Saturday, February 21, 2009

I'm still alive!

Hello blogging world! Although it's been almost a month since I've posted anything, have no fear I am still alive and kicking. :)

Aside from this week it's been almost a month since I've knit anything. I just had no desire to knit. After some knitting with the SCC knitting group on Monday the desire has come back now. Monday I was able to almost finish my sweater. I just had the sleeves cuffs to do.

I also got together with 3 knitters on Tuesday, 2 of which are bloggers who each have a post with pictures of the event. Monica posted about it here and Ruth's post shows that I tried to work on my sweater that night but didn't get much done. (Well, I'm really just holding my sweater but that what you should read from it!) Marianne was the third knitter and it was nice to meet her for the first time.

I have been doing a fair bit of reading this past month. I read The Last Summer of You and Me by Ann Brashares, then I read the first 2 books in the Travelling Pants series. I enjoyed all of her books and was surprised at the difference in writting style between her young adult books and the adult book. I guess I've never read books from different genres by the same author. I was amazed at the flexiblity that an author can show by changing her style so much and still be a good writer.

I've also read New Moon by Stephenie Meyer and I'm working on The Constant Princess by Phillipa Gregory. I now understand the draw of the Twilight series. I'm half way through the series and plan on reading the rest. Every time I finish one of the books I want to start in on the next one right away (but can't because there is a waiting line for the library books), also whatever book I read afterwards always seems to take a long time (and seem not as good...). I feel bad for the books I read after the Twilight series books, because they are not bad books, they're just not Twilight.

1 comment:

monnibo said...

Regarding Twilight: I think Eclipse was my favourite. I *hated* Breaking Dawn. I just thought it was so stupid. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on New Moon though!!

I looooove Philippa Gregory and can't wait to hear what you thought of the Constant Princess too. I read that one over Christmas. Have you read The Other Boleyn Girl, or are oyu reading the Tudor series chronologically?