February 2012 Archives

Etsy!

My Etsy store is now up and running! For the moment it's patterns only, but I plan to sell some finished pieces once I move in a few months (fingers crossed for that). I'll also be adding some new patterns in the next month. I am taking custom orders for patterns and finished pieces though!

Book It!

Stepped up my reading game this month by reading shorter books. Go me!

Just Read:

The Help- Kathryn Stockett
I haven't read a book this fast since I read The Lovely Bones in one night a few years back. A pretty easy read but still had plenty of depth. Looking forward to seeing how they screwed up the movie version.

The Leftovers- Tom Perrotta
Interesting premise (life after a Rapture-type event) that was pretty well done. Made me think about my reaction if something like that were to happen.

A Wild Sheep Chase- Haruki Murakami
Really enjoyed this one, wished it had been longer though. I like sheep.

We Are All Weird- Seth Godin
I thought the basic concept behind this book was interesting- the rise of niche markets, but the book was boring. I was hoping for more stories about the niche groups and their growth, but instead I just felt like the same point was being repeated over and over.

The Leopard- Jo Nesbo
The Leopard really picks up where The Snowman left off. It's an interesting mystery and Harry Hole is still a deeply flawed character. I'm really getting into foreign mysteries. I think it's the foreign names and places.

I Want My MTV- Craig Marks & Rob Tannenbaum
This book was awesome. I think it gave a pretty in depth oral history of MTV from all the important perspectives: MTV execs, record label execs, artists, video directors, etc. You can see how great MTV's impact was on the music industry and the beginnings of the industry's collapse. I'd be interested to read a book about MTV's second decade just to see how it's turned into the joke of a network it is today.

Currently Reading:

Daniel Deronda- George Eliot (I'm going to finish it finally)

Up Next (probably):

Double Dexter- Jeff Lindsay

Friday Five

It's been awhile since I've found any INXS vinyl that I didn't already have, but yesterday I found a 12" copy of "Devil Inside" which means now I have the 12", 10" and 7" singles. And I can check that off my list. Here's a few other things I'm on the lookout for:

  1. Live Baby Live
  2. Welcome to Wherever You Are
  3. "New Sensation" 7" (how I haven't found this is beyond me)
  4. "Mystify 7"
  5. "Listen Like Thieves" 7"