~Welcome/ Intro/ Thanks!
Winner announced (finally) for October Contest
Nov/Dec contest announced!
Do something nice for someone that doesn't cost anything other than time, and then head to the Ravelry group to let us know!!
Cassidy is coming along- both sleeves are done and the L front is almost done! The goal is to finish by Madrona!
Made a cool hat for my dad for his birthday! I had to chart out the pattern myself, (first time doing that) but the design is the blueprint symbol for insulation! My dad is an insulation contractor so he'll think its cool!
I'm also working on the Evenstar Hat in Knit Picks Capra DK in the Hunter green color.
I learned how to slaughter and butcher turkeys this past weekend!
I'll be at Madrona!!
-Unwind Yarn Co: 15% off your purchase using the coupon code BFCM2011 at checkout
- Bar Maids are doing a Cyber Monday sale! I don't know what it is yet, but it's supposed to be good!
- Amazon always has awesome deals!
~Tip of the Week:
Evernote! IT IS AMAZING!
~How I've spent the month!
Rambly bumbly goodness about what I've been up to the past month away from the mic!
~ Worth It!
Free Will (and other compulsions) by J. Daniel Sawyer
$4.95 for the eBook from Amazon (and many other retailers of eBooks)
THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD! It is the sequel to Predestination and other games of chance, and they are both excellent! It doesn't matter what genre of book you like, this will appeal to you!! I'll be writing a full review soon, but I wanted to share!!
Email: cleverroue (at) gmail (dot) com
Happy Holidays folks!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I just finished reading Free Will (And Other Compulsions) by J. Daniel Sawyer. This is the sequel to Predestination (And Other Games of Chance), which I listened to through Podiobooks.com and fell in love. Dan writes to an intelligent audience without sounding arrogant or pretentious. The story is compelling, interesting and thoughtful, and provokes internal reflection, but is also easy to read. There were several times this book provoked an outward reaction ("WHAT THE WHAT??!!?!" or "Dan you are a TWISTED MAN!!" or "OMFG I LOVE THESE CHARACTERS!"). The character development is very strong, and the skill with which Dan knits the varying stories together is phenomenal. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in science fiction, drama, adventure, fantasy, reality, political intrigue, crime syndicates or romance. Somehow, J. Daniel Sawyer has pulled it all off. I couldn't recommend this book any more! It is at the top of my "Best Fiction I read in 2011" list, and if you read it, you will understand why!