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Made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.
Interests: reading, books, history, historical fiction, knitting, cooking, baking, photography, etymology, Islam
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I got in some new yarn today. I always look forward to getting new yarn - it's always so soft and colorful and new-feeling. They're always destined to be something wonderful for someone - in my mind anyway. Once I get that yarn, admire it (and photograph it horribly in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at paperkite
Naithin has written in his gaming blog that he believes he may be "done-done" with WoW. As we were chatting, I told him I thought it wasn't as big a deal for him to be really done with a game beacuse he's a gamer and there will be another one.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2011 at paperkite
I've been putting off and putting off writing for weeks. Books have been read (and books haven't been read) and there have been things here and there I've wanted to write about, but whenever I get home, writing doesn't seem to be high on my list of things to do.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at paperkite
One thing that's occurred to me as I've been trying to make sure that I am reading quickly enough to read my requisite seven books per month in order to meet with my goal of 84 by the end of 2011 (please see handy counter widget in the sidebar), I've... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at paperkite
Ever since being goaded encouraged by Naithin to rise up to the 84 books in a year challenge, it's like I've had a fire lit under ... well, you know. I've been reading a lot - I'm behind already and it's only barely February. Plus February is the shortest month... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2011 at paperkite
There are lots of kid's books that I do remember fondly (Jan Brett books, for example - her illustrations are so detailed and lovely) but then also, some early/young adult stuff (the Babysitter's Club, Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley) that were big long series that I read quite a bit of - actually, a lot bit of. Could I give reviews and individual ratings on individual books now? Nope. But I know I read those books a million times and have opinions on the series as a whole. The American Girl books though, as many as there were (five different Girls, when I read them) I could give ratings on each. They were GREAT books! That being said though... I probably won't. Maybe if boredom struck me and I wanted a "project" that didn't take a lot of effort. But since I've "finished" with all my books from now, I want a break :)
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2011 on In which I rejoin Goodreads at paperkite
I have read and finished four other books since my last post here. But a big change (to me) is that I have switched back to Goodreads for my book cataloging purposes. For quite a long time, I had been using Readernaut on the unknowing recommendation from a person I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2011 at paperkite
Despite the misgivings that you read about in the Traitorous last post, I did buy a book on the Nook to give it a try. I deliberately chose a book that I thought I would enjoy so that the Nook would have the best chance possible to make a good... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2011 at paperkite
That's what my friend told me - if I really liked a book, I could always buy it in hardback to add to my personal library. Still...
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2011 on Traitorous at paperkite
Well. After nearly three months of silence, here we go again. It seems whenever I am not blogging about my Secret Hobby, I want to blog here. Nice handoff I suppose, but it does nothing for my focus. The holidays are over and mine went fairly well. The boy was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2011 at paperkite
Yesterday, I read Hugh and Bess. The whole thing - the pages were of a thicker material than usual, so it looked bigger than it was - only 271 pages of actual book. And overall, it wasn't that great of a book. Which is disappointing, because this is a book... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2010 at paperkite
Of the many things I brought home with me from a visit to my parent's house in Colorado, I brought home a second set of the Outlander novels by Diana Gabaldon. This is a much loved series of mine that I very nearly never read at all. I am quite... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2010 at paperkite
Do you find that ideas occur to you at the oddest times? When what you're thinking about really has nothing to do with the idea that hits you? I was reading through Voyager in the living room and had paused to think over what I had read... and I remembered... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2010 at paperkite
A few days ago, I bought an audiobook. There was quite a bit of debate involved in the purchase. I agonized over whether or not it was worth the money ($26 for it and I didn't even have a book to show for it). I agonized over the breach of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2010 at paperkite
As the Mad Hatter once said "Start at the beginning..." Beginning posts are rather hard to write, especially when you have only the vagueist of ideas about what the blog will be about. There are infinite possibilities about what you COULD write about, but even an over-arching idea could change... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2010 at paperkite
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