Friday, March 19, 2010

Fiction and odds and ends


Where has the week gone? I keep hearing that a few more reveals are coming but they haven't popped up yet. I'll keep you posted.

Here is Chief with one of the "chicks". Not so little and fuzzy anymore is it? The Captain says they are "pre-teens" now. We had them outside yesterday for a little while in the sun, but they went back in the basement overnight. They are not quite old enough to be outside full-time.

I went from having a very slow January and February to being booked through July. All the stars must have aligned. Because of this crazy crochet schedule it's not likely I'll do much reading for a while. I am currently reading the 5th Harry Potter book. I have read and own them all. But recently (before I got busy) I found myself without a book, so I picked up #5 (having already read 1-4 numerous times, but having read the last 5-7 only once). Before that I read:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
I feel like I may have already written about this one. I know I have talked about it many times. It's set in Montgomery, Alabama in the late 50s early 60s. This is a first novel by Ms. Stockett and she writes it from the perspectives of 3 unique and colorful women. Much of it is written from the perspective of Skeeter, a middle-class young white woman who returns to her childhood home after college and is hoping to be a journalist. Another perspective is of a maid who works for one of Skeeter's friends. She adores the child she his hired to raise, though she has already raised and liberated her own child. The third perspective is another maid who has trouble not speaking her mind in a culture where it is expected that she keep her mouth shut. It is fascinating how these three women encounter many different relationships within the same community. Intricate loving relationships and awkward abrasive and sometimes abusive relationships. You can't help but cheer for these women as the strive to tell their stories. It's a really fabulous read.

Ok, I'm trying not to read until I get some serious crocheting done... I even returned unread books to the library. I need to start a list of all the books I'm going to read when I have time to read again. Do you do that?

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