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May 9, 2006

Deja Dead



Deja Dead, by Kathy Reichs

I've really been enjoying the series Bones on Fox and at some point I learned that the lead character was based on a real person (Kathy Reichs). And that real person writes novels (just like the character on the show) and that of course led me to Borders and then a book came home with me. It really is amazing the way those books make their way home with a person!

Anyway, this is the first of her "Temperance Brennan" books and I quite enjoyed it! There's quite a bit of real science in it which I like, and I flew through the last few chapters because I just had to know what happened. The basic premise is that the main character is a forensic anthropologist and she sees some connections between a few cases and has to convince the cops that there's a serial killer. It's obviously a tad more complicated than that, but that's the broad strokes anyway.

I liked it quite a bit, and it wasn't my standard sci-fi! I'm going to have to go get the next one in the series.

May 10, 2006

At Knit's End



At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much, by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

To go along with my new-found love of knitting I have a new love of knitting books! How about that. This one is by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, aka the Yarn Harlot! It's been my bathroom book for the past couple weeks and it's just about perfect for the job. Quick little one pagers in the standard "meditations" style. Quote at the top, little story, lesson of some sort at the bottom. Of course most of these lessons are just plain fun!

Lots of silliness and totally worth it!

May 17, 2006

Mason Dixon Knitting



Mason-Dixon Knitting, by Ann & Kay

It's another knitting book! This one is by Kay & Ann of MDK. I've pretty much read it cover to cover at this point so I figured it was time to post it.

I've finished one pattern (the slip stitch warshrag) and started a couple others (one of the towels and Absorba, the Great Bath Mat) I'm thinking about doing a couple of the baby bibs for a certain gal at work who's preggers.

There's tons of very practical, and not too complicated, patterns and ideas. I'm itching to try one of the log cabin blankets, but I don't have a big enough stash yet to tackle it without buying a ton of yarn so I'll just continue to gaze at the pretty pictures...

May 31, 2006

Dies the Fire



Dies the Fire, by S.M. Stirling

I'm back in my favorite genre with this one by S.M. Stirling, whom I thought was a woman until a couple days ago! I'm not sure why, but I've read previous books by this author and I'd always assumed it was a woman. But this book has an author picture in the back and he's a guy! I have no idea why I thought S.M. Stirling was a woman, but I did.

Anyway! I was wandering around Borders a few weeks ago and picked up this book and it looked really interesting. So it came home with me! (It's really amazing how those books keep sneaking into my "to be purchased" pile...) At any rate, I haven't read anything quite like this before. The basic idea is that all of a sudden electricity stops working. All over the planet. Poof. Gone. And it isn't just electricity, all types of engines quit, gunpowder doesn't even work right anymore.

Once I started really getting into the plot and characters it started making me think. What would I do in that situation? How would I survive? I love books that get you to do that.

My only issue is that it tends to have a Christians=BAAAAAD bend to it. And yes I know that there's horrible people out there that call themselves Christians, but it's incredibly frustrating when the only characters that are identified as Christians are nasty people. There's other people that are "good guys" that are "lapsed Lutherans" or are converting to Wicca. It leaves you with the idea that a strong Christian faith is a bad thing. There's no reason there couldn't have also been decent people who were identified as Christians to balance it out. Very irritating! Luckily it's a fairly small part of the plot!

So for the most part I really liked it and am looking forward to the next one in the series!

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