her mother, Kate, consumed by loss and desperate to find someone to blame for Anna's death, retreats from her family, locking herself away to paint Anna's portrait for hours on end. Jon, her father, is doing his best to care for his loved ones but the pressure of trying to stop his marriage collapsing is pushing him to breaking point. And amid her parents' turmoil Lizzie just wants to grow up and leave her sister's ghost in the past. 

But then a devastating revelation rocks her parents further still and raises questions concerning what really happened the night Anna died. While Kate and Jon grapple with their dead daughter's secrets, Lizzie throws herself into a passionate but forbidden love affair that frees her from the heartache all around her - but also threatens to tear her family apart.


When I was asked if I wanted to review this book, I instantly took it as a murder mystery style story something like Linwood Barclay. What I got was an indepth look into a family attempting to grieve in different ways with a sub plot regarding the killer and how this kept affecting the family...and I was not disappointed!!

Lizzie still feels in her sisters shadow, even a year after her death. Her mother is hiding in her study painting her daughter repeatedly and her dad is trying to keep everything together even though he is constantly pushed away. At the one year memorial of Anna's death, her best friend approaches Kate, Lizzie's mother, with information regarding her daughters death and the small bit of order in the families world collapses. 

It was amazing to see the perspectives of each family member, and seeing their reactions and their reasoning behind their actions. I couldn't put down this book and just kept reading away as the story began to unfold. Amanda Jennings has really found a way to get into the heads of each of her characters and make them feel real, and that the grief is real. 

The two main things within the book are seeing the family go through the ordeal, and then finding out what actually happened to Anna...looking back on the book now that story ended up being a bit disappointing as there was no end all decision, however I have literally just realised that while typing this out! The story that is there kept me interested and wasn't too over the top to seem unbelievable. The balance of these two story lines is perfectly orchestrated as there was only enough of one to keep the other story going and vice versa, so whether you were looking for a family based story or a suspicious murder then either way this book should interest you. 

This is not a book for really young adults...but older teens should enjoy it. But there are certain things discussed which I don't feel would be appropriate for young teens. Baring that...go read and enjoy!!

Sworn Secret is published today by Canvas Publishing. I received my copy in return for a honest review. 

Monday, 13 August 2012

Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson

Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that's not safe. Because there's something she's trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth. This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults across the country


This is the second Laurie Halse Anderson book I've read now, and I have to applaud her on her ability to tackle the hard issues and not shy away from other things books may not want to talk about, i.e. Depression, eating disorders, rape and other things that are unfortunately in some Teens lives.

Melinda is starting her first day of high school, and non of her friends are talking to her. As the book unfolds you find out more and more why her friends arn't talking to her and what occured over the summer to make this happen.  Melinda also doesn't speak much through the novel, you read everything from her perspective and she very rarely says anything. 

If I'm honest...I worked out what happened pretty pretty quickly and did feel it was a little drawn out to the "big reveal" of what happened. But the way Anderson writes from the mind of a teenager couldnt help but draw me in to her life and her story. Many teenagers would relate to how Melinda feels being an outcast and all the small things running through her head, I have to say, have run through my head at least once point in my life. At the start she begins to worry what sort of bag do you bring your lunch in on the first day to dealing with avoiding ex-friends. 

You begin to really feel for Melinda, and as the book unfolds you can see where her heart lies and that she is not speaking as she feels no-one really cares what she has to say regarding the event or they don't believe her. 
It's easier not to say anything. Shut your trap, button your lip, can it. All that crap you hear on TV about communication and expressing feelings is a lie. Nobody really wants to hear what you have to say.
I advise this book for a lot of different people, there are some scenes which may affect different people so be careful... Apologies for the really bad pun but there is no other way to put it but the book really spoke to me on different levels!

Friday, 10 August 2012

1.4 Mike Lancaster

*As this is the 2nd in a series there may be spoilers*

It's a brave new world. In the far future, people no longer know what to believe...Did Kyle Straker ever exist? 

Or were his prophecies of human upgrades nothing more than a hoax? Peter Vincent is nearly 16, and has never thought about the things that Strakerites believe.

 His father - David Vincent, creator of the artificial bees that saved the world's crops - made sure of that. When the Strakerites pronounce that another upgrade is imminent, Peter starts to uncover a conspiracy amongst the leaders of the establishment, a conspiracy that puts him into direct conflict with his father. But it's not a good idea to pick a fight with someone who controls all the artificial bees in the world.


As you may or may not be aware, I absolutely adored I couldn't believe there was no hype and people weren't utterly mad about this book. It had so many twists and turns it kept me guessing the entire way through.

1.4 was more of the same, set 1000 years in the future. so it wasn't about the original characters, but more about the world once the "Straker tapes" had come into existence (The tapes that were written about in the first novel) and Mike Lancaster has created an entire world following on from this movement and revolution. With 1.4 instead of tapes you had Peter's LinkDiary, which was in a sense his diary or laptop stored in his head where he could record everything occurring in life, however not always reliable!

Peter is the main character, and what's lovely is that due to the writing style and the use of the LinkDiary and "Linkipedia" (that one made me giggle!), you can really get into his mind and what he sees from his perspective. In regards to upgrades that have occured to the human race, this is the main one you see. Others are briefly mentioned but not highlighted glaringly as "oo look something alien over here!!" which I thought was really good, and made you pay attention to the story. The Upgrades are briefly discussed such as "filaments" which mean people can interface and show each other things on the Link device, which leads you to believe that people are aware the updates happen sometimes afterwards, but it becomes clearer that they are not aware when it will happen...or at least you will at the starts to get a little muddier as it goes through what people actually know.

Again, there is a lot of background information, but it is worthwhile information that adds to the full story. When Peter reads the "Straker tapes", or more the transcripts, there is a brief summary of what he read. If you've read the books one after another straight away then this could be boring or unnecessary, however I hadn't read 0.4 since I read it the first time so it was good to have some reference material to remind me what happened fully! There are a lot of references, such as to Mr Peterson's child  from the first novel  which, when I realised what it was in reference to, made the story feel more real. It gave an extra depth to the religion aspect of the Straker tapes.

The people who believe in the Straker tapes follow it as a religion of sorts, and Peter begins to enter this world.. One thing I enjoyed is that there is no block description of the world, and you just get little chunks of information as the story progresses. For example there is a section where Peter enters a Strakerite coffee shop and it is full of Wood. The descriptions of this section really showed what had happened to the world, while leading you to wonder how many upgrades had occurred and what had changed.

The ending...oh how I wish I could tell you how the last few chapters pan out because it is amazing. Just like 0.4 it is brilliantly thought out, and unknown until the events begin to unfold.

All I can really say is that people need to give this a chance as it is an amazing story with lots of twists and is masterfully written to keep interest. I saw some people weren't interested as it was different characters, but believe me, it brings them back in interesting ways!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

666 Park Avenue - Gabriella Pierce

Jane thought she was living a fairy tale. Now she has to contend with burgeoning magical powers and a soon-to-be mother-in-law who is a witch ... literally Welcome to New York City, where the socialites are witches.

Jane Boyle has been living a fairy tale. When her boyfriend Malcolm proposes, Jane can't believe her luck and decides to leave her Paris-based job as a fledgling architect and make a new start with him in New York. But when Malcolm introduces Jane to the esteemed Doran clan, one of Manhattan's most feared and revered families, Jane's fairy tale takes a darker turn. Now Jane must struggle with new found magical abilities and the threat of those who will stop at nothing to get them.

Welcome to 666 Park Avenue....


When I first got this book I thought it sounded quite interesting, but being honest, I wasn't hyped as it was an adult book. It was actually a book that has taken 4 months of picking up, putting down and restarting as there was just something not letting me give up on this book, and honestly, I'm glad I kept going!

Jane Boyle meets an extremely attractive art dealer in Paris (where she first lives), and after particularly small worldwind amount of romance over the space of a month of dating he proposes. This is first where I was confused...honestly I wouldn't have accepted after that short time dating (neither would most women I feel!), and this feeling kept with me. Jane keeps wondering what is going on, and I just wanted to keep pointing out she got there herself! This does get made clearer towards the second half of the book, but I spent the first half thinking that Jane was some head over heals in love school girl (which is something I expect from my YA reading, not so much from adult literature). With this then she suddenly picks up her life in Paris and moves to New York to live in his mansion/house/family home, and again something that came across odd to me.

Then we meet his mother...and boy she scares me! I don't think witch is the word to describe her...some other word very very similar would work though, and I felt the character was written brilliantly as it was the perfect amount of "witchiness" (again different word...but since this is a book about witches it works well!) without being over the top, which can happen far too often in some books. As the book went on it dragged for me. It was brilliantly written but I just couldn't get past certain character flaws within Jane and Malcolm and their relationship and how he just kept vanishing. Also be warned there are quite a few graphic sex scenes at the start of the book and then a few towards the middle, which some people may not approve of.

As I mentioned, towards the end of the book this is all explained, but if it had hinted earlier to what was happening then I would have been more interested in the book and finished it sooner! At first, I will admit, I thought it was bad character writing that put me off but once all the witchiness was explained by Malcolm (unfortunately around chapter 37) the little light bulb went off in my head and I began to love the book.

The book ended at a nice point where it is open to so many different opportunities and directions it could go in, and for that reason I am looking forward to reading the second book, just to see what happens and how Jane begins to learn more about her family.

666 Park Avenue by Gabriella Pierce is the first in a trilogy, and was released in the UK on 2nd August 2012. I received my copy from Canvas publishing in exchange for an honest review. 

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Just a quickie...

tinsy tiny little post to wish the most utterly awesome friend I have....


If you haven't already then please go check out her blog today, and wish her a happy birthday on twitter =) 

Monday, 6 August 2012

Oh look...she's back again!

Yes...I know...I'm awful...but these 4 months off have been good for me.

When I stopped in February I was feeling down about myself as a blogger...I began to feel jealous of my friends getting ARCs I wish I could read and knew that wasn't something I planned when I began blogging...add into that a change in jobs, a wedding to plan and friends who dragged me out of the house and away from my laptop and books *hugs both furiously*

So I had a think...I stopped reading...I stopped tweeting as much and just relaxed...and still found myself reading and wanting to tell people.

This reminded me why I wanted to do I could share the awesome books with people and increase the amount of books I owned and read. Not so I could care if people were reading, or so I could gain new friends (though I wouldn't change them for the world now I have them!).

A lot has been coming out lately in regards to book blogging and it's scared me a bit how the community is changing. All I know is the group I started with, are all staying out of it and I will be too! It did put me off returning a bit but I'm just going to try and keep out of it all and hope nothing comes out about UK Bloggers!

So I'm back, and this time I truly mean it. I have lots of fun reviews to share, and hopefully some that will interest you!

Thank you for sticking through and still following :)


Steffikins x

Sunday, 19 February 2012

IMM (#19) 19/02/12

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren as a way of showing off our addiction to books every week. You can learn more about this here. 

Good morning all!! 

Hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday morning, I know I am...I have cinnamon roll pop tarts!! =D its the simple things in life...

Anyway the books from this week...

Lone Wolf - Jodi Picoult

The lovely @Tescobooks had a competition on Twitter to win a copy of doesn't come out here for another 2 weeks and she is by far one of my favourite authors! I actually screamed in the sandwich shop on my lunch break, when I got the email...needless to say I won't be going back there any time soon!

For Review
666 Park Avenue - Gabriella Pierce

My sister's boyfriend (Mr John Slavin...he writes about cars here...) told Emily from Corsair and Canvas that I (attempt) to book blog and she sent me this pretty book! 

So this week both books are adult, rather than Young Adult, but can't see why I won't like them! =) 

What did you all get this week?

Hope you all have a lovely weekend...I'm off to make bread and cookies!

x x 

Sunday, 12 February 2012

IMM (#18) 12/02/12

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren as a way of showing off our addiction to books every week. You can learn more about this here. 

So yes remember how I said at the start of January:
"I have too many books at the moment so won't be buying any..."

Of course that rule always gets broken when I go to see Raimy...who had also got a whole pile of books from Keris, which are on show here! I unfortunately missed seeing Keris that weekend due to mass piles of traffic...a 2 hour drive took 8 hours...needless to say I cried when I missed food and missed seeing Keris... never mind needing to pee for 3 hours!! But anyway on to the books...

Borrowed from Raimy
Divergent - Veronica Roth
In Darkness - Nick Lake
Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit - Jeanette Winterson

Borrowed from Keris
Kissing Kate - Lauren Myracle
Pretty Bad Things - C.J.Skuse

I've been working on getting through Pretty Bad Things which is amazing so far...I did read Oranges are not the only fruit around 5 years ago in College but I feel I need to re-read it. 

Also today...The wonderful Emma from Book Angel Booktopia asked me to review Wonder and I did for her. It will be up today so run and have a look....especially at the rest of her blog as it's amazing!

What did you all get to read this week?

Monday, 16 January 2012

Kill All Enemies - Melvin Burgess

Everyone says fourteen-year-old Billie is nothing but trouble. A fighter. A danger to her family and friends. But her care worker sees someone different.

Her classmate Rob is big, strong; he can take care of himself and his brother. But his violent stepdad sees someone to humiliate.
And Chris is struggling at school; he just doesn't want to be there. But his dad sees a useless no-hoper.

Billie, Rob and Chris each have a story to tell. But there are two sides to every story, and the question is ...who do you believe?

Kill All Enemies is a very thought provoking story and made me think a lot back to when I was their age.

My Secondary school was one of the worst in the town and often had kids that were refused in other schools due to behavioural problems and attitudes. The book helped me see into their side of the story and what may be contributing to how the act at school...possibly not something everyone would notice (my Psychology brain was going into over load reading this!) but I really believe this is a book many teachers should read as well as kids so that they can understand more why the kids are acting this way. 

Melvin Burgess has written other novels, and I loved Junk and found Kill All Enemies so different...but still just as brilliantly written! 

At first the novel took a while to get into because of all the different story lines, I was also trying to read quickly and find out more and more...which can be very detrimental and meant I often had to reread pages because I was in such a rush!! 

The question of "Who do you believe?" really made reading the book take so much longer because I kept stopping to sit and think which side was correct...was Billie correct in her way of thinking or was she actually the troublemaker that the social workers and police think she is? Part of her story made my heart break when she finally got to see her sister and brother again. 

It really is a book that makes you feel so much for the characters and you can't help but emphasise with them, but then something happens and Burgess gives you the choice of whether to continue emphasising with the kids, or side with the law and the social workers...which for me made the book more enjoyable and really made me want to read more and find the next step. 

I really advise this book, as it really makes you rethink how you look at kids with anti-social behaviour

Sunday, 8 January 2012

IMM (#17) - 25/12 & 1/1 & 8/1

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren as a way of showing off our addiction to books every week. You can learn more about this here. 

So it's been very busy, with all the holidays and celebrations (I hope you all had a great time!!) so I apologise for this massive massive list!!! It's just been piling up lately...

The Watch Series (7 book collection) - Terry Pratchett
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
The C-word - Lisa Lynch (From Aliix)
Sisters Red -  Jackson Pearce (From Vickie @ Comacalm)
His Dark Materials - Philip Pulman

I have lovely people who send me books <3 All the fantasy ones are from ESP for Christmas...I don't read fantasy so this could be interesting!! Maybe I'll find out I love it more than YA....(as if...). Both Aliix and Vickie are super lovely people to send me pretty books! I've been eyeing up these books for months so very happy to get them =D

Marcelo in the Real World - Francisco X. Stork
Hidden - Miriam Halahmy
Inside Out - Maria V. Snyder
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece - Annabel Pitcher
Torn - Cat Clarke

So just after Christmas I began raiding the sales on Amazon...teehee...I've heard some great things about some of these books...then others I haven't heard anything about yet, so I am hoping to find another treasure like 0.4! Then of course I had to buy Torn!! Think that may get started this afternoon =)

Wonder - R.J. Palacio
A Guide to the Harry Potter Novels - Julia Eccleshare

Wonder sounds AMAZING! Emma received this for the Book Tours and asked if I would read it for her...of course I'll say yes! =D i was eyeing up the guide to the Harry Potter novels at Nikki's Christmas party...and then she let me borrow it and its really interesting...well if you enjoy looking at the background of everything and being critical! 

I now have over 40 books to read and review...and some are getting close to the dates (I'm a procrastinator...) so I may not be posting IMMs for a while as I will not be buying!

Can't wait to see what you all got!! 

Love Steffikins