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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Hunger Games - and some knitting


This week I started The Hunger Games.  OK, lets be honest, I read the majority of it during an extra long nap the kids took yesterday.  And then I finished it last night, just to find out that there is a second book and a third.  I guess I have been completely behind the eight ball on this series.  I have heard some say that it is the best thing since Harry Potter - I'm not sure I would say that, but it is a very good book.  The story sucks you in, and it is passionate and there are some definite sad parts to it, enough to have tears in my eyes at least - although that isn't saying much with how big of a sap I am.  When we had gone out with my old boss and his wife a few weeks back she mentioned this book and thought I would like it.  So I put it on my list to read.  Then when I went to see Breaking Dawn Part 1, there was a preview for the movie version of this book that is coming out next March.  And actually, the preview seemed a bit disturbing, especially because I hadn't read anything about the book plot, just that people liked it :-)  So now I have to figure out how to get my hands on the next book in the trilogy, and I guess I better start reading more about what I am reading before I start reading it!  Not knowing this was a trilogy really bit me this time, since now I will most likely have to wait weeks before I can get the second from the library, and I am kind of tied up with money for Christmas these next few weeks!

And as for my knitting...well lets just say that I considered taking a picture of the PILE of unfinished projects that I keep plugging away at.  But, I decided to start another something new :-)  So I started working on a doll for my son.  I wrote about this before in here.  I have decided that it isn't going to hurt my son to have a doll, and he wants something to cuddle anyways :-)  Plus, now maybe my kids will stop fighting over Emma's doll. :-)

I'm linking up at the yarn along again this week!  Maybe I can find another project to start in my short couple of weeks before the Christmas parties start!

7 comments:

  1. I 100% agree, we have 4 boys and at some point they have wanted their sisters dolls and I have gone out and gotten them soft, squishy, huggable boy dolls! They will probably be fathers someday and they will hopefully be loving and tender with their babies : ) good job momma, can't wait to see progress on that doll.

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  2. I read all three books in the series and really liked them. They are definitely disturbing, but are great for thought and discussion. Dolls are fantastic for either gender. We want our boys to be good men who are amazing fathers yet we worry about dolls? My boys have had dolls since they were babies as well as my daughter. To me there is no issue with them having simething to care about.

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  3. I am on the very long waiting list at our library for this series-can't wait to read them!

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  4. The doll seems a good idea for family harmony and it can't hurt to having something nice and cuddley to sleep with.

    By the way you mentioned that you were interested in the knitted dog book so here's a link to where you can buy it really cheaply:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=best+in+show+knitted+dogs&tag=googhydr-21&index=stripbooks&hvadid=17221703990&ref=pd_sl_46xptqyyz_e

    or there is a free pattern for the Jack Russell that you can link to here:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/oct/05/knitting-pattern-jack-russell

    Deb

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  5. I see no reason why a boy can't have a doll- especially if he keeps trying to get his sister's dolls :) I remember giving my little brother one of my dolls- because he kept playing with ours and because I didn't like it LOL

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  6. Thanks for the vote of confidence on the dolls for boys :-) It makes me feel a lot better about making it for him :-)

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  7. I love the idea of a picture of the PILE of unfinished projects! I'll join you!
    ;)

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