I picked out colors from the new Prints and Mixes collection. My colors are Cranberry, Sparks Mix, and Oxford Grey. I know...really? I needed another gray???
It's the first time I've used such a large crochet hook. It's a P. And I only have one hook larger than this one - a Q. It's not hard to crochet with, but it is a bit awkward and takes some different handling than my smaller hooks.
And last night I finished I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak. From the very beginning I've had mixed feelings about the book. As I said last week teenage angst is something I don't care for, and this YA book is full of the male version of it. But the ultimate message of the book is a profound one (I can't tell you what it is or I'd be giving away too much). I do think, though, that it could have packed a bigger punch. And I think it could have had a more believable ending. I don't mean the very end, but the explanation in the last chapter of what has gone on throughout the book had at least one totally unbelievable aspect to it - which, to me makes it feel rough and a bit rushed.
But even with what I thought were shortcomings it was a thought provoking book and I can't say I regret spending the time on it. If teenage angst (especially sexual angst) is something you tolerate well you might really like this book. I really don't so my recommendation is ...I don't know... a cautious one. If you're the least bit curious, I can at least recommend it enough to say "give it a try".
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