Wednesday, 7 April 2010


Still no crafting - I am definitely getting withdrawal symptoms. I can't actually get to my table at the moment as it is buried under dust sheets, and tomorrow I have to pack all my crafts bits away (well the stuff that's in the dining room anyway) so that Mark can finish laying the floor.

Talking of which, the floor looks amazing!!!!! I can't even remember what the old carpet looked like - a rather dim and distant memory! Hopefully there will be some colour going up on the walls soon. Had a bit of a problem with the paint this week - we went to B&Q on BH Monday (that was fun!) and chose a colour called Stepping Stone but when we tested it out I didn't like it. Much too dark. So Mark went back to B&Q and swapped it for Duck Egg which is much better, maybe a tad too light, but very nice. Emily doesn't like it though - she wanted a really bright blue.

So, as I have no cards to show you,or crochet, I thought I would mention some books I have read recently.

I have just finished reading a superb book called The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time written from the point of view of a teenage boy with Asperger's Syndrome. Very readable - funny, sad and it gives you a real insight to how a sufferer of Asperger's thinks.

Another book I have recently enjoyed is Wedlock. It's a historical biography that reads like a novel. It's about a woman - Mary Eleanor Bowes - and her violent marriage. The book is set in the 18th Century. I'm not really into biographies but it was recommend by the Channel 4 Book Club and it really interested me. It took a little while to get into it, but then I couldn't put it down.

The Time Traveler's Wife, one of my favourite books. A book I know I will reread a lot. I think it's like Marmite - you either love it or hate it.

The Lovely Bones - not a comfortable read, but I did enjoy it (if enjoy is the right word). I'm not sure that I would enjoy the film - have seen the trailers and am not sure. Maybe I should give it the benefit of the doubt.

Finally - I gave in and read My Sister's Keeper after lots of talk about it at work. I had watched the film first, but the book is so much better - it actually made me gasp out loud at one point.

My current book is Holes by Louis Sachar recommended to me by my son. We have it at the school where I work - it's used as a Group Read book to provoke discussion in Year 5 and Year 6 children. I'm really enjoying it. so Edward will be happy when I tell him.
I think I must be due to reread the Twilight series soon - it's been a while (well a couple of months!!).
Happy reading!
M x
P.S Have packed all my crafting stuff away into big crates - I am desolate! I had to take photos first so I would know how to put it all back!!


  1. I loved the Time Traveller's Wife, it was so different from anything else I'd read. I've also just finished reading The Lovely Bones, I know what you mean by it being an uncomfortable read, I'm with you I enjoyed the story but I'm not sure I'd want to see the film, so much of the story is about how people feel and without that it might be a bit more disturbing.
    I haven't heard of Wedlock, but it's now on my Amazon wishlist, I've got to finish Possession by AS Byatt before I read anything else (I promised a friend!).
    I'm a closet Twilight fan, the thing is I know if I start rereading those I'll have to read all four again. I got it so badly last time that I even bought a hardcover of one of them because it wasn't out in paperback...
    Thanks for the recommendations and good luck with the decorating!
    a-m x

  2. Thankyou for this, I didn't even know The Time Traveller's Wife was a book, I'll have to see if I can get it from the library. Hope the house is back to normal soon, I look forward to seeing some piccies.