Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Much Accomplished

It has been quite a productive week. I am quite proud of all that I have been able to accomplish. First, I finished The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. I really enjoyed the Millennium trilogy, and wish the author had other works. The books read very fast, and I found them difficult to put down. I really like that in my reading these days. I need books that I can start and stop due to the demands of my every day. The characters are well defined, and the story had great twists and turns. The series does, however, have quite a bit of violence. With the completion of this book, I am resuming Freedom. I have 100 pages to read, and then I can call that one done! I am also finishing Ape House by Sara Gruen. I read and enjoyed Water for Elephant, so I am eager to finish her newest book.

One other book has entered my mix. Our family usually has one family friendly book going which we enjoy together. We recently listened to Little House on the Prairie on audiobook together. This week, with a recommendation from Ginny via the Yarn Along, the kids and I are reading Three Tales of My Father's Dragon. It is a wonderful read aloud, and we are all enjoying it. We have finished two of the three stories.

My second big accomplishment this week is my sweater. I finally finished it! Woot woot!!! I am so happy to be done. With the delay in this week's yarn along, I had just the extra time I needed to bind off. I still have some ends to weave in and it will need a good blocking, but I am done! I have now knit myself a sweater. I like how it fits and look forward to next winter and cooler temperatures. Today's forecast is for 88 degrees!


  1. Your sweater looks great!
    I heard the Ape House author on MN Public Radio- very interesting. Look forward to hearing what you think.

  2. you look great in your new sweater! that blue looks fabulous.
    we loved my father's dragon! the girls are re-reading by themselves right now. we are also working on Little House on the Priaire. I can never read as much on the personal front as you do, I guess I am a very slow reader.

  3. Hooray for you! I think it looks so great. We are 88 too and I am m-e-l-t-i-n-g. I am so not a hot weather person.
    I am dying to read the Millnnium trilogy.I have it on my summer list-it gives me something to aim for so I don't slack on work.

  4. The sweater looks amazing on you! Congratulations!

  5. The sweater is awesome! Great work!

  6. So glad you have finished your sweater. It looks great. Hope you get lots of wear out of it. Jacinta