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.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I love doggie stories
I finished North of Beautiful and it was a good teen love story/problem novel. I liked the dynamic and resolution of the abusive father problem -- he is just awful to both his daughter and his wife. I liked the progression of the relationship of the two teens. I really didn't feel the impact of the birthmark on Terrra's life. Maybe this would come through better in movie form. I kept forgetting about her appearance. The author mentions that she gets stared at once in a while, and then I would think -- oh yeah, she's got that birthmark on her face. The same for the cleft pallette scar. There were a few moments, in the orphanage, and throughout the end of the book that the impact of these defects was felt, but I didn't think it was the main theme of the book. The book was well written and I enjoyed reading it.
Now I'm reading Love is a Four-Legged Word, by Kandy Shepherd. It's a light-hearted romance featuring a dog. I can't resist a sappy dog book once in a while.