Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Update on Books I've read

Not sure why this is all spaced out. Too lazy to fight with html. Its actually hard to keep up with this list. I need to update it more often. Audio books/library have improved my speed.
1. Looking for Alaska
2. An Acceptable Time
3. Going Bovine
4. Paper Towns
5. The Dark Mirror
6. The Blade of Fortriu
7. The Well of Shades
8. Front Page Face-off
9. Stardust
10. Lord Sunday
11. Rosemary & Rue
12.Hex Hall
13. A Local Habitation
14. Soulless
15. Blameless
16. On Writing
17. Witch & Wizard (audio)
18. Graceling
19. Shiver
20. Forest of Hands and Teeth
21. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (audio)
22. Labyrinth (audio)
23. Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norell (currently reading)
24. Grave Peril (currently reading, audio)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Crafting Fun!

I'm in a crafty mood lately. I'm making the Japanese Knot Purse at the moment. It looked easy and like something I could make more than once easily to keep my sewing in more practice.


Here is the fabric & the beginning of my progress


You can just print the pattern off the Internet (which I love because printer paper>pattern paper)


Aren't these fabrics so beautiful together?

And here are my most recent crafting purchases. They make me so happy. I also bought two patterns, 99¢ a piece on sale at Hobby Lobby. I wish I had bought more but I was making a quick stop on the way somewhere else. Two $18 patterns for $1. That is happiness!



I will try to post an update on my reading habits soon. I'm going through too very long books (one real paper book, 1 audio CD) at the same time. The first is Johnathon Strange and Mr. Norrell which I originally tried to read during college. Trying to read a 1000+ page novel during college did not work at all. Now I'm attempting it again and it still seems ridiculously long and wordy (but amusing). I'm also "reading" Labyrinth by Kate Mosse via CD. Time/place jumping novels get confusing on CD.