Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Book update, in a snow storm

Because of the snow, I've been watching the WeatherChannel(tm) all day. They had a short spot with Jen Carfagno; she's on location in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, in anticipation of Ground Hog Day. It's iced there, and the stage they use for the groundhog day ceremony is glass slick. Not my idea of a vacation spot. I wonder if she volunteered for the assignment?

  • Black swan rising / Carroll, Lee
  • Norweigan Sweater Techniques for today's knitter/ Chenowyth, Theresa
  • Entrelac : the essential guide to interlace knitting / Drysdale, Rosemary
  • Hexwood / Jones, Diana Wynne
  • The children of kings / Stern, Dave (a star trek novel, with Cpt Pike)
  • Mason-Dixon knitting : the curious knitters' guide / Gardiner, Kay
  • The last page / Huso, Anthony (very good first novel, I'm going to be on the lookout for the next one)
  • Super cute : 25 amigurumi animals / Obaachan, Annie
  • Rushed to the altar / Feather, Jane
  • Exorcist, by William Peter Blatty (I don't think I would recommend this to most people. It's not very frightening to me, probably because I already believe in demons and possession. :( )

The library account shows that I have over 50 books checked out, but most of those are children's books. So 50 books will fit into two reusable grocery bags, no problem-o! Here's some of my favs of the kids books we've read:

  • The curse of the Cobweb Queen / Hayes, Geoffrey (dinosaur detective boy!)
  • Christopher Robin leads an expedition / Krensky, Stephen,ed., and Milne
  • Arthur Spiderwick's field guide to the fantastical world around you / DiTerlizzi, Tony and Black, Holly. (wow! the drawings are amazing, although it's probably more suited for teens or pre-teens)
  • Quackenstein : hatches a family / Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta (a very cute duck and platypus story)
January Total (adult books!): 25