There's always an excuse to leave the dishes, dusting, scrubbing and especially yard work for later. My favorite excuses are sewing, reading, cooking, and now decorating my new house with custom projects. Getting away from home in our new camper is also a great excuse -- although that's just another house to clean! Here's what's going on with me and my favorite hobbies.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I finished Gone with mixed feelings. I thought the second half of the book was very exciting. The book took so long to get going though, and I really thought the kids were portrayed as being very "stupid." All the adults are gone, and it takes them four or five days to think about checking the houses for infants that might be helpless??? The entire first third of the book is about finding Astrid's autistic brother, and it doesn't occur to them that there may be others that need assistance. Also, how long would it take most 12 to 15-year-olds to try to drive a car? Most teenagers I know would have been hopping in all those cars within hours, not fearfully, after days of contemplation. I just thought that the teenagers behaved, especially at the beginning of the book, like seven-year-olds.
I'm getting ready to start The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. This one has been on my list for a long time, and my daughter just finished it and said, "Mom, you have to read this, you will really like it!" So, I will.