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.

8 comments:

  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

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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.
    liz

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  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.

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

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  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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