Showing posts from March, 2012

The Heroine's March 2012 Reads

This entry is a bit late since we are now settling down in our new home in San Diego (blog post to come). I didn't read anything the last week of March, so I think I did pretty well. I am happy that I am getting back into reading and a bit of writing. Today I put together my office/spare room so it hard not to feel happy! Anyway, here are my March Reads!

The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
Between the plot and setting, this book kept me engaged from the very beginning. I had no clue what was going to happen next.

Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
I finally read all books by The Merry Sisters of Fate (which includes the book above), and I believe this one is my favorite out of all their work. I'm a huge fan of witch books, and this one was no different except that it is different. The switch between two perspectives and their journey into blood magic kept me reading. There are twists and turns that I didn't see coming, and that is one reason why I am looking forward to the other …

North Dakota Roads Taken

Last weekend the roads were icy when we attempted the drive to my parents’ place. We made it up to Grand Forks, ND, about an hour north of Fargo where we currently live, and we had to turn around. We rescheduled for this weekend and the weather was better than perfect for this time of year. There was ice outside of the front door that my dad kept warning us about, but when we walked out Saturday morning, the sun had melted it all away.
This trip was much different than the other ones because of our upcoming move to San Diego. The prairie, the snow, the fields, the signs, the people—everything had home etched into it for me.  Some of these are part of me, and others I had forgotten. Some are now empty, but somehow they still felt full.
We drove through towns that I visited often throughout my childhood. There was Devils Lake where we used to camp, the Geographical Center of the North America monument in Rugby where my brother Ricky and I had our picture taken in 1988, and the lake wh…

Things to Do and Where to Eat in Fargo, North Dakota

Even though we are moving to San Diego at the end of the month, I have to write a post about some of the great things about Fargo, North Dakota. It has, after all, been my home for the last eleven and a half years.  These are the things I will indulge in when I return to visit family and friends or recommend to visitors. These are mostly original places that you won't find as chains, and give this city charm that I didn't know existed for the first few years I lived here.

Green MarketDelicious food and bread. Vegetarian and Vegan friendly. Rotating menu depending on what is in season so it is very fresh and unique.

Nichole's Fine PastryThe 8th Street location and the look of the building that houses Nichole's helps with the French charm. Best desserts in town, hands down. Great place to have some tea and visit with friends. They have some yummy sandwiches and salads, as well.

Xtreme Pizza Kitchen- This pizza place is our absolute favorite and we don't order fr…