Thursday, October 01, 2009

September wrap-up

Okay, so I didn't get all that much reading done in September, but it's a little hard to complain when you add a new book to your all-time favorites list, isn't it? Wonder if it was all that TV I watched...I feel like I watched more last month than I have all year. Of course, that does allow me time to crochet, because heaven forbid, I not feel productive at all times. ;)

It was a pretty big month in the book blogging world, with BBAW and Banned Books Week and all, huh? So many of you wrote wonderful posts about Banned Books Week! I feel a little bad that I didn't write anything here, because it is such an incredibly important issue. (I did write a post this morning that dealt with banned/challenged books, among other things, on our Living, and Loving Learning blog, but please don't feel the need to read it...it was more a sort of venting of frustrations kind of thing. ;) )

Read:
Graphic Novels (fiction):
*Ghost Circles--from Bone: One Volume Edition--by Jeff Smith
*Treasure Hunters --from Bone: One Volume Edition--by Jeff Smith
*Crown of Horns--from Bone: One Volume Edition--by Jeff Smith

YA Fiction:
*Pemba's Song: A Ghost Story by Marilyn Nelson and Tonya C. Hegamin
*The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
*Weetzie Bat --from Dangerous Angels--by Francesca Lia Block
*Witch Baby --from Dangerous Angels--by Francesca Lia Block

Middle Grade Fiction:
*The Figure in the Shadows by John Bellairs

Short Stories:
*"Madame Rosette" by Roald Dahl
*"Man from the South" by Roald Dahl
*"The Sound Machine" by Roald Dahl
*"Taste" by Roald Dahl

Watched:
On TV:
*Project Runway
--"Rumble on the Runway"
--"What a Woman Wants"
--"Fashion Headliners"
--"Lights, Camera, Sew"
*second half of Penn State-Syracuse game
*Penn State-Iowa game :( 
*second half of Miami-Atlanta game
*House
--"Broken"
--"Epic Fall"
*Criminal Minds
--"Faceless, Nameless"
--"Haunted"

On DVD/Video:
*Silkwood
*The Fellowship of the Ring
*The Wire
--"Sentencing"

Created:

Crochet:

I realize Cthulhu isn't supposed to be cute, but this guy sure is. :P
































Same photo as last month, but I made 9 more of them.






Scrapbooking:



























Cards: (4 thank you, 2 birthday, 1 "just because"--a few of which I forgot to photograph)


 



















17 comments:

Stephanie said...

Looks like a pretty good month to me!! Oh...Huge Laurie!! How do I love that man??

Nymeth said...

Seriously Debi, I've been SQUEEING for hours about Cthulhu :D :D :D :D :D :D

And in my humble opinion, he IS supposed to be cute!

DesLily said...

ok so what's the name of the crochet book you get these patterns from???

Amanda said...

I agree with Stephanie - it looks like you had a great month! I don't know who Cthulhu is in the real world (can TV or movies be called "real world"?) but I still think your green guy is adorable.

Vivienne said...

Oh I just love the pumpkin. It is so cute. I want one!

You make me laugh. You mentioned how you have to be constantly creative even when watching telly. I am exactly the same. I cannot just sit and watch the telly, I either have to be scrapping, sewing or ironing.

Jean said...

Cool creative stuff there, Deb. I'm hoping that next week I can get back to that, not that the writing I'm doing this week isn't creative. Still working on Book Festival post in between bits of sample-size analysis. :-)

Amanda said...

Oh those are too cute. The little Cthulhu IS adorable :)

Melody said...

I've to smile whenever I look at that cute little pumpkin! Cthulhu is adorable!!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

What do you mean, you didn't get much reading done? You did great, and definitely blew me away! :) I think I only finished 3 books in Sept, although I finished one today (10/1) that I had been reading for about a week. Wish that counted, hahaha!

I love, love, love all of the crafts! Look at your sb pages and cards, they look wonderful! And that's the cutest pumpkin, so cute!

libritouches said...

That looks like a pretty good month all things considered, Debi!

I'm about to utter heresy, but there is more to life than reading books, as your post so ably proves. ^-~ You do so much, Debi! I'm awed you even have time to read!

And that Cthulhu looks adorable. (Never mind I still refuse, outright refuse, to pick up a Lovecraft novel. I have been duly chided, no worries.)

Merry October, hun!

Carl V. said...

You did have a pretty full month with your trip and school and stuff, so it isn't surprising reading was affected a bit.

The pumpkin and the cthulu are perfectly darling!!! You are amazing!!!

Eva said...

I'm thinking of starting a new knitting project, simply because I've been watching a lot of TV too, and I need something to do during it! :)

And you had an awesome month! I LOVE your little crochet creatures! I want to know the book too-I've got lots of extra yarn lying about.

Kailana said...

Your pumpkins are so cute!

Happy October. :)

Trish said...

I love your crocheting! My grandmother taught me the basics a few years ago but all I could make was a really ugly scarf (the scarf wasn't bad, it was the yarn I used). And your card! Don't even get me started--such creativity!

So Project Runway, huh? :) I've never watched it but have some friends who really enjoy it. My new TV obsession is Glee. And I even let myself watch without doing something else (like ironing, blogging, cleaning, etc). Sometimes it's OK not to be productive ALL the time.

Memory said...

I've been meaning to crochet that Cthulu pattern for a while now. It's absolutely adorable!

Staci said...

Loving all the crochet goodness going on and the scrap pages. I really like the card that looks like a quilt!! Project Runway has been fun so far and House is awesome!!

joanna said...

omg, that pumpkin is sooo cute! Fabulous!!!