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A couple of Reviews

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. An emotionally gripping novel about a young man growing up in Afghanistan and the terrible burden of guilt he harbors. What I liked about this book was the immense symmetry in it– if you knew where to look, everything was anticipated by something else.
Spin to Knit by Shannon Okey. I wasn’t disappointed in this book, but I think there were some things missing. For example, I would have liked a bit more on “how to do something with this tiny amount of yarn you have spun” or “how to achieve this particular effect by adapting your handspun for knitting.” I did get some of that, but I think I wanted something meatier. Certainly, I would have preferred more on spinning to knit, and maybe less on “here are some nifty patterns!” because, really, the patterns are just as applicable to any knitting book, you know?

Lost in America starring Albert Brooks. John and I watched this movie last night. If you’re looking for the yuppie’s answer to RV, this is it. I was very glad we watched all the way to the ending, because there is one funny joke there in the closing credits, and I would have been sorry to miss it….

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