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When growing up did your family share your love of books? If so, did one person get you into reading? And, do you have any family-oriented memories with books and reading? (Family trips to bookstore, reading the same book as a sibling or parent, etc.)

Actually, my family didn’t and still doesn’t share my love of books. My sister read some, but she didn’t ever encourage me to read much. My biggest encouragement came from my teachers. I used to save up my extra lunch money just so I could order books from the little fliers we’d get ever-so-often. When my daughter was born (she’s now a teen), I made sure she was surrounded by books and a love of reading. Neither of us read as much as we should, but books are part of our existence. I even passed on a couple of my childhood favorites to her.


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I recently borrowed 100 Purses to Knit & Crochet from the library, thinking it would have just a few crochet patterns and a multitude for knitting. Instead, it was just the opposite, with 75 of the patterns being crochet. (Makes me wonder why they didn’t call it 100 Purses to Crochet & Knit instead. Doesn’t it ever make you curious why the “k” word always seems to take first place?) I like many of the patterns in it, and plan to make a couple before I have to return the book.

Too bad I don’t knit, because I actually like more of the 25 purses in that category than I did of the 75 that are crochet.

With all of my book reviews, I sound like a crochet-book-whore sometimes, don’t I? Guess in technical terms, that makes me a crochet-book-hooker. Heh.

Actually, I just love books. And I love crochet. So books on the topic end up constantly on my shelf, right along with some of my other favorites.

Speaking of which, the library is having an adult reading program this summer, where every five books read and logged will get one entered in a drawing for three different gift baskets. I’m hoping it will encourage me to read more. Currently, I’m reading The Sunday List of Dreams by Kris Radish. I’m just not as far into it as I want to be, but I’m trying to finish up two crochet projects that have time limits on them. So many books & patterns and so little time…

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