Monday, March 05, 2007

Good Things.

One of the greatest fringe benefits of my job is the access to discounted books through a sister company. I have to keep myself from a constant influx of books. I love books. Always have. In that spirit, I was delighted to find my most recent order had arrived this afternoon.
Most of these are for my niece's birthday next month - unless I decide to drop them by before. The Dick and Jane books are supposedly still great for young readers, so I'm hoping that their mad kindergarten skills and modern attitude won't be bored by a 1930s classic. For myself, I picked up Eat, Pray, Love and The Friday Night Knitting Club. I hear they are making each into a movie starring Julia Roberts (perhaps just internet rumors?), and I've also heard that, surprisingly, the second book doesn't totally suck. The Westing Game is also for me, as I never read it growing up. You're never too old for children's books. What are your favorites? Rykert's favorite is the very clever The Phantom Tollbooth along with Tolkien (which I'm embarassed to say I've never read any Tolkien).

My favorite time of year.
girl scout cookies
Girl Scout Cookie Time! The Thanks-A-Lots are our favorites. This is just a portion of what I purchased last weekend.

Can you tell me what this is?
baby surprise jacket unseamed
I should have it seamed and buttoned in the next few days, and will share more then. Also on the knitting front, I've started a new project. The Hourglass Sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts using the Noro Cash Iroha that I scored off ebay last summer. It's going slow.

6 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Becky in Iowa :O) said...

I used the Dick and Jane books to teach my son to read when he was 5. He still likes to read them at age 7 even though I'm getting a little tired of them. There are 3 compilations I think. At least that is how many we found at Wal-Mart. hehe

Girl Scout Cookies = Thin Mints. None of the others matter. lol OK the Peanut Butter ones aren't too bad, but Thin Mints are heaven.

Is that the EZ vest? Garter Rib or something like that? I'm thinking they were chatting about her vest on one of the many many list I'm on and that looks like it fits the bill. Love the color. :)

Debbie said...

Ooh, ooh! I know, I know! {waving hand in air}. Your BSJ looks a lot better than the mess I ended up with, good job decoding the pattern.

Wool Winder said...

I loved to read mystery series like Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon. My favorite classic is The Secret Garden. I think I used that one for a book report a least two times.

I know what the mystery knit is too. I really want to try one.

Gina said...

I've never read Tolkien either, and I'm not embarrassed in the least! In fact, I will admit her that I couldn't stand Eat Pray Love either.

Libby said...

Well, so far The Friday Night Knitting Club isn't doing much for me either. It's sort of like a 80's sitcom - not bad, I'm entertained, but not amazing writing either.

peaknits said...

I just finished the Friday Night Knitting Club - it was better than Knitting Under the Influense - I'm not sure what that really means:) I did just buy Eat Pray Love though and am curious. I'll be watching for your critique:)

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