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Updates: Crafty Craftiness

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Per the title, after (mostly) surviving the LSAT, I engaged in a week of crafty craftiness! (The non-world domination kind.)

Saturday Night:
Crocheting! No picture because the narwhal pattern foiled me twice- a.k.a, I pulled the yarn too tight and made my circle a wavy thing. It will be conquered!

Sunday Afternoon:
Homemade bookmarks! You can't really tell at this angle, but there is a glittery pig on one of those. Because I have a friend who's a farmer. :)



Tuesday Night:
Homemade cards! There was definitely a learning curve and my (lack of) color sense came back to haunt me, but I thought I did a halfway decent job. (Picture to appear later today because I completely forgot to take one...)



Read:

The Mark of the Dragonfly was a fun, entertaining Middle Grade read. I didn't pick it up for the longest time, but Anya convinced me to give it a shot. :) The Young Elites bombed. I was shocked after all the glowing reviews. I have a mini-review on Goodreads if anyone wants the full version, but this pretty much sums it up: "The MC reminded me of Hayden Christensen's Anakin Skywalker."

Currently Reading:

Currently reading Anne Bishop's Vision in Silver to get rid of the 1-star sour aftertaste. :)

That's it for this week's happenings! Thanks for stopping in and check back tomorrow for my review of Transparent by Natalie Whipple! An X-Men meets mob tale of an invisible girl. :)

15 comments :

  1. I love the bookmarks! I have been working on some DIY bookmarks for Christmas gifts too :) How did you like The Young Elites? I've been seeing this one floating around the blog sphere; I want it!

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure your bookmarks will turn out beautifully! As for the Young Elites...yeah, we did not get along at all, but apparently I'm part of the 3% 1-star ratings on its Goodreads page. ^^;

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    2. Oh I'm curious to know what your thoughts were!

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  2. I've read the first two books in Marie Lu's previous trilogy, I forget what the first book was called Prodigy I think? I enjoyed the first book, but the second was forgettable. I haven't read the third yet. Disappointed that her new one isn't very good.

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    1. I seem to be one of the very few people disappointed with it, so it might still be worth a shot for you. But yeah, I can't recommend it. I just had too many problems. :(

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  3. Not surprised to hear that THE YOUNG ELITES bombed. I wasn't all that impressed with Marie Lu's previous series.

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    1. Seems to just be me. Everyone else has loved it thus far. *shrug* Oh well, onward to other books!

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  4. Have you read Lu's previous series? I haven't, but am wondering if it is better than Elites?

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    1. Nope, this was my first Lu book, Alyssa; so there's still hope the others are better. :)

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  5. How is Vision In Silver? I love Anne Bishop, but haven't started that series yet.

    Also, those bookmarks are adorable! Can't wait to see the cards you made!

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    1. Hi, Silvara! The Others is the only Anne Bishop series I've read thus far, but I'm enjoying it. I'm about halfway through Vision in Silver right now and, while it doesn't have as much of the humor I loved in the first book, it's still fun and the characters are great.

      Thank you! I hope the recipients like their bookmarks. As for the cards...it was a STEEP learning curve, but I'm sure we'll find uses for them. :)

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  6. *Cough* Not everyone thought Young Elites was 'all that.' Just saying.

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    1. That's right! I'd completely forgotten, but you reviewed this one back in...October? You were right, Nathan. It was much less than the hype suggested, though I'm still a little surprised it bombed so spectacularly for me.

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  7. I love the bookmarks, too! The pig one is adorable. :) What's on the one all the way to the left? It looks like a character of some kind, but I couldn't recognize it (or her?).

    Did you read Marie Lu's Legend series? Just wondering what your thoughts are on that. I picked up the first book Prodigy in October but haven't read it yet.

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    1. Thank you, Sara! The pig is even more sparkly in person. On the left? That's a bit of superhero clip art I took- there's a joke referencing a certain friend's Halloween costume from 20 years ago. ;) (I don't think she checks the blog, but on the off chance...mum's the word for now.)

      Nope, this was my first Lu book. I never felt compelled to pick Prodigy up before, and I think I'm even less likely to do so now.

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