Sunday, January 11, 2009

It's Snowing

I just looked out the window to see tiny snow flakes fluttering on down. they're being caught in the sun so they seem to be small reflections of light. Lovely.

Anyhow, I've come to report. I finished Where The Heart Is. It was really a wonderful read. The characters are really interesting. Forney is probably my favorite character and I think Novalee (the Heroine) is well done. They're both interesting in their own ways and equally determined. The only complaint that I had was that I knew what was going to happen the whole way. Which is, obviously, due to no fault of the author. If I hadn't known what was going to happen then I would have ripped through the book even faster. Anyhow I highly reccomend this book, especially if you haven't seen the movie.

I also read And The Earth Did Not Devour Him, which was also a good read. It's a short little thing, maybe 80 pages. But it's very interesting. It gives a glimpse into migrant worker life in the 1950s/60s (I'm fairly sure that's the time frame) in Texas, mostly. It's not so much a cohesive story as it is a series of vignettes about the same group of people, although there is a single narrator. I'd reccomend picking it up from the library and reading it. It can be easily read in an evening.

I've also watched several movies (The BF got me a Netflix subscription for Christmas and I'm loving it so far!). I watched P.S. I Love You, which was amazing. It's seriously one of the best chick flicks I've seen, and that's saying something. Even the BF liked it. I also watched Rumor Has It, which was pretty good, and The Other Boleyn Girl, which I saw in theaters. Both of the latter were available instantly online so I just watched them last night. No mailing or anything. =)

As far as knitting goes, I've made some good progress on that as well. I finished the 1st sleeve of My Windowpane Coat (Ravlink). I was planning on starting the second sleeve yesterday, but instead I cast on a hat for the BF. The Ranger Hat (ravlink) which is only available in English through Ravelry, otherwise you can have it in Finnish. The BF picked out this pattern, and I cast it on with the Moda Dea bamboo wool I bought a few weeks ago at Jo-Ann's. It's a lovely charcoal gray and the hat will turn out very nicely.

Sorry no pictures, the weather has been pretty crappy. But, it's nice out so I may get some today, if I feel like going in the 25 degree weather long enough to pose my knitting.


P.S. I lost 5 pounds!


Anonymous said...

Congrats!!! on the weight loss. That's awesome! Also, my mother was completely amazed at the marshmallows. She says thanks. Have a great sunday evening!

Bye, Amy

Emily said...

Oh girl. I watched PS I love you the other day and CRIED the whole way through. And I don't cry at movies. Never. It was great.

I'm gonna look for those book titles next time I go to the bookstore ;)

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