A few weeks ago I read on Ria Nirwana’s blog about the Smash Album. On her blog is also a YouTube movie:
Its an awesome movie and be sure to turn your sound on. The music makes me very happy I fell madly in love with the Smash book. So I went looking and found it at the K&Company website. It was awesome, but the bad thing is: not available in The Netherlands, so the shipping costs would be huge. I showed dan_e the YouTube movie and told him I wanted to move to the US. (just kidding)
So why am I telling you all this? Well that incredibly sweet partner of mine decided to surprise me, so he went on the web and ordered it, not telling me anything. He is good with that: keeping his mouth shut about surprises.
Yesterday when he came at my house, he gave me a box. When I asked what it was he replied: “Oh nothing, just open it.” Well 3 guesses what was in it. I am very happy with this “nothing”
There are so much more spreads to show, but i just give you these. I show more when “smashed” my stuff in. Dan_e also got me some cute Smash clips to go with the book. With the book came a pen/glue stick. So you can put it in your bag and always have a pencil and a glue stick handy. I love it.
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
OMG is this a dread or not. She is pregnant. Every second sentence we are being notified of that fact. My sister in law had twins and did not even look half as fat as Miss Carriger makes us think Alexia is.
I am going to finish it but it’s not a pleasant read. I just want to know how it ends – and no, this time I did not read the last chapter after the first, which I usually do. I’m about half way through, so I might finish it soon and I’ll give my final rating. It’s with books like this, I’m glad I can read very fast.
EDIT October 26th.
So I finished it last Monday, the 24th. And all I say is this: I will remove that one star as well if I could. I seriously don’t know what got into miss Carriger by writing such a terrible bad book. Of all the unbelieveble, lousy written crap I have ever read, this is surely in the top 5. I’m going to hate the word “waddle” for a long time now.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A quicky: only 185 pages on my e-reader and I finished it within 2 hours. It was a nice read. I always feel like coming home when I pick up one of Maggie Sefton’s knitting cozy’s. It makes me want to pick up my long time neglected knitting.
This one however was different. I think Miss Sefton tried to make a statement or needed to write about sexual abuse and made one of Kelly’s friend a victim. Too bad it did not work out very well. It was too flat, no real depths or emotions that came up. Like even such a horrible event needed to be covered up in cozy warm knitting. It all stayed on the surface, it just wasn’t right.
Kelly’s sleuthing however was still the same. Even after 2 years she jumps to all the wrong conclusions. But maybe it was this time because she was way on the sideline, like hardly sleuthing herself.
All in all it was not a real great read like the earlier books, but I still like to read about my favourite yarn-shop-in-a-book: House of Lambspun.
What a major disappointment. Nothing new, nothing interesting, Nothing exciting. It was all about dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s.
You could see all the events coming a mile ahead. I was not surprised just once, all that happened was obvious.
That’s all I have to say about it. The story is neatly wrapped up, no loose ends, no cliff hangers.. It is done.