a book and four

Make five. A few books were finished this past week while even more were started. I don’t have much to say about any of the ones I finished but that I finished them indicates they are worth something. I’m slowly regaining my brain cells, eyes that want to focus on words, and the energy to do everything I need to. I can say that my commonplace book is filling up with quotes and quips and I’m saddened by the cost of books which come both with pre-numbered pages and lines that don’t make me wish to gouge my eye out with a dull needle. In time I’ll figure it out. For now, the standard composition book (9¾" × 7½") is working well for me and seems to be my journal size, shape, and format of default preference. *sigh* Now to find one with narrow rule that is the same size so I can finally make covers. (yes I’m aware of these. I kinda like the marble cover. I’ll look at the office supply store tomorrow and see.)

  1. The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative by Vivian Gornick
  2. The Coming Convergence: Surprising Ways Diverse Technologies Interact to Shape Our World and Change by Stanley Schmidt
  3. The Complete Guide to Quilting Techniques by Pauline Brown
  4. Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One by Patricia Wrede
  5. A Primer on Organizational Behavior by James L. Bowditch

My goals for the next few months are relatively simple: read, write, clean, knit, spin, crochet, sew, and catch up on client work so we’re all happy and I have money to do things I want to do both now and in the future.

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3 Replies to “a book and four”

  1. I lurve the EFC’s. I read the whole series on a trip home from college when I was 20 or so. Great travel memories there.

    Saras last blog post..Car after bus after car after truck

  2. Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One by Patricia Wrede

    I think I just read this over Shabbos. We were visiting friends, and the 11YO in residence had borrowed library books from a family friend’s ‘good to read’ list. It looked interesting, especially since it reminded me of something else I have read (but of course can’t remember title or author to recommend). I’d be curious to see where the series goes, but I’ve also just been put back on an Elizabeth Moon kick . . . that’s the problem with friends – they are HAPPY to act as enablers! :) If you read Book 2, let me know what you think.

  3. I read trash over the summer or a lot of poetry. Actually tons of poetry because sometimes all I can concentrate on is one poem at a time. Rereading Emily because a new book interpreting her letters is coming out soon. As for journals or notes I am a big fan of composition books (I’ve only found narrow ruled in college bookstores) or Moleskin journals. I’ve gone through stacks which I very carefully date or list subject on the cover. Both are kind to fountain pens.

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