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Bad blogger.

I have been knitting but I’m super bad about taking pictures. Anyways, I have been reading. I’ve been reading this:

Me reading Friday Night Knitting Club

Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

An okay book. Not enough knitting too many whiney women. I can though relate to some of the characters. Like Georgia, I find it hard to build friendships with other women (girls in my case). I definately can relate to her loneliness. But I don’t think I could ever repair my relationship with a certain someone like Georgia rebuilds hers with Cat. My favorite character so far is Lucie.

I’ve also been reading this:

Me and my high school yearbook

This is my High School yearbook. I am a Junior this year. Every year the yearbook has a theme and this years theme is Passion. An acquaintance of mine drew the cover graphic. What you can’t see is that all that crap is on top of someone’s head. It’s pretty cool. My picture isn’t very good but here are some pictures of Andrew (super fun journalism buddy) and me messing around in the Journalism Lab not working!

Me and Andrew’s creeper hand (his words, not mine).

Hopefully I will have some knitting pictures soon. I hate bloggers like me.

Next year in Newspaper a blog is going to be mandatory so maybe my content will be better.

Also I’ve learned of a knitting group at a local bookstore in my town. Hopefully I can man-up and just try and join. Do I walk up to them and say “Hey! You’re knitting. I knit too. I’m going to knit with you,”? Social things like that are so hard for me. I guess I’ll have to channel my inner Anita (another character from The Friday Night Knitting Club) and be friendly and hopefully all will be fine. I’ve rarely seen mean knitter.


It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

This is the first book that I’ve read this school year. I came upon it in the library. After convincing the librarians that I could indeed finish it before December (the book club is going to read this book in December apparently), I checked it out and began to read.

 First of all, I had read a couple pages of this book last summer at a Barnes and Noble. That was the main reason I picked it up in the first place. Anyways, I guess I have a horrible memory, because the whole tone of the book surprised me. It was nothing like what I expected.

 The main character is a 15 year old boy. He’s tested into this school for gifted high school students, but soon finds he’s in over his head. He’s overwhelmed by all the schoolwork and is numb except for when it comes to smoking pot with his best friend and his best friend’s girlfriend (who is complicated in her own way). He starts to develop disordered eating habits and overall depression. He has the idea to kill himself, but ends up in an adult mental ward instead. That’s as much as I’m going to tell you about that.

This book deals with pressures from school, drugs, sex, depression, mental illness and the overall teenage experience. I would say I’m surprised that Mr. Russell, the new librarian that I’ve yet to meet, would pick this book for Literary Club but I’m totally not. Most of the librarians at our school seem pretty open when it comes to books. That’s how it seems to me anyways.

I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I liked it, but I do think it was a little stiff. Still, it’s a good read.

 Does anyone read anymore? Just kidding. I’m not EVEN tackling that one!