not knitting and some reading

I had to put my knitting on the back burner last week.  Why?  Because I had to plan the birthday celebration for this little girl:

Honestly, I think she is much more of a big girl now, and I don't know how that happened!  The years fly by so quickly, and there she is seven years old!

Knitting hasn't been on the agenda the past week, but I have made a little more time for reading.

I borrowed The Giver from the library.  I don't remember hearing about this book when I was younger and it was first released, but I have heard about the movie.  Since I love reading books before seeing the movie, I decided to give it a try.  I love dystopian novels.  It was a quick read, and I enjoyed it.  The end of the book kind of had me at a loss though.  It seemed like there was so much more that could have been written, but I guess the ending is how she wanted it.

I was happy to see there are three other novels out now, I love a good series, but I'm not sure I am going to read them.  I was hoping it was a continuation of The Giver, and it is sort of, but not what I was hoping.  I think I will enjoy The Giver as a stand alone novel and call it good.

I finished The Legacy Journey, but it wasn't exactly what I expected.  I was expecting more of a how-to on all the many documents Dave Ramsey suggests a family needs for their "legacy box."  Instead it felt more like a justification of wealth.  I'm not saying that wealth is bad, but I don't really need to read a book about how it is OK to have money either...I was disappointed because I have really enjoyed Dave Ramsey's other books.

What are you knitting and reading this week?


  1. Happy birthday to your big girl. Yes, it goes by really fast, before you know it she will be 17!

    My children all read The Giver, but I never have.

  2. Whatever you do - don't see the movie The Giver - it will ruin the whole experience for you. Happy birthday to your daughter!

  3. Sigh... I have one who is going to be six this fall and it hit me how far off six used to sound (like when reading medicine dosage information for children six and under... isn't that a funny time for it to hit me how big she is getting?) And then seven is after that and eight... oh dear.
    I really liked The Giver when I was younger, also being one to love a good dystopian story but I never read any of the others, nor have I seen the movie.

  4. I read the giver when my kids were still in elementary school... What a great book. I still have to watch the movie but haven't heard great reviews for it. Happy Birthday to your lovely one.


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