Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Reading challenger 2015

Almost forgot to do a post today. I sort of promised myself that I would do one every Monday to at least record my reading progress, but then we all know how well my promises hold up.  :)

Anyway... this week only has one book:

Bad Love by Jonathan Kellerman

I have a thing for Jonathan Kellerman. I love his books, especially the ones centering on Alex Delaware. Alex is a child psychologist and he works with the LAPD on some cases. His friend, Lt Milo Sturgis, is on the LAPD and he and Alex work together.

In this book, Alex becomes the target for an individual who feels all psychologists have failed him and all children everywhere. At a young age, he was sent to a school operated by a Dr. de Bosch and his daughter for troubled kids. Supposedly, Dr. de Bosch could help them get over their acting out and calm them down. However, as is revealed, his methods caused more harm than good.

Alex's home is burned down, he and his girlfriend Robin are attacked, and without the aid of the French Bulldog Alex found and was taking care of, they might have met their end.

Another great book by Kellerman. I don't think I've read a single book by him that I haven't liked.

2015 reading challenge - 50
Read to date  -  15

I am still plodding along with the CAL at Yarnspirations. I'm up to week 3 with 10 finished and 10 to go. I can only crochet a short amount of time before my shoulder and hand start hurting. But I am determined to finish this even if it takes me all year!

Week 1 - granny squares

Week 2, an X floating on top of the squares

Week 3, edging.

Sorry for the fuzzy photos. I took them with my phone and then sent them to my computer. Anyway, it is going well, even if the 3rd week looks like a hot mess. It's hard to tell from these photos but I'm using blue, gray, green and lilac. There have been 8 clues so far (see how far behind I am) and week 9 comes on Tuesday.

So that's what I'm into at the moment. I ordered yarn to do a Chicago Cubs season blanket and received it today. I got the idea from Lynne at pieceful. She is a big fan of the San Francisco Giants and she is doing a scarf in their colors. The idea is to use the team colors to show the wins and losses for the season. I don't much like scarfs so I decided to do a blanket using Lucy's (Attic24) Granny Stripe pattern. I am using KnitPicks Brava sport weight yarn in Royal Blue, White, Red and Gray.

I am starting and ending the blanket with the royal blue. Wins at home will be royal blue, losses at home will be white, wins away will be red and losses away will be gray. They played their opening game last night and lost at home so after I do the base color of royal blue, I will have to do a row of white. Sad but that's how it goes. Maybe doing the blanket will be some voodoo to help them have more wins than losses. One can only hope.

Have a great week, my bloggy friends. Abby has posted over at http://www.abbycrafty.com/. It's a recap of last week and you need to go see James. He has a new look.



  1. Love your blanket idea, I've heard of the 365 day high temperature scarf before. You do one row in a corresponding color of the temperature of the day. It's pretty interesting how they turn out.

  2. Such lovely colors in your granny squares! That blanket sounds like a fun project.
    I haven't read any of Kellerman's books in years. I am now reading Dead Wake about the sinking of the Lusitania. It's very good, tho. a hard read in terms of the war and all of the awful destruction.
    Have a wonderful week. Sending love, E.

  3. I'm so in love with your afghan idea. It's great that you're putting two ideas together, too. I like the idea so much that I wish there was something I kept up with on a regular basis! The only thing we check that often is the weather!

    Thanks for the link to my blog. I swear that Jellybean is going to be grown before I know it.

  4. You have been very busy my friend. Love the blanket idea.

  5. Your stitching projects sound like great fun, Sharon. It will be interesting to see how they turn out! Happy reading and stitching as you can :) xx

    1. Wow...the first haircut! I just visited your daughter's blog :) ...a very exciting week!

  6. Phew! 15 books already. I haven't done that since I was 12 years old and read every Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys book I could get my hands on. :) You blanket seems to be coming along. And when you have pain, you have reading to keep you occupied. Have a fabulous day. Tammy