Saturday, February 28, 2009

It has been almost a month since I posted last. Apparently it is not vital to my very existence to post here. However, I really do want to keep this blog going in case I do come up with a reason to use it.

So today I took pictures of the beginnings of a new weaving project. When I get a few more pictures, I will post them here.

In the meantime, here is the review I wrote for my favorite book of this month.

An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude
by Ann Vanderhoof

Ann and Steve work hard at their jobs in Canada. They like what they do and fortunately for them they get to work together as well as be married to one another. They have carved out a good life for themselves. However, they have come up with a plan that will change all that - they are going to escape wintery Toronto with a sailboat adventure.

This is the story of a dream. And it is a book for anyone who worries about whether they should attempt their dream. Without giving away the tale that Ann tells, I think she would say go for it.

I have no desire to do what Steve and Ann do in this book, but it was a fun read. For a couple of days, I got to visit the Caribbean and live the dream of sailing away from "regular" life.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Since today is the first day of February, I am listing the books that I read this month and the pages read. These are books I started and finished in January. This puts me behind a bit in my total page count, but only seems fair.

Slice of Heaven 400
Last Lecture 206
Perks of Being a Wallflower 213
Not the End of the World 244
Yiddish Policemen's Union 414
Solidier's heart 256
Piano Lessons 250
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist 184
Love is a mix tape 240
The Soloist 289

Total 2696 pages!