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Updates: Projects In-Progress

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First, I got this completely awesome library book yesterday! Can you not feel the AWESOME? But yeah, I've been looking for a new crochet project to torture myself with try and at least one or two of these is supposed to be for beginners. Which hopefully won't result in too much blood, sweat and tears. :)


Meanwhile, I'm still clawing my way through the law school application process, which (frustratingly) jumps back and forth between at least two different systems. I have a sneaking suspicion this is like a second LSAT, weeding out the unworthy. >.>

I'm still working on a new blog design. I found something simple I think I can live with, but it will require a custom header image...which I need to find time (and download a program) to do. :P

Also, I don't think any of them will fit the theme and feel I'm going for, but I really wish I could use some of these cute stickers from Pixlr Express.



Read:

I decided to try a reverse of last year and start off with a few graphic novels. They give me a nice, quick jump on my Goodreads Challenge and I'm investigating a section of the library I haven't really used before. Win-win. And I read the third Kate Daniels book, but now I'm in trouble. That was the last one my library had and I'm kind of in the middle of a book-buying ban. On the bright side, this might actually force me to read some of the pretties still sitting on my shelf, like Midnight Thief and Vicious. I really want to read them early this year.

Currently Reading:

I made a little more progress in Illusionarium and I really hope it picks up soon. I'm not sure if it's that the author is trying to write in first person from a guy's perspective or what; but it feels like there's too much detail on the little things, not enough of the big picture, and the pace is dragging. I'm not far into it, but right now I'm a little bored. :( Steelheart hasn't grabbed me in that "oh my gosh, I must finish NOW" way, but it's a great premise, pretty solid writing and enjoyable enough. I'm hoping to finish it before Sanderson's signing later this month.

That's it for this week's happenings! Thanks for stopping in and check back tomorrow for my mini-review of Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay! In which sleeping beauty's daughter battles trolls, a ladies man of a prince and the trials of cross-dressing.

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  1. oh looking forward to your Princess of Thorns review tomorrow - I heard the sequel was canceled so I took it off my buy list but then someone else - Anya I think said that it could be read as a stand alone - so must hear your thoughts.

    I had that crochet book and gave it away. Yes it is very simple - essentially everything it it is exactly the same except for the character embellishments. Enjoy and good luck with it!

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    1. Princess of Thorns can definitely be read as a standalone, but I didn't click with it the way some did, so no buying for me. :)

      I am hopeful the basic parts of these crochet creatures are as simple as they look. But I'm finding I have a special talent for misreading patterns, so I happily accept your offer of good luck. ;)

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  2. One of my insanely-crafty friends did a few projects from that book, and they are so amazingly and unnaturally adorable! ;)

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    1. I'm hoping for adorable! But I'll be okay if they wind up more creepy than cute instead. ;)

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  3. Said it before, but those crochet dolls are adorable! And about the right size for my cat to think they belong to HER... Can't wait to see which ones you end up doing, and what theme design you chose for the blog.

    As far as the stickers go, you might could use one as your Favicon? If Blogger lets you set such things?

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    1. I'm leaning toward starting with either the grim reaper or the ninja. They both claim to be "beginner" projects, and they're so cute! And I'm almost there on the new blog theme. After which I will tackle the fun world of business cards for BEA!

      That's a good idea! Blogger does let you change the Favicon; I've just never tried it before. :)

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  4. Okay, so that crochet book looks AWESOME! I really hope you get to make one or two to share with us. The one on the top right looks like a walrus, and I was pretty excited about that until I realized...it wasn't.
    Read Midnight Thief! And then tell me how it is ;)

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    1. I think it's supposed to be Cthulhu? They listed him as either intermediate or difficult, so I probably won't try him first. ^^; I NEED to get around to reading Midnight Thief already! Everyone seems to love it, so yes, that needs to get done. (But I'm in a weird, unfocused reading mood right now. I think I have four books started?)

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  5. Omg there is so much cute on this post I can't handle it! I love that crochet book, so so cute! You'll have to let me know what you think of it and how easy the patterns are since I might need it >.> Haha, I should really read some graphic novels to get caught up on my reading challenge too, totally counts!

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    1. Fear the cuteness! :D I'm trying to throw in more of a mixture of reading materials this month- some YA, some graphic novels, some Adult, some MG. Yep. :)

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