Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Books and Boy Crafts.

 I am not featuring a huge stack of books today. Instead I am showing you two of my favourite books from the last few weeks. I had a run of reads that left me feeling a little meh. But these books had me neglecting the family, the house and the world.  
Funnily enough, I really don't want to give you the full synopsis for 'Boy, Snow, Bird' by Helen Oyeyemi. I went in without knowing anything about it and was blown away by a little twist half way through the story. All that I will say is that it's set in 1960's America with a slight air of Snow White  but instead of an evil step-mother, deeply human characters. 
And as for 'The Circle' by Dave Eggers, think of a world run by a corporation bigger than google that encourages complete transparency in everybodies' actions and transactions..... giving Big Brother (the George Orwell kind, not the television version) a friendly face. Both were completely unputdownable which can be a blessing and a curse.
 So what did the boys get up to in the meantime? Hugo had a case of strep throat and worked steadily on a tapestry that he designed (awwwwww).
 Archie stripped electrical cables for copper wire and made a forest. Apparently they are for Easter and support a mini egg in their roots. Beautiful and practical considering the season!
What have you been reading?
Lots and lots of love,
Kate xxooxx.


  1. Special tapestry! And special sentiment! I love the trees, they make me think of the 'dark, dark wood' and all the stories that could be imagined, however a wonderful place to shelter an Easter egg! Love Mum

  2. I love the boy crafts, especially the very manly Easter Egg trees!! xx

  3. Such creative boys. I'm reading Rebel with a cause by Ray Avery. I belong to a book discussion group and it's this months book. A good read so far, what an awful start in life, from that to New Zealander of the year in 2010 is an amazing feat, I need to get it finished.

  4. Those are two amazing makes by your boys :)

    Perhaps Stanley can go for an Easter egg hunt among the wire trees?

  5. Please don't ever give a synopsis for a book you have read and are recommending. It spoils it absolutely. Why would you tell us what is going on? That is why we read a book to find out. Spoilers for the plot kill a book stone dead. Reviews don't ever summarise a book. They are not the same thing at all.

  6. I love the egg trees!
    I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award because you and your blog has captured my attention. Thanks for the connection and the inspiration. You can find the nomination here:http://zanashomemade.blogspot.co.nz
    Please feel free to accept or ignore.

  7. I'm intrigued by both of those books mmnow and will add then to my list. Love the copper trees.

  8. Just wanted to say hi I'm a new follower and in awe of the number of books you read just brilliant x



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