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Thursday, May 31, 2012

A good thing or two

Three things to be happy about:
(1) being highly motivated
(2) steamed green beans
(3) selecting a new book to read

About three weeks ago my neighbor three doors down dug up my yard and planted grass (remember that scary picture?), he's done the yards for four other neighbors on the street and they all look nice.

Looking good!  He hasn't turned it over to me yet, he wants to fiddle with it until he's satisfied it has a good start.   Fine by me!

I'm really enjoying my iPod, because I get to listen to books that would take me a LOT longer to read if I had to hold the written book in my hands, with the added advantage of being able to listen while I do my quilting. 

Every now and then when Audible has a book sale, I'll try a new author or a series, a book that probably caught my eye for some reason.  I just finished listening to Room, by Emma Donoghue, and I highly recommend it!

This story is about a young woman who was kidnapped at age 19 from her college campus and held captive in an 11x11 tool shed for 7 years.  She had a son (Jack) by her captor, who just turned 5 years old.  The story is being told from Jack's point of view; his whole world consists of his mother, the man (who they call "old Scratch") and the things in the room.  There is a skylight but Jack has never been in the sun, never felt the wind on his face or smelt the breeze, but he's full of questions and has a quick, logical mind. 

In their limited space they have gymnastic games every day; she's taught him to read and sound out words, and use his memory.

I won't tell any more about the book but if you're looking for an interesting read, check this one out!

That's it for today, I just wanted to share my find - have a great Thursday! 

Sew forth and sew on


  1. It's nice to have a neighbor you can call on. The yard looks nice and green. He's done a good job!

  2. Look at that green grass! :-)

    Room was a good book. I loved it. if you get past the subject matter, it is an excellent character study and point of view.

    Have a great day!

  3. Sounds almost like the Kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard. sounds like an interesting story.


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