Friday, August 28

The Library or a post about books

For all "knitterly and crafty types who read, or pretend to read, or take pictures of people reading things they might like to read (...)" JulieFrick started a Flickr group called The Library (Knitterly and Crafty Types). Go ahead a have look they aren't as rare as you may think!
I love reading books, but also love doing a lot of other things so I do most of my reading around bedtime, then I read until I almost fall asleep. That, and when I have to wait because I don't like wasting time. Recently Bookwormbethie and I recommended some books to each other which was such a good experience. Can't go wrong with some one named Bookworm of course! ;) Just this week I added my Shelfari bookshelf to this blog (look left and scroll down). There are only a few of the books I have read there, but if you're interested take a look!
Recently I added The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart and The Passion of the Hausfrau: Motherhood, Illuminated by Nicole Chaison to my Amazon wish list. I thought City of Saints and Madmen by JefvanderMeer looked interesting too. And there are few crafty books too like Bend the Rules Fabric by Amy Karol. I was wondering if any of you have read these and would recommend them (or not...). And what's on your book wish list?


  1. I haven't read any of the books, but I've been thinking about the bend the rules book. I'm also wishing for some Japanese embroidery books or magazines.

  2. would you believe that i actually keep a little memo pad in my purse of books i want to get? i have a list of hardbacks with their paperback release dates, and then a list of paperbacks that i would like to acquire. i suppose that's what you would expect with a screen name like mine ;)

    some crafty books on my wishlist are:
    one yard wonders by yakers and hosking, coming out in october 09

    zakka sewing by mori

    and geisel's apron and kitchen linens book

    for books:
    i might treat myself to the upcoming relase of 'her fearful symmetry' by niffengger because i loved 'the time traveler's wife' so much. as a side note, i saw one of the actors from the movie on the john stewart show a couple weeks back and was quite surprised by how many "spoilers" she gave away!

    neverending story by ende, adored the movie as a child and i've heard the book is quite different

    and my list goes on and on ;)

  3. I'm reading The Time Traveller's Wife at the moment. I'm still a little confused about it all, but enjoying it anyway.
    Another that I really enjoyed, from a few years ago, is Mao's Last Dancer, by Li Cunxin. I was just reminded of it yesterday because Li Cunxin was named Father of The Year for this year (Father's Day coming up next Sunday for us).

  4. @georgia, i think i remember being a little bit confused when i started reading TTW, but stick with it, it is such a beautiful story :)


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