Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Zlaty from ZlatySews awarded me this Blogger award! Thank you very much, Zlaty! She has a great blog. I enjoy her pictures and seeing what she is up to. She is a recent winner of one of my Mariner Compass block kits. I'm anxious to see her finished work.

I have to pass this award to 7 other bloggers:

Victoria over at BumbleBeans, Inc
Marj over at Eclectic Quilter
Wanda over at Exuberant Color
Jackie over at Canton Village Quiltworks
Abbe over at Copper Patch
Jenny over at Elfantz
Sue over at Alderwood Quilts

I'm also supposed to tell you 7 things that you don't already know about me. You folks probably already know more than you care to but here goes:

1 I have an adult daughter. Yes, I know, I am much too young. LOL
2 My daughter has 3 adorable boys. Can you believe it?
3 I drive a sporty car when the weather cooperates. When it doesn't, I drive an old raggety SUV truck.
4 I love to travel. I want to see the world.
5 I'm a makeup junkie. I can apply false eyelashes in a flash.
6 I love, love, love shoes, especially high heels with open toes.
7 I'm an avid reader. I'll read just about anything.

A guy I was used to be friends with, told me his favorite book was Confederacy of Dunces. He gave it to me as a gift and it was so thick and long!!! The characters were borish idiots. I did not like the book and kept waiting for it to get better. It did not. I could not figure out what this guy saw in that awful book.

Another friend gave me the Poisonwood Bible. It was so depressing. I kept waiting for it to get better. It did not.

Someone else recommended a Long Walk in the Woods by that Bryson guy, can't remember his name. The main character wanted to walk the Appalachian Trail. I cannot understand why anyone would, when there are perfectly good hotels. I also do not get camping. Anyway, the guy had a tough time finding someone to walk with him. He finally found an unemployed acquaintance to go along but did not seem to really like him. The companion was a lazy somebody. I kept waiting for these guys to have some kind of fist fight and give up and go home. It was not a fun read.

I recently finished Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. You can imagine the tone of the story from the title. Like most Sparks books, it takes place in North Carolina, near the beach. It was an enjoyable read, bittersweet. There are a couple lines that really touched me. If you've ever been in love, these might ring something in you, too.

The female leads writes, "When I close my eyes, I see your face; when I walk, it's almost as if I can feel your hand in mine. Those things are still real to me, but where they once brought comfort, now they leave me with an ache." That guy really gets it. I wonder if he is single. LOL

ttfn :) Yuki


Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Thanks for the award!
Your writing about those books really cracked me up...
I'm humored by the fact Nicholas sparks wrote something that mildly entertained you...
you must be a romantic...
(I loved the poisonwodd bible)
ha! leaves mes with an ache... hilarious.

Joyful Quilter said...

Have you read Water for Elephants? Great book. My fav's are mystery's, David Balducci's Camel Club series is also very good.

Zlaty said...

HI Yuki,

Thanks for accepting the award! I learned a lot about you! :) Thanks for reviewing the books!

I haven't started the project yet, but I hope soon.

Happy sewing!