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Showing posts from August, 2011

WAHOO Ninja blanket!

This took 13 skeins of bernat mosaic in the ninja colour. The colours just magically do that. This was way too HOT of a summer project. Now I am working on a lightweight noro scarf that would have been much more appropriate for the hot summer months, but this is just how i roll.
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is fictional, but I really feel like it was fiction with a purpose. The author does not say much on the jacket cover about the story within the books' pages, and so I won't here either. I will say that I read this book in 3 sittings, and it IS the kind of book that can change your life, or at least your perspective. PLEASE READ THIS! You won't be disappointed.

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Singing With the Top Down by Debrah Williamson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved, loved, loved this book!

After a freak carnival accident, two children are orphaned and embark on the journey of a lifetime. In this book, you can choose your family, and that's exactly what these kids did. At times I felt like I was reading Steinbeck, and at other times, I felt like I was reading Harper Lee, and yet at other times, I was reading Debrah Williamson, an author with a style all her own.

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The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This novel chronicles the formidable years of two sisters' lives. One sister, Jess, is a tree-hugging, vegan, antique-booklover, and the other, Emily, is a successful CEO of an internet security company. The story is about these two young women struggling to become people that their deceased mother could be proud of.

I really enjoyed the part of the story about the cookbooks collection. I am a lover of cookbooks, as well as old books, so this really struck a chord with me. Unfortunately, the dotcom biz did not speak to me, nor did its accompanying story.

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