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Updates: Studying, Yarn & YA

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I survived the 4 sections of my first full LSAT practice test! But I kind of slept in that morning and took breaks between sections for food and watching Federer v. Stan. The website recommends you get used to sitting through the whole thing and practice staying focused. I usually test well, so I'm not too worried, but still, lazy rule-breaking bum. :)


Other than that, my week's been pretty quiet. I dropped off my collection of finished crochet bracelets to the folks going on the India mission trip (and realized as I was doing the last one that I'd forgotten to do a solid knot behind the buttons on two-thirds of them, so I'm now praying they don't all fall apart).

Read:

I finished with the library's (apparently only) LSAT book just in time and will now be scouring the internet for resources. But it wasn't all work. I also squeezed in two YA reads. Fiendish disappointed. It kind of reminded me of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea in some ways...which is bad. :) Illusions of Fate, I'm happy to say, was much better and a welcome distraction from the studying blues.

Currently Reading:

I saw it at the library and had to grab it. I'm not feeling the same instant pull the first book had, but it's early yet. No more library book sale buys this week. I was good and only let myself browse when I'd left the money in the car (in the pouring, freezing rain) to discourage impulse buys. :)

That's it for this week's happenings! Thanks for stopping in and check back tomorrow for my review of Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews! You know, that famous urban fantasy series on its 7th or 8th book that I just started. ;)

Also, if you haven't already, don't forget to check out my post for the Gratitude Giveaway Hop! $10 book of choice from the Book Depository up for grabs! :)

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  1. oo I need to read Mortal Gods and I WANT to read Illustions of Fate but dont' have it. Glad to see you liked it.

    ooo crochet bracelets for a good cause you're so nice!

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    1. I was super excited for Mortal Gods and...well, I hope it gets in shape fast. Right now it's just jumping around so fast and seems to have lost a lot of what I enjoyed in the first one. :( But yes, I definitely recommend Illusions of Fate. Library to the rescue? :)

      And I may officially get sucked into the world of crocheting. I'm meeting up with some friends tomorrow, one of whom is supposed to instruct us in making potholders and stuff. So excited! But I still need to steal my knitting needles back from my brother. I need to relearn that, too.

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  2. I've wanted to read Illusions of Fate for awhile now. Can't wait to see your review!!

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    1. Thank you! It should be up in two weeks, but feel free to pick the book up before then. :)

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  3. I keep hearing good things about "Illusions of Fate," but don't know much about it. What kind of novel is it (genre, etc.)?

    The crocheted bracelets are so pretty! Nice job. :) When you said they're for the mission trip for India, are the people who are going to India going to give the bracelets to locals there? Or, what was your intention for them? I'm just catching this now, so if you'd talked about the bracelets earlier I most likely missed it.

    I used to knit scarves for sale and as gifts. Nothing fancy; I'd buy fuzzy, multi-colored yarn and just do simple knitting or purling back and forth until the scarf was long enough. Now I don't have the time for it like I used to, but I'd like to pick it up again at some point.

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    1. Illusions of Fate is YA fantasy- fantasy world loosely based on British empire at the height of colonization, but "Alben's" nobility and the nobility of the Iberian continent have magic.

      Thank you! I'm seriously hoping they don't fall apart. ^^; The mission group is going to work with an orphanage/home one of the ladies started and they're also visiting a leper colony, which is where they'll give out the bracelets. :)

      I'm having fun learning to crochet, but I'd love to relearn how to knit, too! Granted, I never actually knew the difference between knitting and purling, but squarish things came off the needles.

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    2. *lol* Yes, that's what supposed to happen when knitting or purling, so you were on the right track. ;) They're pretty much the same technique, except (if I remember correctly) purling requires you to wrap the yarn from the behind, whereas knitting is forward. Or something like that...

      That really is very thoughtful of you to make the bracelets for the mission trip. I'm sure whoever receives one will love it! :)

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  4. Glad to hear that ILLUSIONS OF FATE was good; sad to hear FIENDISH reminded you of BETWEEN THE DEVIL & THE DEEP BLUE SEA. Bleh. Good luck on your LSAT!

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, Fiendish was a bit of a disappointment, but Illusions of Fate cleared out the sour aftertaste. :)

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  5. I liked Illusions of Fate a lot as well! But I'm sad to hear about Fiendish - I was excited about that one. Although... if it came out in August... and I still haven't read it yet... oh well! Haha. Happy studying!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Haha, I know the feeling, Alyssa. If I don't read something when I initially mean to...there's a good chance it'll get buried in the TBR pile. Thank you!

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