2. The Opinionated Knitter, Elizabeth Zimmermann

So much more than a pattern book- Meg Swansen writes about her mother and some of EZ's journal entries are included here, along with her newsletters and excerpts from some of her books. But my favourite part, aside from the lovely (if sometimes maddening for a knitter used to having almost everything written out for her) instructions and photographs, both old and new, are the entries from her journal about camping with the Old Man and their cat KLINE. Just such a treat to read.

3. Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris

I have to admit, I didn't enjoy this book but it still managed to hook me and make me want to read the others. I finally warmed up to Sookie by the last chapter. I still don't find vampires sexy. And I know [livejournal.com profile] rosie_riviter and others have told me that True Blood is pretty different from the books, but I stil don't have much of a desire to watch.

From: (Anonymous)

True Blood is still pretty fluffy at times-- but with Alan Ball at the helm, at least the story is a little tighter than it's novel counterpart.

The book, to me, was like mediocre, talkative fan-fiction. I didn't enjoy it.

From: [identity profile] prairiedaun.livejournal.com

Have you read the others? I just (just) finished Living Dead in Dallas, and it seemed better written- there are still some problems, but better.

From: [identity profile] greek-amazon.livejournal.com

Regarding Dead Until Dark, it's different how our reactions are kind of different. I read it because I was curious after watching the show, but while I wouldn't say no to reading more, I have no great desire to do so.
The show is fun, but I'm not sure it's really your cup of tea.

From: [identity profile] prairiedaun.livejournal.com

Just out of curiosity, why do you think I wouldn't like True Blood?

I easily get addicted to trashy mystery novels. I blame my mother, who does the same.

From: [identity profile] greek-amazon.livejournal.com

Because it's very sexual and violent in a way that I don't think you'd enjoy. (Honestly, the sexuality in it/the way it's portrayed has almost made me stop following the show a few times.)
I mean, I think you'd enjoy the plots and the concepts (more the concepts) but... *shrug*



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