Sunday, March 1, 2009

And another thing....

First, an apology. After reading Alwen's blog for, well, forever, I still managed to spell her name incorrectly in the last post. Sorry, Alwen.

And for some reason, no kid's books (juvenile fiction) went onto the list - so here's a quick rundown - authors only:
Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials series),
Tamora Pierce - anything at all,
John Flanagan - The Ranger's Apprentice series - particularly good for boys;
JP Martin - the Uncle Books;
everything by Nicholas Stuart Grey (sadly currently out of print, despite a barrage of emails to Penguin);
some Enid Blyton;
Susan Cooper - the Dark is Rising sequence;
anything by Diana Wynne Jones,
Rudyard Kipling, the Just-So stories and Jungle Book - and Kim and lots of others;
Cornelia Funke
CS Lewis, the Narnia Books
JK Rowling Harry Potter
all the Graeme Base books

Oh - lots more! So I'll stop now before I get carried away!

Destashing:

In:
5 books
3 mags
4 pairs of shoes

Out:
4 pairs of shoes (2 binned and 2 to Lifeline)
Pile of Mags - lifeline
1 bag clothes - lifeline



In: Stash
3 sleins of sock yarn (1 replacement for sub-quality; 1 club; 1 prize) = 300 gr

Out: Stash
300 gr ( Cherie Amour - not yet finished)
100gr (socks) = 400gr!!!

For the first time my knitted stash outweighs in incoming. I feel very virtuous.

I spent the weekend doing the job of a 19th century skivvy. I swept, mopped and scrubbed, then swept again, our verandah prior to painting. Our verandah is 3m wide and 12m long, plus a return of 6 metres. It took a long time. The outlaws were here on Sunday and I made the gorgeous choolate and dried pear brownie desert from this month's Delicious magazine (except I used cherries instead of pears) - utterly gorgeous and swooiningly rich.

In fact, this months delicious only arrived last week and has already been used for 4 recipes and I intend to cook some more out of it this week. Obviously a particularly useful isse!

Off to play snap with the 4 year old and think about what to cook for dinner.......

7 comments:

Rose Red said...

Thanks for making me feel so guilty about my stash!!! heh! No, good on you for having more out than in!! I can only aspire to your levels of greatness!

2paw said...

Pullman: yes to the Sally Lockhart series, no to the His Dark Materials (elephants with wheels)
Pierce: Everything is great!!
Flanagan: Meaning to get to these soon
Martin? Grey?
Blyton: yes especially the school ones. I've always wanted a midnight feast a la boarding school!!!
Cooper: definitely. Love them.
Kipling? Not so much.
Tried Funke and didn't 'get' the books.
Yes to Lewis, Rowling and Base. Lovely list!!
Yes, I thought not the pear too. I know Nigella insists on pear and chocolate too.
This is a tomely comment!!!

Geek Knitter said...

Choolate.. one of my most favoritest things! :)

I got a set of Susan Cooper when I was around nine or so... read them to tatters by the time I was twelve!

MadMad said...

Snap!? We have to play that, too! And my son is EIGHT!

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

I have finally come to a point in my life where I now have lots of time to read. I get to read at work. So all those unread books on my shelf will eventually be for more than just show.

Your last two post have reminded me what I have to look forward to.

Kate_knits_a_bit said...

Reading for fun - hmm, novel concept (boom boom!!!)
Cooper, DWJones, Pierce oh my yes!!!!
ranger's apprentice - v popular at my school
Rowling yup!
Paul Collins - Dragonlinks series
Garth Nix - Abhorsen series
Terry Pratchett - though not the mid-late repetitive stuff
Charles de Lint - a few teenage level novels in there
(I could go on and on and on and ....)

Amy Lane said...

Love that Graem Base-- that, and I've given up buying yarn for lent...

Trust me-- don't bet between me and the yarn store after Easter!