Wednesday, January 22, 2014

knitting and reading


Yes, I am still knitting the scarves!  Actually, that pink scarf is almost done, and I just need to weave in the ends of the purple scarf.  I'm really just knitting a few rows here and there.  The kids have taken a bit longer to get back into homeschooling than I expected, so we have been spending a lot more time reading on the couch then doing a lot of individual work.  I think it is because they have been sick and sleepy and crabby, so stories on the couch with Mama are always preferred over math and writing!

This week I finished reading A Year of Biblical Womanhood.  It was interesting, to say the least.  I'm not sure I could do what she did, but at the same time I think some of her ideas were more extreme than others.  I guess you need that crazy aspect for some of these "one year" experiment books.  I did enjoy it, and it definitely made me question some of my own beliefs, as well as firming up others.  While I can definitely say that I don't agree with a lot of what she says, I still found the book highly enjoyable.

I started Allegiant last night, the last book in the Divergent series.  I have to say that I am definitely enjoying it.  My kindle app is telling me I am about 37% of the way into it, so reading it has been easy.  I definitely am enjoying this entire series.  I think there are some places that the writing could be stronger, but overall the story is addictive.  I'm slightly concerned about how it will end, because I have heard mixed reviews on the ending.  I like my books to wrap up nicely at the end, so we will see how this one goes.  I am excited that the series is being turned into a movie series.  I always like to see how a book is interpreted on the screen, and how it differs from what I picture in my head.

After I finish Allegiant, I will need to find another non-fiction book to read.  No clue what it will be, so suggestions are welcome.  Although, if I am being honest, I probably should start reading a gardening book.  Preferably one about companion planting and maximizing the space that you have.  Perhaps it will motivate me really plan my garden, instead of dream about the one that just isn't going to happen in my 9 4x4 garden beds :-)

What are you working on this week?  Have you read the Divergent series?  Are you looking forward to the first movie coming out this year?

Linking up with Tami, Nicole, and Ginny

11 comments:

  1. Scarf knitting is always fun and I must agree with you babies, anything is better than math!

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  2. I have not read those books. I'm reading two books right now - one is fiction (an old mystery written in the 30s) and one is nonfiction (don't laugh - but it's a book about building the perfect bug out bag - I always like learning survival tips and it has a lot of them).

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  3. Pretty colours, especially love the pink, it brightens up a grey day. Deb x

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  4. sounds like a great book to me! we have been thinking a lot more about "prepping" in the non-zombie apocalypse kind of way :-) would love to have the title, maybe that should be my next non-fiction!

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  5. Pretty colors. Pink and lavender are always so up-lifting.

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  6. Which is exactly what I need up here in Maine - aka the frozen tundra :-)

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  7. Lovley scarves!

    Here's my WIP: http://mibruno.com/en-proceso-124/

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  8. I am listening to Divergent and hoping to be finished by the time the movie comes out. Hope the kiddies are feeling better. That's the wonderful thing about home school. You can have a sick day whenever it's needed!

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  9. Nice scarfs. Enjoy your knitting.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  10. I hadn't heard of the Divergent series until recently when I heard about the movie! I would like to read the books, though. I did read the Hunger Games books and really liked those.

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  11. Love the colors of those scarves, lucky girls!

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