Chunk Love

(Don’t forget about the Blogging Tips contest; it closes tomorrow midnight, so be sure to add your comment soon. There are some great tips in the comments, too!)

No, I’m not talking about Chunky candy bars or Chunk from The Goonies. I decided to join

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More Book Holders

(Updated October 2007)

I’m glad the book holder reviews have already been helpful to some people. I decided to write up my experiences with the different holders I tried because it isn’t always possible to tell from looking at a picture at a website if something will work the way you want. During the searching process, [...]

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Book Holders: BookMate I & II

Updated October 2007

The BookMates have been discontinued at the original website. They are now sold at BookmatesPlus. I have updated the below links accordingly.

BookMate offers an eponymous book holder in several versions. Each is designed for a certain book size: BookMate I for mass paperbacks, BookMate II for trade paperbacks and small hardcovers, and BookMate [...]

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Book Holders: The BookGem

(Bibliophiles may want to check out Kimbooktu, a blog about book gadgets and news; thanks Amy for sharing the link in yesterday’s post! Also in related news, Chris just posted a free felted bookweight pattern. Neat!)

Everything about the BookGem seemed to be what I was looking for in a hands-free book holder: it was [...]

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Reviews From the Stacks

I’m glad I signed up for this challenge, it was good to take books off my shelves to read, instead of getting new ones from the library or store. These reviews are listed in reading order. :)

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Book Week

A quick note to my dear readers, I’m declaring this week “Book Week” because there will be a series of bookish posts. While these posts won’t be knitting-oriented, they might still be of some interest, so stop by and check them out. Next week, this blog will return to the regular knitterly content.

I love to [...]

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Worn Out

I have no energy today. It’s been a busy and tiring weekend. My dad had to go into the hospital; he had a heart attack (20-year history), but is OK now and will go home in a couple more days. There’s plenty that needs to be done before Thanksgiving, so I’m going to take the [...]

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Summer Reading Program 2006: The End

I didn’t make my goal of 40 books by August 31, but that’s OK. I got pretty close. I did finish my bonus goals, which was good. I knitted while reading a couple books. My shelves are all cleaned out and reasonably organized. I’ve got two shelves worth of books “To Read” and my knitting [...]

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SRP Penultimate Update

I brought 2 books with me to Chicago for Stitches Midwest, and read only three chapters! And what’s funnier… I bought 3 more books while there. : ) Still, I was able to read several books during the past 2 weeks.

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SRP August I

The Haviland Touch, by Kay Hooper, 304 pages. Drew wants revenge on his former fiancée, Spencer, but realizes her troubles are real and she truly needs his help.

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In progress…

Sock Count (Pairs)

  • 2009 ~ 2
  • 2008 ~ 7
  • 2007 ~ 18 (1 baby)
  • 2006 ~ 20 (14 adult)
  • 2005 ~ 2
  • 2004 ~ 5
  • 2003 ~ 1
  • Total (sans 2009): 53

Just Stuff

  • Six Sox Knitalong
  • Sockamania Club Knitalong
  • zMeme
  • zRavelry
  • zSock Nation
  • zTSFB


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