Friday, July 15, 2011

Follow Friday and Blogger Hop

Greetings fellow needle workers and I hope this finds you having a safe and cool weekend in the air conditioning. I don't know about you, but it is so hot outside, I don't go out there unless I have to! Sit a spell and tell me what you are working on. Thanks for stopping in and have a great weekend!

Question of the week:
What do I do when I am not reading?
Hmmm. I read so much, but filling in the blanks...I write alot. Blogging takes up some of my time. So do my puppies and my husband. I review music, so when I am not listening to it, I am usually writing a review about it. When time permits, I try to make my Thursday knitting class, but lately that has been quite the challenge with my full time job demanding more of my time than normal. So, I crochet a bit here and there, watch a sitcom with my husband over dinner and then I am usually back on the computer writing, blogging or reviewing something. Typically, this means I am surrounded by my furry kids, trying to either write a bit on the book, toss some laundry in the machine and run the vacuum all while running plot lines in my head and trying to squeeze as much into my time off as I can. Life is never boring at my house.
Book Blogger Hop

Where do you get your books?
Answer: Most of the time I buy my books, both on my Nook and in physical form. I get some from publishers and authors who are interested in having me review them, and I find some at the e-branch of my public library. I love that you can use the e-branch Overdrive system with the iPad and the Nookcolor. It is super cool. I also use Netgalley. For any of you bloggers out there who have not investigated Netgalley, you really need to check it out. It is like an extended library check out system that you can use on your e-reader or iPad.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Follow Friday and Blogger Hop

Welcome to another blog hop weekend! I hope your projects are coming along well. My cookie scarf is well on its way and pretty soon I will have more pictures to share with you. Until then, enjoy the hop, make some new friends and tell me what you are reading and stitching!

Q. Let's step away from besties...What is the worst book that you've ever read and actually finished?
A. Oh wow. That is a hard question. The worst book that I actually finished. That is so hard. There have been a lot of books I have read over the years that don't get finished. I think I would have to say the one I hated the most was:

I mean, really. A story about a guy that turns into a giant roach? Oh the horror. It was the worst. Wait. No that might actually go to:

Heart of Darkness

I hated every second of this book. It was awful. It's funny, I don't remember why I hated it, but the very thought of reading it again makes me shudder.

 As long as we are talking about knitting, crochet and books we hated, let's bring up this one. Last Christmas I tried to make the holly leaf pattern from this book. I tried. My knitting class tried. No deal. The instructions were terrible and the actual holly leaf "looked like a bug" to quote one of the ladies in my class. Not a stirring endorsement to be sure. One of the amazing ladies in my class ended up creating a pattern for me. Go figure.

Book Blogger Hop

This week, the question isn't really a question...It is a promotion of another blog's giveaway! So here we are a hunting! Let's see who we can find! Hmmm...our hostess of course! Since she took the time to give to us, I figured we should all know about her giveaway!

Friday, July 1, 2011

My first sugar cookie for the cookie scarf.

I am now starting on Twinkie Chan's cookie scarf. There are several different cookies in the scarf and it should look amazing. There will be sprinkles and chocolate chips too!
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