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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Some books, some sewing, some grump

It may not SEEM like it, if you're reading my blog, but I've actually gotten a little reading done lately. No, I'm not kidding! I haven't actually finished anything, but I'm reading.

I'm halfway through The Thirteenth Tale. It's pleasantly gothic, if that's possible. Makes me think I should read Rebecca again.

I'm halfway through Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm. This one is non-fiction, about The Body Farm in Knoxville, TN. Patricia Cornwell wrote about The Body Farm, back when she wrote good books. Forensic stuff if fascinating (and if you don't believe me just watch The Discovery Channel, or TLC, or TBS, or or or...) This one is very interesting, but a bit annoying. I don't really like the author's style. In fact, I gave up on their fiction book without finishing it. Because this is non-fiction, it's a lot easier to take.

I'm about to start Nation of Wimps: The High Cost of Invasive Parenting for an online book discussion. That outta be great. I admit to hovering over my kids a little bit, but hopefully when they are old enough to have a little common sense I'll back off some.

About sewing: A couple Fridays ago I said I would discount one item in my shop or add one new item every Friday. Well, Friday came and went. I forgot. Today I remembered, so I posted one new item AND discounted the old. Go check it out! This week's item is a cute little travel jewelry bag. Hopefully this week I'll do better. (Though, I might move it to Mondays so I have the weekend to sew.)

And the grump: the place where I spend 40 hours of my time a week is not a very fun place to be. I need something different before I die of stress.

Coming soon: way too much thought about the TBR.


  1. I read Death's Acre last year and found it interesting. I haven't read the author's fiction books, and now I'm not sure I want to. I had a couple of issues with the author's writing myself.

    Your jewelry bag is really nice! As I start thinking about what I want to take on vacation with me next week, I realized I need a good toiletry bag. That's neither here nor there though.

    I've been using the bag I won and am really liking it. This weekend I will send you an e-mail, addressing the questions you asked. I haven't forgotten. :-)

    I hope you have a good rest of the week, Lisa.

  2. Ooo, I LOVE Anna's bag! It is so pretty and sounds incredibly useful! Make me a deal on shipping....? Haha
    Laura H...

  3. I loved The Thirteenth Tale. It also reminded me of Rebecca and Jane Eyre. I must live under a rock because I don't remember hearing about the Body Farm before but it sounds really creepy though.

  4. Love your comment about Patricia Cornwall. I thought the same thing. Several of her books ago, I just stopped reading them.


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