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This week, I picked up Death Sworn by Leah Cypess, and a whole bunch of nonfiction.
So far, Death Sworn is straight up YA fantasy, with two small but interesting twists. First, the setting is a cave, and I love caves.. And second, instead of the heroine having special, mysterious powers, she is losing her magic and trying to hide it. I’m interested to see where the author takes this concept.
I also picked up Crochet with One Sheepish Girl, The Book of Kale and Friends, and Raw Chocolate Treats. The crochet book is based on a blog, One Sheepish Girl, and so far I’ve just flipped through it. Here were my initial reactions:
1. I would never crochet lots of things to stick all over a sweater.
2. I kind of like the latte cup, but I never enjoy making that sort of thing.
3. That’s some cute house stuff, but just not me.
4. Oooh… I could make the placemats. Apron… I like. Gift baskets…. like.
5. Ok, there’s some stuff here I want to make.
So I hung onto the One Sheepish Girl book, subscribed to her blog, and will try a few of the projects. The book definitely has a “cute” vibe that sometimes works for me, and sometimes doesn’t.
As for the other two books, we’ll call them Kale and Chocolate, the librarian wrinkled her nose at the kale book and then let her breath out when she got to the chocolate. “That’s better,” she said. “I could actually eat some of that.”