Saturday, 6 February 2010

Things to make and do...

Well, new babies mean 'MAKING!', so I have been busy knitting for my newest niece. There are two nearly completed items, a bright orange cardigan and a pink flecked bolero. I will try and get a pic of them when they are finished. I also made a little taggie blanket/comforter/burp cloth, which turned out well for my first attempt at sewing in a long time! Definitely inspired me to do more craft.

My January Reads

Ooh! What a Lovely Pair- Ant and Dec
The Brightest Star in the Sky- Marian Keyes
Dear Sebastian- Christine Horgan (compiled by)
Chicken Soup for the Parents Soul- Various
The Thrift Book- India Knight
The Wasp Factory- Iain Banks
Breaking Dawn- Stephenie Meyer

No real stand outs there. My book of the month would be ' Dear Sebastian'- a collection of letters from notable Irish people to Sebastian, a little boy who's Dad died. Basically it is advice that they would give.

I am really into reading letters at the moment, maybe because my attention span is short!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Book Club meeting 2!

Well, book group this month had 5 people there which is better than the 3 we had at the first meeting! We were more organised too and had a bit of discussuin about the book this time! Our book for next time is Rebecca by Daphne du Maurrier which sounds right up my street. I love Jane Eyre and there are apparently lots of parallels. Fingers crossed it will be good :)

I haven't done much reading this last month, I have been trying to be a bit more proactive and less lazy, but we will see if this lasts!