October 16, 2010

Mid-October Update

Reading:
Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers: More Mad, Marvy Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Book 6)Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers: More Mad, Marvy Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I personally love this series. It does get a bit repetitive, but I gotta love it anyway. I always find myself talking like Georgia afterwards. Must get the next one now.



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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four MealsThe Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Truly enlightening. I found the first part fascinating, the second interesting. Mushrooms not so much, I mean it was interesting but a bit long, I felt it was longer than it needed to be. I sort of skimmed the last 20 pages or so.



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Making: Finished all 10 of my ornaments for the Ornie swap. Need to get into the Christmas stuff to find some cards, which I usually send out with them. Started one of Amanda's shawls. Did some experimenting with my secret pal gift. I had originally intended to make 5 stars - one each in red, yellow, blue, green and white. I have little charms that I had planned to put on them. I made up my own pattern but didn't think it was quite right. I found some online and made one today. It came out great, but it's bigger than I had planned, and the charms look very small on it. I dont know if I should try to make it smaller, or what. Tomorrow I'm going to stop at the store and get a few things - stiffening, pins, a board and possibly a new smaller hook. I think the one I'm using is too big.

October 05, 2010

October 2010

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian TrailA Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I loved this book! As a novice hiker, it appealed to me. Bryson was hilarious, I rarely read a book that made me laugh as much as this one did. The facts were really interesting, though at a couple points he kind of goes off on tangents that seem unrelated to the topic. All in all, one of the most enjoyable books I've read in a while.



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