Sunday, March 02, 2008

I'm Reading.....




I'm reading, " The Book Thief," by Markus Zusak and would certainly recommend it as a good read - written from an unusual perspective. There is a book meme on some blogs at the moment, but I will only loosely follow that cause it doesn't serve the purpose of endearing this book to others. It does have 123 or more pages - 584 in fact, but what is written on the 5th sentence on page 123 won't give you any enticement to read it so instead I will pick another extract.
I quote - page 359. - For me, the result was five hundred people, or there abouts. Fifty thousand others ambled homelessly around the ghostly piles of rubble, trying to work out which way was which, and which slabs of broken home belonged to whom. Five hundred souls.
I carried them in my fingers, like suitcases. Or I'd throw them over my shoulder. It was only the children I carried in my arms. -
The flower blocks are gradually having all sorts of different centres added. I have 35 blocks made ; about 20 now have centres. Am I going to assemble them just in rows or am I going to add sashing? Straight or on point? I'm playing with them.
39 more mls of rain yesterday. The total for the month of February was about 6.5 inches for us. You can really HEAR things growing.( weeds included )
I'm really enjoying others ,"Where I'm From," blogs and the Book Reviews. Thanks all for your comments. I now officailly have too many blogs I like to read, what a lovely problem! I also like the daily photo sites. Keep writing everyone and add those photos that give life to your words!

8 comments:

loulee1 said...

Well our choosen extract has gotten me intrigued.

Enjoying your flowers.

Molly said...

See! I should be as independent minded as you Ali! I knew that those three sentences on page 123 were utterly boring and would never tempt anyone.....But the rules said....so that's what I did. Good for you, blazing your own trail!

meggie said...

Hmmm this might be another book I need to add to the TBR list. I read Molly's review of Out Stealing Horses, & really want to read that too.
Your quilt is looking good. I must get back to mine.

Andrea said...

I was debating whether to buy this at the weekend - might just go ahead. I too have far too many blogs to keep up with and I keep finding more - lol ! Your flower blocks are so pretty - I have tons of floral fabrics and these look tempting...

Guðrún said...

This is getting interesting, i.e. the centers of the flowers :)

Lynda (Granny K) said...

The flowers are super! I'm sure that you will enjoy trying out different layouts.

Ali Honey said...

Hope you ladies enjoy the book. DH is reading it now and enjoying it, so it comes well recommended.My friend L loved it too - it's her copy I read.

Harmany Quilting said...

The flowers are a great idea - I think that I have a flower quilt coming on.

Nicola in West Australia